Honesty Is No Excuse

Album: Thin Lizzy (1971)

Songfacts®:

  • Running to 3 minutes 34 seconds, this early Phil Lynott composition, the second track from the eponymous 1971 Thin Lizzy album, is a song of regret, although Lynott - who was born in 1949 - was not yet old enough to have most of the regrets we all pick up over the course of a lifetime, in love or out. Although Thin Lizzy recorded quite a few ballads, this appears to be the odd one out; with subdued guitar by original axeman Eric Bell, it is dominated by the mellotron of Ivor Raymonde, who co-wrote "I Only Want To Be With You" for Dusty Springfield. The mellotron is a nice touch here and makes the song. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

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