"Tell Him the Truth" as written by Keri Lynn Hilson, Floyd Nathaniel Hills and Marcella Christina Araica....
If you've ever kept a secret
From the one you love
This is what it feels like

If you thought that I was perfect
Boy you were wrong
I'm far from that
There's one thing that I've done to you
That I regret and
Look I know it's no excuse but
I'm only human and young at that
And I'm gonna make mistakes
And hope you understand

Didn't see it comin'
Wasn't on purpose
Baby I promise
I didn't mean to hurt you
Will you forgive me
You didn't deserve this
I know it wasn't worth it

I'm a tell him the truth
(When I'm ready to)
Tell him the truth
(Some how)
Gotta tell him the truth
(That's what I gotta do)
Tell him the truth
(But not now)
Gotta tell him the truth
(Just wait a little bit)
Tell him the truth
(He couldn't handle it)
Tell him the truth
(That's what I gotta do)
Tell him the truth
(But not now ooh)

Didn't see when I had tears rolling down my face
I turned my back
It was heavy on the tongue
And I knew that you knew something was wrong
I was about to break open spill out everything
But something said
Keri wait, Things are going great, what you gonna say
I don't know maybe something like

Didn't see it comin'
Wasn't on purpose
Baby I promise
I didn't mean to hurt you
Will you forgive me
You didn't deserve this
I know it wasn't worth it

I'm a tell him the truth
(When I'm ready to)
Tell him the truth
(Some how)
Gotta tell him the truth
(That's what I gotta do)
Tell him the truth
(But not now)
Gotta tell him the truth
(Just wait a little bit)
Tell him the truth
(He couldn't handle it)
Tell him the truth
(That's what I gotta do)
Tell him the truth
(But not now ooh)

I feel less( than nothin')
Lower (than zero)
And tired (of frontin')
Gotta tell him the truth ooh
I feel less( than nothin')
Lower (than zero)
And tired (of frontin')
Gotta tell him the truth ooh

Guess I've been waitin' for the stars to align
There's no perfect time
I gotta tell him the truth
Cause it's hard to build the truth on a lie
And if that's what I want
I gotta tell him the truth

I'm a tell him the truth
(When I'm ready to)
Tell him the truth
(Some how)
Gotta tell him the truth
(That's what I gotta do)
Tell him the truth
(But not now)
Gotta tell him the truth
(Just wait a little bit)
Tell him the truth
(He couldn't handle it)
Tell him the truth
(That's what I gotta do)
Tell him the truth
(But not now ooh)


Lyrics submitted by loveablelo06, edited by queen1234

"Tell Him the Truth" as written by Floyd Nathaniel Hills Marcella N Araica

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    My InterpretationThis song to me is about a guy who thinks he is with the perfect girl. It turns out she has kept a pretty big secret from him, one that will cause alot of hurt and pain. She was scared to tell him because she knew it would hurt and the relationship is going great, but realizes that she needs to tell him the truth.
    navalangel2002on April 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song to me tell how a woman who is in love with boyfriend who is afraid of telling him that she cheated on him with another man. She knew that if she told him, their relationship was going to end, and so she kept it a secret from him. She knew that it would break his heart if she told him the truth. Her boyfriend probably thought that she was the one for him. Keri kept saying that she would tell her boyfriend the truth but she never told him. She tried telling him when she was crying. But she couldn't tell him because she was still afraid. Her mind kept kept telling her to wait a little while. She never told her boyfriend the truth that she cheated on him with another man, and she continued to keep it a secret from him.
    Tarshaon April 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWELL DAMN KERI
    thrwmyhrtawy.on April 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can totally relate to this song! i strted seeing this guy but he was this gansta-wannabe and i wasn't happy, and he knew that too...so, since i wasnt satisfied i slept with this other guy and my bf changed his gansta ways FOR ME and i feel so guilty cause he still doesnt know about the other guy..but right now, we're just good friends and im dating the other guy xD
    tonio627on July 01, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningI think this is about the girl in the relationship being unfaithful somehow. It's most likely she cheated on him, but in a sense it could be about anything.. Whatever it is, she knows it would ruin the relationship - "Keri, wait things are going great." And if she told him the truth, he wouldn't be able to handle it - "Gotta tell him the truth(He couldn't handle it)". Whatever she is hiding from him, its killing her and sooner or later he'll need to find out.
    awakemysoulon June 27, 2010   Link

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