Hush now, don't explain
I know you ain't staying
I'm glad you're back
Don't explain

Quiet, don't explain
You've mixed with some dame
Skip that lipstick
Don't explain

You know that I love you
And what love endures
Nothing rates above you
When I'm so completely yours

Cry to hear folks chatter
And I know you cheat
Right and wrong don't matter
When you're with me, sweet

Hush now, don't explain
You're my joy and pain
My life's yours, love
Don't explain

You know that I love you
And what love endures
Nothing rates above you
When I'm so completely yours

Cry to hear folks chatter
And I know you cheat
But, right and wrong don't matter
When you're with me, sweet

Hush now, don't explain
You're my joy and pain
My life's yours, love
Don't explain


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Don't Explain Lyrics as written by Billie Holiday Arthur Jr. Herzog

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    General CommentThe Persona is very clearly talking about her husband...or boyfriend...whoever she's "seeing" and he is very obviously cheating on her.

    It's her saying "I know you're cheating on me. Don't explain it to me. You're with me right now and that's all that matters. I have you right now, and I'm always yours."
    nopurpleon April 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes. This is one of those songs where she positively invites being victimised.
    Letmeinon May 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe's repressing her feelings of him cheating.
    She knows he's cheating buts that's all she wants to know.
    She doesn't want to know who with or how long.
    Sad. Most of her songs are basically about men walking all over her but she'd rather feel some love than
    being all alone.
    natasha92on December 27, 2011   Link

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