"Don't Explain" as written by Arthur Jr. Herzog and Billie Holiday....
Hush now, don’t explain
Just say you’ll remain
I’m glad your back, don’t explain

Quiet, no explain
What is there to gain
Skip that lipstick
Don’t explain

You know that I love you
And what endures
All my thoughts of you
For I’m so completely yours

Cry to hear folks chatter
And I know you cheat
Right or wrong, don’t matter
When you’re with me, sweet

Hush now, don’t explain
You’re my joy and pain
My life’s yours love
Don’t explain

Lyrics submitted by planetearth, edited by leont78

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    General CommentThe Persona is very clearly talking about her husband...or boyfriend...whoever she's "seeing" and he is very obviously cheating on her.

    It's her saying "I know you're cheating on me. Don't explain it to me. You're with me right now and that's all that matters. I have you right now, and I'm always yours."
    nopurpleon April 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYes. This is one of those songs where she positively invites being victimised.
    Letmeinon May 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentShe's repressing her feelings of him cheating.
    She knows he's cheating buts that's all she wants to know.
    She doesn't want to know who with or how long.
    Sad. Most of her songs are basically about men walking all over her but she'd rather feel some love than
    being all alone.
    natasha92on December 27, 2011   Link

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