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Monday, December 4th, 2000
4:43p - Better Not Tell Her Lyrics -- Carly Simon


Better Not Tell Her
by Carly Simon

Better not tell her that I was your lover;
Better not make her jealous of me;
Better convince her there was nothing between us;
I’m not those initials in your diary;
But if you slip and my name comes up,
Don’t deny that you knew me;
Just leave out the white nights,
The moon in your window,
The break in your whisper,
The promises after.

Better not tell her why you love Spanish dancing;
Don’t bother to say that it’s hot in the summer in Madrid;
Let it all go now, like smoke from a candle,
Like the trace of a song that you hear in the wind;
But if you slip and my name comes up,
Don’t deny that you knew me;
Just leave out the white nights,
The moon in your window,
The break in your whisper,
The promises after,
Leave out the tears and the laughter;
She won’t need to know
That I cried when you left,
That I think of you still.

But if you slip and my name comes up,
Don’t deny that you knew me.
Just leave out the white nights,
The moon in your window,
The break in your whisper,
The promises after;
Leave out the tears and the laughter;
She won’t need to know
That I’d die for your love,
That I still...love...you.


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