"Don't Tell Me" as written by and Joe Henry . Madonna....
Don't tell me to stop
Tell the rain not to drop
Tell the wind not to blow
'Cause you said so

Tell the sun not to shine
Not to get up this time, no, no
Let it fall by the way
But don't leave me where I lay down

Tell me love isn't true
It's just something that we do
Tell me everything I'm not
But please don't tell me to stop

Tell the leaves not to turn
But don't ever tell me I'll learn, no, no
Take the black off a crow
But don't tell me I have to go

Tell the bed not to lay
Like the open mouth of a grave, yeah
Not to stare up at me
Like a calf down on its knees

Tell me love isn't true
It's just something that we do
Tell me everything I'm not
But don't ever tell me to stop

(Don't you ever tell)
Tell me love isn't true
It's just something that we do
(Don't you ever tell)
Tell me everything I'm not
But don't ever tell me to stop

(Don't you ever) Please don't
Please don't
Please don't tell me to stop

(Don't you ever tell me)
Don't you ever
Don't ever tell me to stop

(Tell the rain not to drop)
Tell the bed not to lay
Like a open mouth of a grave, yeah
Not to stare up at me
Like a calf down on its knees

(Like a open mouth of a grave, yeah
Not to stare up at me)


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"Don't Tell Me" as written by Joe Henry . Madonna

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  • +3
    Song MeaningTell me love isn't true, it's just something that we do.

    Love that part, remember dancing to this when I was younger.

    I think this song is about letting go of reality and having someone to back you on your idea of doing so.
    "But don't ever tell me to stop"
    bucketzombieon July 15, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is sooo great!
    Kitten_61on April 26, 2002   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningRabbit Leopold loves and adores Don't Tell Me. Her best-ever
    Art-Country/Rock Kabbalah Concerto. When Madonna works with her Good Brother Joe, magic happens and Madonna Cries Her Tears and Flashes Her Detroit Smile for the world to hear. Definitely one of her best and most infectious singles and finest moments on record and during her tenure at Rabbit/Warner. A Truly Iconic Madonna Tune. Madonna will never give up on life, love, art and rock & roll! Don't Tell Me-Best 21st Century Madonna Artwork! Brilliant, Maddy! Ciccone Brilliance!
    rabbitbunnyon February 05, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHeh heh ... this song is ID number 69 ...
    Aerionon June 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my favorite song by her.
    ratsareloveon March 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentinfectious................................... grow on u.......... give me more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    le23eon June 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentinfectious................................... grow on u.......... give me more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    le23eon June 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentle23e what you said was freaky but still i like this song alot
    paldog21on April 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha, I dedicated this song to my husband..
    I adore this song..
    Guiltfree_girlon June 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmadonna's sister's husband wrote this song called "stop" and decided to send it madonna and she re-arranged it into don't tell me. the same lyrics from "stop" were used but the song got a completely different rhythm. yea..
    throughthevaston December 18, 2005   Link

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