Behind These Lies

Words & Music by James Kennedy

'Behind These Lies' is an Alternative Rock song & the 2nd song on the 2015 Kyshera album 'Circle'. The words, music & production are by James Kennedy.

In 'Behind These Lies', the central character is confessing that although they are now living the life they always wanted, it has not made them happy and that the life of a celebrity comes with many facades that they are now tired of having to hide behind. The Chorus is him saying to his fans (and his younger self) that 'you want to be me' but that he wants to be them - i.e. 'normal' again, even if it comes with struggles.

Musically, the song is a fast paced, rhythmic, Riff based song featuring Latin Percussion throughout and was a favourite at Kyshera live shows.

LYRICS

Hold your empty symbols, empty heroes to the light

If you wanna see just what I see when I look inside

I don’t wanna be me, you don’t wanna be you

So why don’t we be, someone else

You wanna be me, I wanna be you

We’ve gotta be free, from ourselves

‘Cos I’m just living life as actor with a plastic crown of thorns

And all the time what I really was after was what I had before

Keep those Demon’s at your door

And just be careful what you wish for

I don’t wanna be me, you don’t wanna be you

So why don’t we be, someone else

You wanna be me, I wanna be you

We’ve gotta be free, from ourselves

You don’t wanna live behind these lies

You don’t wanna live behind these lies

You don’t wanna live behind these lies

I don’t wanna live behind these lies no more

I don’t wanna be me, you don’t wanna be you

So why don’t we be, someone else

You wanna be me, I wanna be you

We’ve gotta be free, from ourselves

One day we’ll see, one day we’ll feel

One day we’ll be, just ourselves

Won’t wanna be me, won’t wanna be you

We will never be free, as someone else

But are you ever gonna let me leave