"Tell Me How" as written by and Rosie Thomas....
How am I supposed to know
What love is really like
When I've never even been in love before
Aren't you supposed to love yourself
Before you can understand how to love someone after all

How can I find a way to keep my mother safe
From the boogie man who hides under the stairs
How can I find a way to take his breath away
when he's gently sleeping soundly next to her

Oh how (x6)
Can I save her

How am I to live this life
when the only certainty
is that death is waiting for me at the end
every day that passes,
I know time is running out
and I fear I may have failed what I'd been given

oh how (x4)
Tell me how
Oh how
Am I supposed to live

How am I to define what faith is to a child
When the only explaination lies within
How am I to tell them if they never follow Christ
That heaven doesn't hold a place for them

Oh how (x4)
Tell me how
When I'm no better than them

Oh how (x4)
Tell me how
Oh how
Am I supposed to live.

Lyrics submitted by whenshesmiles

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    General CommentI can't believe nobody's commented on this yet!

    I love this song. I think it's just about how we, as women, feel like we need to be able to protect everyone, and have all the answers, and love everyone...and sometimes it just feels like you don't have the capacity for all of it.

    Rosie Thomas is just a brilliant artist.
    TurnsandLeapson January 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSo is the boogie man sleeping next to her mom supposed to be her dad?>
    ploodieon January 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think so...I don't know much about Rosie Thomas's life, but it seems like she has a lot of songs that mention her father negatively.
    TurnsandLeapson February 02, 2008   Link

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