Talk

New song: Talk

Lyrics for my song: Talk, from the Album Over.

This is a very simple song, with the minimal arrangement intended to allow greater focus on the lyrics.

I guess the obvious musical influence here is 1980’s Phil Collins, both in terms of the lyrics and subject matter, and the arrangement.

Probably one of the saddest songs I ever wrote, because I had to accept that sometimes love itself is not enough, and if people cannot talk and be honest then love cannot always overcome that.

You can’t talk
You can’t talk
When there’s something hard to say
The words will just get in the way

You can’t talk
You can’t talk
When emotion is too strong
You just choose to play along

You can’t talk
You can’t talk
When I needed that from you
The simple one thing you can’t do

You can’t talk
You can’t talk
Keeping feelings down inside
Convince yourself that you have tried

You can’t talk
You can’t talk
Live a life where you pretend
And that brought us to the end

You can’t talk
You can’t talk
If you could you would be free
You can always talk to me
Talk to me

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