I'm sick and tired of hearing things from
Uptight, short sided, narrow minded hypocrites
All I want is the truth, just give me some truth
I've had enough of reading things
By neurotic, psychotic, pigheaded politicians
All I want is the truth
Just give me some truth

No short-haired, yellow-bellied
Son of Tricky Dicky's
Gonna Mother Hubbard soft soap me
With just a pocket full of hope
Money for dope
Money for rope, woo-hoo

No short-haired, yellow-bellied
Son of Tricky Dicky's
Gonna Mother Hubbard soft soap me
With just a pocket full of soap
Money for dope
Money for rope

I'm sick to death of seeing things from
Tight-lipped, condescending, mama's little chauvinists
All I want is the truth, just give me some truth, now
I've had enough of watching scenes with
Schizophrenic, egocentric, paranoid prima-donnas
All I want is the truth, now-now
Just give me some truth

No short-haired, yellow-bellied
Son of Tricky Dicky's
Gonna Mother Hubbard soft soap me
With just a pocket full of soap
It's money for dope
Money for rope

Ah, I'm sick to death of hearing things from
Uptight, short-sighted, narrow minded hypocrites
All I want is the truth, now
Just give me some truth, now
I've had enough of reading things
By neurotic, psychotic, pigheaded politicians
All I want is the truth, now
Just give me some truth, now
All I want is the truth, now
Just give me some truth, now
All I want is the truth
Just give me some truth
All I want is the truth
Just give me some truth


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Gimme Some Truth Lyrics as written by John Winston Lennon

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  • +3
    General Comment

    This song makes me want to stand in the middle of a crowd and just scream the lyrics. JUST GIMME SOME TRUTH

    ACatastrophicSmileon November 25, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    It is an absolutely fantastic protest song. I find most of Lennon's work is now apt in the time we're living in, what with polititians living rich and proud in their offices while soldiers are out in Iraq fighing an unjust cause. Very moving.

    TheLandauDudeon April 05, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    you;re right. with all the beheadings and the government lying to us it drives me insane.but in a way i think maybe I'M better off not knowing the truth its hard enough to sleep at night, My brothers in Iraq. Get bush out of office and Bring my Brother home!!!

    ultraviolet420on June 27, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    there's nothing wrong with being liberal!

    lets all just scream this song outloud today, seeing as Bush is going to be dictator AGAIN

    bamvolstoneon November 03, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    All the adjectives he uses in this song makes it quite powerful. :p

    blackled222on June 16, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    He is saying that no one is saying anything that is meaningful or about life itself. Life is about saying the truth, the answer which is love. Politicians, journalists, artists, actors, etc. say nothing to help mankind.

    tchaveyon December 21, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I think this song talks about the government and he's sick of the authority lying to him

    sourgirl711on December 16, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My Opinion

    I think you'll find this song was john's protest against the American government who were attempting to stop his application for citizenship into the country. They were using his conviction for a drugs bust back in London as a means to stop him being granted a green card. The president at the time being Richard Nixon - well known as 'Tricky Dicky' This song in my opinion was a typical John Lennon, fed up with red tape and saying 'come on just give me an answer - can i come in or not? yes or no?

    jessyjackon October 24, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    i LOVE this song.... i listened to my dads imagine album to listen to imagine, and this is the first song so i thought, heck, why not listen to it.... and now i LOVE this song.... :-D can i say that enough?

    mongoosestalkeron January 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    about Nixon "tricky dicky"

    Johnlennnnonon January 15, 2007   Link

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