"I Can't Hear You" as written by Larry Blackmon, Gregory B. Johnson, Ronald Lawrence, Sean J. Combs, Steven A. Jordan, Michael S. Mccary, Nathan B. Morris, Wanya Jermaine Morris and Shawn Patrick Stockman....
I can't hear you
You're talking to yourself
And what you're used to
It don't work on no one else

I'm gonna teach you
And keep you for myself
Gonna take you by the hand
And walk you to my house
So I can hear you

I wanna hear you

I can't say so
Naive, be so naive
You're stashing money
There're rubies up your sleeve

I'm gonna teach you
You're never gonna leave
I'm gonna take you by the hand
Gonna walk you to my house
So I can hear you

I wanna hear you

I can't hear you
You're talking to yourself
And what you're used to
It don't work on no one else

I wanna teach you
Keep you for myself
Gonna take you by the hand
I'm gonna walk you to my house
So I can hear you

I wanna hear you
I wanna hear you
I wanna hear you
I wanna hear you
I wanna hear you


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"I Can't Hear You" as written by Jack White Jack Lawrence

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  • +3
    Lyric CorrectionThe correct lyrics (by the CD booklet, and general listening) are:

    I can't hear you
    You're talking to yourself
    And what you're used to
    Don't work on no one else
    I'm gonna teach you
    And keep you for myself
    I'm gonna take you by the hand
    I'm gonna walk you to my house
    So I can hear you

    Look up and say so
    Naive be so naive
    You're stashing money
    And rubies up your sleeves
    I'm gonna teach you
    You're never gonna leave
    I'm gonna make you understand
    There's nobody you can trust
    But me

    I can't hear you
    You're talking to yourself
    And what you're used to
    Don't work on no one else
    I'm gonna teach you
    And keep you for myself
    I'm gonna take you by the hand
    I'm gonna walk you to my house
    I want to hear you

    I want to hear you
    You're talking to yourself
    And what your used to
    Don't work on no one else
    I'm gonna teach you
    And keep you for myself
    I'm gonna take you by the hand
    I'm gonna walk you to my house
    So I can hear you

    I want to hear you
    I want to hear you
    I want to hear you
    I want to hear you
    joniJEALOUSYon June 07, 2010   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningSexy time -- let's have some.
    awayinthemountainson December 08, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionI'm not sure, but I think this is wrong:

    (second verse)
    "Gonna take you by the hand
    And walk you to my house"

    corrected:

    "I'm gonna take you by the hand
    I'm gonna walk you to my house"

    Anyway, awesome song! I love Alison's voice.
    Horehoundon June 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it means that they don't understand someone, and they want to because they love them, so they want to take them 'for themselves' so they can know them properly without anyone else to interrupt or to change how they find them. I can't explain what I mean properly, it's hard. But I always thought it was about being in love with someone who is a complete mystery to them, perhaps isn't someone they particularly like or respect, but want to.
    VortexOfLanguageon July 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI hear it as a "Come say it to my face" theme. And followed by a "What? Can't hear you say it again." (person stands there in silence and other person says... "Yeah that's what I thought." Or they could just could have tied the person up and tortured this person into telling the truth. All in all BOSS.
    Defanieon May 22, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentReeeeally sexy, no words.
    culpriton March 31, 2015   Link

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