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Song of the Week this week is the pulsating You Lied, originally a b-side to the Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) single released in 1997, but better known as track 3 off the b-side compilation album, Shenanigans, released in 2002.

You Lied's lyrics (rather obviously) tell of a compulsive liar that can't stop his "compulsive habit", much to the frustration and of those around him. The song's narrator calls out the liar frequently; "[your] story is stretched and so far-fetched that you're lacking an excuse - you lied", and describes how the liar started his habit; "your mother allowed you just one white lie, but now she's dead and she left you with a problem". Musically, You Lied is fairly unique amongst Green Day's catalogue - it fits in with Nimrod's eclectic sound, which is unsurprising as it was a b-side off of that album. I especially like the slow, plodding feel of the song, as if it's a real drag to even sing about this person.

There doesn't appear to be any live clips of You Lied (boooo), so here's the studio version:

(video credit: NoPride6)

Lyrics and a download of the song can be found here, and this is You Lied's Song of the Week thread, where you'll find a greater song-analysis and some member-discussion. Feel free to stop by and post your opinion, or nominate next week's song.
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July 2020
Happening this month:
Jul 01:
1039 Smoothed Out Slappy Hours was released 29 years ago.
Jul 02:
Happy 26 year anniversary to Billie Joe and Adrienne.
Shenanigans was released 18 years ago.
Jul 12:
GDA celebrates it's 19 year anniversary today.