- W Ross Campbell (SOCAN)
"Why, tell me why won't you take me along?" I heard a young man call
He was speaking to a woman in a taxi-cab 'N' for a minute she said nothing at all
But the woman wasn't crying, just shaking her head---you could tell she was saying goodbye
Then she turned and she looked right into his face & said "You never should have told me no lie!"
For a lie is for someone you don't really know or for whom you just don't care
Any lover of mine's gotta tell me the truth---if he lies, I don't wanna be there
Yes a lie is for a stranger or an enemy or a person who's putting you on
But you lied to the woman who was sharing your bed, & for that I'll be moving along
Well the man said "Baby, you can't leave now---I don't know what I'd do
I only lied for the sake of our love and I really do love you!"
But the woman smiled hard and tapped on the glass & the taxi started rolling away
She said "What kind of fool do you take me for? That's a stupid thing to say!"
Would you lie to your brother when he's counting on you or your friend who's standing by?
You don't lie to your helper, or your Mother who taught you not to lie
You wouldn't lie to a blind man or a person who'd helped you to see
So why in the name of Sweet Love, Babe, did you have to lie to me?