A/N: This was mainly inspired by The Offspring's song "Have You Ever" off of Americana, which is just about the best CD ever. Of course, it doesn't really resemble that song much… but oh well. (Written on December 15, 2000.)

The Truth

For all your life long,

People, they tell you

"If you tell the truth,

You'll never go wrong."

Sometimes it backfires,

And you wonder why

You even bothered;

Was it worth the mires?

Was the truth at all

Worth the pain that

Cut like a knife, or

Was it truth at all?