If you search for tenderness
It isn't hard to find
You can have the love you need to live
But if you look for truthfulness
You might just as well be blind
It always seems to be so hard to give

Honesty is such a lonely word
Everyone is so untrue
Honesty is hardly ever heard
And mostly what I need from you

I can always find someone
To say they sympathize
If I wear my heart out on my sleeve
But I don't want some pretty face
To tell me pretty lies
All I want is someone to believe

Honesty is such a lonely word
Everyone is so untrue
Honesty is hardly ever heard
And mostly what I need from you

I can find a lover
I can find a friend
I can have security until the bitter end
Anyone can comfort me
With promises again
I know, I know

When I'm deep inside of me
Don't be too concerned
I won't ask for nothin' while I'm gone
But when I want sincerity
Tell me where else can I turn
'Cause you're the one I depend upon

Honesty is such a lonely word
Everyone is so untrue
Honesty is hardly ever heard
And mostly what I need from you


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Honesty Lyrics as written by Billy Joel

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    General CommentJoel has so many hits over the decades while he's been performing. When first introduced to his music by my sister's boyfriend (who secretly bought me Joel's first album and told me not to tell my sister where I got it). I fell in love with Joel immediately. Was priviledged to have a mother who allowed me to see Joel in concert when I was in high school. (My father was kept in the dark as to my whereabouts.) Joel and his piano filled the stage with blue lighting shining all around. It was glorious! This song is one of his best, in my opinion. The lyrics are simple and ring true.
    fivefortypmon February 10, 2012   Link

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