From the recording Red Beet Records - 2010


The author, John Hiatt, never recorded this. Guess he thought it wasn't good enough. Maybe I'd feel that way too, if I had a catalogue full of John Hiatt songs. Anyway, I'd have given several singers and at least two toes to have written this. "I lie when I can" is among the most honest statements I've ever heard. Kevin Welch did record this song, and I dearly love his version. But I always thought it needed a staggeringly beautiful outro from Lloyd Green and Jen Gunderman.