Parents Lie is the eleventh song of the musical, Freaky Friday and also the sixth song of the 2018 film adaptation. It is sung by Ellie (in Katherine's body).

Synopsis

While on a walk, Ellie tries to teach Fletcher that parents sometimes make mistakes. Unfortunately, this backfires, and Fletcher runs away.

Lyrics

Ellie:
Parents lie
It's sad, but true
Mine lied to me
Yours lies to you
I lie to you

We say there's no monster there under your bed, but who knows?
It's not like we search
And no one likes broccoli, we're all bad at flossing
And everyone's sleeping in church
And Buck the dog's not at a farm
Buck is dead
And Mom wasn't wrestling with Mike in their bed
And Santa Claus...
(spoken)
Just forget what I said
(sung)
No, Santa's the shiz
And Santa knows just how it is

Oh, parents lie
Because they can
So, learn the truth
My bright, young man
They lie with words
They lie with hugs
Parents lie
They lie like rugs

And parents will tell you you're great and special and stuff
When clearly, you're not
They say that one day, you'll feel normal
But that's not enough, it's not by a lot
They'll hold you and tell you they love and they care
But they lie when they tell you they'll always be there
I know it's upsetting, but life isn't fair
And parents die
They tell you they won't, but they lie

Oh, parents lie
It's hard to hear
It's hard to say
It's true, I fear
It's fine to cry
It's sad, I know
That parents lie
But parents lie
So come on, here we are

(spoken)
Let's go.

<poem> Ellie: Parents lie It's sad, but true Mine lied to me Yours lies to you I lie to you We say there's no monster There under your bed But who knows? It's not like we search And no one likes broccoli We're all bad at flossing And everyone's sleeping in church And Buck the dog's not at a farm Buck is dead And soda won’t kill you Despite what I said And magic kid Just forget what I said No magic is real But magic won’t help you conceal that Oh, parents lie Because they can So, learn the truth My bright, young man They lie with words They lie with hugs Parents lie They lie like rugs And parents will tell you You're great and special and stuff When clearly, you're not They say that one day You'll feel normal But that's not enough It's not by a lot They'll hold you and tell you They love and they care But they lie when they tell you They'll always be there I know it's upsetting But life isn't fair And parents die They tell you they won't, but they lie Oh, parents lie It's hard to hear It's hard to say It's true, I fear It's fine to cry It's sad, I know That parents lie But parents lie So come on Here we are (spoken) Let's go.


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Media
Freaky Friday1995 remake2003 remake2018 remake
Characters
Original: Ellen AndrewsAnnabel AndrewsBill AndrewsMrs. SchmaussHarold JenningsVirginiaMr. DilkMr. JoffertCoach BetsyBoris HarrisMrs. MurphyBen AndrewsMiss McGuirkMrs. Lucille GibbonsMrs. BensonHilary MillerBambiJo-JoMr. MillsMr. Jackman

1995 remake: Dana BarbFrieda DebnyMr. SweetPrincipal HandelStan HornerLeanne FuttermanHerbieCaryBill DavidsonMrs. Tarr
2003 remake: Tess ColemanAnna ColemanRyan VolvoAlan ColemanJakeElton BatesMaddieHarry ColemanPegPei-PeiPei-Pei's momEvanDottie RobertsonStacey HinkhouseEthanScott
2018 remake: Ellie BlakeKatherine BlakeAdamMike HarperFletcher BlakeTorrey MinSavannahMonica YangKarl CarlsonKittyDanielleLuisMs. MeyersMr. BlumenPrincipal EhrinMrs. LuckenbillSenor O'BrienOfficer KowalksiMrs. Time

Songs
Films: I'd Like To Be You For a DayHappy Together

Musical: PrologueJust One DayThe HourglassI Got ThisOh, BiologyVowsBustedSomebody Has to Take the BlameWatch Your BackParents LieNot Myself TodayWomen and SandwichesBring My (Baby) Brother HomeGoAfter All of This and EverythingNo More FearThe Other HourglassToday and Ev'ry Day
2018 remake: What It's Like to Be MeThe SwitchFalse SwitchbackAt Last It's Me

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