Try to Understand

Well I'm sitting here in silence
and I'm feeling so discouraged.
'Cause I only want to call you,
but I just don't have the courage.

And it seems like only yesterday,
things were going fine.
It's funny how our lives can change
in only seconds time.

And I know I'll miss the bad jokes,
and the way you never called.
I know I'll miss the way your TV glowed blue on the wall
as we lay there in the darkness.
Try to understand it all.
Understand it all.
Couldn't understand at all.

I'm sorry that I never could
quite say this to your face.
Always hiding behind melody lines,
hooks that keep me safe.

And I know this may be catchy
but I know you can't relate,
so what's possible's impossible,
and that I won't debate.

But I know I'll miss the bad jokes,
and the way you never called.
I know I'll miss the way your TV glowed blue on the wall
as we lay there in the darkness.
Try to understand it all.
Understand it all.
Couldn't understand at all.

So don't take this the wrong way.
This is nothing like the past.
I'm fine and I am okay
with the fact that this won't last.
And I'll try to fix my problem,
sorry I was so afraid
of what could've been,
what should've been,
oh what a mess I've made...

'Cause I know I'll miss the bad jokes,
and the way you never called.
I know I'll miss the way your TV glowed blue on the wall
as we lay there in the darkness.
Try to understand it all.
Understand it all.
Couldn't understand at all.

Written in...

2008

Appears on...

Live at Sidewalk NYC (2008)
...Was Right All Along (2009)
...Still Right All Along (2019)

Songwriter(s)...

John-Allison Weiss