Music by Paul Jacobs
Lyrics by Sarah Durkee
Date 1990
Publisher Durkee/Jacobs Inc.
Sesame Street Inc.

"The Truth" is a song initially written for the proposed Disney series, Little Mermaid's Island. The song appeared in the test episode, "Tell The Truth," performed by Sebastian the Crab to siblings Flounder and Sandy.

The song was later incorporated into the Sesame Street home video, Telling the Truth. This version features altered lyrics, including one verse that references the "Boy Who Cried Wolf" subplot of the video.