“Ask me no questions, I’ll tell you no lies.” – Oliver Goldsmith
What is the truth?
I can tell you what it’s not:
Behind the back whispers
Sometimes the lies have been told so many times they are thought to be the truth.
Other times, the story is so good no one is interested in the truth.
Does it matter anyway, if you can’t explain or change someone’s mind?
If you believe it’s the truth does that make it so?
The truth, it seems, does not always set you free.
I’m looking for a little honesty.
One of the things I love most about music is when I relate to the words, I’m relating to the truth of the song. While the experience might not be exactly my experience, something resonates and I believe it. I own it. The truth is – it’s mine. I chose this weeks songs because of the genius lyrics about finding, telling, and owning the truth.
A Few Honest Words, Ben Sollee
Just a few honest words
It shouldn’t be that hard
Just a few honest words
Is all I need
I don’t need no handshake
No firm look in the eye
Don’t tell me what you think I,
I ought to hear
Truth No. 2, Dixie Chicks
You don’t like the sound of the truth
Coming from my mouth
You say that I lack the proof
Well baby that might be so
I might get to the end of my life
Find out everyone was lying
I don’t think that I’m afraid anymore say that I would rather die trying
Truth, Alexander Ebert
I’ve grown up some
Different kinda fighter
And when the darkness come, let it inside you
Your darkness is shining
My darkness is shining
Have faith in myself
The Cave, Mumford & Sons
Because I have other things to fill my time
You take what is yours and I’ll take mine
Now let me at the truth
Which will refresh my broken mind
Oxford Comma, Vampire Weekend
Why would you speak to me that way?
Especially when I always said that I
Haven’t got the words for you
All your diction dripping with disdain
Through the pain
I always tell the truth
Awake My Soul, Mumford & Sons
How fickle my heart and how woozy my eyes
I struggle to find any truth in your lies
And now my heart stumbles on things I don’t know
My weakness I feel I must finally show
In these bodies we will live, in these bodies we will die
Where you invest your love, you invest your life
Where you invest your love, you invest your life.
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