what would you say
if I told you
what's been hapnin while you've been away?
what would you say
if I told you
all the things they say?
would it really help you to know
or would it hurt you so?

what would you say
if I told you
that the world's gonna end today?
what would you say
if I told you
that judgement's on it's way?
would it really help you to know
or would it hurt you so?

if you knew you were gonna die would ya change it?
try to cheat death and rearrange it?
would you try to avoid your fall
even if the cost was the end of all?

what would you say
if I told you
that they'll never come around?
what would you say
if I told you
you'll never get off the ground?
would it really help you to know
or would it hurt you so?

what would you say
if I told you
that I knew it all along?
what would you say
if I told you
that all you believe is wrong?
would it really help you to know
or would it hurt you so?

what would you say if I told the truth
that there's no such thing as eternal youth?
what would you do if I told no lies
would you sit on the ground and cry?

what would you say
if I told you
that truth ain't often true?
what would you say
if I told you
that there's nothing you can do?
would it really help you to know
or would it hurt you so?

would it really help you to know?
well no, I don't think so.
so I'll tell a little white lie
so that for at least one day of your life
you don't cry.