Στις 2 Μαΐου 1983 το βρετανικό συγκρότημα Spandau Ballet είχε το πρώτο αλλά και μοναδικό No.1 στο Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο με το “True” που παρέμεινε στην πρώτη θέση για 4 εβδομάδες, ενώ έγινε No.1 σε 20 ακόμη χώρες.

Οι στίχοι είναι του Gary Kemp που ερωτεύτηκε την Σκωτσέζα τραγουδίστρια των Altered Images Clare Grogan, σε σημείο να ταξιδέψει στην Σκωτία και να συναντήσει τους γονείς της. Όμως ο έρωτάς του δεν βρήκε ανταπόκριση κι έμεινε πλατωνικός, αλλά παρ’ όλα αυτά τον ενέπνευσε να γράψει το “True”.

Είναι ένα τραγούδι αγάπης, γεμάτο με κωδικοποιημένα μηνύματα προς την Clare Grogan, αλλά αυτό δεν το εμπόδισε να έχει την τεράστια επιτυχία που είχε και ταυτόχρονα να παραμένει διαχρονικό.

(Ha-ha-ha, ha-ah-hi)
(Ha-ha-ha, ha-ah-hi)

So true
Funny how it seems
Always in time, but never in line for dreams
Head over heels, went toe to toe
This is the sound of my soul
This is the sound

I bought a ticket to the world
But now I’ve come back again
Why do I find it hard to write the next line?
I want the truth to be said

(Ha-ha-ha, ha-ah-hi)
I know this much is true
(Ha-ha-ha, ha-ah-hi)
I know this much is true

With a thrill in my head and a pill on my tongue
Dissolve the nerves that have just begun
Listening to Marvin all night long
This is the sound of my soul
This is the sound

Always slipping from my hands
Sand’s a time of its own
Take your seaside arms and write the next line
I want the truth to be known

(Ha-ha-ha, ha-ah-hi)
I know this much is true
(Ha-ha-ha, ha-ah-hi)
Ooh, I know this much is true

I know this much is true

I bought a ticket to the world
But now I’ve come back again
Why do I find it hard to write the next line?
I want the truth to be
I want the truth to be said

(Ha-ha-ha, ha-ah-hi)
I know this much is true
(Ha-ha-ha, ha-ah-hi)
I know this much is true

I know this much is true

This much is a true

This much is true-ooh
This much is true-ooh-ooh
This much is true-ooh
This much is true-ooh-ooh

There’s a thrill in my head and a pill on my tongue
Dissolve the nerves that have just begun
Listening to Marvin all night long

This much is true-ooh
This much is true-ooh-ooh

This is the sound

This much is true-ooh
This much is true-ooh-ooh

I bought a ticket to the world

This much is true-ooh
This much is true-ooh-ooh

I bought a ticket to the world

This much is true-ooh
This much is true-ooh-ooh