Levellers - Truth Is Lyrics



Go on and speak your mind, lets find out what it is you have to say
I hope nobody turns away
You said it loud and clear
We have to work, we have to earn our way
Well, I'm sorry not today
Oh, I'm sorry not today

Truth is if I don't make it, then you can't take it
And if I don't sew it then you can't wear it
Truth is if I don't grow it, then you can eat it
And if I don't aim it, then you can't shoot it
It's that little bit left over at the end

I read your paper and I found out what it is you have to say
And then I let it blow away
I voted for you and against you
Over here you seem to stay
Oh, when will you go away?

Truth is if I don't make it, then you can't take it
And if I don't sew it then you can't wear it
Truth is if I don't grow it, then you can eat it
And if I don't aim it, then you can't shoot it
It's that little bit left over at the end

You got it all
You got it all and it's still not enough
You got it all
You got it all and it's still not enough

Truth is if I don't make it, then you can't take it
And if I don't sew it then you can't wear it
Truth is if I don't grow it, then you can eat it
And if I don't aim it, then you can't shoot it
Truth is if I don't make it, then you can't take it
And if I don't sew it then you can't wear it
Truth is if I don't grow it, then you can eat it
And if I don't aim it, then you can't shoot it
That little bit left over at the end




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Levellers Truth Is Comments
  1. Smoof

    This song is still relevant all these years later RIP

  2. natty boyo

    Is this Mark or Chas Hodges on vocals?

  3. David Blair

    After loving them SOLID for fifteen years from afar, I finally got to see them on Sept 30 2016. They played the Opera House in Toronto. My son and I flew there from Winnipeg and spent the night. We returned home the next day. It was such an amazing show and time! We met Mark on the sidewalk after the show. I got a photo of him and I swapping hats. I love this band and all of their music, sooooooo much!

  4. Pat

    Supreme Song

  5. J M

    Government produces NOTHING!

  6. Pat

    Such a great great song

  7. Linda Butler

    Wish I was right there having a jd and a sing song! What a time that would be!

  8. Helen Bostock

    every one has thier own truth that the root of a person not the job they do. i like working good not time waister ha

  9. Bryan Cooper

    "You've got it all,
    You've got it all,
    And it is still not enough."

  10. Deb Evans

    I first went to see the levellers in 2009 Birmingham nec "levelling the land with my future wife as an engagement present..... Good Times I will never forget.... Please keep up the good work, N.F.S.E 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇬🇧

  11. Colin MacDonald

    Love this tune....right on brothers.....

  12. A. Cat

    Levellers fans are the best people I've ever met . Truth. I love you beautiful people 😐❤️✌🏼🎶 I'll tie wrists and knife fight any fool who disagrees! 😑

    Innovative Enigma

    Hear you bruh, easy now A. Cat, have a catnip and tuna vape and go listen to the new album..



    Got ya back though bro ❤️😉🙄

  13. Jane Dunn

    It's in your eyes ... I saw it .. I see it ... I want it ... I need it... I have it ...

  14. A. Cat

    Mark's expression says it all 👌🏼👍🏼
    *STOP FEEDING THE MACHINE*

  15. spooookie1

    Bless The Levellers,they never sold out.

    A. Cat

    spooookie1 never will bro 😐✊🏼

    Pat

    now now

    Colin Brown

    I'm afraid they did sell out. Ask the new age travellers like myself that grew up on their music. Still my favourite hand of all time tho

    Ren Web

    Do things always improve with age? Get off the elitist corporate iTunes people! :-)

    I rememmber you lot turning up in your bus at our ASHCoop whenever Strawberry Fair was on and spent many years in the 90's working with Tim Porter (who installed the sound system in your bus) on various gigs (including a NYE Raindance rave with Simon).


    You were a guiding light to many of us here in Cambridge and Glastonbury back then. Have you now given up and 'sold out' to the corporatist music sources? No wonder the post-Thatcher UK is still fecked! :-(

  16. Claire Craig

    Such a fffffkkkng good song.

