One Direction: Tell Me a Lie Meaning
Song Released: 2012
Tell Me a Lie Lyrics
No matter how hard I try
And I've tried
Well, I put up a good fight
But your words cut like knives
And I'm tired
As you break my heart again this time
Tell me I'm a screwed up mess
That I never listen...
anonymous May 1st, 19:25 report
The girl cheats on the guy with another man and she's leaving her boyfriend for that man so when her boyfriend finds out he asks her that since she's breaking his heart he wants her to do it nicely and lie to him even if she told him he's a screwd up miss but he doesn't want her to tell him that she loves another
anonymous Apr 4th, 20:43 report
Tell him anything but that you are leaving him for another guy, even if its a lie.
anonymous Feb 20th, 17:26 report
I absolutely love this song. To me it is a song about how sometimes people don't want to hear the truth. The boy knows his girlfriend is in love with another guy, but he doesn't want to believe it because he loves her so much. He would rather she lied and insulted him than say that she wants to be with someone else.
anonymous Feb 7th, 16:36 report
The girl is cheating. Maybe with an ex.The guys really tries to please her with all of his heart. She doesn't appreciate it and is still breaking his heart repeatedly. Now she is leaving him again and he says if she is leaving to go back with "him" just tell him a lie like he is a mess or doesn't listen. Anything except that she loves "him" instead.
I just made this up and it might sound like someone else's because these lyrics are easy to understand. But i didn't take this from any one else.
anonymous Nov 15th 2012, 05:54 report
i love this song. there is also taken, i wish and more than this they are sad and great and really can make you cry
anonymous Oct 18th 2012, 17:54 report
I think this is not totally a sad song shown by the beat of the song. The story here is that the girl loves another man and maybe thats the reason why the girl and boy is fighting. Due to the fight, the girl decided to go with her man. The boy insisted not to, because he really love her, instead, the boy wants the girl to lie and walk away like nothing is between them. Thumbs up!
anonymous Aug 15th 2012, 22:30 report
he love a girl an shewont some outher guy so he dont wont to know why she broke up with hem so tell hema lie he dont think he can get it wright whith girls
anonymous Jun 16th 2012, 21:58 report
tell me im a screwed up mess
that i never listen
tell me you dont want my kiss
if he's the reason your leaving
spare me the thinking
tell me a lie
anonymous Jun 9th 2012, 15:10 report
This is a sad song. :( What I got from it was that the girl is leaving the boy for another guy and he would rather have her tell him anything else but that she is leaving him for someone else. he is telling her that since you are breaking my heart again, do it kindly. Dont tell me that you are leaving me because someone else can give you something that i cant. He doesnt care if she puts him down or says its because of something he does, as long as its not because someone else can love her better.
anonymous May 28th 2012, 19:11 report
It's about a couple who fight a lot, but the boy really loves the girl and doesn't want her to leave, even though she loves another man-hence the lyrics, "If he's the reason your leaving me tonight, spare me what you thinking, tell me a lie."
anonymous Apr 7th 2012, 01:53 report
this is a really sad song. I agree to everything that has been said about this song. Maybe the guy is really sad coz his girlfriend is about to leave him. that explains the line "spare me what you think and tell me a lie." Zayn has most of the solos in this song by the way, He's amaZAYN <3
anonymous Feb 7th 2012, 20:44 report
To me this song means that this relationship has been real hard on him but he still loves the girl.But, the girl is in love with someone else. "spare me what your thinking , tell me a lie." He doesn't want her to say that she is in love with someone else because it would hurt him so much. instead to tell him a lie , another reason she is leaving him , than saying she has feelings for someone else. really sad song :/
anonymous Jan 29th 2012, 12:11 report
Quite sad. This is a boy who is so blinded by love he wishes she would lie that she loves him just so he can still be with her, not the boy she is running off with.
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