The Confessor Song Lyrics

Joe Walsh

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If you look at your reflection in the bottom of a well,

What you see is only on the surface.

When you try to see the meaning, hidden underneath,

The measure of the depth can be deceiving.

The bottom has a rocky reputation



You can feel it in the distance the deeper down you stare.

From up above it's hard to see

but you know when you're there.

On the bottom words are shallow.

The surface talk is cheap.

You can only judge the distance by the company you keep

In the eyes of the confessor.



In the eyes of the confessor,

There's no place you can hide.

You can't hide from the eyes (of the confessor)

Don't you even try.

In the eyes of the confessor

You can't tell a lie,

You cannot tell a lie (to the confessor)

Strip you down to size,

Naked as the day that you were born,

Naked as the day that you were born.



Take all the trauma, drama, comments,

The guilt and doubt and shame

The what if's and if only's

The shackles and the chains

The violence and aggresion,

The pettiness and scorn,

The jealousy and hatred,

The tempest and discord,

And give it up!

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Problems
  • 2 I Broke My Leg
  • 3 Bubbles
  • 4 Slow Dancing
  • 5 15 Years
  • 6 The Confessor
  • 7 Rosewood Bitters
  • 8 Good Man Down
  • 9 Dear John


  • credits


    album: Track 6 in album The Confessor
    release date: 1985
    popularity : 104 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Blues Rock/Folk Rock
    length: 7:07

    Album Information

    label: Warner Music Canada
    country(area): Canada
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin