"Words" as written by and Anthony Shimkin Shep Pettibone....
Words, they cut like a knife
Cut into my life
I don't want to hear your words
They always attack
Please take them all back
If they're yours I don't want anymore

You think you're so smart
You try to manipulate me
You try to humiliate with your words
You think you're so chic
You write me beautiful letters
You think you're so much better than me

But your actions speak louder than words
And they're only words, unless they're true
Your actions speak louder than promises
You're inclined to make and inclined to break

Words, they cut like a knife
Cut into my life
I don't want to hear your words
They always attack
Please take them all back
If they're yours I don't want anymore

You think you're so shrewd
You try to bring me low
You try to gain control with your words

But your actions speak louder than words
And they're only words, unless they're true
Your actions speak louder than promises
You're inclined to make and inclined to break

Words, they cut like a knife
Cut into my life
I don't want to hear your words
They always attack
Please take them all back
If they're yours I don't want anymore

Friends they tried to warn me about you
He has good manners, he's so romantic
But he'll only make you blue
How can I explain to them
How could they know
I'm in love with your words
Your words

You think you're so sly
I caught you at your game
You will not bring me shame with your words

But your actions speak louder than words
And they're only words, unless they're true
Your actions speak louder than promises
You're inclined to make and inclined to break

Words, they cut like a knife
Cut into my life
I don't want to hear your words
They always attack
Please take them all back
If they're yours I don't want anymore

Too much blinding light
Your touch, I've grown tired of your (words)
Words, words

A linguistic form that can meaningfully be spoken in isolation (words)
Conversation, expression, a promise, a sigh
In short, a lie
A message from heaven, a signal from hell
I give you my word I'll never tell
Language that is used in anger
Personal feelings signaling danger
A brief remark, an utterance, information (I've grown tired of your words)
Don't mince words, don't be evasive
Speak your mind, be persuasive
A pledge, a commitment, communication, words


Lyrics submitted by spliphstar

"Words" as written by Anthony Shimkin Shep Pettibone

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Downtown Music Publishing

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    General CommentI wonder why nobody commented on this song...
    In my eyes,this song should have been a single.
    It's musically great, lyrically great! The video would have been awesome!
    It has everything a hit needs to have!
    But I'd really appreciate if someone could post a good analysis of that song though
    Mkay2on October 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWords is about how Madonna feels about our celebrity tabloid reality pop culture she wants no part of. Madonna's All Still Wet in Tears of Anger and Rage. Words may be a dance groove but Like a Prayer, Vogue and Girl Gone Wild it ain't! Very Sad Madonna Tune!
    rabbitbunnyon May 08, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI think it's a break up song
    bretty2uon May 21, 2016   Link

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