From the recording My Name is LIe

My next single is "My Name is Lie". This song a banjo-y meditation on the post-truth era we seem so hopelessly bogged down in. It's sung from the perspective of the lie itself. I was inspired by the Dock Boggs song "A Conversation with Death" or "Oh Death" where death is given a voice. So, if a lie could talk, "My Name is Lie" is what I imagine it might be saying in today's world.


My Name is Lie, and they say that I
Come from some far distant shore
I started out as sin, but now they let me in
They don't call me a lie anymore,
They don't call me Lie no more

There was a time, I used to be a crime
Said I was the tongue of the Devil
I got a hold of truth, ripped it free from proof
Till it seemed like I was right there on the level
Right there on the level

Now I live here, with my mistress Fear
We spend our days just blurring up the view
I don't know when their going to put me in my hole again
But, until then I know just what to do

In the days of old, I used to move so slow
carried by a whisper and a wink
The low road I'd take, moving like a snake
Had to take my time to get into the thoughts you think
Into the thoughts you think

Oh, how I did feel, when you made the deal
Put there for all the world to see
You made a thousand friends, and every one was sent
A siren song, that led them right to me
It led them right to me