Dick and Jane
2:41 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Dick and Jane Song of the Week: "Don't Tell Me"

Listen here for the story behind the song.

LYRICS

Just so you know, I cry myself to sleep from night to night. I fear the sunrise because I don’t want to face the world. I’m not what you think I am. I’m about to break. Now I let the night take me away.

No, don’t tell me that you just don’t care because you know that it will break me. Don’t tell me that you feel my pain when you never shed a tear. No, you don’t know what’s good for me. You’re not the thing I need. You’re never there for me.

Take me away. Now I’ll let the night take me away.

Sitting in my room while the night goes on, thinking I don’t need you. But I feel so lost without you. Promise me the sun. Let it wash my worries away.

No, don’t tell me that you just don’t care because you know that it will break me. Don’t tell me that you feel my pain when you never shed a tear. No, you don’t know what’s good for me. You’re not the thing I need. You’re never there for me.

Take me away. Now I’ll let the night take me away.

This is the real me. You think you know who I really am. Stay up till 2 so I can be cool. Wake up at 5:30 just to be fake.

(Studio Improv)

No, don’t tell me that you just don’t care because you know that it will break me. Don’t tell me that you feel my pain when you never shed a tear. No, you don’t know what’s good for me. You’re not the thing I need. You’re never there for me.

Take me away. Now I’ll let the night take me away.

CREDITS

lyrics by Olesya T. / piano, vocals by Counterfeit Madison / guitar by Joe Gilliland / saxophone by Joe Brenneman / drums by Adam Nedrow / bass by Michael Kohn / sound engineering and mixing by Joseph Anthony Camerlengo at the Jazz Academy / assistant sound engineering by Jumaane L. and Jeremy Skeen / mastering by Brian Lucey

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