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
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
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
Tell me
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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    General CommentI totally agree with "Rachy71" the song is about her stillborn baby she had to endure but for me it is much more and it has taken nearly 5 decades for this story to come to light. I wanted to talk to the other person concerned as it is very personal and I have tried to contact her via personal messages, texts and phone calls but as of yet no response and I do know she wants to talk so I am telling the story right here. First of all I must say that I am truly sorry for not understanding her situation at that time (I was an angry young man) and of course I do accept her apologies I am so thankful she has been able to come through all the problems she has endured and seemingly been able to create a great career for herself and in some way my (no knowledge) connection during her life has helped in some way? Its very important for her to know that I dont hold any anger anymore or any judgement for what she has done and I do really hope that we will be able to talk one day and put aside all the misunderstandings that has happened (especially on my part) and I would truly love to know the thoughts she had during the time up to her first marriage and then up to the nineties and then up to date using cryptic lyrics in songs, other people to help her etc. Unfortunately I was never going to understand as I wanted my life to be with someone as in the song "Just the way you are" by Billy Joel and the 3 lines that perfectly sum up that reason is "I dont want clever conversation I never want to work that hard I just want someone that I can talk to" so the only way I was going to understand the truth was obviously when my mother died and some information she left me which started the ball rolling and on this occasion I was determined to find out what really did happen and it has taken time to dissect all the secrecy and how did I miss "Rachy71" from last year which was so key to what followed. I am going to write your/our story very soon with another comment unless you let me know beforehand that I can just share it with you and not openly on this site. Jx
    john1954on December 17, 2018   Link

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