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Sometimes the truth just ain't enough
Or it's too much in times like this
Let's throw the truth away,
we'll find it in this kiss
- Bruce Springsteen

I've been thinking about posting that lyric for ages, but I'm not sure what I think of it. I might like it. I can't decide if it's nice or corny. Perhaps it can be both.

It appeals to me because it's the reckless abandonment of truth, and when you go to Bible college, and you work in a church, and you teach the Bible, truth becomes so important. People talk about "the Truth" all the time. So the arrival of a lyric like that, my ears prick up, and I think "Throw the truth away? Get it back again in a kiss? What a nice idea."

Sadly there's not always truth in a kiss.