Lie To Me

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Lie To Me
Song Lie To Me
By Depeche Mode
Songwriter Martin L. Gore
Produced by Depeche Mode
Daniel Miller
Gareth Jones
Recorded at Music Works (Highbury, London)
Hansa Mischraum (Berlin)
Length (mm:ss) 5:04
Tempo 112 BPM
Time signature 4
Key B Minor
Engineering assistance Ben Ward
Stefi Marcus
Colin McMahon
Design Martyn Atkins
David A. Jones
Photography Brian Griffin
Photography assistance Stuart Graham
Recorded January - August 1984
Originally released 24 September 1984
Live performances as Depeche Mode 77 times *
Total live performances 77 times *

"Lie To Me" is a song from the 1984 album Some Great Reward by Depeche Mode.


Quotes from the documentary on the DVD of the Some Great Reward remaster from 2006:

Martin Gore: "Lie To Me: I don't know if we made the best version of that that we possibly could have done, but I quite like that as a song."

Daniel Miller: "Lie To Me was, I think, one of the strongest songs that Martin had written up until that point. I thought it just had a great feeling to it."

Martin Gore: "It was just one of the first tracks that had this chord change that I've used over the years - overused, over the years."

Dave Gahan: "Lie To Me was one that we had played for a long time live, which I always really liked, I think, really simple and direct, and we toyed with the idea of bringing that back on [Touring The Angel], actually."

From the 1984-09-22 issue of Melody Maker:

Suggesting that “Some Great Reward” is dominated by "anti-love" songs brings a considered but emphatic "No" from Martin.

Martin: 'Lie To Me' isn't an anti-love song... it's about a situation of paranoia which anybody could find themselves in."


Lie To Me

Come on and lay with me

Come on and lie to me

Tell me you love me

Say I'm the only one

Experiences have a lasting impression

But words once spoken

Don't mean a lot now

Belief is the way

The way of the innocent

And when I say innocent

I should say naive

So lie to me

But do it with sincerity

Make me listen

Just for a minute

Make me think

There's some truth in it

Promises made for convenience

Aren't necessarily

What we need

Truth is a word

That's lost its meaning

The truth has become

Merely half-truth

So lie to me

Like they do it in the factory

Make me think

That at the end of the day

Some great reward

Will be coming my way

Come on and lay with me

Come on and lie to me

Tell me you love me

Say I'm the only one

Come on and lay with me (lay with me)

Come on and lie to me (lie to me)

Tell me you love me (love me)

Say I'm the only one (only one)

Songwriter: Martin L. Gore
Publishing Information: ©1984 Grabbing Hands Music Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

Live performances

Main article: Available recordings of "Lie To Me"
Main article: List of dates where "Lie To Me" was played