Billy Joel - Honesty Lyrics

Billy Joel 52nd Street cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Billy Joel
release date: 1978-10-13
popularity : 5004 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
composer: Billy Joel
lyricist: Billy Joel
Lyrics
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

  • Album Information
    label: CBS
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 074643560917
    script: Latin