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So true funny how it seems
Always in time, but never in line for dreams.
Head over heels when toe to toe.
This is the sound of my soul,
This is the sound

I bought a ticket to the world,
But now I've come back again
Why do I find it hard to write the next line?
Oh I want the truth to be said

Huh huh huh hu-uh huh
I know this much is true
Huh huh huh hu-uh huh
I know this much is true.

With a thrill in my head and a pill on my tongue
Dissolve the nerves that have just begun
Listening to Marvin (all night long)
This is the sound of my soul,
This is the sound...

Always slipping from my hands,
Sands a time of it's own
Take your seaside arms and write the next line
Oh I want the truth to be known

Huh huh huh hu-uh huh
I know this much is true
Huh huh huh hu-uh huh
I know this much is true

I bought a ticket to the world,
But now I've come back again
Why do I find it hard to write the next line?
Oh I want the truth to be said

Huh huh huh hu-uh huh
I know this much is true
Huh huh huh hu-uh huh
I know this much is true

This much is true

I know, I know, I know this much is true



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    dan_air_7Apr 15, 2013 at 11:58 pm
    "take your seats and I'll write the next line" should read.
    "take your seaside arms and write the next line" It's a reference to a passage in Nabokof's Lolita where he describes her as having 'seaside limbs and ardent tongue' A girl he fancied loaned him the book and he put it in the song so she'd know it was about her. She didn't have a clue. Too vague Gary, perhaps you should have just told her.
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    UnregisteredAug 13, 2012 at 5:49 am
    Clear case of 'writers block' ... It's not so much the lyrics as it is the melody and arrangement that makes this song so infectious, you can't help singing along.
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    Rafael ArreozolaAug 26, 2013 at 2:41 am
    Suicide ???? Don't Think So.... I Had it , I Lost it ......... I'm Still HERE ! This Much Is True ...
    Got to get UP Got to Get OUT , Got to Feel AGAIN !!!
    They Say : The Truth will set You Free, but Sometimes we Hold That "Truth" .
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    UnregisteredAug 28, 2012 at 5:28 am
    I heard somewhere that it was about truman capote. Not sure if that's true (no pun intended). It could be just words they put together. When genesis used to write their lyrics a lot of times, they weren't really intended to mean anything. Same with a lot of other groups like the talking heads and yes. What does the songwriter say it means?
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    UnregisteredJul 31, 2012 at 5:27 pm
    Time is short, spend it with the right person. Speaking of his feelings, it must be said that truth is paramount.

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