The words get trapped in my mind
I'm sorry I don't take the time to feel the way I do
'Cause from the first day you came into my life
My time ticks around you
But then I need your voice
As a key to unlock all the love thats trapped in of me

So tell me when it's time to say I love you

All I want is you to understand
That when I take your hand its 'cause I want to
We're all born in a world of doubt
But there's no doubt
I love you

And I feel lonely for
All the losers that will never take the time to say
What is really on their mind instead they just hide away
And yet they'll never have
Someone like you to guide them and help along the way

So tell me when its time to say I love you
So tell me when its time to say I love you



Lyrics submitted by kittyhudson


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  • +5
    General Comment:Great Song! Billie wrote it to Addie when he was 19!
    emi025on June 13, 2010   Link
  • +5
    General Comment:This is a beautiful song. Billie Joe really out did himself. iF Billie Joe ever put out a solo record I bet the majority of the songs on it would most likely be love ballads, break up song, heart warmers. He's written over 40 songs all on the piano. Don't get me wrong i love it if they put out another punk rock album like Dookie or Insomniac but I think the next step for Green Day is ballads. they've been toying around the idea for 13 years but I personally think it's time for Green Day to show there softer side.

    But that's just my opinion
    KyleMartinon July 13, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:i <3 this songg :) he sang it at mike dirnt's wedding xxx
    greenday4evaaon June 17, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:I saw Green Day live on Saturday at Wembley Stadium and Billie did this live in the acoustic encore, at the end of the song the whole audience went 'Aawww' :) he was getting a bit choked up and it was adorable. The song is so beautiful, I cry every time I hear it :)
    Rhoney16on June 21, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:In my opinion, every man should be made to listen to this song before starting a relationship! Why can't more men be like him? It's not asking too much of a man to either express how he feels or just say, "I'm clueless when it comes to this kind of stuff, so drop a hint when I need it." Also, I'd have to say his marriage puts all those Hollywood "irreconcilable differences" divorces to SHAME!
    cydoniaon November 19, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:this is such a beautiful song
    i love green day<3

    heres a link if anyone wants to hear it
    youtube.com/…
    strokeron June 18, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:<3
    Duyver182on June 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:was Wembley the biggest Green Day concert ever?
    KyleMartinon June 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:<3
    WannabePunkEmoKidon July 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This is an amazing song i've heard billie play it live at msg and its just beautiful. This is by far my favorite song that he has written for adrienne.
    AnHonestMesson October 01, 2010   Link

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