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The Truth Lyrics

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 doin' fine

CHORUS:
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've sure lost a lot a weight

Tell 'em I'm out on the road with some old rock n' roll band
Living like a gypsy king

CHORUS

BRIDGE:
The truth is that I'm asking you to lie
And we both know that it ain't right
If you ever loved me please
Have some mercy on me

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
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Aug 17, 2009
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i 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.

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as 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.......

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this 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 ,.

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This 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!!!

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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.

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I 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!

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i 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.

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This 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.

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I 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. HE JUST SENT IT TO ME........OUT OF THE BLUE.....EVEN THOUGH OF LOW CONNECTIONS........IS IT TIME TO MAKE THE ONE WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN AFRAID & IT FINALLY TIME TO NOT BE AFRAID OF THE TRUTH.

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@pinkdogwood Well, what you wrote was in 2010; so I'm pretty damn sure you'll never see this comment. Probably won't ever respond even if ya did... But, if you do see this, would you take the time to send me an email, or a message on Facebook, or something? Did you ever figure it out? Are you still seeing each other, romantically? Just as friends? I can't believe it's been almost a decade since this came out. I'm still pretty young but I remember when this came out I really liked it. I think I was in High School. Anyway......

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I 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

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