Lies by The Knickerbockers

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Lies by The Knickerbockers

Lies by The Knickerbockers

Garage Rock

Those of you who hail from Bergen County, New Jersey, probably know about Knickerbocker Road where George Washington marched his troops in their famous retreat from Manhattan.  Bergenfield, NJ, was the home of The Knickerbockers, who took their name from the famous road. The band formed in 1962 and went through several personnel changes before being discovered.

In 1964, producer-singer-songwriter Jerry Fuller heard The Knickerbockers playing at the University Twist Palace in Albany, New York, and was able to get them a deal on Los Angeles-based Challenge Records. “Lies” was released in 1965 and reached #20 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January of 1966. The record featured a hot guitar lick, three-part harmony vocals, and a Lennon-esque lead vocal.

The band members were Buddy Randell (vocals and sax), Beau Charles (guitar and vocals), John Charles (bass and vocals), and Jimmy Walker (drums).

Here are the lyrics to “Lies” by The Knickerbockers:

Lies, lies,
You’re telling me that you’ll be true
Lies, lies,
That’s all I ever get from you

Tears, tears,
I she’d a million tears for you
Tears, tears,
And now you’re loving someone new

Someday, I’m gonna be happy
But I don’t know when just now
Lies, lies, breaking my heart

You think that you’re such a smart girl
And I’ll believe what you say
But who do you think you are girl,
To lead me on this way, hey

Lies, lies
I can’t believe a word you say
Lies, lies
Are gonna make you sad someday

Someday, you’re gonna be lonely
But you won’t find me around
Lies, lies, breaking my heart

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