Honesty, Karya Penuh Makna Billy Joel

Konon truth lebih sulit ditemukan daripada love. Begitukah? Tapi konon itulah yang ingin dikatakan Billy Joel lewat lagu ini, Honesty. Joel menyebutkan kalau ia bisa menemukan seseorang dengan mudah, memberi dan menghiburnya dengan aneka janji. Tapi kejujuran jauh lebih jarang ditemukan. "You can be in love with someone, but it doesn't mean you're going to have truth."

 
Honesty adalah single ketiga yang dirilis Joel dari album keenamnya, 52nd Street yang rilis tahun 1979. Lagu ini mendapat ulasan positif dari kritikus musik. Mereka memuji lirik Joel dan tentunya harmoni piano yang dimainkan Joel. Masuk dalam US Billboard Hot 100 chart dan menjadi album ketiga yang masuk dalam list top forty hit. Lagu ini mendapat sertifikat emas dari Asosiasi Industri Rekaman Jepang untuk penjualan download ringtone lebih dari 100.000 unit.

Honesty

If you search for tenderness
It isn't hard to find
You can have the love you need to live
But if you look for truthfulness
You might just as well be blind
It always seems to be so hard to give

Honesty is such a lonely word
Everyone is so untrue
Honesty is hardly ever heard
And mostly what I need from you

I can always find someone
To say they sympathize
If I wear my heart out on my sleeve
But I don't want some pretty face
To tell me pretty lies
All I want is someone to believe

Honesty is such a lonely word
Everyone is so untrue
Honesty is hardly ever heard
And mostly what I need from you

I can find a lover
I can find a friend
I can have security
Until the bitter end
Anyone can comfort me
With promises again
I know, I know

When I'm deep inside of me
Don't be too concerned
I won't ask for nothin' while I'm gone
But when I want sincerity
Tell me where else can I turn
Cause you're the one that I depend upon

Honesty is such a lonely word
Everyone is so untrue
Honesty is hardly ever heard

And mostly what I need from you

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