"You Don't Mean It" as written by and Irving Mills Duke Ellington....
All I could hear is that you killed the other day
You pressed a sword and made it right
I've made the same mistakes,
The ones that you're too thin to break
You'll try to cut me down and mean it

Saying you don't mean it doesn't always make it right (right)
Playing on repeat's the quickest way to start a fire (fire)
I've made the same mistakes,
The ones that you're too thin to break
You'll cut me down

With failure, comes to you a bitter consequence
The urge to love and make it right
Here comes the great escape,
The one that you're too quick to make
You'll try to cut me down and mean it

Saying you don't mean it doesn't always make it right (right)
Playing on repeat's the quickest way to start a fire (fire)
I've made the same mistakes,
The ones that you're too thin to break
You'll try to cut me down and mean it

Pawns and queens and gods will marvel
Are you set to stage?
The thieves and crooks are bound to starve, but,
The fire you set will light your way

Saying you don't mean it doesn't always make it right (right)
Playing on repeat's the quickest way to start a fire (fire)
I've made the same mistakes,
The ones that you're too thin to break,
You'll try to cut me down and mean it
Saying you don't mean it doesn't always make it right
Playing on repeat's the quickest way to start a fire
I've made the same mistakes,
The ones that you're too thin to break
You'll try to cut me down and mean it
You'll cut me down



Lyrics submitted by Maenberlin

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