Tell em all I'm on vacation, Say I went to visit friends, That you ain't heard or seen from me in quite a while, When they ask you where I've been, Tell em I'm out on the west coast where it don't ever rain, And that I'm probably doing fine,
[Chorus] Just don't tell em I've gone crazy, That I'm still strung out over you, Tell em anything you want to, Just don't tell em all the truth, Yeah don't tell em all the truth,
Tell em all I'm out in Vegas, Blowin' every dollar I ever made, Tell em that I must be into something bad for me cause, I sure lost a lot of weight, Tell em I'm out on the road with some old rock and roll band, Living like a gypsy can,
The truth is that I'm asking you to lie, And we both know that it ain't right, But if you ever loved me please, Have some mercy on me, Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
Tell em anything you want to, Just don't tell em all the truth, Yeah don't tell em all the truth, I still need you, Yeah that's the truth, I still love you, Baby that's the truth.