However I do admit quite liking "This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours"
The criticism of bland mainstream rock does apply as the entire album is full of midtempo pop song that are at best only mildly rocking and inoffensive. It's really middle of the road stuff.
My previous criticism that the songs are overlong and lacking a middle 8/bridge to create an emotional climax or contrast to still be legitimate
However despite all that it is well written melodic midtempo MOR inoffensive pop song.
I do like to go on about continuous flowing melodies. Melodies that are not reliant on repeating a single hook but where every line is different. A lot of the songs in the album fulfil that criteria
You Stole The Sun From My Heart
The song maybe just alternating verse/chorus repeating itself and after 1.30 there is no more musical content to the song. There is no reason why this song should go to 4:30 which goes to my general criticism of pop music post 1960's and this compares quite negatively to The Beatles as the gold standard in terms of efficiency songwriting. The song should really be 3 minutes tops OR they should have written a middle 8/bridge.
However within that 1:30 minute there is a continuous melodic flow from the verse to chorus with no repetition whatsover. Which idoes compare favourable with the Beatles melodic writing. It's the songwriting that makes the song enjoyable despite the genericism and long winded nature.
I quite like the chorus with the melodic and harmonic variation of the repeating "you stole the sun from the heart'. The chorus is in the key of B. In the first half of the chorus the "heart" is resolved with a D chord staying within the same key. However in the second half the "heart" is played with an F chord. Both the D and F chord aren't in the key of the chorus which makes it an unusual harmonies of each phrase and gives it an unresolved emotional feeling (perhaps a sense of longing) due to the dissonance that chord progression.