10,000 maniacs - Don't talk [live/unplugged]

Don't talk, I will listen.
Don't talk, you keep your distance
for I'd rather hear some truth tonight than entertain your lies.
Take you poison silently,
but let me be, let me close my eyes.

Don't talk, I'll believe it.
Don't talk, listen to me instead,
I know that if you think of it, both long enough and hard
is the drink you drown your troubles in that is the trouble you're in now.

You talk talk talk about it, talk as if you care
but when your talk is over you tilt that bottle in the air,
tossing back more than your share.


Don't talk, I can guess it.
Don't talk, well now your restless
and you need somewhere to put the blame for how you feel inside.
You'll look for a close and easy mark and you'll see me as your fair game.

Then you talk talk talk about it, you talk as if you care,
when your talk is over tilt that bottle in the air
tossing back more than your share.
You talk talk talk about it, talk as if you care.
I'm marking every word and I can tell this time for sure,
your talk is the finest I have heard.

So don't talk, I was sleepy.
Don't talk, let me go on dreaming.
How your eyes glow so fiercely I can tell you're inspired
by the name you chose for me. What was it? Oh, never mind it.
We will talk talk talk about this when your head is clear.
I'll discuss this in the morning,
but until then you may talk but I won't hear.

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