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Michael Andrew Itzoe

Say What You Mean (Mean What You Say)

From the Michael Andrew album Michael Andrew
Words and music by Michael Andrew Itzoe

This was originally Everything We Do, although I changed the melody of the bridge. The words were written for someone who hurt me very deeply when I needed her, and then tried to apologize too little too late. I really think the lyrics say it all. It's someone whom I want to trust, but I know now that I cannot.

Lyrics

Don't ask me why I feel so blue
It's just another phase I'm going through
Don't ask me why I'm telling you
After all this time I thought you knew
You could tell me that you're sorry
What if I took those words away
You could say what you mean
But only if you mean what you say

Don't ask me why it's getting old
Don't believe the stories that you're told
Don't ask me why I act so cold
'Cause I feel like I am losing all control
You could tell me that you're sorry
What if I took those words away
You could say what you mean
But only if you mean what you say

They will tell me that you don't care
No, this I don't want to believe
Here I stand with my heart on my sleeve

You can say what you mean
But only if you mean what you say

They will tell me you'll never change
No, this I cannot believe
Here I stand with my heart on my sleeve

I feel so blue
You just don't know what I'm going through
Don't ask me why I know it's true
I know it's doesn't mean that much to you
You could tell me that you're sorry
What if I took those words away
You could say what you mean
But only if you mean what you say