Mean What You Say

by Lil' Dawnee Frinta and John Wells

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I wrote this one with my partner in musical crime, John Wells. John was the instigator this time with a great hook for the chorus and the dark, rhythmic grooves. I filled it in with verse lyrics/melody and a bridge and here we have it! Mean What You Say is a fun but dark driving rocker sung by the bluesy and talented Jacqueline Campa.

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Mean What You Say

I found you face down in the dirt
You looked so hurt
A baby bird, scraped knees, torn shirt
I watched you rise from the ashes just to tell me lies
And nothing matches anymore

When you first said it, I didn't see
But now I get it
It's like you read it in a teenage magazine
The past is just a lie we tell ourselves to feel better
Write me a letter
And try to mean what you say

Why don't you mean what you say
Why don't you mean what you say
Why don't you mean what you say
Why don't you mean it?

You say you want to be friends until the end
But there are little truths you like to bend
And in your eyes I see the lies
Your attempt to apologize makes me the wiser

You check your smile in the mirror
It's becoming clear
That there's a hole where the soul is
The goal is to make it clear, but dear
Why don't you mean what you say?

Why don't you mean what you say
Why don't you mean what you say
Why don't you mean what you say

You always seem to have some secret hidden up your sleeve
You've got two fingers crossed and hid behind your back
I have to ask
Why don't you mean what you say?

Why don't you mean what you say
Why don't you mean what you say
Why don't you mean what you say
Repeat

credits

released December 16, 2015
Written/Produced by John Wells and Lil' Dawnee Frinta
Lead Vocal: Jacqueline Campa
Drums/Percussion: John Wells
Bass: Mike Sattin
Guitars: Lil' Dawnee Frinta
Backing Vocals: Jacqueline Campa and Lil' Dawnee Frinta

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