I spent the night on your front porch,
Just to try to figure you out.
Your bedroom light was on 'til 4 A.M.
And then you left me in the dark.
I guess I'm just a guy who sees the glass as half full.

I got your number in my wallet and your picture on my wall,
I stay up late at night and give myself another pep talk,
I guess its cool to act so nonchalant,
But I don't know what you want from me, now.

Tell me what you mean when you say no,
If you'd rather I just go,
That would be fine, that would be all right.
Just tell me what you mean when you say yes,
I could hang around I guess,
And that would be fine, that would be all right.
Just tell me what you really mean when you say no.

You know I can take a hint,
I know you could give shit.
I didn't mean to be so good to you,
And just as I'm about to quit,
You pull me a little closer, just to push me away.

We've been through this conversation a hundred times before,
You said we'll be just friends and we'll never be anything more,
But each time you tell me, you seem a little bit more unsure.
So, I'm not giving up so easily, now.

Tell me what you mean when you say no,
If you'd rather I just go,
That would be fine, that would be all right.
Just tell me what you mean when you say yes,
I could hang around I guess,
And that would be fine, that would be all right.
Just tell me what you really mean when you say no.

I carved our name in an old tree out back where no one else could see.
I cooked your favorite meal, which you didn't even try to eat.
I'd write your name in the clouds, if I could only reach.
But I don't know what you want from me.

Tell me what you mean when you say no,
If you'd rather I just go,
That would be fine, that would be all right.
Just tell me what you mean when you say yes,
I could hang around I guess,
And that would be fine, that would be all right.
Just tell me what you really mean when you say no.


Lyrics submitted by Ich heiße Weenie

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    General Commentit's about a guy who wants to be with someone, but she won't give him a straight answer whether or not she wants to. it's driving him so crazy that if she said no, he wouldn't even mind as much, because he just NEEDS an answer. at least then, he could go on and deal with it and that would be the end of it... but she won't tell him if she really wants to.
    paisleyblueon July 27, 2007   Link

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