"Can You Tell" as written by Wes Miles, Alexandra Nicole Lawn, Mathieu Jordan Santos, Milo A Bonacci and Rebecca Alexandra Zeller....
Have I been too discreet
How long am I supposed to wait
I think about you nightly
Oh can you tell I'm losing sleep

What am I supposed to do
It's hard to stay cool
When you smile at me
And I get nervous every time you speak

My bed's too big for just me
When you turn your eyes
I promise I won't care
Standing by your sister fair

Oh baby baby baby please
My heart sinks to my feet
What am I supposed to do
I think about you nightly

My bed's too big for just me
When you turn your eyes
I promise I won't care
Standing by your sister fair
Standing by your sister fair
Standing by your sister fair

When I look into your eyes
I tend to lose my thoughts
Don't forget your stare
Oh what was that you said
Would you let me know
'Cause I can't read your mind
Oh can you tell
I can't even explain

Oh baby I can't even explain
What am I supposed to do
It's hard to stay cool
When you smile at me
And I get nervous every time you speak
Oh, standing by your sister fair


Lyrics submitted by randyl20, edited by RamuneDrink

"Can You Tell" as written by John Ryan Pike Alexandra Nicole Lawn

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  • +3
    General Commenttiming is everything
    caught this song right
    when i just noticed
    my lack of sleep
    has everything to do
    with my bed being
    too big for just me
    sexAFTERsixon April 07, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhat does the "sister fair" mean?
    katiezon January 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSo in love with this song. Perfectly explains the complexity of how messed up things can get when you care for someone. It honestly warms my heart that there is someone who posted 12 minutes before me... just proves how this song stabs the whole lack of sleep issue right in the heart.
    foshawon March 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song. It's exactly how I feel... So catchy too!
    hello_alenaon December 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm in love with this song.
    it's so catchy and the lyrics describe exactly how i feel about this one guy.
    the funny thing is, that same guy showed me this song(:
    heyshaynaon February 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLovely, sums up the feelings one has when they are in love with someone.
    "It's hard to stay cool when you smile at me" love it
    BornIndieon March 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI smile everytime I hear this.
    joyprojecton April 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhen i first heard it i was driving so i didn't hear all the lyrics but my first impression was he wanted to sleep with his girlfriend but she wouldn't do it because she was abstinent or wanted to wait or something, in turn making him wait. reading the lyrics and listening to the song on youtube, i'd say Vball has it right
    AgentHappyDayon May 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song :)
    I agree with most of the meanings, but I'm also curious what they mean by sister fair!
    Ali1WhenItSizzleson June 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti adore this song.
    at first i thought it was just a typical "unrequited" love song.. but did anyone else pick up the vibe that maybe the singer (in the song) is possibly in a relationship/engaged/married to one girl... and possibly in love with her sister?

    "when you turn your eyes.." (maybe the girl he really loves realizes this but feels guilty, doesn't want to let on--ignores it)
    "your sister fair" --- the girl he's currently with but doesn't love.

    hah, that's just me :)
    wanderlustton June 30, 2009   Link

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