How Much I've Lied

Words and Music by Gram Parsons and Pam Rifkin

|Em   |C  D  |G    |   |

G                  D                G                   C
Darling, there is something I must tell you, you must know.

Em                   A               D
But it's so hard to say the words I feel.

      C             G                         C
This fancy that I'm on has been going on too long.

      Em                 C                  D
It's time we stopped pretending things are real.

        G                 D             G                C
'Cause I've been living deep in sin.  I've been living blind.

Em                A                     D
And I don't know just what's right or wrong.

    C                G                            C
To take a chance on losing you was such a silly thing to do.

      Em                 C               D
The chance I might wake up and find you gone.

       C        D       G                C
	Blue, so blue, my love is burning blue.

	Em             Am              C     D
	Any brighter flame would be a lie.

	  C        D       G                    C
	Blue, so blue, my love still burns for you,

	Em                    C             D
	But I know that I'll only make you cry.

G                  D                  G                 C
A thief can only steal from you.  He cannot break your heart.

Em                      A                D
He'll never touch the precious things inside.

    C                   G                          C       
So one like you should surely be miles and miles away from me,

Em                C        D         G
Then you'd never care how much I've lied.

    C            G                                    C
So try to understand the pain.  It takes so long when I explain.

Em                    C       D         G
Please, don't you forget how much I've lied.

Copyright 1973 Wait & See Music/Irving Music, Inc. BMI

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