Pia Toscano Single “Counterfeit (Because)” – Lyrics!

I got some SCOOP on the new Pia Toscano single “Counterfeit (Because)”!

According to a source who has heard the new song, the track is “a mid-tempo rhythmic pop track with a big chorus” and Pia’s vocal “sounds great” on it.

My source listened to the track several times and copied down the lyrics (It’s probably a matter of time before we hear it for ourselves!)

you had me with the first words that you uttered
got me all tongue tied, I was so flustered
had me thinking you could be the one
naive I know but I was still young
hell I was already planning our entire life
oh how badly I wanted to be your wife
then suddenly it all came crashing down
realized you weren’t the man I thought I had found

what we had was not real
you were untrue
pretended to love me
played me a fool
now I know you were messin around
why don’t I give you that ring back now?

false love, false love
that’s exactly what it was
you’re a counterfeit, counterfeit
and that is my ‘because’

you ain’t never gonna see that rock again
you ain’t never gonna see that rock again
it no longer meant a thing to me
so I donated its value to charity

what we had was not real
you were untrue
pretended to love me
played me a fool
now I know you were messin around
why don’t I give you that ring back now?

false love, false love
that’s exactly what it was
you’re a counterfeit, counterfeit
and that is my ‘because’

false love, false love
that’s exactly what it was
you’re a counterfeit, counterfeit
and that is my ‘because’

counterfeit, counterfeit
you ain’t never gonna see that rock again
counterfeit, counterfeit
you ain’t never gonna see that rock again

  • shuey

    i think the words are GAY! the topic is stupid! I donated its value to charity ? yeah right! lol you kept the ring or bought some new shoes with it!

  • McCreerian

    So is she officially signed to Interscope or are they just “testing the waters” with the single to see if it is good enough for a full album/record deal?

    Either way, its pretty exciting!

  • jt620

    This is AWESOME! Hopefully the single is released this week!

  • Parkbench

    Ahh!!! I really want to hear this song! I really hope the music is good and does well! I kind of like the lyrics…they’re not the deepest or anything like that but it seems like it would be kind of a fun song…like that it may have a little attitude or something!

  • BM2587

    “mid-tempo; with a big chorus”

    I wonder if they’re going in a Leona “Bleeding Love” direction with her

  • jdanton2

    thanks for the lyrics . most song lyrics might sound silly to some if you read them without listening to the song as a whole. looking forward to that.

  • mmb

    So how many singles are being released over the next week? Pia, Haley, Lauren, Scotty, James?, anyone else?

  • BootStar

    I haven’t had a chance to read any of the threads from last night’s final, but given that they stated more than once that only the winner would be releasing the single performed, how do they explain Pia’s being able to release one?

    As far as I’m concerned, this season has gone off the rails, and they’ve completely lost control of the “American Idol” brand.

    ETA: After reading the lyrics quickly, “Bleeding Love” immediately jumped into my head. Did Ryan Tedder write this?

  • halo9125

    Quite a few have spoken about Bleeding Love/Leona Lews when talking about Pia- here’s performance by Pia doing Bleeding Love pre-Idol:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3iDIvBIgwU

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Good for Pia! I wonder how many other finalists will have a new single to promote for the tour? Other than the final two, I’m guessing: Haley, James, Casey and maybe Jacob. I’m not sure that anyone outside of the top 5, other than Pia will record a single.

  • SpenserJ

    but given that they stated more than once that only the winner would be releasing the single performed, how do they explain Pia’s being able to release one?

    They’re lying. I think they’ll release both – but one will get the honor of being first. Also, people keep assuming that Haley and Pia are going to be releasing the singles we’ve heard about soon (i.e. this week). But, I don’t think we’ve ever heard exactly when they’ll be released.

    Could be they’ll throw all 4 of them on iTunes tonight. Could be they’ll just put up the winners, then release the other 3 over the next few days or weeks.

  • Chicagolaw

    I think there’s going to be WAY too many Idol singles out there. Oh, I’m sure they will make some money, but I don’t know that it will do anything for the artists. And I don’t think radio will bite.

    And, I hope it won’t effect Cook, who is trying to work a new single in the midst of all of this.

  • soverymel

    i think the words are GAY!

    Way to be offensive.

  • LadyBeBop

    I actually like the lyrics.

    That said, I hope they wait a few weeks before releasing it. Let Scotty and Lauren have a chance with their singles without it being overshadowed by the 9th place finisher.

    I don’t think she’ll be performing it tonight. Isn’t she supposed to be singing with Charice?

  • windmills

    It’s all going to be about how the words fit the melody. I’m interested to hear this. I doubt it’ll break new ground but it could be some catchy ear candy.

  • tinawina

    I’m excited by the description “rhythmic pop”. I think R&B influenced pop is the way to go with her, so fingers crossed!

  • girlygirl

    The lyrics are actually decent. Depending on the melody and Pia’s delivery, I can see this doing well on CHR. However, it doesn’t read like something that would be in Pia’s comfort zone. Since it’s not a ballad, I have a hard time imaging her having the right “attitude” to pull the song off — especially the line about giving the rock to charity. That’s the punch line — not a throwaway line — so I’m interested to hear what Pia does with this.

  • Trina

    I need to hear this now! I bet she sounds amaaaazing.

  • alterego7

    Needless to say, I was disappointed with the songs chosen for Scotty and Lauren’s debuts. I don’t know what Jimmy Iovine was thinking here.

    Pia’s song does spark my interest and I would also be curious what she does with it.

    It would turn out to be a strange twist if the 9th place finisher gives the Top 2 a run for their money. But this has been the season of unpredictability – except towards the end.

  • tati83

    Can not wait to hear this :) Pia is an amazing talent and I always thought Pop with a heavy R&B influence is the best route for her. Pia is not competing in the country music world , I do not see why so many have their undies in a bunch. Scotty and Lauren will BOTH be just fine. They are great as well and both will succeed in the country world. She is not overshadowing anyone. Best of luck PIA!!!!!!

  • HermeticallySealed

    i think the words are GAY!

    Hmm, looked over the lyrics several times, yet haven’t seen anything gay. Must be looking with the wrong social lenses. . .

  • sunchick

    Well, my man done me wrong/angry chick songs do tend to sell. If she can bring the attitude to it and it’s well produced she has a good shot.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I don’t think she’ll be performing it tonight. Isn’t she supposed to be singing with Charice?

    I was a bit puzzled by the appearance by Charice until I learned that she will be releasing 2 singles from her next CD on May 31. IF she appears with Pia, it will be very nice promotion for her.

  • mozart4898

    Huh. The way the rhymes in this sound seem to lean a LOT towards typical auto-tuned pop crap. I won’t be surprised if there’s little to none of Pia’s actual vocal skill here, and they’re just using her as the pretty face to sell yet another shit song to CHR and their listeners. I mean, it’s hard to imagine more than half of this being actually sung – repeated words and phrases lend themselves more to speak-singing or rap than they do to actual singing.

    I wasn’t a crazy Pia fan or anything, but something tells me they’re going to use her and then leave her flapping in the breeze just to sell some downloads. Gawd I hate the direction most music today has taken.

  • jt620

    Pia just confirmed on her twitter account that these lyrics are wrong. “the counterfeit lyrics on the internet are completely incorrect…”

    http://twitter.com/PToscanoAI10