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    Where The Truth Lies

    Would you mind explaining more these lines of below poem for me:


    “Why did you lie to me?
    Because the truth lies like nothing else and I love the truth.”


    English is my second language and I’m in process of learning it; therefore, I would be appreciated if you explain it to me. The verb “lies” in second sentence confusing me.

    and the poem is named "Answers" written by Mark Strand.

    Why did you travel?
    Because the house was cold.
    Why did you travel?
    Because it is what I have always done between sunset and sunrise.
    What did you wear?
    I wore a blue suit, a white shirt, yellow tie, and yellow socks.
    What did you wear?
    I wore nothing. A scarf of pain kept me warm.
    Who did you sleep with?
    I slept with a different woman each night.
    Who did you sleep with?
    I slept alone. I have always slept alone.
    Why did you lie to me?
    I always thought I told the truth.
    Why did you lie to me?
    Because the truth lies like nothing else and I love the truth.
    Why are you going?
    Because nothing means much to me anymore.
    Why are you going?
    I don’t know. I have never known.
    How long shall I wait for you?
    Do not wait for me. I am tired and I want to lie down.
    Are you tired and do you want to lie down?
    Yes, I am tired and I want to lie down.

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    Re: Where The Truth Lies

    It could mean that truth can be used to deceive.

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