Ugly Truth, Pretty Lie

Ugly Truth, Pretty Lie

We sure make a lovely pair

Pretty as a picture, people staring back at you from behind the glass

Now I know they’re trapped

Turned our backs to the crumbling walls

Mistook all our falls and moments of complacency for love

Honestly I was done long ago


But I can’t let go, after all the play pretend

Just needed a happy-ever-after end

Wouldn’t admit you’d lost my trust

I had to keep defending us


We shimmered like broken glass,

So pretty but sharp to the touch

A blue sea’s murky water

Pulling you under, waiting to crush your heart

We looked like a pretty February day

But the cold wind was whipping when we stepped outside

I didn’t wanna see the ugly truth

'Cause we were such a pretty lie


Heard a hundred times you’d change

Kept playing hide and seek with blame

Repentful heart, true to deceive but I tried so hard to believe

Magic man with a jester’s smile

We fooled the world time after time

I stopped laughing when I saw we were heading for a hard fall


I still can’t let go

Not now, after all the play pretend

Needed a happy-ever-after end

Wouldn’t admit you’d lost my trust

I had to keep defending us


We shimmered like broken glass,

So pretty but sharp to the touch

A blue sea’s murky water

Pulling you under, waiting to crush your heart

We looked like a pretty February day

But the cold wind was whipping when we stepped outside

I didn’t wanna see the ugly truth

'Cause we were such a pretty lie


You're a handsome man with a blackened heart

I'm a pretty girl with a soul that’s a little bit scarred

Blind eyes and senseless minds

Made me forget all the bad you’d said and spun

But I swear on pain of heartache this time I’m done

Even though we shimmered just like broken glass,

So pretty but sharp to the touch

A blue sea’s murky water

Pulling you under, waiting to crush your heart

We looked like a pretty February day

But the cold wind was whipping when we stepped outside

I didn’t wanna see the ugly truth

'Cause we were such a pretty lie


We sure made a lovely pair