How Could You Believe Me


How could you believe me when I said I love you
When you know I've been a liar all my life?
I've had a reputation since I was a youth
You must'a been insane to think I'd tell you the truth

How could you believe me when I said we'd marry
When you know I'd rather hang than be a wife?
I know I said that we would wed
But Pops, I need a wedding like a hole in the head

How could you believe me when I said I loved you
When you know I've been a liar
I've been nothin' but a liar
All my dog-gone cheatin' life (ay-yi-yi-yi-yi-yi-yi!)

I said I would love you long
And never would do you wrong
And faithful I'd always be
Well baby, you must be loony to trust
A lower-than-low two-timer like me

Ya gave me most everything
A beautiful diamond ring
A bungalow by the sea
Man, you're really naive to ever believe
A full of baloney phoney like me
Ole, the liar!

Hey, ya know about the time I went to Indiana?
Well, I was lying! I was down in Alabam'
I said I had some business I had to complete
What I was really doin', I could never repeat!

How about the evening I was with my mother?
I was rompin' with another honey lamb
I know I swore our love was real
But baby, let us not forget that I'm a heel (oh!)

How could you believe me when I said I loved you
When you know I've been a liar
I have been nothin' but a liar
All my no good, good-for-nothin' life
I wouldn't kid ya
Nothin' but a liar all my life
Ole!


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