Tell Me

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lyrics

I can only share my stories in your words
Your ears, unspoken depth, they cannot hear
Through glassy walls our screaming conversation's rendered dumb

Deaf, eyes wide. Hearts muted and bare
Trapped, each other we are – captured in our heads
Desperately reaching, searching for something, anything, understanding
But our efforts are in vain

And she said:
"Why can't you tell me, can't you tell me, can't you tell me what you're talking about?
Why can't you tell me, can't you tell me?

Tell me what you really mean, tell me in some simple words
Why is it so hard to see? Why can't you be clear?
Your philosophic, stupid bullshit, peddle it some other place
Tell me what you really mean, tell it to me simple, straight

Let me respond.

"Nah" (repeat)

All I mean is not negative, not terrible, perhaps derivative
A simple truth is all I seek, I seek with humble heart
It's difficult, I understand, to talk to me, to understand
I'm here to lend a helping hand, I want you here with me

You and me, we're so connected, you're all I want, you're what I needed
I don't want to lose you, I don't want to wreck it, I just have a thought I need you to check it
It seems to me, quite obviously, that when I say a word it's only what I see
When you agree, you see what you see and never, anyhow can it mean the same to me

In a way, then we're somewhat apart and everything we say flies past the mark
All communication, therefore, is flawed and mistaken
You and me, him and her, anyone, anywhere, trying for
understanding, desperately, hopelessly

If this is true, there's no need to be alarmed, I don't think it's a problem, just facts and fun
I'm not saying that we're disconnected, in any way more than could ever be suspected,
I'm not being difficult, well, not just for the sake of it, you've heard me out, that's all I ask of you
I hope you'll understand me, I hope that you'll try.
Whatever that means.

And she said:
Why can't you tell me, can't you tell me, can't you tell me what you're talking about?
Why can't you tell me, can't you tell me?

Tell me what you really mean, tell me in some simple words
Why is it so hard to see? Why can't you be clear?
Your philosophic, stupid bullshit, peddle it some other place
Tell me what you really mean, tell it to me simple, straight

You and me, we're so connected, you're all I want, you're what I needed
I don't want to lose you, I don't want to wreck it, I just have a thought I need you to check it
It seems to me, quite obviously, that when I say a word it's only what I see
When you agree, you see what you see and never, anyhow can it mean the same to me

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from Love, released June 12, 2012

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Ardeem Melbourne, Australia

After being raised on a farm, many years at University and a year in Africa, Ardeem has skilfully honed his dynamic personality, extensive knowledge of cows and musical ingenuity to a sharp and shiny point. This point has now become the point of his endeavours. Intensely aware of the possibility of ending up another could-have-been, Ardeem is pulling his finger out.

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