Posts Tagged ‘lies’

Never-ending lies

March 6, 2022

Missing cash and broken hearts
Never-ending when it starts

Scams and phony resumes
You walk away but someone pays

Reputations killed for fun
Your words are like a loaded gun

Liars know they're lying
But they still believe their lies
Don't believe a word
Unless you see it with your eyes

So much destruction in your wake
How much money did you make?

Armies march and people die
Fill your pocket – don't care why

Diseases growing in your brain
Your legacy is one big stain

Liars know they're lying 
But they still believe their lies
Don't believe a word
Unless you see it with your eyes

by Richard W. Bray

Can you build a world with lies?

January 1, 2022

Can you build a world with lies?
where the roads are paved with gold
and you're never getting old

Can you build a world with lies?
where the skies are never gray
and you can wish your woes away

so many happy songs to sing
when sanity is not your thing

Can you build a world with lies?
where you can spin and spin and spin
with a chuckle and a grin

Can you build a world with lies?
where all the shitty things you do
are never coming back to you

by Richard W. Bray

escape hatch

December 23, 2021

Escape hatch
In the portals of my mind
Hiding with the lies
That take up all my time

Escape hatch
Nowhere else to go
Putting on a mask
Putting on a show

Escape hatch
Can't avoid my brain
The truth is in the task
The truth is in the pain

Escape hatch
Time to shut the door
Time to cut the con
I don't need it anymore

by Richard W. Bray

Lies

November 6, 2011

Lies


The sky is green
The sea is pink
Babies don’t cry
And shit don’t stink

Money is sacred
People are not
What’s important
Is what you got

War is good
Bombs are smart
Might makes right
Killing is art

Anarchy is freedom
Lies are true
God loves us
More’n He loves you

Theft is liberation
Democracy, sublime
Self-defense is terror
Resistance is a crime

The sky is green
The sea is pink
Babies don’t cry
And shit don’t stink

by Richard W. Bray

Whoppers

December 13, 2010

Whoppers

I’ll never tell you little lies
I’ll only tell you whoppers
Fibs are for the other guys
My lies are all chart-toppers

When I forgot to do my chores
Cleverly, I uttered:
“Typhoon Tom blew off the doors
That’s why my room is cluttered”

When I ate the birthday cake
Purchased for my sister
I blamed it on a hungry snake
I said, “Y’all just missed her”

When I took ten thousand bucks
Earmarked for the poor
I just smiled and said, “Aw, shucks
It just ran out the door”

When I didn’t turn the gas off
And blew up several houses
I blamed it on an army of
Flamethrower-toting mouses

When I didn’t want to eat my peas
It required all my smarts
To claim that peas will make you wheeze
And cause colossal farts

When I wished to meet the star
Who was an awesome dancer
I showed her agent an old scar
And faked that I had cancer

When my dog went next door
And rooted up some posies
I said, “I saw a warthog
With roseys on his nosey?”


I’ll never tell you little lies
I’ll only tell you whoppers
Fibs are for the other guys
My lies are all chart-toppers

by Richard W. Bray