This is one of those rare ones – for me anyways – where the lyrics popped into place before the groove was really fleshed out. I know you’ve heard them – a lie that – to the teller anyway – is innocent and is well intended. But it didn’t turn out that way, and you’re a bit embarrassed at being that naive.
Well. Once they were there, the lyrics suggested a funky, sing-along falsetto. A throwback of sorts, where you want to scream along ’cause you’ve heard those costly, little white lies too. And since we were going that way anyway, you need a funky bass, hyper-funky guitar, and some bongos for the bongos. And that’s Little White Lies, presented for your sing-along pleasure.