Thin Lizzy - Don't Believe A Word


This was originally written as a ballad by Phil Lynott, before the guitarist Brian Robertson and drummer Brian Downey rocked it up.


The lyrics, which were written by Lynott, tell of a man warning his loved one not to believe his words as he cannot be relied upon. The chorus sums it up: "Don't believe a word/For Words are only spoken/Your Heart is like a promise made to be broken."


Bass & Vocals - Phil Lynott

Guitar & Vocals - Gary Moore

Guitar - Scott Gorham

Drums - Cozy Powell

Keyboards - Don Airey




Lyrics


Don't believe me if I tell you,

not a word of this is true.

Don't believe me if I tell you,

especially if I tell you that I'm in love with you.


Don't believe me if I tell you

that I wrote this song for you.

There just might be some other silly, pretty girl

I'm singing it to.


Don't believe a word,

'cause words are only spoken.

And a heart is like a promise,

meant to be broken.


Don't believe a word,

for words can tell lies.

And lies are no comfort

when there's tears in your eyes.


Don't believe me if I tell you,

not a word of this is true.

Don't believe me if I tell you,

especially if I tell you that I'm in love with you.


Don't believe a word.

Lord, don't believe a word.

Don't believe me, don't believe me.

Oh, not a single word.

Oh, yeah.



Songwriters: Philip Parris Lynott

Don't Believe a Word lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group