Billy Talent: Try Honesty Meaning
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Song Released: 2003
Try Honesty Lyrics
Well I scratched my knees, they bled
Sew up my eyes, need no more
In our game there is no score
Forgive me father, why should you bother?
Try honesty, Try honesty
Hop in your dumptruck, reverse for good...
anonymous Dec 6th, 2017 12:25am report
its about a father that would always lie to his son about everything then say "imma go get some milk" THen leaves. 10/10
anonymous Jun 4th, 2011 6:28pm report
its actually about a girl he knew that had a bad child hood and was abused
anonymous Jun 6th, 2009 6:22pm report
I'm pretty sure it's not about a priest raping kids... I think you have the song confused with Devil in a Midnight Mass
Ginger.Talent Oct 16th, 2008 10:46pm report
That are all good ideas, but not the one, ben had.
in a german interview he said:
"In 'Try Honesty' geht es um eine Freundin, mit der ich aufgewachsen bin. Viele Dinge in ihrem Leben sind ziemlich schiefgelaufen, aber sie machte immer andere Leute dafür verantwortlich. Mal waren die Eltern schuld, mal die Schule, mal ihr Freund, mal ich. Mit dem Song will ich ausdrücken, dass man die Verantwortung für sein Schicksal in die eigenen Hände nehmen und so weit wie möglich kontrollieren sollte. Wenn du ein ehrlicher, guter Mensch bist, hast du einige Probleme wenige"
translated it is:
'Try honesty is a song about a friend I growed up with. Her life wasn't easy at all, but she always blamed somebody for it, except herself. Once it was their parents fault, then the schools, then her boyfriends and at least mine.
What I wanted to express is you should take the responibility of your destiny into your own hands and try to control it. You have less problems, when you're a better, honest man!'
i hope you can understand my translation!
There are two interpretations of this song.
1.) It is about a relationship between two people and how one of them is always lying and it is affecting the other person.
2.) This song could be about the abuse a child and his sibling (the lyrics suggest a sister) underwent abuse from their father and the song is about how is dad never approved of him.
anonymous Jun 30th, 2007 6:47pm report
Actually it's about his dad abusing him.
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