nothing to say

so this is the way that you deal with your feelings
by ignoring me and thinking that i’ll just go away
i come in here and see you there talking with your friends
and you see me, and suddenly you got nothing to say

with a voice that loud, you’d think that
you’d be able to express yourself just a little bit better than that
but i guess that it’s just too much for you to even deal with so you
turn away and go back to your chat

but i’m not goin’ anywhere so you can sit there gettin’ nervous
and just wait until it’s your turn to sing
or you can tell your little friend there how you think that i’m just too
much for you, even though i never asked for a thing

if you didn’t want me to call or write you why’d you write your
numbers in my book right there next to the cute little peace sign
and if you thought that i felt that way, why is it that you couldn’t just say
‘stead of leaving me thinking everything was fine

cause i knew everything wasn’t fine and that’s why i came and asked you
don’t tell me you’re just out of it and turn away
you never had a problem telling me exactly how you felt so why not
tell me now why you got nothing to say – nothing to say

you wanna leave me sitting all alone in the back there -well that’s ok
i’m expecting some friends who’ll be here any minute
so you’ll look so good for just so long, til everything shows up that was wrong
it’s a crazy world and we’re both stuck in it

so go ahead and have your moment i won’t stand in the way
but just remember how you chose to treat it
cuz i’ve been in the same position you were in and i wasn’t that mean
you didn’t realize that i’m not gonna be defeated

and i knew everything wasn’t fine and that’s why i came and asked you
don’t tell me you’re just out of it and turn away
you never had a problem telling me exactly how you felt so why not
tell me now why you got nothing to say…. nothing to say
nothing to say…nothing to say….

music and lyrics by joseph herbert, copyright 2000