"True" as written by and Glen James/macconiomaire Hansard....
I find it so hard to be true
And all these lies I'm telling you
Are little anchors in my chest
That pull us down into this mess

I find it easy to distract
Just as soon as you turn your back
I'll be gone again

I find it so hard to be true
And all these secrets, I keep from you
Are like a blackness in my heart
That only tears us both apart

I find it easy to pretend
That we're not heading for our end
That's why I'm telling you

I built a wall, I cut you off
Now there's no lies that's gonna fix this up
I played the saint and a saint I ain't
Now all the hurt is here again, here again

I find it so hard to be true
But I'm gonna try my best for you
And every distance that we've known
Will disappear before too long

And every line we've ever drawn
Will be erased before we're gone
And this I swear to you

I built a wall, I cut you off
Now there's no lie that's gonna fix this hurt
I played the saint, I cursed your name
Now there's no one but myself to blame, that you're gone

Could I have put it this way
It's wishing only
To see it's never too late
I'm feeling it work for me

And every word that you say
I got my heart out for you
And only wish that you'd wait
Till I was waving away

I know that I may have you
There's no more fire left in me
I'm breaking down all the walls
You slowly built around me

Why do you ask for my trust
When you're not worthy of it
I find it hard to adjust
Till I get it from me




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"True" as written by Glen Hansard Colm Macconiomaire

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  • +1
    General CommentThe lyrics at the end, from the man himself, are actually :

    How could I live with this weight, you keep on pushing on me,
    you say it's never too late, I'm afraid it is though for me
    Now everything that you say, I cut my heart upon it,
    you only pushed me away, till I was way beyond it.

    I'm moving on without you, there's no more fight left in me,
    I'm breaking down all the walls, you slowly built around me.
    Why do you ask for my trust, when you´re not worthy of it?
    I find it hard to adjust, to the lines you´re drawing for me.

    This song is pretty self explanatory really.

    It's about being unable to remain true to someone and cheating on them. Perhaps not in the literal sense of cheating on someone with another person, but a deeper, more emotionally routed cheating - i.e you don't love or want them anymore, but you just can't tell them. Either because you don't want to hurt them, or more likely, because you're too arrogant and selfish to risk being lonely yourself when the inevitable split occurs.

    It's an insecure song too, from the writer's point of view. And a song about passing your insecurity and trust issues onto someone else and tieing them to you, when in reality, you're just using them as a prop, or an anchor.
    niteflite01on November 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe lyrics here have many errors, slso neither of you are right with the lyrics at the end of the song even if Glen did tell you himself!
    its

    How could I live with this weight
    You keep on pushing on me
    You say it's never too late
    I'm afraid it is though for me

    When every word that you say
    I cut my heart up on it
    You only pushed me away
    Till I was way beyond it

    I'm moving on without you
    There's no more fight left in me
    I'm breaking down all the walls
    You slowly built around me

    Why do you ask for my trust
    When you´re not worthy of it
    I find it hard to adjust
    To the lines you´re drawing for me
    STEVENMARTIN99on November 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'd love to see the additional lyrics that come in in the last minute or so (at "that you're gone...")--that's my very favorite part of the song. Just amazing.
    bittersweethearton August 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthere's the lyrics from the end:

    We had it down in the end to
    You know I hate it this way
    You keep on pushing on me
    They say it's never too late
    I'm afraid it is now for me

    When every word that you say
    I can't know how I can believe
    And now you've pushed me away
    Till I was way beyond me

    I know I'll be lonely without you
    But there's no fight left in me
    I'm breaking down all the walls
    You slowly built around me

    Why do you ask for my trust?
    When you're not worthy of it?
    I find it hard to adjust
    To the lines you're drawing for me.
    mrsmeloyon October 05, 2007   Link
  • -2
    General Commentthe verses are sung exactly as the verses of "climbing up the walls" by radiohead are sung. im unimpressed.
    mdewitt21on March 18, 2008   Link

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