"Don't Explain" as written by Sid Wayne and Philip Springer....
Hush now, don't explain
There ain't nothing to gain
Well I'm glad that you're back
But don't explain

Quiet baby, don't explain
You know there ain't nothing to gain
Skip that lipstick
Don't explain

You know that I love you
And what love endures
All my thoughts are of you
I am so completely yours

Don't wanna hear nobody chatter
'Cause I know you cheat
Right or wrong, it don't matter
When you're with me sweet

Hush now, don't explain
You are my joy
And you're my pain
My life is your love
So don't explain

You know that I love you
And what love endures
All my thoughts are of you
I am so completely yours

Don't wanna hear folks chatter
'Cause I know you cheat
Right or wrong, don't matter
When I'm with you sweet

Hush now, don't explain
No, you're my joy and you're my pain
My life is yours love
Don't explain


Lyrics submitted by bunnygrey84

"Don't Explain" as written by Billie Holiday Arthur Jr. Herzog

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    General CommentHe and the woman he loves are getting back together, and he doesn't want her to explain what she's done. He knows she's been unfaithful, that even now she continutes to cheat, but he doesn't want to hear it or think about it. So he tells her to "hush now, don't explain". It doesn't matter that she has cheated on him, when they're together he is too in love to care.

    This song makes me want to cry and smile at the same time. It reminds me of someone I've only known thru words and motionless pictures on a screen. I sometimes tell him not to explain everything he's thinking, because his words can be unnecessary. Actually, I think our words can often be distracting. So don't explain... except when it comes to interpreting song meanings, of course ;)
    bunnygrey84on December 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree, he dosent want to know what the girl has done...i wouldn't want to either...the fact that you know she's done something would be heartbreaking enough...no need for details...he loves her...and knows she's sorry...thats what matters. this makes me think of a special someone that makes me want to explain but has been teaching me that i dont have to.
    milkboxphotoon January 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe most beautiful song...
    niokaon October 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBillie Holiday sang the original. My GF is in loooove with her. Great cover. Herbie H., Damien, and Lisa did an awesome job.
    DSGBon November 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI looove Billie Holiday.. and sometimes Damien Rice. But I'm going to look this song up just b/c of billie.
    laurengrc08on August 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAnd yeah... it's really good.
    laurengrc08on August 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti absolutely love this song. my girlfriend and i broke up, and then got back together, and i remember saying the same sort of things to her (though neither of us never cheated), so it just sorta brings back memories (sad though they be). i remember when we were broken up, though, i couldn't listen to this song because it was so heart-wrenching. amazing song though
    SimaBuMasteron June 14, 2008   Link

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