I can't say that I have ever tried to live a lie. I am not clever enough, probably, to come up with and remember elaborate ruses and excuses. Also, I don't desire to live that way. It is so much easier to walk in truth. It is so much more freeing to walk in the light than to hide in darkness.
I recently un-knotted a pile of yarn. I wanted a bit of the one color that was in the fist sized mess. I ended up cutting pieces of a couple of colors in the knot that I didn't want to get the piece I did. I am glad my life is not like that, a tangled web of lies.