I lied to you, I've cheated too
So what friend can I be
But still you stick through thick and thin
Hoping that you'll change me
I towed the line then fell behind
Our love began to wane
The pressure grew and then I knew
That things were not the same
It's the toughest thing to explain
Playing tricks with me again
When the truth has to be told
My blood runs hot and cold
The truth is not my middle name
You threw a rope attached with hope
Way down into the sea
Where lovers swim so deep within
The tides of mystery
For what it's worth I don't deserve
A girl as strong as you
You're worth much more than me I'm sure
Accept this as the truth
(c) 1991 Virgin Music Inc.
FROM THE ALBUM: Play.
LIVE VERSIONS: "Third
Rail" CD single #2.
From the Excess Moderation
sleevenotes. Glenn: A top guitar line from producer Tony Berg cemented
this into my all time top ten. This was a song that went all around the
house from hard rockin' "Band on the Run"-period Wings before finding its
natural home. One of our best. Chris: I cried when I heard the final
mix of this song, it blew me away. "The Truth" is a warm and honest lyric
coming from the heart of a mixed-up chap.
Chris: "It's very
autobiographical. For a long time I had a lot of trouble with the truth.
I think most men do. It's very easy to paint yourself into a corner sometimes
and the only way out of it is to lie. It's an awful sin, but everybody
does it. I was very clever for a long time juggling the truth with lies.
And then I got to a point where I didn't know which was real. So this song
is about me turning round to all the men in the world and saying, "Face
up to it. We're all liars. This is the truth." Lots of men come up to me
and say, "I understand 'The Truth.' It makes perfect sense." It's the most
masculine of lyrics on the album." (from a 1992 Song Talk interview with