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"The Truth About Love"
Truth about love cover
Song by P!nk
from the album The Truth About Love
Released
September 14, 2012
Recorded
2012
Genre
Pop rock
Length
3:50
Label
RCA
Writer(s)
P!nk, Billy Mann, David Schuler
Producer(s)
Billy Mann, David Schuler
The Truth About Love track listing
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"The Truth About Love" is the eighth track from the album of the same name. It was written by P!nk, Billy Mann, and David Schuler, and co-produced by the latter two. The song is composed of lyrical metaphors that jokingly make reference to what the truth about love might be.

BackgroundEdit

P!nk co-wrote "The Truth About Love" with Billy Mann and David Schuler, and said she owed much of what the song became to Billy Mann. She went on to say that her favorite part about the song is all the questions, and her favorite line is when she refers to the truth about love as "sandwiches without the crust". P!nk further described the song as "my many different sides of this exhausting search that I've been on for love." [1]

P!nk told MTV News why she named the record after this cut. "'The Truth About Love' is one of my favorite songs on the record, but I realized it also sums up my whole adventure in this lifetime," she said. "I used to be really motivated to do really dangerous and stupid things for love, and I was really fearful of love. When I was a little girl, 'love' meant fighting and bickering and losing your parents. But now love is also having a child and unconditional and beautiful and, with my husband, sexual. Musically, it's not a Sade record, where you know what you're going to get when you put it on. It's a P!nk record; you have no idea what you're going to get. I don't know what I'm doing when I go in to record an album, so I think that's the theme: questions and experiences and running from — and running to — love." [2]

PromotionEdit

While the song was not included in her The Truth About Love Tour, P!nk did perform it at the iTunes Festival before rehearsals for the tour had even started. The tour books that are sold during concerts for The Truth About Love Tour, however, come with a comic book that feature colorful illustrations to coincide with the words on the pages, which are the lyrics to "The Truth About Love". [3]

LyricsEdit

The truth about love comes at 3am
You wake up fucked up and you grab a pen
And you say to yourself
I'm gonna figure it out, I'm gonna crack that code
Gonna break it break it down
I'm tired of all these questions
And, now it's just annoying
Cause, no one has the answer
So I guess it's up to me
To find the truth about love
As it comes, and it goes
A strange fascination with his lips and toes
Morning breath, bedroom eyes on a smiling face
Sheet marks rug burn, and a sugar glaze
The shock and the awe that can eat you raw
If the truth about love

I think it just may be perfect
You're the person of my dreams
I never ever ever ever been this happy
But now something has changed
And The Truth About Love is it's all a lie
I thought you were the one, and I hate goodbyes

Oh, you want the truth?

The truth about love is it's nasty and salty
It's the regret in the morning, it's the smelling of armpits
It's wings, and songs
And trees, and birds
It's all the poetry that you ever heard
Terror coup d'etat, life line forget-me-nots
It's the hunt and the kill
The schemes and the plots
The truth about love is it's blood, and it's guts
Purebreds and mutts
Sandwiches without the crust
It takes your breath, cause it leaves a scar
But those untouched never got never got very far
It's rage and it's hate
And a sick twist of fate
And that's the truth about love
The truth about love

I think it just may be perfect
You're the person of my dreams
I never ever ever ever been this happy
But now something has changed
And The Truth About Love is it's all a lie
I thought you were the one, and I hate goodbyes

Oh you can lose your breath and
Oh, you can shoot a gun and
Convince you're the only one that's ever felt this way before
It hurts inside the hurt within and
It folds together pocket thin and
It's whispered by the angels' lips and
It can turn you into a son of a bitch man

The truth, the truth, the truth about love is
Truth, the truth, the truth about love is
Truth, the truth, the truth about love is
Truth, the truth, the truth about love is
Truth, the truth, the truth about love is
Truth, the truth, the truth about love is
Truth, the truth, the truth about love is
Truth, the truth, the truth about love is
Truth, the truth, the truth about love is
Truth, the truth, the truth about love is
Truth, the truth, the truth about love is
Truth, the truth, the truth about love is
Truth, the truth, the truth about love is
Truth, the truth, the truth about love is
Truth about love

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