The Knickerbockers – Lies

I had forgotten about this song and band. The Knickerbockers were basically a Beatles knock-off band. This is not a great song by any means but at the time some people passed this off as a rare unheard Beatles track. For me and I’m sure many more, it is not too hard to tell this is not a Beatles track…but it’s a fun song.

The Knickerbockers were found Jerry Fuller in a bar in Albany, New York and he relocated them to Los Angeles and they soon became a popular club attraction.

This was their only top forty recording… it peaked at #20 in the Billboard 100 in 1966.

Lies

Lies, lies, you’re tellin’ me that you’ll be true
Lies, lies
That’s all I ever hear from you
Tears, tears

I shed a million tears for you
Tears, tears
And now you’re lovin’ someone new
Someday I’m gonna be happy

But I don’t know when just now
Lies, lie-ies
A-breakin’ my heart
You think that you’re such a smart girl

And I’ll believe what you say
But who do you think you are, girl
To lead me on this way hey
Lies, lies

I can’t believe a word you say
Lies, lies
Are gonna make you sad someday
Some day you’re gonna be lonely

But you won’t find me around
Lies, lie-ies
A-breakin’ my heart
Someday I’m gonna be happy

But I don’t know when just now
Lies, lie-ies
A-breakin’ my heart
You think that you’re such a smart girl

And I’ll believe what you say
But who do you think you are, girl
To lead me on this way hey
Lies (ah!), lies (yeah baby)

I can’t believe a word you say
Lies, lies
Are gonna make you sad someday
Some day you’re gonna be lonely

But you won’t find me around
Lies, lie-ies
A-breakin’ my heart
I said, baby, now (breakin’ my heart)

Oh, yeah, you’re still breakin’ my heart (breakin’ my heart)

Author: badfinger20

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

10 thoughts on “The Knickerbockers – Lies”

  1. This is the only song of theirs I’ve ever heard- a great sounding Beatles knock-off. I wonder if The Beatles ever just goofing around played it?

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    1. I’ve read where they did do that sometimes with songs. Somewhere I read where they did “You Really Got Me” warming up for some television program. It might be untrue but what I wouldn’t give to hear it if it was true.
      The Knickerbockers had the enthusiasm in the recording I’ll give them that… It reminds me of “That Thing You Do”

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