A Matter Of Trust

Album: The Bridge (1986)
Charted: 52 10
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  • One, two
    One, two, three, four

    Some love is just a lie of the heart
    The cold remains of what began with a passionate start
    And they may not want it to end
    But it will it's just a question of when

    I've lived long enough to have learned
    The closer you get to the fire the more you get burned
    But that won't happen to us
    'Cause it's always been a matter of trust

    Now I know you're an emotional girl
    It took a lot for you to not lose your faith in this world
    But I can't offer you proof
    But you're going to face a moment of truth

    It's hard when you're always afraid
    You just recover when another belief is betrayed
    So break my heart if you must
    It's a matter of trust

    You can't go the distance
    With too much resistance
    I know you have doubts
    But for God's sake don't shut me out

    This time you've got nothing to lose
    You can take it, you can leave it, whatever you choose
    I won't hold back anything
    And I'll walk away a fool or a king

    Some love is just a lie of the mind
    It's make believe until it's only a matter of time
    And some might have learned to adjust
    But then it never was a matter of trust

    I'm sure you're aware love
    We've both had our share of
    Believing too long
    When the whole situation was wrong

    Some love is just a lie of the soul
    A constant battle for the ultimate state of control
    After you've heard lie upon lie
    There can hardly be a question of why

    Some love is just a lie of the heart
    The cold remains of what began with a passionate start
    But that can't happen to us
    'Cause it's always been a matter of trust

    It's a matter of trust
    It's always been a matter of trust
    It's a matter of trust
    'Cause it's always been a matter of trust Writer/s: Billy Joel
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 13

  • AnonymousI love Billy Joel and his songs, every one of them. I loved the original band especially Richie Canata. I met him in person, he kissed my hand and said “ thank you for coming to hear us “ in Johnstown.
  • Jeffrey Nolan from VermontI felt bad for Billy, as there is no way that Christie Brinkley ever deserved him. Billy Joel is the best, most talented and humble singer / songwriter and he surrounds himself with top notch musicians!!!
  • Mollybrolly from AustraliaSo that's where the line ...some loves just a lie of the mind...comes from... It's true though. I'm in a wonderful relationship now,after an abusive one, and I still have my fears, all unfounded thank God.
  • James Russell from Apex, Nc@ Sergio From Brazil If you can trust the information from Wikipedia they list "Liberty DeVitto" as the drummer on the original recording. Liberty is also shown in the video as playing the drums. I am not 100% sure but as far as I can tell all the musicians playing and appearing on the video were members of his touring band during this time frame. One of my all-time favorite songs and the music and this video just makes the heart warm and fuzzy. Maybe the poor women screaming "shut up" needed her beauty rest. She failed on all accounts!
  • Sofie Sotillo from FloridaCNN uses an instrumental version of this song for their Importance of Trust ad campaign during the 2020 election.
  • Tommy from MassachusettsI wish there was a music video for "Matter of Trust" without the angry lady.
    A great video, but she totally ruined it!
  • Sergio from BrazilJeff Porcaro on drums?
  • Roberto from Jacksonville, FlOn his Sirius XM channel, Billy says he tried to sound like Robert Palmer on this song. While I’d listened to A Matter of Trust many times before that, can definitely now hear what he describes.
  • Timur from RussiaIn the video you can see Mark Rivera playing keyboards although he didn't take part in the recording.
  • George from Belleville, NjThis is a solid song lyrically and musically.It has drive,it has power,it has meaning.Another winner from Billy Joel's catalog.
  • Nancy from Merle168@insightbb.com, KyHi April I most certainly agreed with you Love the song and Billy Joel:)
  • Eric from Great Neck, NyActually he regularly plays the guitar on We Didn't Start The Fire.
  • April from Nashville, TnI've always loved this song, especially in the beginning when it sounds like he's saying "one two tree, four". Billy Joel is amazing and so is his whole body of work.
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