Billy Joel - Honesty Lyrics

Billy Joel 52nd Street cover art
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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
12" Vinyl 1
  • 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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Billy Joel
    album: Track 2 in album 52nd Street
    release date: 1978-10-13
    popularity : 4223 users have visited this page.
    length: 3:52
    producer: Phil Ramone
    engineer: Jim Boyer
    acoustic guitar: David Spinozza
    horn arranger & strings arranger: Robert Freedman
    assistant engineer: Dave Martone
    Album Information
    label: CBS
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 074643560917
    script: Latin