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2016年8月25日 星期四

Honesty --Billy Joel (真誠--比利·喬)

There are many songs by Billy Joel I like. One of those I like best is "Honesty". There he sings what's secretly in every man's and perhaps every woman's heart. So much is involved in love, so many different kinds of things are at stake that it must be one of the rarest blessings on this crowded planet so full of tricks and so sparsely filled with treats if one can find a soul mate who is truly honest with one, in everything. Or do we really want him or her to be so heart searingly and soul tearingly "honest" ? Are there dark secrets hidden inside every heart which it would be better or wiser to never seek to be brought out into the open? How much conventional marital bliss hangs upon that Pandora's box otherwise known as the human heart? Perhaps, is that why love is so fatally attractive?

Whatever the truth may be, "Honesty" is a beautiful song which gives expression to our heart's aching search for that quasi-impossible ideal.






Honesty

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 that 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