"Told You So" as written by and Steven/robertson Page....
I never jumped in and rescued you,
But I wanted to
I didn't tell you which way to go,
Cause I thought you'd know
You had a problem with your new-found wealth,
You brought it on yourself
I never told you I told you so,
But I told you so

[Chorus]
Have to let it go
It's time to let it go
Now I can't believe
It took so long to leave
Perhaps one day I'll grieve
Or I never will

I never told you I agreed with you,
I don't think I do
I wasn't sure quite what the whole thing meant,
But I'm glad you went
I never thought that it could be painless,
But it is I guess
I had myself fooled into needing you,
Did I fool you too?

[Chorus]

Viral infection that can incubate for years
Caused by affection fallen deep into arrears
No medication to procure
Makes me pure, there's no cure, I am sure

I never mentioned how I've prayed for you,
Now I've paid for you
I never said that I would wait for you,
It's too late for you

It's time to let it go
Now I can't believe
It took so long to leave
Perhaps one day I'll grieve
Or I never will
Or I never will
I never will


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"Told You So" as written by Steven Page Ed Robertson

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  • +1
    General CommentAbout someone saying someone is getting what they deserve. He means no malice, but the tradegy is painless because "he/she did it to himself/herself."

    He remarks about how he should have looked out for them, but that it was NOT his fault, and ultimately, you can't hold him responsible and he's not going to feel guilty about something he did not do.

    He did hope for the best for that person, but it didn't turn out right and he'll just walk away.

    It could be about AIDS, but the virus part might just be a metaphor, for a common problem/addiction/past-time which causes problems.
    Occams_Harmonyon September 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song. Listen to it.
    It means what it says. 'You have to let it go.'
    NtoTheDrkon May 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about losing a friend to AIDS.
    TonyGon April 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentare you sure? if it is than it wasnt a very close friend
    i see it as the end of a long relationship that has grown stale
    BrandNewJerseyon May 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthats pretty heartless if it is about losing a friend to AIDS. Where did you hear that?
    DancingHippieon May 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about Keven's Bone cancer
    "A viral infection
    That can incubate for years
    Caused by affection
    Falling deep into arrears
    No medication to procure "
    Bobo Bobon May 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno it does seem like its about AIDS. He's lost someone to AIDS and the line about perhaps someday I'll greive or I never will could simply be refering to the way he copes with the loss or operhaps there were problems before the death.
    fadetoblack23on April 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot to sure on it's meaning, but I found the lyrics very inticing. I lOve BNL!
    I_LOVE_CAMPon December 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdefinetely about AIDS. he has a friend who starts to sleep around too much (viral infection caused by affection) maybe needle drugs also? he never intervenes although secretly resents this behavior. theres parts that show that the two were really close--its 'i had myself fooled into needing you' not meeting. he is torn between anger and grief and shock, he is numb at the time of death and isn't sure how he'll feel later.
    9jwc16on January 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe also knew what that person was doing, and warned him/her. They were friends, and now that he/she has suffered the consequences, he won't tell them "I told you so" and rub it in their face, but he DID warn them, and so it's no skin off his back.
    Occams_Harmonyon September 05, 2006   Link

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