The Truth Lyrics

by Foster The People

Well I've been trying to re-learn my name it seems like a thousand years
That I've been out of frame and I surrender the truth is what
It's what I've needed from you
'cause I've been floating within
your walls of opinion
And I'm tired.
I only want the truth.

I have tried so hard not to be like them.
I have found they don't ever say what they mean. There is a truth, there is a light if you'd follow me there.
I've been searching for the directions and I'm convinced the world doesn't know what it needs.
There is the hope for the hopeless, I can promise you that.

Yeah well I've been accosted the jury's been partial but I won't surrender to prove to you I won't lie under pressure of compromise.
Yeah well an absolute measure won't change with opinion no matter how hard you try,
it's an unmovable thing: just like the visions in your bed
Oh when they're streaming in your head

I have tried so hard not to be like them
I have found they don't ever say what they mean.
There is a truth, there is a light, if you'd follow me there.
I've been searching for the directions and I'm convinced the world doesn't know what it needs,
There is a hope I'll come back
if you're leading my hand.
The world is so broken, I'm tripping my steps, I'm slipping and I know why. I never thought that I'd be here. A blinding call to prayer has touched my feet like the call of the prophets,
a purpose is needed before you know that you know
to never wonder what you are, and not forget where you've come from.

Is it really love you've been speaking of? What'd you say? What'd you say? (x2) I said that you need me, don't you?

There is a truth, I can promise you that.

I have tried so hard not to be like them. I have found they don't ever say what they mean.

The truth, the truth stands in the end while you're deciding what to do. The truth stands in the end while you're deciding what to do.