"Truth" as written by and Bernard/junior Alexander....
The truth is that I never shook my shadow
Every day it's trying to trick me into doing battle
Calling out "faker" only get me rattled
Want to pull me back behind the fence with the cattle
Building your lenses
Digging your trenches
Put me on the front line
Leave me with a dumb mind
With no defenses
But your defenses
If you can't stand to feel the pain then you are senseless

Since this
I've grown up some
Different kind of fighter
And when the darkness come let it inside you
Your darkness is shining
My darkness is shining
Have faith in myself

I've seen a million numbered doors on the horizon
Now which is the future you choose before you gone dying?
I'll tell you 'bout a secret I've been undermining
Every little lie in this world come from dividing
Say you're my lover, say you're my homie,
Tilt my chin back slit my throat take a bath in my blood get to know me
All out of my secrets
All my enemies are turning into my teachers.
Because, lights blinding, no way dividing what's yours or mine when everything's shining
You darkness is shining my darkness is shining
Have faith in ourselves

Yes I'm only loving, only trying to only love
That's what I'm trying to do is only loving
Yes I'm only lonely loving feeling only loving
Till I'm feeling only loving
Ya say it ain't loving ain't loving my loving
But I'm only loving only loving only loving
Only loving the truth.

Lyrics submitted by Breakingbenjaminfan

"Truth" as written by Jarrett Lloyd Vincent Bernard Alexander

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    General CommentI just discovered this song and I love the lyrics. To me, Alexander is talking about the "shadow" in each of us, as Carl Jung writes of. That is that dark part of ourselves that we refuse to accept. "The truth is I never shook my shadow." He is admitting that he has a shadow, and he hasn't faced it yet. It tries to get him to do battle, which is basically cognitive dissonance, or fighting against the knowledge of its existence in order to maintain homeostasis or feel calm and balanced.

    In the next verse he's "grown up some"--he's faced his shadow, and done battle with it, and found the power that comes from facing the truth. I love the line "Your darkness is shining".

    Finally he speaks of branching out, of embracing the shadow in others. "Every little lie in this world comes from dividing". Hating the shadow in others results in division. "All my enemies turning into my teachers." He is learning to accept others, and love them, no matter what their faults may be. He is learning true unity and true love.
    darkmeadowon March 03, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think it sounds like

    "I'll tell you 'bout a secret I've been undermining
    Every little lie in this world come from the bible"
    woodenflooron July 28, 2011   Link
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    General Commentgood song, good lyrics...i feel its the fight, both individual and as a society, against selfishness; material and emotional selfishness. really like the "no way dividing whats yours or mine when everything's shining"
    derekjw203on January 23, 2011   Link

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