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I Told You

This song is by The Thorns and appears on the album The Thorns (2003).

Maybe from the outside (Maybe from the outside)
Things look all right, (Things look all right,)
But we know it (But we know it)
Isn't so. (Isn't so.)
'Cause, baby, on the inside, ('Cause, baby, on the inside,)
I spent all night (I spent all night)
Counting reasons (Counting reasons)
I should go. (I should go.)

How will I know (Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
When love's true, (Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
If it comes for real? (If it comes for real...)

I told you (I told you)
That you shouldn't let me (That you shouldn't let me)
Hold you, (Hold you,)
'Cause it breaks my heart again ('Cause it breaks my heart again)
Every time you
Turn away.

I don't want to go there, (I don't want to go there,)
'Cause I've had my share ('Cause I've had my share)
Of believing (Of believing)
Lovers' lies. (Lovers' lies.)
And you've already shown me (And you've already shown me)
That I can't see (That I can't see)
Just by looking (Just by looking)
Into your eyes. (Into your eyes.)

So how will I know (Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
When love's true, (Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh)
If it comes for real? (If it comes for real...)

I told you (I told you)
That you shouldn't let me (That you shouldn't let me)
Hold you, (Hold you,)
'Cause it breaks my heart again ('Cause it breaks my heart again)
Every time you
Turn away.

So, how will I know (How will)
When love's true, (I know)
If it comes for real? (If it comes for real?)

I told you (I told you)
That you shouldn't let me (That you shouldn't let me)
Hold you, (Hold you,)
'Cause it breaks my heart again -- ('Cause it breaks my heart again --)
Breaks my heart again. (Breaks my heart again.)
Break my heart again. (Break my heart again.)
Break my heart again. (Break my heart again.)

CreditsEdit

  • Producer: Brendan O'Brien
  • Composers: Pete Droge, Shawn Mullins, Matthew Sweet
  • Lyricists: Pete Droge, Shawn Mullins, Matthew Sweet
  • Arrangers: Paul Buckmaster, Ricky Keller
  • Conductors: Paul Buckmaster, Ricky Keller
  • Musicians:
    • Roy Bittan - Electric piano, stringed piano
    • Rob Brill - Percussion (brushes on cardboard box), tambourine
    • Pete Droge - Vocals, Zildjian cymbals, drums, acoustic guitar, baritone guitar, electric guitar, keyboards, ukelin, ukulele
    • Jim Keltner - Drums
    • Greg Leisz - Electric dulcimer, 12-string acoustic guitar, 12-string electric guitar, lap steel guitar, pedal steel guitar, mandola, mandolin
    • Tony Marsico - Upright bass
    • Shawn Mullins - Vocals, dulcimer, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, high-strung guitar, keyboards, percussion, vihuela
    • Brendan O'Brien - Bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass harmonica, hurdy gurdy, keyboards, marxophone, percussion
    • Matthew Sweet - Vocals, bass, mountain dulcimer, 6-string acoustic guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keyboards, marxophone, percussion, baritone ukulele, vihuela
  • Engineering: David Bianco (Sunset Session), Billy Bowers, Nick DiDia, Karl Egsieker, Alex Lowe, Dan Rudin
  • Digital Editing: Ryan Castle (Pro Tools) (Sunset Session)
  • Mastering: Bob Ludwig
  • Art Direction: Josh Cheuse, Gail Marowitz
  • Graphic Design: James C. Hunter

TriviaEdit

  • This song is track #10 from The Thorns, an Aware/Columbia Records release (Tuesday, May 20, 2003).

InterpretationsEdit

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