"Act Naturally" as written by and Dan Wilson....
Act Naturally

Our little secret just might be the kind of thing that you can't hide
It's growing like a tangled vine & rising like a river in the tide
And everybody knew when you walked into the room
I was just a fool for you, nothing I could do
Everybody sees you taking control of me
Well I'm not begging for release
I'm just begging darling please, please

Act Naturally
Don't let our troubles show
Don't let anybody know
Till we get it figured out
Don't give them anything that they could doubt

Our little problem doesn't seem to be about to go away
As far as I can tell it's gonna keep on showing more with every day
And everybody look, yeah, that was all it took
I can't help believing they can read me like a book
So hide your feelings tight till we figure how to make it right
I don't know what I should but I
Would do it if I could

Act Naturally
Just be you beautiful
Just be you casual
I'll be me before the fall
You be you before this all came down
(Act Naturally)
Don't let our troubles show
Don't let anybody know
Till we get it figured out
Don't give them anything that they could doubt
Act Naturally (remove this line)
Just be you beautiful
Just be you casual
I'll be me before the fall
You be you before this all came down


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"Act Naturally" as written by Dan Wilson

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    General CommentTo me this song is one of two things. A man is singing to his lover to keep their relationship in the dark til he can sort out whats going on, even though its quite obvious to everyone else he's completely lost for her. She may be his mistress which would explain a lot.

    Or, his girlfriend is pregnant and they don't want anyone to know about it yet. "it's gonna keep on showing more with everyday"
    SavageMadroxon February 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI definitely think it is the first idea. Definitely, a mistress.

    When I first heard the song I thought it might be about a couple whose relationship is struggling. But, that didn't quite fit.
    heathweaveron December 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat a beautiful song. It could be a combination of the two - they're having an affair and she's become pregnant.

    Yeah initially I thought it was about a couple having problems but the lyrics are too warm towards her for that to fit! :)
    Tikkaon March 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhen I saw them live they said it was about having a fight with your girlfriend on the way to a party with loads of friends and not wanting them to know you're fighting.
    olp89on April 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMy idea is that this is about two lovers who are at that uncertain area of a relationship. They are not quite committed to each other yet but they aren't just friends anymore either.

    This is about one part wanting to sort out his confusion about her before they make it public knowledge.
    He asks her to accept this until he can get his head straight even though its pretty obvious that he isn't confused about his feelings about her, he just expected it to be more complicated than it has to be.
    malciteon May 21, 2009   Link

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