Blood Never Lies
By: Thurston Moore

Written by: Thurston Moore

Versions:
  1. Blood Never Lies (5:08)
    Available on Demolished Thoughts.
    Credits
    Recorded at: The Library
    Beck Hansen: Bass, Producer, Vocals (Background)
    Thurston Moore: Guitar (Acoustic), Vocals
    Mary Lattimore: Harp
    Darrell Thorp: Mix
    Samara Lubelski: Violin
 
Lyrics:
Blood Never Lies [Version (a)]:

Every time they come for you
You know it's time to run
Everybody knows it's true
How your love has come undone
Now he has his chance to take
And he will take you out of here
Take you to a secret state
Where blood is light
And blood is clear
Oh the blood is clear
Oh the blood is clear

Every time they take you away
He knows you're never gone
You know you stole his heart away
And he falls into a freezing sun
Now he has to kidnap you
And keep you bound in endless light
And you know he never lets you leave
His blood is clear
It never lies
Oh blood never lies
Oh blood never lies

And you know he never lets you leave
His blood is clear
It never lies
Oh blood never lies
Oh blood never lies

And you know he never lets you leave
His blood is clear
It never lies
Oh blood never lies
Oh blood never lies
Oh blood never lies
Oh blood never lies
 
The Song:

Beck produced Thurston Moore's 2011 solo album, Demolished Thoughts. The record was recorded in Beck's home studio, which is called The Library. .

"Blood Never Lies" is the fourth track on the album. Thurston Moore wrote a less-than-serious track-by-track guide, and this is what he wrote about "Blood":

On day four I played the fourth song “Blood Never Lies”, while hitchhiking to Venice Beach on the PCH. I set out 30 minutes early to get a “head” start before Beck came whizzing by in a rented British six-cylinder Triumph TR6, one hand on the wheel, the other whipping a whip-mic over his head and every time it came close to my mouth I would sing the lyrics that came to me as my thumb beckoned psychedelic housewives to consider taking me into town.


Beck, as the producer, keeps "Blood Never Lies" fairly simple, though it certainly sounds complicated. That's quite skillful! The song consists mainly of Thurston on guitar and vocals, and a harpist and violinist adding emotion and atmosphere.