Dire Straits and Mark Knopfler had such an influence on my writing style that I guess Truth & Lies is my homage to “Private Investigations”. The song is obviously about the thought of betrayal and the the guilt that is carried around in the aftermath.

How many times have I heard “I still love her” years after they are no longer a couple. A few drinks lead to a loss of sanity result in a lifetime of regret. What is the lie, the relationship you are in or the one that you are tempted to take? Without honesty in your relationship what is there? Can you deal with the guilt knowing the truth & lies?

Verse 1
My confession,
A guilty mind.
So many secrets,
so many lies.
Pride and passion,
The scales are tilted to one side.
Reckless obsession,
Sinful pleasure,
hard to fight.
Truth and Lies.

Verse 2
No redemption,
I know what’s wrong
and what is right.
What if this,
and what if that.
One night of passion,
It would wreck not just my life.
This fascination,
Is no good and that’s a fact.
Truth and lies.

What would I sacrifice?
The Truth is hard to fight,
That my life is just a lie.
I hide behind these lies,
To myself I justify,
And now it’s me I do despise.

Truth and lies.

(c) 2000 Words & Music John Robert Hunter