The song is about a girl who is in denial over a loved one's death. She starts the song saying she only tells the truth but the "truths" she tells are obvious lies like salt is sweet or summer is cold. She then talks about how much she hates this person and tells even bigger lies like nobody dies,no wars, rabbits live on the moon...etc etc. All the while she insists she tells the truth and that the hated person is still alive and "breathing". Then near the end she tells the listener that the next words are "lies", giving the real version of her "truths" from before. People will all die eventually and she really loved that person even though they are gone. She comes to terms with their death and says that she wants to live on for their sake.