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Lie number 1 you’re supposed to have it all together
And when they ask how you’re doing just smile and tell them “never better”

Lie number 2 everybody’s life is perfect except yours
So keep your messes and your wounds and your secrets safe with you behind closed doors

Truth be told
The truth is rarely told

I say I’m fine, yeah I’m fine oh I’m fine, hey I’m fine but I’m not
I’m broken
And when it’s out of control I say it’s under control but it’s not
And you know it
I don’t know why it’s so hard to admit it
When being honest is the only way to fix it
There’s no failure, no fall
There’s no sin you don’t already know
So let the truth be told

There’s a sign on the door saying “come as you are” but I doubt it
If we lived like it was true every Sunday morning pew would be crowded
But didn’t you say the church should look more like a hospital
A safe place for the sick and the sinner and and sick and the scarred and the prodigal

Truth be told
The truth is rarely told
Am I the only one who says…

Can I really stand here unashamed
And know that you love for me won’t change
Oh God If that’s really true
Then let the Truth Be Told

Songwriters: Matthew West / Andrew Pruis
SME (on behalf of Story House Collective); Me Gusta Music (Publishing), ASCAP, LatinAutor, Kobalt Music Publishing, UMPI, and 8 Music Rights Societies
Truth Be Told lyrics © Highly Combustible Music, Two Story House Music, One77 Songs

About This Song

Truth be told, the truth is rarely told. I’m not perfect – nobody is. And I’ve wasted too much energy in my life pretending I’ve got it all together. Here’s the truth: none of us can hold it all together right now. But there is One who holds US all together. God loves and welcomes us despite our hurts, habits, flaws, and hang-ups. May we all strive to be honest, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. For God demonstrates his love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8). I hope this video helps us see each other as God sees us. - Matthew West

Related Verses in the Bible

2 Corinthians 5:17