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It Hurts to be True
It Hurts To Be True

My Friend, How can you help me
I need to be cruel to be kind
And that means our goodbyes
My Friend, I know that you love me
I want to be friends at the end but girl I don't love you
It hurts to be true
It hurts to be true

My Friend, How do we end this?
How do we stop this thing from drifting into lies?
My Friend, I know that Ill hurt you
I wish I could heal your pain by saying I love you
It hurts to be true
It hurts....
When the shadow of these darker days has passed
My friend you'll thank me for this
When your heart is filled with someone else you'll look back at me and blow me a kiss
Choir: In another place and time
Lead vocal: I might have kissed you. I might have drowned in your eyes
Choir: Things could have been so different:
Lead Vocal: I let you trust me. I let you dream it could be
Choir: Some things aren't meant to be
Lead Vocal: Why did I let it go this far, why do I have to break your heart, I think you know it has to end here
Choir: It has to end here (overlapping)

My friend, I don't deserve you
You're already everything that I could ever be
My friend, don't cry for too long
All that you wish for babe will someday come to you
And you'll hurt me too
It hurts to be true
It hurts to be true
And you'll hurt me too
Short Song Description:
A different angle on the traditional love song. He knows she wants him to say 'I love you' but he can't say it. He does care for the friendship so much that he does not want to hurt her.
Lyric Credits: Chris Orchard
Music Credits: Chris Orchard
Producer Credits: Shane O Farrell
Publisher Credits: Chris Orchard
Performance Credits: Chris Orchard
Song Length: 4:09
Primary Genre: Pop-Rock
Secondary Genre: Pop-Easy Listening
Tempo / Feel: Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Regret
Subject Matter 2: Dysfunctional Relations
Mood 1: Poignant
Mood 2: Diplomatic
Similar Artist 1: Crowded House
Similar Artist 2: Roy Orbison
Language: English
Era: 1980 - 1989