"To tell you the truth”
"You can’t make this shit up"
"Truer words have never been said"
"He speaks the truth"
Tell me I’m lying. I’ll tell you why your wrong. I’ll lie straight to your face. And nobody will say it ain’t right. If the time wasn’t.
These so called little white lies we tell. To spare one’s feelings.
So the shit don’t hit the ceiling.
Too much of our stories are missing. Because we‘re fearful of who’s gonna listen. Not strangers though. They come and go. It’s your friends and loved ones you don’t want to let down so….
We spare those the truth. Because they‘ve got their own problems to deal with. Even the best of our loved ones lie. Just like the rest of us. Fearful of how folks will respond to that they’ve replied.
So we tailor each to the person. The lie/truth that best suits our needs. And move on to some lighter more enjoyable fair.
Sure I’d like to get to know you. But fear how you’d feel after learning the truth about me. That’s why to ships passing in the night. Can toss aside their inhibitions. And speak so blunt shamelessly. Anonymity is a powerful thing. It allows one to play outside of themselves. And peer thru the eyes of a different persona. Without becoming persona non grata. To people they have to deal with everyday.
But knowing how little of the truth. I have learned about those I love the most. Is one of the hardest things I face daily. Just ask someone how their doing. Ninety-nine percent of the time alls you’ll hear is "fine" or "we’ll" etc etc. Who am I to talk. I’m guilty of the same. So I guess we lie so I can sleep better ain’t night. Secure in what we’ve let be known about ourselves.