I think we can all pretty much agree with the fact that lying is wrong. Sure, you can make an argument for harmless white lies that protect people from having their feelings hurt, but otherwise, it is probably best to tell the truth.
So why is it, then, that we allow musicians to get away with lying right to our faces? Or...to our ears, I guess.
You might be innocently jamming out to some tunes and not even realize that the song you are listening to is filled with lies. I know that there's such a thing as artistic license, but still. Some song lyrics are just blatantly false.
The people of Twitter recently came to the same realization. What followed was a hilarious discussion about song lyrics that are definitely filled with lies. Read forward at your own risk. Personally, I'm not sure I can ever trust another musician.
It all started with British radio DJ Scott Mills.
Do you have any examples of lyrics in songs that clearly NEVER HAPPENED? Was Anne Marie really dancing on the hood… https://t.co/xZSnmShtAR— Scott Mills (@Scott Mills)1542622255.0
Let's talk about that horse.
@scott_mills Surely no one has been through the desert on a horse with no name. You'd give it a name out of sheer boredom if nothing else.— David Absalom (@David Absalom)1542623562.0
"Sorry" isn't really that hard.
@scott_mills Sorry isn't the hardest word. People have more trouble saying 'specific'— Geords 💙 (@Geords 💙)1542628612.0
@scott_mills Surely not EVERYBODY was kung-fu fighting??— Stuart Moore💙 🇪🇺🇬🇧 #Re-joiner (@Stuart Moore💙 🇪🇺🇬🇧 #Re-joiner)1542631858.0
Yeah right, Mariah.
@scott_mills Pretty sure Mariah Carey wants more for Christmas than a guy, can pretty much see the look of disappoi… https://t.co/f2FxFbYVke— Jordan (@Jordan)1542625315.0
How did he do it?
@scott_mills If Lionel Richie had actually developed the gravity defying capacity for “Dancing on the Ceiling” pret… https://t.co/y6SLtrmmgt— Simon Caunt (@Simon Caunt)1542625854.0
To be fair, he did say he wouldn't do "that."
@scott_mills I’m almost certain that Meatloaf would NOT do anything for love.— Brian Best (@Brian Best)1542622565.0
@scott_mills How’s Adele setting fire to the rain 🤔— Rhys (@Rhys)1542622706.0
And while we're talking about Adele...
@RRhys94 @scott_mills Also Adele didn’t chase any pavements because the damn things don’t move. They are just there. No. Chasing. Required.— #BLM Sanjay Samani 🍊✊🏽 ⚧️ (@#BLM Sanjay Samani 🍊✊🏽 ⚧️)1542653255.0
@scott_mills Paolo Nutini definitely doesn't have a pencil full of lead, everyone knows that pencils have graphite… https://t.co/DzTW59TveX— Nathan Hirst (@Nathan Hirst)1542624061.0
7 days? More like no.
@scott_mills There is no way Craig David spent 7 whole days with a girl, chances out he met her on Monday spoke to… https://t.co/V3ubI1oVxw— carys ✨ (@carys ✨)1542626755.0
@scott_mills Despite the Weather Girls claiming otherwise, I'm fairly sure it has never rained men!?— Nigel Dixon (@Nigel Dixon)1542630674.0
Katy Perry, we need to talk.
@scott_mills I don’t think anyone has ever felt like a plastic bag, drifting through the wind wanting to start again...— Alexandra B (@Alexandra B)1542624470.0
You're literally not.
@scott_mills Elton John singing “I’m still standing” - while he’s sat at a piano— Emma Elizabeth (@Emma Elizabeth)1542633169.0
Quite the outfit!
@scott_mills I really doubt a girl ever walked up in the club wearing applebottom jeans, boots with the fur, baggy… https://t.co/30y9eV8zP8— Natalia Ⓥ (@Natalia Ⓥ)1542645262.0
This seems like a bad idea!
@scott_mills I doubt that any spice girl would allow their lover to get with their friends— Owen McGhee (@Owen McGhee)1542625258.0
Do you even have a permit?
@scott_mills Starship didn't build a City out of rock and roll.... you need proper foundations, they'd have never m… https://t.co/AdBn1xlFDr— Lee Newman 💙 (@Lee Newman 💙)1542642195.0
We super do, though.
@scott_mills Pink Floyd totally wrong - we do need education— gordon taylor (@gordon taylor)1542646153.0
@scott_mills Did Sia swing from the chandelier? I fear this is untrue.— feathers💙🇪🇺♿️🐶🐦🎼🚗🍄🌳✨🌔 (@feathers💙🇪🇺♿️🐶🐦🎼🚗🍄🌳✨🌔)1542626366.0
"A man walks down the street..."
@scott_mills Did Paul Simon actually mind being called al?— Ryan Hubbard (@Ryan Hubbard)1542627579.0
Major Tom is majorly confused.
@scott_mills I'm pretty sure major Tom would not have been floating in a most peculiar way as he was a well trained astronaut.— 𝙿𝚑𝚒𝚕 𝙼𝚊𝚗𝚌𝚎 💙 (@𝙿𝚑𝚒𝚕 𝙼𝚊𝚗𝚌𝚎 💙)1542630256.0
Mr. Fahrenheit.I just don't see a nickname like Mr. Fahrenheit taking off, if I'm being totally honest. I guess it's never too late, though.
"That don't impress me much."
@scott_mills I find it hard to believe that Shania Twain wasn't impressed by a guy that had a car, looked like Brad… https://t.co/aLYekXW71j— Sumin Baxter (@Sumin Baxter)1542651995.0
Let's do the math.
@scott_mills It’s statistically impossible that Bon Jovi saw a million faces and rocked 100% of them— Robert S. Zimmerman (@Robert S. Zimmerman)1542651656.0
Not even one of them.
@scott_mills I'm fairly certain not one of the Beatles has ever lived in a yellow submarine... let alone all of them— Beth (Webster) Mills (@Beth (Webster) Mills)1542634830.0
Walk 1,000 miles? Nah.
@scott_mills I'd never walk 1000 miles for someone and i'm pretty sure the proclaimers did not either.— Heather, HBIC (@Heather, HBIC)1542648789.0
You are going to be fired!
@scott_mills You’re still in bed at ten but work began at eight. You burned your breakfast. So far things ain’t goi… https://t.co/OLUL6lqGnd— Keir Shiels (@Keir Shiels)1542671977.0
Ooh, that one Stings.
@keirshiels @scott_mills Similarly, Sting might well *intend* to watch every breath you take, every move you make a… https://t.co/Ab0T61FUG5— Jamie Douglass (@Jamie Douglass)1542703415.0
Clap your hands.
@scott_mills Sorry @Pharrell but no one has ever been “happy” in a room without a roof. They’re just wondering if i… https://t.co/ZjKOAKHRZX— Delois Byrd (@Delois Byrd)1542649220.0
@scott_mills I don’t think R-Kelly believes he can fly, he has never spread his ‘wings’ (doesn’t have them) he defi… https://t.co/TNr87OUUAg— matt (@matt)1542650327.0