"Don't Tell Me" as written by and Marcus Lewis/carter Daniel....
I'm not calling you a liar
just dont lie to me
I'm not calling you a thief
just dont steal from me
I'm not calling you a ghost
just stop haunting me

i love you so much
that i'm going to let you kill me

don't tell me what you've done
don't tell me what you've done
don't tell me what you've done

i'm to tired to fight
i'm just going to lay right here
but im angry to sleep
without you near
i'm not at home with myself
i'm not at home with you either
i'm to scared to leave
but i never seem safe here

theres a ghost in my lungs
and it ties in my sleep
wraps its self around my chest
as it softly sleeps
then in walks with my legs
with my legs
to fall at your feet

theres a ghost in my lungs
and it ties in my sleep
wraps its self around my chest
as it softly sleeps
then in walks with my legs
with my legs
to fall at your feet

dont tell me what you've done
dont tell me what you've done
dont tell me what you've done

I'm not calling you a liar
just dont lie to me

i love you so much
that i'm going to let you kill me


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  • +2
    My Opinioni think it's saying that she doesn't want to think about how he's hurt her because she's too tired to fight for the relationship and she's not happy, but she still can't help being in love with him.
    i love this song :) x
    heatherrxxxon April 09, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti thought this song was called 'I'm not calling you a liar'?
    EmmaCon July 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYes, it's called 'I'm Not Calling You A Liar' on the album. Hmm.

    It's about being in a shitty relationship but not having the strength to get out of it.
    missmeon July 07, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis was the firs ersion before they released I'm not calling you a liar....but they changed a few things
    sineadbobon August 31, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe version I have of this seems to have a slightly diferent structure to this one, and I thought this was called 'Ghosts'. It's streaming from here - bbc.co.uk/music/introducing/artists/florenceandthemachine/
    tom_omgon January 11, 2009   Link
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    General Commentyeah i've always thought it was called ghosts. either way, it's clearly my favourite song by wee florence :]
    _neelyoharaon March 02, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti'm pretty sure it's "sighs in my sleep", not ties.
    giricocolaon March 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Don't Tell Me"? Isn't it just demo version of "I'm not calling you a liar"?
    greeqon May 26, 2010   Link
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    General Comment First off, I just love how there are two seperate entries for the same song, under two different titles, neither of which are correct. According to Florence, the song is called "I'm not calling you a liar" and since she wrote the song, and preformed it, I think we should go with her name for it.
    Now to the actual song. I don't think it's about a bad relationship. I think it's about a bad guy. The girl is madly in love with the guy, despite the fact that he isn't exactly the best person all the time. She is careful not to anger him (so she carefully explains that she isn't calling him a liar/theif/ghost) because she cares so much about him, but she has to ask him to refrain from what might be usual his activities, and wants to tell the world all about her love for him.
    He made not be perfect, and she may not be super secure, but it's love for sure. The kind of fairytale, perfect love you see in the movies, Made possible only by their imperfections. Anyway it's a beautiful, relatable song.
    reasonswhyon May 14, 2011   Link

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