"Don't Ask Don't Tell" as written by and Andrew Carlston Jacob May Harmond....
I'm not too far from you,
I can't wait to see you,
Again and again.

Pick me up to the highest level,
And lay me down once.
I reach the clouds.
I'm not a fiend,
Just persistent in my being.

I've been living up the nights in white,
The storm keeps growing.
I can taste the bitter leaf,
The high,
The blood is flowing.

My lady winter,
Please come and take my soul.
So don't ask and I won't tell,
Just relax and let your heart swell.
Take this flask, and kick it back.
It won't be easy until she comes back.
So don't ask and I won't tell!

I will hold my breath until
You fill my lungs
I will never give up,
Anticipation is the itch to my crave.

Pick me up to the highest level.
Pick me up to the highest level.

I've been living up the nights in white,
The storm keeps growing.

Look in the mirrors the red
Is feeling in your eyes,
Your eyes.

You're getting lost in between the lines,
The lines.

I've been living up the nights in white,
The storm keeps growing
I can taste the bitter leaf,
The high,
The blood is flowing

So don't ask and I won't tell!
So don't ask and I won't tell


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"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" as written by Andrew Carlston Alex Koehler

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  • +3
    My InterpretationI feel like this song is about drugs, but of something like Cocaine or Methamphetamine. As someone who has experienced both said drugs in the past, this really sounds like it could be about either, but particularly meth. Here's why I feel that way...

    The song talks about "lift me up to the highest level" and also "I'm not a fiend just persistent.." Meth is addictive, and as you can see by looking at someone addicted to it, they are fiends. The denial of being one in the song is also typical behavior of an addict. Something not common with Marijuana as Marijuana is habitual, not addictive.

    Also, "I've been living up the nights in white" could point to Meth or Cocaine as they are both usually white... and "I can taste the bitter leaf.." could refer to the drips after snorting the drug. Meth drips leave an extremely bitter and disgusting taste in your mouth. (cocaine isn't as bad, just makes your mouth numb)

    "Take this flask, and kick it back."
    "It won't be easy until she comes back." < Withdrawal is horrific, and this could be a reference to that fact, as if you're addicted the only thing that makes you feel better is doing more of the drug.

    "lost in between the lines"
    The reference to looking in the mirror and seeing red eyes is also common for people who use uppers, as they tend to stay up for days straight.

    I could be wrong, and I can see how it could seem like it's about Marijuana, but having have tried both, I really feel like if it IS about drugs, it's about something like Meth or Cocaine.

    Just my two cents. =)
    Tcoreon August 23, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI agree with all of the above posts, but I'd just like to add that I believe "You're getting lost in between the lines, the lines" is referring to losing track of how many lines of cocaine you've been snorting. Just a guess, but it makes sense.
    l3anqon September 03, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionIs it just me or does it sound like it could be about smoking weed
    whitleyjaon July 09, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song also makes me think that it's about self-harm

    I'm not too far from you, I can't wait to see you, again and again. Self-Harm is also an addiction, all the time they're thinking about it, they can't wait for the moment to cut, bruise or burn themselves.

    Lift me up to the higest level and lay me down once I reach the clouds.
    The moment when self harmers harm themselves is the best moment, they would like to stay in that state forever.

    I'm not a fiend, just persistent in my being.
    It's something they can't avoid.

    I can taste the bitter leaf, the high, the blood is flowing.
    This makes me think about cutting, a razor blade (bitter leaf), the dizzines and then, the blood.

    Look in the mirror, the red is feeling in your eyes, your eyes. You're getting lost in between the lines, the lines.
    The blood fills your eyes, lost in between the lines, the cuts.


    Just another opinion.
    laagusp09on December 21, 2012   Link
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    My OpinionI really have the feeling that this is about cocaine...

    "My lady winter, Please come and take my soul.", the winter is snowy, so it seems like hes talking about the effect of the drug, and also in the part "I can taste the bitter leaf", the natural cocaine leaf, is very bitter...

    "I will hold my breath until , you fill my lungs", this line really confuses me, because it usual, when you're smoking weed, you hold your breath to get high faster. but it can be about doing cocaine. "The high, The blood is flowing" in this case, it can be a reference to the mixture of blood and drug, when you inject it, like you do to oxicodone, to make it stronger, "I've been living up the nights in white" I think this is the most important part, that made me think about cocaine, because when you use it, you get animated, and when you use too much, you can't sleep.

    Well this is just my opinion!!
    gvilassson January 28, 2013   Link
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    My OpinionI totally missed it, the relation with my lady winter is the color, snow and cocaine are both white haha forgot about it
    gvilassson January 28, 2013   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThis is from the man who wrote this beautiful song: "When I wrote this song, I knew that the true meaning behind it would be determined differently depending on how the reader looks at it. I wrote it abstract for that very reason. I wanted the song to have a secret meaning that reached out to the ones that have experienced what I am writing about. The true meaning of this song is about drug use, and the horrors that come a long with it. The brighter parts of the song are the feelings of euphoria that the high brings upon you, and how unstoppable you feel for such a short moment. The heavier "darker" parts of the song depict the come down, and the feeling of self loathing. The consequences of your actions, the craving for more, and the pain you've caused on not only yourself, but the people around you. I've experienced these situations first hand – whether it be a close friend or a family member – so I really put a lot of emotion into these lyrics."

    You all did well, but this is the real meaning.
    Source:
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    vonschwealon March 13, 2013   Link
  • -1
    My OpinionIs it just me or does it sound like it could be about smoking weed
    whitleyjaon July 09, 2012   Link

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