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Honesty Lyrics

Artist: Billy Joel


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.

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

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 as for nothin' while I'm gone.
But when I want sincerity
tell me where else can I turn.
Because you're the one I depend upon.

Honesty is such a lonely word.
Everyone is so untrue.
Honesty is hardly ever heard.
And mostly what I need from you.
Comments/Interpretations
by Mustafa Alpaslan Salmanošlu on 6/19/2008 8:06am
The World is getting worser day by day.Humans!are always think of their benefits.This song's meaning these days is so important.Some humans that give importance to moral values can understand this unforgettable song.The Lyrics, the melody , the piano are completely brilliant. Thank you Mr.Joel.. With great respects.
by Shellbell on 6/30/2008 5:06pm
LOVE this song...so many people I could sing this to...hmm perhaps I will...at Karaoke!!!!

by Shashi on 7/8/2008 6:22pm
Aptly worded angst depicting the lament of the current times!! Great song...enough to make a songwriter immortal.
by evangeline on 9/17/2008 5:42am
This song is totally gives me more impact. It is true! I also feel pain and hurt because nobody seems to be honest. Sometimes it is goed to play the role of game when you are inlove you so won't get hurt much at the end.
by Alex on 9/19/2008 6:32am
Great Song, always hearing when get grief... absolutely agreed with Mustafa Alpaslan Salmanošlu $)
by Gloria on 12/25/2008 2:36am
i really like this song..and i hope the people who are not honest will be moved by this song
by Daysi Sįnchez on 3/12/2009 11:38pm
I love Billy joel's songs, they are clear and with a positive message.
by Marianne on 5/6/2009 10:20am
Very good song! All that's inside me is already there.... It's painful huh
by Ekta Jain on 7/30/2009 11:28am
It is a very hurting and painful song.I like Billy joels songs.
by kelsey on 10/14/2009 12:44pm
this song is not good it is okayyy:)
by JULIUS on 12/20/2009 7:21pm
I HAVE ALWAYS HEARD THIS SONG SINCE MY SCHOLLAR DAYS BUT THE LYRICS ARE TOO BAD COPIED.WHERE CAN I FIND THE REAL LYRICS BECAUSE ABOVE ONE IS TOO BAD.
by Manny on 6/12/2010 10:48pm
This song is in my TOP 2 songs ever!
Trying to put to words how I feel about this song will only take away from the brilliance of it.
Thanks Billy, thank you very much for a song that touches me every time I hear it.
by Chelsea on 9/13/2010 12:49am
wow
by cutie jm on 9/29/2010 5:32am
actually i need to get the message of this song for our project but i cdid'nt know where to goa website that have that......
by Gregory J. Neptune on 9/1/2011 10:30am
This song touched me the very first time I heard it. The lyrics is so conducive to my mindset, since my outlook in life is to be always honest and my seeming diminishing trust generally in people who use friendliness as a smokescreen.
by nirant on 2/20/2012 4:00am
dairty song hai yarr
by ariani pasaribu on 3/4/2012 6:09am
as Mark Twain said,If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.I like this song can't remember since when.but it touched me deeply.
by kyawt akari on 7/6/2012 8:54am
excellent bravo good job nicel done
by cgr on 7/27/2012 3:29am
Why do people find it so hard to be honest. The sting of an honest moment is far easier to bear than the pain of prolonged lies
by Gilberto ruiz on 1/28/2013 7:30pm
This song is true,all human being are like this
by tiffy on 3/4/2013 12:06am
this song is a good song! inspirational!


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