Song Commentary

Maguire the Liar

Written by

Becky Baxter / Conal O’Donoghue / Shauna McGarrity / John McNulty / Dan O’Donoghue

A song about a liar; a song about lies; a song about truth.

This is another work-in-progress; so there are no video or audio clips available at present.

We should start with the standard disclaimer that this is not a song about any particular person (the choice of the name “Maguire” is made simply because it rhymes with “liar” and for no other reason) and any resemblance to any particular individual is entirely accidental. Without singling any particular person out … it’s a song about a liar and, more generally, a song about lies, a song about the consequences of lying and, ultimately, a song about truth.

Most of us either know or have encountered someone like the imaginary individual described in the lyrics. You know the sort: the person for whom lying to get their own way has become ingrained and it seems they cannot help themselves even when the lies they tell become so ridiculous as to be transparent and obvious to the proverbial blind man on a galloping horse. They are usually the type of person who can’t leave well enough alone and who could start an argument in an empty room.

This track describes the character-type and then concludes with what usually happens in practice: the lies and the habits are found out and it all rebounds on the individual.

Check back from time to time to see how the song develops: clips will be made available as soon as realistically possible for this song about a liar and, more generally, a song about lies, a song about the consequences of lying and, ultimately, a song about truth. In the meantime, why not check out some of other songs and, of course, sign up to our mailing list?

Becky

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