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​Everything But The Truth

This song is by Lucinda Williams and appears on the album Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone (2014).

You got the power to make this mean old world a better place
You got the power to make this mean old world a better place
People say they hate you, try to kill you, while they're grinning in your face
But you got the power to make this mean old world a better place

Before you can have a friend, you gotta be one
Before you can have a friend, you gotta be one
You gotta do the right thing, you gotta jump on in
You gotta see that it gets done
Before you can have a friend, you gotta be one

Everything's gonna change, everything but the truth
Everything's gonna change, everything but the truth
He's not playing games and he's taking names and he is bulletproof
Everything's gonna change, everything but the truth, yeah

God put the firewood there, but you gotta light yourself
God put the firewood there, but you gotta light yourself
But you gotta go it alone, you gotta gather it up
Ain't nobody gonna help
God put the firewood there, but you gotta light yourself

You gotta make the most of what equipment you've got
You gotta make the most of what equipment you've got
Don't sit around complaining and cryin' all the time
'Cause you don't have a lot
You gotta make the most of what equipment you've got

Sooner or later before too long, you gotta make a payment
Sooner or later before too long, you gotta make a payment
You gotta settle up with this sweet old world
And give back what you've taken
Sooner or later before too long, you gotta make a payment

Everything's gonna change, everything but the truth
Everything's gonna change, everything but the truth
He's not playing games, he's taking names and he is bulletproof
Everything's gonna change, everything but the truth
Everything's gonna change, everything but the truth
Everything's gonna change, everything but the truth
Everything's gonna change, everything but the truth
Everything's gonna change, everything but the truth
Everything's gonna change, everything but the truth
Everything's gonna change, everything but the truth

Written by:

Lucinda Williams