It’s Just Another Music Monday {If We’re Honest}

I love music.

Music is always playing around here, we break out into song at any given time and we have been known to make up a rap or two.

I didn’t say it was pretty.

Music is such a huge part of my life (and I am always sharing music I love anyways) that I thought I would sneak in some music posts from time to time.

Not too long ago I was watching a friend go through a bunch of stuff and I was frustrated that she was trying to act like everything was fine.

I knew what was really going on but on social media she was trying so hard to make things look perfect.

I didn’t understand why she was doing this and I felt sad that she thought that she needed to keep up appearances.

I went with my family to a concert at church and one of the performers was Francesca Battistelli.

She began to sing some of the songs off her album that hadn’t been released yet and one song stopped me in my tracks.

As she began to sing I felt overwhelming compassion for this friend that was fighting perfection so hard.

I grabbed a pen and started writing down the words as fast as I could.

Bring your brokenness, and I’ll bring mine
‘Cause love can heal what hurt divides
And mercy’s waiting on the other side
If we’re honest
If we’re honest

I think this song will mean something to you no matter where you are.

If you are the one hiding or someone you know is…we are all broken.

“If We’re Honest”

Truth is harder than a lie
The dark seems safer than the light
And everyone has a heart that loves to hide
I’m a mess and so are you
We’ve built walls nobody can get through
Yeah, it may be hard, but the best thing we could ever do, ever do

Bring your brokenness, and I’ll bring mine
‘Cause love can heal what hurt divides
And mercy’s waiting on the other side
If we’re honest
If we’re honest

Don’t pretend to be something that you’re not
Living life afraid of getting caught
There is freedom found when we lay
our secrets down at the cross, at the cross


It would change our lives
It would set us free
It’s what we need to be


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  1. Brandy

    My extended family is in a big mess right now. My mom just found out she has cancer and her parents and siblings haven’t spoken to her in years. Facebook seems to be the only communication that is happening right now. And they are putting me in the middle through Facebook. This song really hits home. I put it on my facebook hoping everyone will GET IT and come together instead of hiding. Thank you for posting it Jeanne.

  2. grannyjane2004

    Thank you Jeanne. I’ve been struggling with chronic hoarseness for the past 6 months.. me a woman whose life has been defined by Bible study with a group of women – my family and friends. The thought of never standing before them with an audible voice has been frightening. But, since June 1, I have begun a blog.. giving me a totally different voice. Today, I shared with them this beautiful song – giving you, my sweet Christian sister, the credit. If you have a minute, please visit: I selected this name in 2011 – based on Psalm 62:9 – but never made a post. I think God was even then preparing me for the silence I face right now. Love in Christ!

  3. Sian

    Jeanne, I am going through a very difficult season in my marriage and I am feeling broken. Thank you for sharing this song. Take Care and God Bless.

  4. Lisa W.

    I’m with ya Sian…same place:( So sad, so hard, and worse living in a small town AND everyone gossiping about it now. Just breaks me:( Thank you Jeannine for bringing some perspective to the hard sides of life!!!

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