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Just An Old Truth Teller
Written by: Jimmy Buffett
Performed by: Jimmy Buffett

Originally from the Album: Don’t Stop The Carnival (1998)

Lyrics:
/1st Verse
I’m just an old truth teller
I’m your candid friend
I’m not some daydream seller
I do not pretend

I’ve a sense of survival
And screwing my rivals
That’s labeled me crass and uncouth
But I can’t help it I just tell the truth

/
He can’t help it, he just tells the truth

/ 2nd Verse
I’m just an old truth teller
Brutally direct
I see it eye for eye
I’m rarely incorrect
Why call me a sharp trader
A corporate raider
I’m a role model for today’s youth
It’s so simple,
I just tell the truth

/
He can’t help it, he just tells the truth

/ Bridge

Why was I born to be right all the time
In deal after deal after deal
Foiling those sharks that are circling my penthouse
Hoping to make me a meal

/ 3rd Verse
No good deed goes unpunished
Nothing goes as planned
My ingrate family left me
I don’t understand

/
Where’s your wife?

/
In Alaska

/
Any sons?

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In Nebraska
And my daughter milks cows in Duluth
I can’t help it, I just tell the truth

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Ohh he can’t help it,

/
he just sells it

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He can’t help it, he just tells it

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I can’t help it,
I just tell the truth

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