Don't Talk Lyrics

by 10,000 Maniacs

Don't talk, I will listen
Don't talk, you keep your distance

I'd rather hear some truth tonight
Than entertain your lies
So take you poison silently
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
The drink you drown your troubles in
Is the trouble you're in now

Talk, talk, talk about it
If you talk as if you care
But when your talk is over
Tilt that bottle in the air

Tossing back
More than your share

Don't talk, I can guess it
Don't talk, well, now you're 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 fair game

Talk, talk, talk about it
You talk as if you care
But when your talk is over
Tilt that bottle in the air

Tossing back
More than your share

You talk, talk, talk about it
You talk as if you care
I'm marking every word
And can tell this time for sure

Your talk is the finest
I have heard

So don't talk, I'm sleeping
Don't talk, let me go on dreaming

How your eyes they glow so fiercely
I can tell that you're inspired
By the name that you just chose for me
Now 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 that you may talk but I won't hear