Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Liar, Liar

Liar Liar
Photo from Martin Keller - The Minneota Music series. A short collection of notes and recollections about the early 60's Twin Cties Rock scene - available at magazine stands.

The Castaways played at my high school (So. Saint Paul) homecoming dance 1969. I had never seen a band light their cymbals on fire. Rock music and controlled pyromania, The Castaways had aged, and had gotten a little more theatrical since the classic "Liar Liar" circa 1965 when they played at Reggie's Danceland. It also marked the first time I had heard a band "cover" the amazingly creative slow rendition of the Supreme's hit "You keep me hanging on". -(Vanilla Fudge)
I was thrilled with the band and the music. My date was less impressed with me, I looked more like the drummer in the photo above.

Liar, liar, pants on fire
Your nose is longer than a telephone wire

Ask me, baby, why I'm sad
You been out all night, know you been bad
Don't tell me different, know it's a lie
Come kill me, honey, see how I cry

Why must you hurt me, do what you do
Listen here, girl, can't you see I love you
Make a little effort, try to be true
I'll be happy, not so blue

If you keep on tellin' me those lies
Still goin' out with other guys
There'll come a day I'll be gone
Take my advice, won't be long

When that day comes, won't be mad
Be free of you, but I'll still be sad
In spite of your cheatin', still love you so
I'll be unhappy if I let you go


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