Monday, January 08, 2007

Gimme Some Truth

by John Lennon, 1971


I'm sick and tired of hearing things
From uptight, short-sighted, narrow-minded hypocrites
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth
I've had enough of reading things
By neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth
No short-haired, yellow-bellied son of Tricky Dicky
Is gonna mother-hubbard, soft-soap me
With just a pocketful of soap
Money for dope
Money for rope...
I'm sick to death of seeing things
From tight-lipped, condescending, mommy's little chauvinists
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth
I've had enough of watching scenes
Of schizophrenic, egocentric, paranoiac prima donnas
All I want is the truth now
Just gimme some truth...


Funny how some of the things you admire when you're 15 stay with you... I hate the commercial "peace-loving" generic icon that Lennon has become today, but I love him for his earlier honest anger at what was fucked up about "society." Everyone's become so complacent it's nauseating.

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