Honest Anger

Words and music by Christopher Kent

Some days you win, some days you lose
Some days you’ve just got to live with the blues
Some days it feels like we’re just losing ground
You know I never mean to let you down
But sometimes two people need to compromise
You don’t say you’re angry, but I see it in your eyes
You try so hard, so damn hard to be strong
You’ve got to say something if you think I’m wrong

You can love me, you can hate me,
I wouldn’t ask for more
A little honest anger—
That’s all I’m looking for

You’ve been around here long enough to know
Things don’t get better when you just let them go
We’re not going to fall apart just because we have a fight
Why can’t you face me when something’s not right?


There’s no reason for you to hang your head
Sometimes the bad things have just got to be said
And it ain’t no use being lovers if we’re not friends
And you know I want to be your friend, Darlin’

I’ll give you my lovin’ all the time
Just give me honesty—it ain’t no crime
For you to love me when I’m good and give me hell when I’m not
Tenderness is nothing, if it’s all you’ve got


Copyright 1974 and 2020 by Christopher Kent. All rights reserved.