Truth

If I gave you the truth would it keep you alive?
Though I’m closer to wrong, I’m no further from right
And now I’m convinced on the inside
Something’s wrong with me
Convinced on the inside
You’re so much more than me
Yeah

No there’s nothing you say that can salvage the lie
But I’m trying to keep my intentions disguised
And now I’m deprived of my conscience
And something’s got to give
Deprived of my conscience
This all belongs to me
Yeah

I’m beaten down again, I belong to them
Beaten down again, I’ve failed you
I’m weaker now my friend, I belong to them
Beaten down again, I’ve failed you

The deception you show is your own parasite
Just a word of advice you can heed if you like
And now I’m convinced on the inside
Something’s wrong with me
Convinced on the inside
You’re so much more than me
Yeah

I’m beaten down again, I belong to them
Beaten down again, I’ve failed you
I’m weaker now my friend, I belong to them
Beaten down again, I’ve failed you
I’m beaten down again, I belong to them
Beaten down again, I’ve failed you
I’m weaker now my friend, I belong to them
Beaten down again, I’ve failed you
I’m beaten down
I’m beaten down
I’m beaten down
I’m beaten down!
Yeah

A little history about the song…
Truth wasn’t even slated for the record at first since no one was really into it. But once Seether had written 20 songs, they decided to return to it. Every day after they recorded drum tracks for the rest of the record, they spent one or two hours on the song, and gradually their dedication paid off. The descending riff was added after the main part was done and then the song was finished in the studio. “The whole thing is composed of bits and pieces that might not have made it on the record, but it came together so well, we decided to make it a single.”