"You Wouldn't Have To Ask" as written by and Kevin Patrick Devine....
Crooked days come bundled up in bunches
They break your brain like a branch
And push you out here asking after for something
you should know I don't have

If I had it you wouldn't have to ask
If I had it you wouldn't have to ask

Later on when you bargain with your mirror
and you ask is it really that bad

If it wasn't you wouldn't have to ask
If it wasn't you wouldn't have to ask

How could you know if you didn't?
What's left to say when your tongue's turned to ash?
Well I tell you you're finally forgiven
So you wouldn't have to ask

Shoot what's left, slip inside your sinner smile
Another man in a mask

If you faced it you wouldn't need a mask
If you meant it you wouldn't need a mask
If I could fix you you wouldn't have to ask
If I could help you you wouldn't have to ask


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"You Wouldn't Have to Ask" as written by Kevin Patrick Devine

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    General CommentIf you knew the meaning, you wouldn't have to ask ;)
    tjgainesfulon October 04, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionIt sounds to me like the lyric is actually, "Well I tell you you're fine and forgiven". (For I while I wasn't sure whether all that alliteration / consonance was over the top, but WTF, I really like the song.)
    NAwlinsContrarianon February 05, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIt's about heroin or some other addictive drug, my friend pointed out to me.
    "if I could fix you you wouldn't have to ask"
    "shoot what's left..."
    pedrostoneon July 03, 2012   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely the poppiest song on this album. I think its about recognizing somebody's struggle but being unable to do anything about it. I'd love to help you, but I can't. But if I could, I would. I guess that's kinda obvious, huh.
    phranclyon November 23, 2010   Link

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