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Eurythmics – Would I Lie To You?

Eurythmics – Would I Lie To You?
“Would I Lie to You?” is a song recorded by British pop duo Eurythmics. It was written by band members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart. Released in the UK and the U.S. from Eurythmics’ fifth album Be Yourself Tonight, the song was the first by the duo to feature their change in musical direction from synthpop to rock and R&B. The song, and its accompanying album, featured a full backing band and relied less on electronic programming.

Lyrically, the song features Lennox confronting a cheating lover as she leaves him for good. As she declares that she is “walking out the door” and he doubts her, Lennox’s response is “would I lie to you honey? / now would I say something that wasn’t true?” The music video was heavily shown on MTV, the clip beginning with an angry confrontation between Lennox and her boyfriend (during which he calls her a “bitch”), just prior to a Eurythmics performance.

After some friendly encouragement backstage from bandmate Stewart, the full band performs the song, only to have Lennox’s boyfriend return to the venue, climb up onto the stage, and get pushed off into the audience by Lennox. Steven Bauer played the part of the boyfriend. The cover photo of the Be Yourself Tonight album is a screenshot from the music video during the argument scene.

“Would I Lie to You?” is one of Eurythmics’ most recognized tunes. The song continued the bands hit singles run. In the UK, the song peaked at number 17, while it went to number five on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, becoming their third Top 10 hit in the U.S. Furthermore, it is the duo’s biggest ever hit in Australia, where it topped the singles chart for two weeks. It was used in the trailer for Liar Liar. This song is featured in the 2009 film The Informant! starring Matt Damon, and as the theme song to the 2012 TV series Border Security: Canada’s Front Line. Wikipedia┬«

Eurythmics – Would I Lie To You? 1985

Eurythmics – Would I Lie To You? Lyrics
Writer(s): David Allan Stewart, Annie Lennox
Copyright: Universal Music Publishing Int. Mgb Ltd.

Would I lie to you?
Would I lie to you honey?
Now would I say something that wasn’t true?
I’m asking you sugar
Would I lie to you?

My friends – know what’s in store.
I won’t be here anymore.
I’ve packed my bags
I’ve cleaned the floor.
Watch me walkin’.
Walkin’ out the door.

Believe me – I’ll make it make it
Believe me – I’ll make it make it

Would I lie to you?
Would I lie to you honey?
Now would I say something that wasn’t true?
I’m asking you sugar
Would I lie to you?

Tell you straight – no intervention.
To your face – no deception.
You’re the biggest fake.
That much is true.
Had all I can take.
Now I’m leaving you

Believe me – I’ll make it make it
Believe me – I’ll make it make it

Would I lie to you?
Would I lie to you honey?
Now would I say something that wasn’t true?
I’m asking you sugar
Would I lie to you?

Would I lie to you?
Would I lie to you honey?
Now would I say something that wasn’t true?
I’m asking you sugar
Would I lie to you?

My friends – know what’s in store.
I won’t be here anymore.
I’ve packed my bags
I’ve cleaned the floor.
Watch me walkin’.
Walkin’ out the door.

Believe me – I’ll make it make it
Believe me – I’ll make it make it

Would I lie to you?

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