"I Can Barely Say" as written by Isaac Slade and Joseph King....
I said I told you everything but I left something out
Underneath the stairwell
That I'm under lock and key, but you can probably tell
A powder keg in a prison cell

I wanna return but all you will do is turn to leave
If I can find my way home, will you take hold of me?
I've been gone so long
I can barely say
All I know is now I want to stay
Has it been too long since I went away?
Cause I'm trying to find the words but I can barely say

Well I used to be the sun
Waiting silently but they barely noticed me
But I've been talking in my sleep when anybody sees they turn and run from me

I want to return but all you will do is turn to leave
If I can find my way home, will you take hold of me?
Cause I've been gone so long
I can barely say
All I know is now I want to stay
Has it been too long since I went away?
Cause I'm trying to find the words but I can barely say

I wanted to run
I wanted to love and be loved in return
But will I ever get back, do I know too much to return

I've been gone so long, I can barely say
All I know is now I wanna stay
Has it been too long since I went away?
Cause I'm trying to find the words but I can barely say


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"I Can Barely Say" as written by Isaac Slade, Joseph King

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    General CommentBest song of the new record in my humble opinion.
    VintageBellaon March 07, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningAccording to lead singer, Isaac Slade, the meaning is:
    "Life's too short to try to make everybody happy.
    I sort of put all of my relationships into that song - my marriage, my family, my friends. A lot has changed over the past seven years-eight years - ten years of being in this band. I tried so hard to make everybody happy and like me, and I failed so miserably and finally just gave up. But in the process of that giving up, there's a lot of heartache. It was really cathartic writing that song."
    paurom06on December 01, 2014   Link

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