Gimme Some Truth

Album: Imagine (1971)
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  • I'm sick and tired of hearing things from
    Uptight short sided narrow minded hypocritics
    All I want is the truth, just give me some truth
    I've had enough of reading things
    By neurotic psychotic pigheaded politicians
    All I want is the truth, just give me some truth

    No short-haired, yellow-bellied
    Son of tricky dicky's
    Gonna mother hubbard soft soap me
    With just a pocket full of hopes
    Money for dope, money for rope

    No short-haired, yellow-bellied,
    Son of tricky dicky's
    Gonna mother hubbard soft soap me
    With just a pocket full of hopes
    Money for dope, money for rope

    I'm sick to death of seeing things from
    Tight-lipped condescending mama's little chauvinists
    All I want is the truth, just give me some truth
    I've had enough of watching scenes from
    Schizophrenic egocentric paranoiac primadonnas
    All I want is the truth just give me some truth

    No short-haired, yellow-bellied,
    Son of tricky dicky's
    Gonna mother hubbard soft soap me
    With just a pocket full of hopes
    It's money for dope, money for rope

    I'm sick to death of hearing things from
    Uptight short sided narrow minded hypocritics
    All I want is the truth, just give me some truth
    I've had enough of reading things
    By neurotic psychotic pigheaded politicians
    All I want is the truth, just give me some truth
    All I want is the truth, just give me some truth
    All I want is the truth, just give me some truth

Comments: 15

  • Dennis from United StatesEvery time I listen to this song it inspires me. The reality of 1971 with Nixon lying to everyone as the same reality as it exists today, only far worse with Trump. In 1974, I wrote, "Today, there are many among us that would accept as fact a good lie over the truth. The fabrication of the fictional lie begins in offering pure conjecture of a reality that never has existed; then telling the fabricated lie continually makes it true to those with weaker minds."
  • Billy from ChicagoObla-Di,Obla -Da.Hardly any change in near 50 year-end very much counting.
  • Parker from Liverpool, United Kingdomhate this song but like john lennon
  • Andre from Rio De Janeiro, BrazilThe album Imagine has some of he best Harrison
    guitar solos!
  • Breanna from Henderson, NvThis song is always in my head when I know people are lieing to me. John couldn't have made a better song that told it how it is, everyone wants to be told the truth and John had the mind to write a song about it.
  • Billy from West Unity, OhBack when this song was new, it was quite a political statement. Lennon, in my minds eye, had the balls to tell it like it was!! Ironically not too much has changed over the years.
  • Heather from Camden, MeGeneration X did a fantastic cover of this song- it fits perfect with the spirit of 1977 and the punk movement
  • Richard from Talladega, AlSam (Leslie) Phillips did an amazing cover of this to close out her "Martinis & Bikinis" album.
  • Ariana from Lima, Peruthere´s a nice cover of this song by Dhani Harrison & Jakob Dylan in the album Instant Karma: The Campaign to Save Darfur:)
  • Ian from Lethbridge, CanadaGreat song! I love the guitar solo!
  • Rosa from Rialto, CaSaul Hernandez from Jaguares made a KICK ASS version of this song....Love it!!

    ROZE
  • Pete from Ny, NyThat's George Harrison doing the blistering lead.
  • Paulo from India, United StatesPearl Jam covered this song live a few times on their '03 tour.
  • Andy from Halifax, EnglandBoth Ash and Travis have covered this song as b-sides to singles. The Ash version features heavily distorted and barely recognisable vocals.
  • Elliott from Douglassville, PaThis song was in the works as early as January 1969, during The Beatles' Get Back (later Let It Be) sessions. Bootlegs of them rehearsing include this song, among a few others that would wind up on the Beatles' solo records.
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