You Don't Have To Tell Me

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lyrics

Yes I know it's getting better
You don't have to tell me
Just because it's getting better
Doesn't mean it's as it should be
Is it ever as it should be?
Maybe this is the new should be for me
You don't have to tell me

Yes I know that it's still harder
You don't have to tell me
Just because it is still harder
Doesn't mean I'm learning anything
These lessons stay a mystery
Misunderstanding everything I see
You don't have to tell me

You don't have to tell me you would die if you were me
You don't have to say anything but I need you to let me

Yes I know that it seems fine now
You don't have to tell me
Just because it's seeming fine now
Doesn't mean this night won't tear me down
I won't take this for that much longer
Seconds and forever are the same
You don't have to tell me

Yes I know I cannot give up
You don't have to tell me
Just because I will not give up
Doesn't mean this is a test of wills
And if I try harder than I will
Fix everything that will not work for me
You don't have to tell me
You don't have to tell me

credits

from Only Everything, released November 25, 2017
Elizabeth: vocals, guitar
Alexi: piano

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Everything in Pen San Francisco

Combining the pop sensibility of Big Star and narrative observations of Jonathan Richman and Aimee Mann, Everything in Pen’s songs cover many topics---war criminals, sexism, and Dave Eggers--through her unique lens as an obsessive reader. She sings the things you won’t say aloud, of the foolishness, the hopefulness and the almost unbearable humanness of us all. ... more

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