  17. InternalMind

    Lyrics to me has always been important, and to hear music so original and unique just tops it up. in place of "govt" there should be "The levellers" imagine a world like that where there was no such thing as "govern-ment" nobody would've ever heard of it cos it's just wrong and it's not alien to think that, look at the word "Govern Ment"... the word ment / mente, in latin/portuguese translates to 'mind' (mente) the fuckers are governing OUR minds, the word also means LIE (mentira), to lie (Mentir) it's wrong just so wrong when will humans evolve and understand it wasnt meant to be this way.

  18. abbie hols

    This song is addictive. Mark, still my heart flutter.

  19. Karen Nolan

    Just heartbreakingingly brave and accomplished

  20. Gaz Armstrong

    why does this remind me vous les vous abba?

  21. david james

    Stll making good music, and meaningful.

  22. Adam Mossman

    Remember that you own your government, not the other way around

    Adam Mossman

    The problem is that they act like it's the other way around

    Pat

    R u sure?

    Ben Sims

    @Adam Mossman oh you rebel

  23. Richard Ward

    like a fine wine they just get better with age !

    Ren Web

    Do things always improve with age? Get off the elitist corporate iTunes people! :-)

    I rememmber you lot turning up in your bus at our ASHCoop whenever Strawberry Fair was on and spent many years in the 90's working with Tim Porter (who installed the sound system in your bus) on various gigs (including a NYE Raindance rave with Simon).

    You were a guiding light to many of us here in Cambridge and Glastonbury back then. Have you now given up and 'sold out' to the corporatist music sources? No wonder the post-Thatcher UK is still fecked! :-(

  24. Callum Alexander

    Seen them live so many times and they get better and better. Norwich UEA, this was a performed song!

    brikbatwarrior

    Did you see them few weeks back at UEA.. They were amazing... Seen them loads and that was the best ever!!! All the classics..

    Callum Alexander

    @brikbatwarrior Yes it was. 15th November. Best night i've had in a while! All the classics were amazing

  25. maisie odonnell

    Im seen them live twice and they are my all time favourites!! Some people don't belive I'm only 12

  26. will Nixon

    True the government need to start evening things out

  27. Rubina Gladis

    he kinda looks like my mums brother did

  28. Inspire,a Glimpse

    Really like it ..x

  29. SuperPissflaps

    cant get me head round garthie on the pianno from birds of a feather

    Cambrensis

    honestly? finally that shit is relevant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SuperPissflaps

    @Cambrensis
    no shit look it up

  30. Samsa Lila

    So thankful for 21st century Levellers. Loved em since the early 90s. I'm out in California by Tahoe. Not a big fan base here. I fear I will go my whole life without ever seeing them live. Please come to SF and thanks for the great new tunes (even though this is last year, Well done! More please)

    W.D. GASTER

    I'm in Stockton California i've been a Levellers fan since the 90's too. I think i've met maybe three people that had ever heard of them in my area. Oh but I play their music whenever I can and turn as many people as I can on to them.

    W.D. GASTER

    Since this is now the 25th anniversary of Levelling The Land and they are touring the UK if you've never seen them now would be the time to plan a trip across the pond.

    J M

    Dallas, 1993 :)

    jonniebee03

    Hope you get to see them !

    john wilkinson

    Samsa Lila Modesto, fan since 2004.

  31. Tango Joe

    Another great one!

  32. Michael Richard Roberts

    The voice is there, the band is there, but like New Model Army, the cutting scalpel of well formed interlocking rhythmic lyrics and music has been traded for the slightly melancholic gift of wisdom and understanding. When Mumford and Sons with its Plato: The Republic; Cave is bouncing with modern vibrancy compared to what Thunder and Consolation and Levelling the Land were in full strength, I wish that I could go back and stop time for a moment and just say...here is a mirror of what will come.

