Billy Joel

Honesty (Video)

If you search for tenderness it isn't hard to find
You can have the love you need to live
But if you look for truthfulness you might just as well be blind
It always seems to be so hard to give.

Honesty is such a lonely* word
Everyone is so untrue
Honesty is hardly ever heard,
and mostly what I need from you.

I can always find someone to say they sympathize, 
if I wear my heart out on my sleeve
But I don't want some pretty face to tell me pretty lies
All I want is someone to believe.


I can find a lover, I can find a friend
I can have security until the bitter end
Anyone can comfort me with promises again
I know, I know --

When I'm deep inside of me, don't be too concerned
I won't ask for nothing while I'm gone
But when I want sincerity, tell me where else can I turn?
Because you're the one that I depend upon.


*M.E. singt B.J. im verlinkten Liveauftritt "lovely", und das w�rde ja auch gut passen; aber alle anderen Textseiten im www haben an dieser Stelle das �quivalent von "einsam", ebenso die schwedische und eestnische Coverversion, die beide ziemlich w�rtlich �bersetzt sind; also schlie�e ich mich dem mal unter Vorbehalt an.

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