Truth That Hurts

by Austin & Elliott

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released February 1, 2016

Songs by Christopher Thomas Elliott (BMI) except "What a Woman Knows" by Christopher Thomas Elliott and Lisa Austin

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Track Name: Liza Jane
The hardest work I've ever done I labored all in vain
The toughest love I've known was known by all as Liza Jane
All I had were promises when I knocked on her door
A stocking in her hand, she looked at me with scorn
Lord, Liza, here's some sugar cane
I wonder if it's sweet enough
to sweeten you up Liza Jane

I offered her my hand, she recoiled and cursed
"Not even if you were the only man on God's gray Earth"
With a lovely look of pity, she wrung a rag and sighed
"You must be the dumbest thing that ever lived and died"
Lord, Liza, here's some sugar cane
I wonder if it's sweet enough
to sweeten you up Liza Jane

One night I carried her in the rain for seven miles
I swear it was the first and only time I saw her smile
A baby's in the backyard, a baby's on her knee
I'll raise them like my own, but neither looks like me
Lord, Liza, here's some sugar cane
I wonder if it's sweet enough
to sweeten you up Liza Jane

The children cry for mother, they never cry for me
They treat me like the stranger she said I'll always be
The essence of your soul is passed on as it is
The children love me even less than their mother did
Lord, Liza, here's some sugar cane
I wonder if it's sweet enough
to sweeten you up Liza Jane

I may not know anything, but I know what love is
Love is something random
Love is sad and sick
Love is so relentless
brutal, mad, and cruel
Love's a gift from heaven
about to fall on you
Track Name: Truth That Hurts
He tells you why he's late and where he's been
When you know that he's been back in her arms again.
You say that he led you along and then lied
But what hurts even more is the fact you both tried.

You both tried all you could to make it work.
It's not the lies, it's the truth that hurts.

He had a dream girl, you had a script in your mind.
When he said you were the one, it was true at the time.
When somebody says "I'll love you forever"
That's a figure of speech, you should know better.

You force a laugh and cough before you curse.
It's not the lies, it's the truth that hurts.

How can you say you've been betrayed
In the bed that both of you made?

Neither side wants to come out and break up first.
It's not the lies, it's the truth that hurts.
Track Name: Hard Not to Fall in Love
It's hard not to fall in love with you.
Won't you let me down gently if I do.
Just so you know, before I start
Not to fall in love with you is hard.

It's hard not to watch the water shine.
Everybody stares at the things that make them blind
And you're so bright from afar.
Not to fall in love with you is hard.
It's hard.

The moon is made of marble stone.
The sea is filled with drunkard's wine.
The bottle's empty on the subway at the end of the line.

It's hard not to hold on and believe.
As fortune on the rail carries you away from me.
Letting go is the hardest part.
Track Name: Too Tired
I drag myself through the doorway after working all day
You're half-asleep in the bedroom, and all you can say...

I'm too tired to talk now
I'm too tired to try, too tired to fight
All I can do is lay down in your arms
I'm too tired tonight

TV noise in the background, the comforts of home
We can share the silence. It's all right, you know

I'm too tired to talk now
I'm too tired to try, too tired to fight
All I can do is lay down in your arms
I'm too tired tonight
I wish I could stay up late
Play a game, watch a movie, and make things right
I wish we had more time
Maybe tomorrow, I'm too tired tonight

Oh let me sleep
Oh let me dream

I'm too tired to talk now
I'm too tired to try, too tired to fight
All I can do is lay down in your arms
I'm too tired tonight
I wish I could stay up late
Save the world, part the ocean, and fly
If I could, I would fly
I'm too tired