TELL THE TRUTH
Jon Batiste Lyrics


My daddy had a small house
Up on the east side (alright)
Willy down the block
Threw me the peace sign (oh yeah)
Moved to the big city
Now we sit, killing (alright)
My daddy growed up
When times was hard and gritty (oh yeah)

Whether looking for love?
Are you looking for fame?
Before you go off
Better know the game, oh

He said, tell it like it is (tell the truth)
Live how you live (I'm talkin' to you)
When you're doing what you do
Just tell the truth, uh (tell the truth)

Tell it like it is (tell the truth)
Love how you live (I'm talkin' to you)
When you're doing what you do
J-ju-ju-ju-, just tell the truth, ah

I'm thinking 'bout my papa
Now that I'm a star (alright)
Lost in translation
People all across the nation, oh (oh yeah)
Just say it, plain and simple
Amongst the complications (alright)

I'm packing all my sneakers
I never had a car
Before you drive off, yeah
Better know who you are

He said, tell it like it is (tell the truth)
And live how you live (I'm talkin' to you)
When you're doing what you do
Tell the truth (tell the truth)

He said, just tell it like it is (tell the truth)
Love how you live (I'm talkin' to you)
When you're doing what you do, ow
Ha, yeah, just tell the truth (tell the truth)
Uh, uh, just tell the truth (tell the truth)
Ah, ah, just tell the truth (tell the truth)
Ooh, ooh, ow

Tell it like it is (tell the truth)
Live how you live (I'm talkin' to you)
When you're doing what you do, ooh
I said, just tell it like it is (tell the truth)
Love how you live (I'm talkin' to you)
When you do it
Be you, be you, be you

I said, tell it like it is, no, no, no, no
Do it like, you feel
Do ya feel? Do ya feel, feel, feel, feel?

Ow, ayy, ow
When you're doing what you do, do it

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Jonathan Batiste, Autumn Rowe, Tierce Person

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Comments from YouTube:

Carolene Kurien

First "I Need You," now this bop?! Jon is begging everyone to put their dancing shoes on!

Olivier Preziosa

Always on but dang that is a comment right on spot !!!

CycleBreaker#TeamJesus#

I got mine on!!

John Fravel

Lovely

Aniyunwiya-NC🏹

The bop is great, the lyrics of his songs are greater

Ana Pérez

Did you listen to Freedom?

Kemani Iwu

This sounds like something a teenage Stevie would’ve recorded 🔥🙌🏾

Jeremy P.

I can see Jon still performing with the same passion 40 years from now.

Sacred Flames

They'd most probably poison him give him a disease or kill him some how just like they have killed many black talented good hearted artists and people will settle with "oh it's just a conspiracy" nobody gives a fuck but I will pray for brothers like him so the world is completely healed in just 3 mins

✨Magnetic Goddess✨

Not a bone in my body sits still when I hear this man’s music 🎶 So grateful for it!! Thanks Jon 👏👏

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