Honesty Lyrics

Billy Joel


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Billy Joel
album: Track 13 in album 52nd Street
release date: 1978-10-13
popularity : 15941 users have visited this page.
length: 3:54
engineer: Jim Boyer
assistant engineer: Dave Martone
acoustic guitar: David Spinozza
horn arranger: Robert Freedman
strings arranger: Robert Freedman
producer: Phil Ramone
composer: Billy Joel
lyricist: Billy Joel

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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 ask for nothin' 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.

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


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Track Listing

  • 1 Big Shot
  • 2 Honesty
  • 3 My Life
  • 4 Zanzibar
  • 5 Stiletto
  • 6 Rosalinda’s Eyes
  • 7 Half a Mile Away
  • 8 Until the Night
  • 9 52nd Street