I know you know I know you know
but I’m always one know ahead
I’m lying about not lying about not lying
but I might be lying about that
I’m always one lie ahead

Your smiles are games
you don’t know that I know that
I know sure as hell which well you’re dipping in tonight
and I’m playing you for a fool
by playing your fool
I’m always one fool ahead.  

I’ve got eyes in my ties
and mics in your beer
let’s drink and smile and smile and drink
we’re all friends here but
I’m always one friend ahead.