How many times do I have to try to tell you
That I'm sorry for the things I've done
But when I start to try to tell you
That's when you have to tell me
Hey, this kind of trouble's only just begun
I tell myself too many times
Why don't you ever learn to keep your big mouth shut
That's why it hurts so bad to hear the words
That keep on falling from your mouth
Falling from your mouth
Falling from your mouth
Tell me
Why
Why
I may be mad
I may be blind
I may be viciously unkind
But I can still read what you're thinking
And I've heard it said too many times
That you'd be better off
Besides
Why can't you see this boat is sinking
Let's go down to the water's edge
And we can cast away those doubts
Some things are better left unsaid

But they still turn me inside out
Turning inside out turning inside out
Tell me
Why
Tell me
Why
This is the book I never read
These are the words I never said
This is the path I'll never tread
These are the dreams I'll dream instead
This is the joy that's seldom spread
These are the tears
The tears we shed
This is the fear
This is the dread
These are the contents of my head
And these are the years that we have spent
And this is what they represent
And this is how I feel
Do you know how I feel?
'Cause I don't think you know how I feel
I don't think you know what I feel
I don't think you know what I feel
You don't know what I feel


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    Song MeaningI am not the writer of this song but I believe that I know what this song is about. I believe, from listening to the song and the sound effects and the lyrics, that it is about a woman who is suffering from anorexia bulimia. Let's look at the lyrics... She tells herself, "Why don't you ever learn to keep your big mouth shut." "It hurts to hear the words falling from your mouth." And she repeats over and over, "Falling from your mouth." She is singing to her disease and her disease is singing back to her. For example, "I can still read what you are thinking." Her disease is in her head and knows what she is thinking. "Let's go down to the water's edge and we can cast away these doubts." Further evidence... the more I look at the lyrics and the more I listen to this song... I would bet big money it is about a person stuggling with an eating disorder.
    GoodJBoyon September 26, 2011   Link

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