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Tell It Like It Was

This song is by Bill Anderson and appears on the album If It's All The Same To You (1970).

I come home every night and she meets me with a great big kiss
And she says I love you and how was your day
She brings me my slippers, cooks my dinner and holds my hand
And vows her love for me won't ever fade away.

Tell it like it was
Tell it like it was
Not like it is 'cause it ain't no more
Tell it like it was.

I told her once I was born with a restless streak in me
But she laughed it off and said honey you're just a man
Go where you have to go do what you have to do
I love you and I'll wait for you and I'll understand.

Tell it like it was
Tell it like it was
Not like it is 'cause it ain't no more
Tell it like it was.

I called her up last night from down in Mexico
She said baby it's cold tonight and I'm alone
I'm not gonna hold anybody I'm not gonna kiss anybody
I'm saving me for you till you get home.

Tell it like it was
Tell it like it was
Not like it is 'cause it ain't no more
Tell it like it was.

Yeah, tell it like it was
Tell it like it was
Not like it is 'cause it ain't no more
Tell it like it was...

Written by:

Bill Anderson