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Perhaps just the way that you said it
Perhaps it was just what I heard
Perhaps what you meant
Was not what you said
Or I just read into your words

Why must it be so confusing?
Why can’t we say what we mean?
Or when we do
We don’t recognize truth
And imagine it some other way

Sometimes I’m tired of listening
To things that are said in my head
If I take face value
When I’m talking to you 
What are chances that I’ll be misled?

So promise no more dissecting
So promise it is what it is
You’re not an encrypter
No need to decipher 
Let’s make this the way that we live.

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