Don't talk, I will listen.
Don't talk, you keep your distance
for I'd rather hear some truth tonight than entertain your lies,
so take you poison silently.
Let me be. Let me close my eyes.

Don't talk, I'll believe it.
Don't talk, listen to me instead,
I know that if you think of it, both long enough and hard
the drink you drown your troubles in is the trouble you're in now.

Talk talk talk about it, if you talk as if you care
but when your talk is over tilt that bottle in the air,
tossing back more than your share.

Don't talk, I can guess it.
Don't talk, well now your restless
and you need somewhere to put the blame for how you feel inside.
You'll look for a close and easy mark and you'll see me as fair game.

Talk talk talk about it, talk as if you care
but when your talk is over tilt that bottle in the air
tossing back more than your share.
You talk talk talk about it, you talk as if you care.
I'm marking every word and can tell this time for sure,
your talk is the finest I have heard.

So don't talk, let me go on dreaming.
How your eyes they glow so fiercely I can tell your inspired
by the name you chose for me. Now what was it? O, never mind it.
We will talk talk talk about this when your head is clear.
I'll discuss this in the morning, but until then you may talk but I won't hear.


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    General CommentIt is about a woman in love with an alcoholic who is drunk at the moment. She is trying to go to sleep and avoid confrontation with him, and trying to protect herself from falling for his empty promises about giving up drinking, as well as avoiding being a target for his verbal abuse. Basically, she's trying to tune him out while he's drunk, and will talk with him later when he's sobered up.
    jlbrpton June 08, 2003   Link
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    General CommentHe is not only alcoholic he is verbally abusive. "How your eyes they glow so fiercely I can tell your inspired by the name you chose for me. Now what was it? O, never mind it" I've been there I can see it.
    bloodybitchon July 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI also get the sense that the man, her partner, can be bewitching or entrancingly clever when he's drunk. His flights of fancy, promises etc. are wonderful. But she can't believe him. When he's drunk she can't believe a word he says.
    uffyon October 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSo he's Stanley Kowalski, huh?
    liktheangelon July 16, 2014   Link

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