We Don't Speak Of Her by NazneenMusic published on 2013/10/08 20:27:26 +0000 This song was inspired by Sharon Olds award-winning poetry collection Stag's Leap. Do check it out if you can - her words are much more compelling than mine, but mine are as follows: When you told me I didn't cry. I was wondering if those steaks I bought Would last another night. When you told me I didn't scream or make a fuss. I was wondering how you rip in two A lifetime's worth of us. When you told me. I had nothing to say. When you told me I couldn't look you in the eye I couldn't bear to see the pity The absence of love's light. I was sinking, I was drowning I couldn't take a breath I watched the bubbles slowing fading Like it was someone else's death Oh when you told me. I had nothing to say. But you had plenty, boy's on fire But everything you say's so tired 'We don't talk we don't make time, I must have known that we're not fine.' You don't feel needed, I'm too strong We're worth more than drifting along. We're not working you say it's clear We Don't Speak Of Her Do you really think it will be okay Our lives, the lies will melt away. Can you really think I'll pull us through Take care of all the details Like I always do. I'm not calm, this is numb, this is misery I can't focus on the future Blinded by our history Don't you care that I'm broken, I'm lost That if I ever started crying I would never stop. So when you told me I looked the other way Cos when you told me I had nothing to say. When you told me. There was nothing left to say.