I Don’t Want to Say Your Name

Gerald Brennan—composer, lyricist, pianist, singer

This poor guy had hooked up with the World’s Worst Girlfriend and is , umm… somewhat bitter about the whole thing.
Hey guys: a girl ever make you so crazy that you actually smashed a hole in a wall? I have never met such a girl. Happily, like most things, this is all a figment of my imagination.
The worst part is, she always acts like she still can’t live without him while she has affairs and won’t even bother to return the poor bastard’s phone calls.
Have you ever been tortured so badly by a lover that not only do you never want to see them again, but the mere thought or mention of their name is enough to inspire violence?

I see now that you must
always be untrue just
stay away from me today.
Since you don’t come round I
think I fin’ly found my
happiness you stole away.

I don’t want to kiss you,
I don’t want to hold you,
I don’t want to see your face.
I’m not even sure
anymore that you’re a
member of the human race.

Tell me now how you miss me,
when you wouldn’t take my call.
Tell me you want to kiss me,
I’ll put my fist through this wall.

But I don’t want to do that,
already been through that,
you remember, don’t you, dear?
Fixing up the plaster
after each disaster
wishing you were out of here.

So, I don’t want to kiss you,
I don’t want to hold you,
I don’t want to see your face.
I know next time I see ya
girl, there’s bound to be
another man to take my place.

Tell me now how you love me,
when I remember well,
that you were so tired of me,
you thought you’d died and gone to hell.

Now listen very carefully.
‘Cause this is how it’s got to be:

I don’t want to see you,
I don’t want to know you,
I don’t want to say your name.
I don’t want to say your name.


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