white lies lyrics – ron pope

i said, “everybody’s headed out to la,
but i hate to see you suffer.
you love new york in the summer.”
so let’s gather up the pieces of this broken, wilted thing.
it’s worth the struggle.
i just ache to touch you.

i’ve always wanted you too close.

and i said why, why, why, is it hard to sleep without you?
well i don’t mind if you build your dreams around it.
we won’t survive on this borrowed time;
i don’t know why you’d wanna try.
i said, “why, why, why do we waste time on these white lies?”
ah these white lies

i catch a glimpse of fingernails with cracked pink polish,
tapping out a rhythm,
i’m just wondering what you’re thinking.
there’s a faded photograph of someone else you used to love.
can’t stop from wishing,
that you’d just forget him.

i’ve always wanted you too close.

and i said why, why, why, is it hard to sleep without you?
well i don’t mind if you build your dreams around it.
we won’t survive on this borrowed time;
i don’t know why you’d wanna try.
and i said, “why, why, why do we waste time on these white lies?”
on these white lies.

i remember the night, the hotel bed,
you cried out loud.
you were still in love with me.
through time and sp*ce, oh, everything,
you’ve wasted all your precious dreams and faith, it seems.
needless crying…

and i said why, why, why, is it hard to sleep without you?
well i don’t mind if you build your dreams around it.
we won’t survive on this borrowed time;
i don’t know why you’d wanna try.
i said, “why, why, why do we waste time?”
and i said, “why, why, why do we waste time on these white lies?”
on these white lies

/ ron pope lyrics