Truth be Known

from by Ed VandenDool

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you know they’re asking for one with warts and all a simple song sung from the heart
truth be known i’m afraid to look inside and i don’t know where to start

i suppose i could tell them all the truth that there ain’t no secret code
truth be known it’s been such a long long time and i’m too far down the road

the good and bad of a life of hanging on
wins and losses all get blurred
it seemed to be so important way back when
now the lines are all obscured

i suppose i could start another round
of trying to find the reason why
truth be known there’s no reason to be found
so i’m not even going to try

there’s a child whose dreams are coming true
and one whose truth is told in dreams
truth be known they’re the reason that i breathe
and have been all my life it seems

i suppose i should count my blessings then
instead of banking on the past
truth be known time can turn wise men to fools
who think anything can last

so i wonder if there’s something i might say
that could lighten someone’s load
just a word or two to help them on their way
from someone too far down the road

ain’t it funny how things turn out in the end
how purpose redefines a man
i hope you understand, i need to hear you laugh
just to know that someone can

i suppose i could tell them all the truth
that there ain’t no secret code
there’s just the time we spend with we chose to love
as we travel down the road


from Counting Waves & others, released October 8, 2014
Written by Ed VandenDool
Guitar and Vocals - Ed VandenDool



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Ed VandenDool Brantford, Ontario

Ed VandenDool is a singer / songwriter from Southern Ontario Canada. His songs reflect a personal journey that has taken him around the world. He has performed in India, Israel and China as well as at Summer Festivals in Eastern Canada and in Canada's Arctic. His music is an intensely personal celebration of life, love and the wonders of the world. visit ... more

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