Billy Joel – A matter of trust (testo)


“Some love is just a lie of the heart
the cold remains of what began with a passionate start
and they may not want it to end
but it will it’s just a question of when
I’ve lived long enough to have learned
the closer you get to the fire the more you get burned
but that won’t happen to us
because it’s always been a matter of trust

I know you’re an emotional girl
it took a lot for you to not lose your faith in this world
I can’t offer you proof
but you’re going to face a moment of truth
it’s hard when you’re always afraid
you just recover when another belief is betrayed
so break my heart if you must
it’s a matter of trust

You can’t go the distance
with too much resistance
I know you have doubts
but for God’s sake don’t shut me out

This time you’ve got nothing to lose
you can take it, you can leave it
whatever you choose
I won’t hold back anything
and I’ll walk a way a fool or a king
some love is just a lie of the mind
it’s make believe until its only a matter of time
and some might have learned to adjust
but then it never was a matter of trust

I’m sure you’re aware love
we’ve both had our share of
believing too long
when the whole situation was wrong

Some love is just a lie of the soul
a constant battle for the ultimate state of control
after you’ve heard lie upon lie
there can hardly be a question of why
some love is just a lie of the heart
the cold remains of what began with a passionate start
but that can’t happen to us
because it’s always been a matter of trust”.


Billy Joel, A matter of trust – 4:08
(Billy Joel)
Album: The bridge (1986)
Singolo: “A matter of trust / Getting closer” (1986)

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A Matter of Trust is a song by Billy Joel released as the second single from his album The Bridge. The song was the second top 10 single from the album, after the previous single “Modern Woman“. The song’s music video, directed by Russell Mulcahy, features Joel and his band performing in the basement of a building on St. Mark’s Place in New York City’s East Village and also features shots of various people in the city who eventually gather round the building’s windows to see Joel perform. Most appear to be enjoying the concert except one woman on a fire escape who yells at them to “Shut Up!”, however she is ignored and even members of the NYPD don’t mind. His then-wife Christie Brinkley appears in the video holding their baby daughter, Alexa. The song differs from most Joel songs in that it is based on electric guitar rather than piano, which gives it a hard rock edge compared to his usual soft rock balladry. The song gained major traction in the Soviet Union as part of a state-sponsored television promotion of Joel’s songs in preparation for his 1987 USSR concerts, recorded on Kontsert”.

(Wikipedia, voce A Matter of Trust)


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