The Scornful Harlot (If Truth Confronts You)

If the truth confronts you in the morning
Fight 'till night for peace
If the truth confronts you in the morning
Fight as rightful beasts

For you can't drink truth
And we can't make bread from righteous war
Keep your silence
And shun your faith
For the truth is every monster's whore

If the truth confronts you in the day
Shut your mouth and keep at bay
If the truth confronts you in the day
Lock the door and hide away

For truth-infected and public-scorned
You'll soon be after it ever more

And you can't drink truth
And we can't make bread from righteous war
Keep your silence
And shun your faith
For truth is ever a liar more

But should truth confront you in the night
As sure as it is to cause a fright
If the truth confronts you in the night
With cold and hungry candle light
If the truth confronts you in the night
Take her duty with you to the morning

For you can't drink truth
And we can't make bread from righteous war
Keep your silence
And shun your faith
There's more than truth worth fighting for