The Truth Is Lyin' Next to You

Album: Always & Forever (1987)
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  • Written by Susan Longacre and Kent Robbins, this song from Randy Travis' sophomore album, Always & Forever, was never released as a single. It talks about a married man who is devoted to his wife, and wants no other lover besides her, no matter what rumors may be circulating. In the song, people tell him that their love will never last, due to his running around and living the night life. However, he vows to remain faithful to her. The song has a hook line that contains a clever use of play on words in the last line of the chorus: "If you need some lovin' proof, just reach out, the truth is lyin' next to you." >>
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    Garrett - phenix city, AL


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