"The Truth" as written by and Brett/monroe James....
Tell em all I'm on vacation,
Say I went to visit friends,
That you ain't heard or seen from me in quite a while,
When they ask you where I've been,
Tell em I'm out on the west coast where it don't ever rain,
And that I'm probably doing fine,

Just don't tell em I've gone crazy,
That I'm still strung out over you,
Tell em anything you want to,
Just don't tell em all the truth,
Yeah don't tell em all the truth,

Tell em all I'm out in Vegas,
Blowin' every dollar I ever made,
Tell em that I must be into something bad for me cause,
I sure lost a lot of weight,
Tell em I'm out on the road with some old rock and roll band,
Living like a gypsy can,

Just don't tell em I've gone crazy,
That I'm still strung out over you,
Tell em anything you want to,
Just don't tell em all the truth,
Yeah don't tell em all the truth,

The truth is that I'm asking you to lie,
And we both know that it ain't right,
But if you ever loved me please,
Have some mercy on me,
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,

Tell em anything you want to,
Just don't tell em all the truth,
Yeah don't tell em all the truth,
I still need you,
Yeah that's the truth,
I still love you,
Baby that's the truth.

Lyrics submitted by dkyle_06

"The Truth" as written by Ashley Monroe Brett James

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC, ME GUSTA MUSIC

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  • +2
    General Commenti love this song. bbygrll05 is right, he isnt quite over a girl but she's moved on and he thinks if he disappears it will help.
    SAYIWONTon November 28, 2009   Link
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    General Commentas far as i can tell, this song is about a guy who left his town....for some reason. In the back of his mind there is this girl that he loves. He clould never tell her just what she means to him, and he hopes that someday he will be able to tell her the truth.......
    Tim18on October 26, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song made me cry ; hes obviously not over a girl &+ he doesnt want anyone to know it ,. hes trying to make it seem like hes not around ; because he doesnt want his feelings to show anymore ,.
    bbygrll05on November 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is currently my favorite song! It's basically saying he isnt over his ex and he thinks that if he stays away it will b better 4 the both of them... but he doesnt want any1 2 knw hes still strung out over her so he doesnt want her 2 tell them the truth... great song! great lyrics! great video! love Jason Aldean!!!
    CowgirlUp252on December 15, 2009   Link
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    General Comment I think he left the girl he (found out later) he loved alot, and regrets it. Or maybe he left out of anger or because he didnt feel he was good enough or along those lines. Either way, he still loves her, and hes asking her not to tell anyone the real reason why he left, and to continue to make up excuses for his absence.

    Or it could be that he left a girl, or she left him, but he still loves her, but he think its better if he stays away.
    dancechickieon April 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love how the beat is fun and not depressing yet he is obviously so sad and so strong about leaving the girl he still has feelings for. Absolutely one of my favorite songs!
    SUPPPBABYon January 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti heard this last night live, Jason and Eric Church were in Greenville SC. He does amazing live, and this was probably my favorite one of the night.
    Plums72on January 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is one of my favorites! I think he has left town because he knows that he is still in love with a girl that has already moved on. The girl knows why he left, but he wants the girl to make up some story about why he left. He does not want his friends back home to know the real reason why he left.
    MaDiE12on February 02, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI am this person. I could be either one. Running away or crying to stay. But damn, this is real life. When ya don't hear from someone for awhile, and all the time you have held on, kept your head up high....just like wading through a deep creek. Should you go under or should you wander on.......or take a chance of never looking back. But if I don't take the chance of looking back, would it bring me anything, or even Give me anything? This particular person has had a tippy-tight hold on my heart from the very first night. And that turned into 1o years.....with both of us runing from each other's friends,and that was A Lot OF the Trouble's and well, you should be able to read between some lines. That is what I need, someone elses' thougts. He maybe made himself crazy, but in the long run, he tore my world apart., but the feelings never changed. Each meeting, pass-by. damn. What the hell can anyone make right anymore. Cause he makes me crazy too. and that has been advoding one another very hard for a very long time now. Ya'll lovers and cheaters, lovers and haters; give me some kind of , hell there ain'nt so sign. I just want your thoughts, your viewes. Should I leave or go, Love him and stay. Take him with, and just runaway. I waNT 'THE Truth FROM EVERY INCINDENCE OR HAPPENING.........OR AN IDEA THAT I CAN PUT MY FEET BACK ON THE GROUND.
    pinkdogwoodon February 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this is about a guy whose girlfriend ended their relationship, and how he denies missing her to everyone around him, including her and wants her to tell her friends he's over it: "Tell em *all*...that I'm probably doing fine" and "the truth is, i'm asking you to lie". So he's pretending to move on, but inside he really does miss her and he's stuck on her. In the song I he's talking directly to his ex, cause he says at the end "tell em' anything you want to, just don't tell em' all the truth, i still need you, that's the truth..." and so on
    CMarc24on May 06, 2010   Link

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