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​Art Is A Lie

This song is by Hartley Goldstein.

The other night

My friend told me

That art is just like history

They are both just a bunch of bullshit

Really

Don't get me wrong, I love art just as much as you

But a lie is the only way

To get to some truth

History is always revisionist,

'Cause nothing ever happened the way it was written

The same could be said for art

Even if I love it

It's just made up

Art is essentially a fucking lie

Art is the world's most beautiful lie

My boss is a dick and I can't be creative

My father just died

And my mom just told me that she hated him

What better way

Than to escape through a song

Just turn the stereo up

And poof, everyone's gone

But you're still in this world

Much like a goody bag for life

A lollipop at the dentist's

Or a cool summer night

Art is still a fucking lie

Art is the world's most beautiful lie

Art is like when your ex told you she loved you

Art is like saying, "Hey no, really, I'm fine"

Art is like when people say, "Really, I'll help you"

But no one really helps you

No one really has the time

Now if I lied to your face, you'd probably hate my guts

Yet you love it every time that Wes Anderson does

A lie may be the only way to get to some truth

But just don't do it with malice, 'cause someone will get abused

So next time you come home

And throw a record on

Just realize the whole thing

Is completely wrong

It may help you to deal

It might help you feel better

Or even so warm and fuzzy

Like an old winter sweater

But even after all this

It's still entirely fiction

Yeah, it's better than this world

But it's still wishful thinking

Art is essentially just a lie

Art is the world's most beautiful lie

So wont you

Lie to me lie to me

Lie to me lie to me

Lie to me lie to me

Lie to me lie to me

Lie to me lie to me

Lie to me lie to me

Lie to me lie to me

Lie to me lie to me

Lie to me lie to me

Lie to me lie to me

Lie to me lie to me

Lie to me lie to me

Lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie lie

Lie, just lie, just lie

To me

Because art

Is the world's

Most beautiful lie