"Gimme Some Truth (John Lennon cover)" as written by and Lennon....
I'm sick and tired of hearing things,
From uptight, short sighted, narrow minded hypocrites,
All I want is the truth,
Just gimme some truth,
I've had enough of reading things,
By neurotic, psychotic, pig headed politicians,
All I want is the truth,
Just give us the truth,

No short haired, yellow bellied, son of tricky Dicky is
Gonna mother hubbard, soft soap me with just a pocket full of oil,
Money for oil,
Money for oil.

I'm sick to death of seeing things,
By tight lipped, condescending, mommy's little chauvinists,
All I want is the truth,
Just gimme some truth,
I've had enough of watching scenes,
Of schizophrenic, egocentric, paranoia prima donnas,
All I want is the truth,
Just give us the truth,

No short haired, yellow bellied, son of tricky Dicky is
Gonna mother hubbard soft soap me with just a pocket full of oil,
Money for oil,
Money for oil,

No short haired, yellow bellied, son of George-Porgy is
Gonna mother hubbard soft soap me with just a pocket full of oil,
It's money for oil,
No blood for oil,

I'm sick to death of hearing things,
From uptight, short sighted, narrow minded hypocrites,
All I want is the truth,
Just gimme some truth,
I've had enough of reading things,
By neurotic psychotic, homophobic hypocrites,
All I want is the truth,
Just give us the truth,
All we want is the truth,
Just give us the truth,
We can handle the truth,
Just give us some truth,
Share with us the truth,
We'll give you our truth


Lyrics submitted by Charlie the man, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Gimme Some Truth" as written by John Winston Lennon

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    General CommentIt's a cover by John Lennon. In the original version John sings

    "Money for dope
    Money for rope"

    Instead for "Money for oil"
    yellow_ledbetteron January 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPretty fucking obvious, but this was on the Live At The Garden DVD. I can't believe nobody even added this song before I came along.
    Charlie the manon January 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI recently saw them live for the first time, and they played this song as a request from some dude who followed them around on their tour. Fuck it was a powerful moment... hell yeah
    By the way: the kick fucking ass on concert!
    Given-To-Flyon September 28, 2006   Link
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    General Comment^^
    That's an awesome version. I just came to this page because I just heard it on the official bootleg :D
    That concert is superb and you're lucky to have seen such a great performance live.
    frinkyon October 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYes, this is very powerful. With W gone I don't think they do it live any longer. When you watch Eddie sing this song you might think he wrote it by the way he belts it out. Sad thing is though, John wrote this song 40 years ago and it still applies to today. Kudos to Eddie and the boys for resurrecting it.
    winx62on March 07, 2014   Link

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