    Ben Sims

    And they would say.....

  33. Gaz Armstrong

    truth is that they dont need it....

  34. O'Duffys Lament

    Great tune!!!

  35. P. Ramos

    This is the first time I ever heard of them. I had just finished a drawing and a fan of the Levellers said that my art has the same feel as some of the CD covers, so I took a look, I was honored by the comparison and then I was curios of the music and this is the first song I heard by the band and it's fucking AWESOME! I'm a fan! Greetings from California!

  36. jarmila hanzalova

    Not my still.

  37. Pine Mash

    Brilliant band...I think a lot of people shy away from them though because they think they are a bunch of middle class 'clastafarian' communist, anti everything, unpatriotic hippies....who gives a toss!!, they make great music...and thats what its all about.

  38. Tina B

    Yes, Fukin Brilliant. Saw the boys on 19-07-2013 Homecoming 25th anniversary still buzzing now. :

  39. CoalMiningTown

    Excellent.

  40. fondlingducks

    No, it's of my favourite singer, Avril Lavigne.

  41. Will Owen

    That picture isn't you right?

  42. fondlingducks

    11 people have disliked this... WEINERS!

  43. fondlingducks

    I'm 11, my mom and dad went to a concert and bought me a mini T-shirt!

  44. Ricky Kilmer

    I was on an anarchist group on face book and a guy posted a comment on this band. I cant believ i have never heard them before now. been listening to their catalog all night. a great band!

  45. Noble Squire

    looking forward to seeing them in Leamington this June =]

  46. True Self 1Artful Soul Lisa Morris

    Big Love for Levellers! They are True to Self & Inspirational, Lyrical Heart Centered Awareness & Musical genius you just have to move too! How are you guys Last time I spoke to you were playing at The Assembly Rooms & we went on to the Rock House with Jim Chimp Biscuit, do you remember when I danced/performed as one of the dance troop with The Stranglers at Pentrich Rock & Blues 1994?Love, inner Peace & Blessings in All you do ~ Namaste!

  47. Gaz Armstrong

    does it matter who destroys who? is that really the point?

  48. Gaz Armstrong

    how much recognition do they need? or actually even want? what is recognition?

    being on the front page of a paper? being held in high regard from masses of people?

    do you like them?

    do you turn to thier music over and over?

    then why do you think they need recognition..... beauty of the levellers IS if you need them, they find you... if you dont... well they dont.

    CYTM

    NANNY MCPHEE

  49. ElliS OWENN

    Do not be selfish : SHARE THIS VIDEO ON FACEBOOK and everywhere else , for your friends !!! OK ??? GO NOW !!!...................... NEWS on " THE LEVELLERS " FACEBOOK page :D

  50. michalis az

    Songs like these.... inspires us here in Greece to continue fighting...Thank you levellers...We will be waiting for you

  51. timostoneage

    7 capitalists watched this video!!! I dont think I spelt that right but fuck it.7 twats! I know I got that right.

  52. timostoneage

    Love this track classic levellers! Ive seen them live a couple of times in the early 90's when iwas a real fan.One time was at the Bic in bourenmouth up stairs in the smaller venue. Barry manilow was playing the main stage down stairs and at one point between songs we were told to shout as load as we could FUCK OFF BARRY!! You know he fuckin heard us!! Love the levellers.Keepin it real.Peace!

  53. Shannon J

    Brilliant! Favourite band, and this is definitely one of my favourite songs.

  54. D. B.

    Herzberg!:)

  55. copiga

    do better.

    go on, I dare you!

  56. Crabbie

    Fucking shite

  57. mywishLE

    perchè i Mumford and Sons sì e i Levellers no? ci sono misteri che non saranno mai svelati... Why Mumford and Sons yes and LEVELLERS no??? there are misteries that'll never be revealed...

  58. Dex Luke

    Wipe the floor with Mumford & Sons FFS!!!

