Sleater-Kinney Was It A Lie? Lyrics

The yard was cold and dark

The tracks were clearly marked

But she was tired/she didn’t see

She was just out alone

She wasn’t going home

She was going somewhere far away

The train was moving through

As we know the world has to do

Everyone will say it was her fault

Somewhere a camera is placed

Inside this awful place

The accident is about to start

Was it a lie?

Did it fill your head

Did it entertain?

Will you feel alive

at the end of it?

When the collision came

She died right away

Her body flung almost sixty feet

And as she split in two

Was she coming straight for you

And do you have a camera for a face?

Was she your TV show

Was she your video

A woman’s pain never private, always seen

I want to close my eyes

I want to cut the wires

I want a day not made for you to see

When you play it back to me, it feels more

like a parody

And that’s all I will ever be, it’s all I will ever be

I really don’t care about it, I don’t care if it’s cold

I really want to be the prettiest wreck you’ve seen

(You broadcast it in 50 states

Looped her death on the internet

And a woman’s life got cheaper that day

A woman’s life got cheaper that day)