Told You So

by Laura Marie

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A song from a number of sources. I drew on some old feelings about several situations. It all started with the chorus. "I told you so...had to bite my tongue". I knew I wanted the song to be about that. About the frustration of not being listened to and wanting to say "I told you" when it all falls apart but circumstances not allowing you to do so and you don't want to be *that* person going around gloating about your rightness when things suck for somebody. Then, it just felt right to tie it into a romantic relationship because it often happens in that way even if it's not where this song started. In the end, I wanted the song to connect with people and trying to explain the complex situations that inspired this song would take too many words to fit into a bridge. It's a little of this, a little of that. *shrug*

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Should we start, when did we ever stop
in fits and rages
Since last we did or did we ever talk
Seems like ages
Without a word

Said I’d hand you over to the guards
Well, I wasn’t playing
So, I don’t owe for your house of cards
That’s all I’m saying
Without a word, without a word

Had to bite my tongue
Had to taste the blood
Had to choke it back
All the bitterness of
I told you so
'Cause I told you so 

Ask me if it’s love at any cost
If tempest tossed into temptation
But I won’t say so, nothing can be lost
In translation
Without a word, without a word

Had to bite my tongue
Had to taste the blood
Had to choke it back
All the bitterness of
I told you so
'Cause I told you so, I told you

I believe you, want and need you, lead my heart around
And I’m in love and I’ll be yours but don’t you let me down

Had to bite my tongue
Had to taste the blood
Had to choke it back
All the bitterness of
I told you so
I had to bite my tongue
Had to taste the blood
Had to choke it back
All the bitterness of
I told you so
'Cause I told you so…

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released June 15, 2017

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Laura Marie San Antonio, Texas

Now the reason we're here
Every man, every woman
Is to help each other
Stand by each other
When love walks in the room
Everybody stand up
Oh it's good, good good
Say I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you - The Pretenders

At some point in my life, I heard this song and decided (before I knew I decided) that my life purpose was to send a "message of love". Be <3
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