Every Word I Say (The Innocence Mission)

I've given you my statement Now my mind feels very spoiled Now that these thoughts have been spoken One half of their meaning is gone Words are in the way You can't see what I'm feeling at all Words encompass every color, every shadow, every light But their passing through my mouth now And we only see the one side, see the one side Words are in the way You can't see what I'm feeling Words are in the way You don't know what I'm thinking at all, at all Tell us would you, in three words, who you are Give us your opinion of the world at large Can you explain the names you've given to the things you've done Give us, please, your definition of true love, true love Forming syllables Making phrases Making paragraphs and pages I should have seen the words that got away from me You should have, but you could not You should have, but you couldn't Words are in the way So many things I wanted you to know today Words are in the way Pretendings with every word I say Every word I Every word I Every word I Say Oh, how could you know what I'm thinking