"Lie to Me" was due to be the third and final single released from British singer-songwriter Gary Barlow's second studio album, Twelve Months, Eleven Days. It was due to be released on 6 December 1999, but the release was cancelled by Barlow's record company, Sony BMG.
"Lie to Me" was widely considered to be one of the best songs that Barlow had written and performed. Many fans and critics alike described the song as the type of single that would return Barlow to the top of the charts. Performed as the pen-ultimate song on his 'For the Fans' tour, Barlow described the song as 'lavish, slow and powerful' and in 2012, claimed it was the best song from the album, Twelve Months, Eleven Days. Barlow later revived the song, performing it during his Gary Barlow: In Concert tour. The single was first announced in July 1999, during an interview with The Daily Mail newspaper. However, at that time, Barlow was on the receiving end of non-supportive press and backlash from the media, due to a slating from Robbie Williams, who claimed his songs were much better than Barlow's. In October 1999, it was announced that Sony BMG decided against releasing the single officially, and that Barlow was due to be dropped from the record company in Early 2000. The track listing for the official release of the single appears in an unauthorised biography of Take That, entitled Now and Then, however, no copies of the single were actually produced.