The Beautiful Truth

Music & Lyrics by Garland Jeffreys

From the album The King of In Between (Luna Park Records, 2011)

 

Imperfection is the new perfection

No such thing as perfection

When I look at my reflection

That’s what I tell my kids

All the pain and self pity

That I learned back in my youth

Is like a flame burning through me

It’s what I call the beautiful truth

The beautiful truth

 

How many roads must I travel

How many streets must I walk down

Before my face hits the gravel

And I’m lying here dead on the ground

All this sense of duty

Mixed up with this ugly beauty

It’s handed down to me

And it’s what I call the beautiful truth

The beautiful truth

It’s life’s foundation

You got to give if you want something back

If you want a share of the fruits
It’s what I call the beautiful truth

 

Lalalalalalalalalalala

 

It’s life’s foundation

You got to give if you want something back

If you want a share of the fruits
It’s what I call the beautiful truth

The beautiful truth

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