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Oddities and Rarities - Tongue Tied

i know i don't say what i mean
but i hope that you know what i mean when i say
you don't know what you mean to me linda
and i hope that you know that i mean what i say

i know i get mean and say things i don't mean
and i want you to know that they don't mean a thing
when i get mean i don't know what i'm saying
and i know that you know what i mean

tongue tied with rhymes
don't even know what i'm saying half the time
there's nothing simpler than saying you're sorry
and there's nothing simple about it

i know what you're saying, i know what you mean
i know you don't mean what you say when you're mean
now you know that i know there's no need to say
any more about it

words and their meanings can be confusing
a word like 'mean' can mean many things
like miserly, cruel, average or poor
so what do we mean when we say it

dictionaries don't define us
don't even know what i mean most the time
there's nothing simpler than saying you're sorry
and there's nothing simple about it

tongue tied with rhymes
don't even know what we mean half the time
there's nothing simpler than saying you're sorry
and there's nothing simple about it

now i know i don't say what i mean
that's ok, i know what you mean to say

©1997 Mike West

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