  59. Jason Crook

    every body needs to see this band live before you die ;-)

  60. jaford2

    Great new album - and this is the best track! Excellent stuff! (And a lovely bass, Jez...!)

  61. M Kok

    They where great tonight!! At Mezz - Breda!

  62. chloe becci

    love this song !!!!! n i love the levellers it was amazing seeing them playing at beautiful days !xxxxxx<3

  63. Jason Crook

    the levellers have done the touring song writing and all the hard work that goes with it for years and never got the recodnition that they deserved and every fan will agree KEEP THIS MUSIC ALIVE

  64. JellyJinx Noddles

    8 times in a row never gets old love you levs one love

  65. JellyJinx Noddles

    what a tune!

  66. Spencer Stack

    awesome as usual :D:D:D:D

  67. castra58

    Weren't they fantastic last night? The Levellers & The Beat on the same stage - Free too! It doesn't get much better.

  68. Alpha Bravo CheeseCake

    good bridge!

  69. julie abbott

    you can see it in your face mr chadwick......a definate grimace!!!

  70. Ellen Boshell

    brilliant and lyrics spot on as always love it :D

  71. Tania Burnard

    Can I dance woop

  72. kristopher0815

    brilliant work guys. keep on folking! ;-)

  73. stephen mack

    totaly fucking agree mate,get jigging round the room asap!!!

  74. Gaz Armstrong

    Very kind of you to hold me in the same light as The Levellers! you should have spoke to me at Wychwood my man.... I'll see you at Beautiful Days....

  75. Cambrensis

    I hate the violin - LOVE the fiddle. Nothing more.

    Pat

    I love both. but tbh i'm a slag.

  76. Chris Collins

    never fail to deliver, blinding! ;-)

  77. Orla Mansfield

    Beautiful Days 2011 was fuckin blindin, this song is fuckin blinding!
    THE LEVS ARE BACK!!!!!! xxxxxxx

  78. Jasen Saunders

    Comment flagged as spam? PMSL. Censorship, anyone?

  79. Chaos TV

    Great new song looking forward to new album. Excellant band

  80. Rewind Fast Forward

    I've heard the album and it is amazing. My review here:

  81. daniel lomas

    great song boys

  82. Thor OfAsgard

    Truth is.... They are the best band ever.

  83. wiiRead

    Bold statement, but not going to complain if you are right............looking forward to hearing it.

  84. Marshall Hammond

    It may verge on blasphemy, but I think static on the airwaves may be as good as good as Levelling the land

  85. Rhianw11

    Quality Lev's you are the soundtrack to my life :-) xx

  86. Dominic Youe

    Once more they deliver! Cannot wait to be singing along to this at BD this year =D

  87. Mark B

    BD10 = yum!

  88. Dominic Youe

    More pumped than ever for BD. COME ON LEVELLERS!

  89. TheNeopagan

    Absolutely love it bring on the album - Letters from the Underground was bloody amazing lets hope they can follow it with the same success!

  90. LEED CONSULTANCY

    JOY OF JOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  91. Julie Santese

    the Levs I know and love

  92. 2resist36

    Really looking forward to hearing the new album after listening to this, any studio tasters for us boys?

  93. Linux Rules Ok

    Last year was 1st time at Beautiful Days, loved it. This year is going to be mind blowing!!!! And got tickets ages ago :)

  94. TheMooka2811

    Jez is chewing the whole way through :/

  95. Riancz

    Can't wait to see this in Holland :D

  96. Wendy Hynes-Nelissen

    Love it , but you knew that :))))))))))))))

  97. TinksiehTink

    Thanks! I will ask them in Göte Källare/Stockholm the 28th, so excited to see them again :D

  98. Matt Allen

    i think, it says it's our, but like s'our little bit left over at the end. Thats what i think anyway

  99. TinksiehTink

    Could someone tell me what they say in the end of the chorus. (for instance at 00.59) It sounds like "Such a little bit left over at the end", but it is so hard to hear as a non native :)