Way To Tell You

by The Candle Wasters

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'Way To Tell You' was written by Elsie Bollinger for the New Zealand web-series 'Nothing Much To Do' on YouTube. The song is sung by Harriett Maire and Reuben Hudson. The original video can be found here:



There’s no way to tell you
How much I love you,
It’s crazy I know,
I don’t know where to go,
If I try to leave your side
I might just lose my mind

You’re the one for me,
I know it sounds cheesy,
Believe me when I say
I never thought I’d feel this way

I see you standing there,
I wonder if you’re aware,
I see you and I grin,
My world it starts to spin,
I want it to be said,
These things that are in my head

If I said it to your face
You’d call me a disgrace,
But everyone can see
What you have done to me

I could try to deny it
But why should I fight this
It’s been him all along,
I’ve been in the wrong,
Who thought you’d hear her say this
But I don’t care anyway cos’

You make me smile,
Please stay for a while,
Of course you’re just a fool,
But that’s what makes you kind of cool

You stayed true when I needed
Someone I felt defeated,
I love it that you care
And that you were there,
You know without you
there’d be nothing much to do

Of course it won’t be perfect
But maybe it’d be worth it,
It won’t be okay,
Not every day,
We’ll argue and stuff
And kick up a fuss but

I want you to know
it’s from this we will grow,
And in the end
You’re more than just a friend,
I think you feel the same way
So I think that it’s okay,
To tell you that it’s true
I’m in love with you


released October 26, 2014
vocals- Harriett Maire, Reuben Hudson
ukulele- Reuben Hudson
music producer- Chris McMenamin
support- Sarah Jessica Golding, Elsie Bollinger

Special thanks to Sally and Henrietta Bollinger for help and inspiration with the lyrics.


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The Candle Wasters are four women (& a token dude) creating fierce, funny, feminist webseries.

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