how can i tell you? lyrics – madness

how can i tell you?

communication is a skill you must acquire,
it will help you through your life, it is essential
you have to walk into this world with your head held high,
be fluid child, don’t become crystalline,
you’re gonna have to swim with the molecules

how can i tell you, you have to open up your heart
how can i tell you, be honest from the very start
how i feel, make a stand for what is true
try to be decent in all that you do.
how can i tell you, you’ve got to give to get support
how can i tell you, a little effort & a lot more thought
how i feel, check the wonder in all that you see
you’ve got to get loving unconditionally.

you’re gonna have to walk that road, you’re gonna bear some heavy loads
you’ll make mistakes & you’ll come close
you’re gonna get hurt by the one you love most
you’re gonna have to take some pain, accept the loss to live again
forgive yourself as you’ll be free,
there’s more to love than just loving you see.

how can i tell you, the laughter on a crowded bus
how can i tell you, making sp*ce when you’re being crushed
how i feel, a letter i receive from you
a hug & a kiss when you’re feeling blue
how can i tell you, the last chocolate in the box
how can i tell you, a pair of mittens & some cotton socks
how i feel, i’ll make a fire when you are cold
don’t worry darling i’ll love you when you grow old

how can i tell you, 6 candles on your birthday cake
how can i tell you, a christmas card that i helped you make
how i feel, when you ran in your first race
the time i stuck an ice cream in your face
how can i tell you, the last chocolate in the box
how can i tell you, a pair of mittens & some cotton socks
how i feel, i’ll make a fire when you are cold
don’t worry darling i’ll love you when you grow old

/ madness lyrics