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THE BIG LIE
Brent and Angelica Alford / James House / Greg Trooper

We met each other on a sunny day life was perfect in every way
I had a perfect job perfect life everybody said you’d make a perfect wife
Everybody said I’d be better for you go ahead you have nothing to lose

Your kids will mind and never talk back
All go to college never move back
We’ll never argue never complain
No one’s ever wrong or ever to blame
Your mother will love me like I was one of her own
This is home now son and you belong

That’s the big lie
The truth we gonna stand by
Pie in the sky
Living the lie

We’re all paid up at the country club too many zeros on my paystub
Got another raise just for being cool we just put in a second swimming pool
The garage is packed with too many cars we’re hanging out with movie stars

We got it together in every way we make the right choices every day
Everyone jealous of our love all our friends are just sick of us
They want our advice they ask us please how do you do it with such grace and ease

We tell a big lie
That’s the truth we’re standing by
Between you and I it’s pie in the sky
Living the lie

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from SW​:​S Retreat - May 2015, released July 23, 2015
© 2015 James House / 52 Shakes Music (BMI) / SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP)

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Founded by Austin, Texas singer-songwriter Darden Smith and Mary Judd, SongwritingWith:Soldiers is a non-profit 501c (3) organization.

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