Verse 1

Why would you keep pretending to see a light in the dark?

Why did you keep thinking, "a little longer, and I'll feel a spark"?

If things in your heart were always this calm, this cold,

If you always kept feeling like your hand wasn't mine to hold,

Chorus

Then tell me why,

Why did you build me this elaborate lie?

I asked you if we were making any progress.

And every single time you said yes.

You should have flung the truth at my face.

But you lied to me, looking me in the eye.

So tell me why.

Verse 2

You won't get it, but two months made a huge difference.

I fell in love in the two months, didn't realize it was all pretense.

If you could never feel it, never see me with you,

If I couldn't win over your heart with all the silly things I'd do,

Chorus

Then tell me why,

Why did you build me this elaborate lie?

I asked you if we were making any progress.

And every single time you said yes.

You should have flung the truth at my face.

But you lied to me, looking me in the eye.

So tell me why.

Bridge

Tell me why,

Why do I have to go through this heartbreak?

What is my fault? What is my mistake?

I don't deserve any of this.

And you don't deserve to be missed.

But I'll miss you while my heart is mending.

I thought you were my happy ending!

Chorus

So tell me why,

Why did you build me this elaborate lie?

I asked you if we were making any progress.

And every single time you said yes.

You should have flung the truth at my face.

But you lied to me, looking me in the eye.

So tell me why.

Tell me why,

Tell me why.

Tell me why,

Why did you build me this elaborate lie?