"You tell a Tale" as written by and Steve Miller Jason Maffucci....
I search your words,
Fish for breaks in every line.
You say you'll paint a picture in my mind.
I'm paying attention to details,
And searching for any misleading ideas
You tell a tale.
One grand enough to carry me away.

'Cause I know where you've been,
And I know what you've done with him.
I hope it's worth what we lost.
Take your time with your goodbyes,
'cause this will be the last time
I stand by with eyes closed tight.

And it's hard to know,
If I had caught this months ago.
I could have faced myself,
Saved myself from this disease.
It's killing me faster,
With every single second you are gone.
You needed an answer but when I said, "yes"
I meant "forevermore!"

'Cause I know where you've been,
And I know what you've done with him.
I hope its worth what we lost.
Take your time with your goodbyes,
'Cause this will be the last time
I stand by with eyes closed tight.

I look into your eyes
And see that your colors changing
I wish that I could change with you
And when you said forever did you mean it to be true?
Or was it another tale from you?

I look into your eyes
And see that your colors changing
I wish that I could change with you
And when you said forever did you mean it to be true?
Or was it another tale from you?

I look into your eyes
And see that your colors changing
I wish that I could change with you
And when you said forever did you mean it to be true?
Or was it another tale from you?

I look into your eyes
(From You, from You)
And see that your colors changing
(From You, from You)
I wish that I could change with you
(From You, from You)
And when you said forever did you mean it to be true?
(From You, from You)
Or was it another tale from you?


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"You Tell a Tale" as written by Dan Simons Andrew Meunier

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    General Commentomg my 2 favourite just surrender songs were not posted on im hoping that once you all see mine u will keep posting. Anyway i think this songs about a guy whos with and girl but during the relationship he notices that she is changing and it is not going to work anymore
    drkxfactron March 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentshe's changed and he'd want to change with her but it can't happen.

    the last group of lyrics "I look into your eyes..." is so beautiful...=)
    asylumon September 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song sounds likes it about a guy and a girl being married(You needed an answer but when I said, "yes"
    I meant "forevermore!")
    and she has an affair ('Cause I know where you've been,
    And I know what you've done with him.)
    so it doesnt work out
    drkxfactron September 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think that they intended this to be about a girl cheating on her boyfriend, but I from a girl's perspective, it is different.

    I think it is about a girl talking to/about her friend. She liked this guy, and told her friend about it. Her friend said that she wouldn't go after the guy, but she did anyway,

    She snuck behind her back and she'll never get her trust back,

    "'Cause I know where you've been,
    And I know what you've done with him.
    I hope it's worth what we lost."

    Now, their friendship is over and she's npt going to let her friend do that to her again,

    "Take your time with your goodbyes,
    'cause this will be the last time
    I stand by with eyes closed tight"

    The "when I said "yes"
    I meant "forevermore!" means that they were bff (best friends forever).

    At the very end, the girl realizes that they can't be friends anymore. Her friend changed too much and she can't change with her.

    "I look into your eyes
    and see that your colors changing
    I wish that I could change with you
    and when you said forever did you mean it to be true?
    or was it another tale from you?"

    I like how they are talking to the person, rather than about the person. It makes it seem so much more personal.
    angill973on December 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think its about a girl who cheated on her b/f or a past relationship came up and the b/f is jealous and mad cause he's afraid she'll go back to her ex
    thesocalledemoon January 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti definitely think its about a girl cheating on her boyfriend. and how the guy puts up with it for awhile simply because he hopes she'll change, but she never does...

    "'Cause I know where you've been,
    And I know what you've done with him.
    I hope its worth what we lost.
    Take your time with your goodbyes,
    'cause this will be the last time
    I stand by with eyes closed tight."
    mypaperheart310on January 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI like this song, they have alot of feeling within them, listening to them inspires me to learn how to write like that, its one thing to write from the heart but another to put them all in proper context on the page. love the song
    ChaosRipperon April 10, 2010   Link

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