Billie’s back with ‘Gimme Some Truth’

After taking several weeks off from his ‘No Fun Mondays’ cover project to give space to the Black Lives Matter movement, Billie returned earlier this morning with a very timely cover of John Lennon’s ‘Gimme Some Truth’.

The protest song was written by Lennon in the waning years of the Vietnam War and was released on his 1971 solo album, Imagine.

The lyric video has thus far only been released on Billie’s Instagram account but should be available at some point today on Green Day’s official YouTube channel (Edit: This has not happened yet so we’ve uploaded it to Vimeo for the time being, watch here.)

Check out the new video and lyrics below and then head over to our ‘No Fun Mondays’ page to view all the previous covers or stream them in our Audio Archive.

Lyrics:

I’m sick and tired of hearing
Things
From uptight-short sighted-
Narrow minded hypocritics
All i want is the truth
Just give me some truth
I’ve had enough of reading
Things
By nuerotic-pyschotic-
Pig headed politicians
All i want is the truth
Just give me some truth
No short haired-yellow bellied
Son of tricky dicky
Is gonna mother hubbard
Soft soap meWith just a pocketful of hope
Money for dope
Money for rope
I’m sick to death of seeing
Things
From tight lipped-
Condescending -mommies little
Chauvinists
All i want is the truth
Just give me some truth
I’ve had enough of watching
Scenes
Of schizophrenic – ego – centric
– Paranoic – prima – donnas
All i want is the truth
Just give me some truth