Lori McKenna - Hardly Speaking A Word Lyrics




Well I know your life has been hard
I see it in your eyes and I feel it in your heart
When your eyes move down to the floor
And your mouth changes shape, and your voice sounds sore
I can hold you close in my arms
And tell you that you're special
And that you treasure such great charms
And that you always keep my heart full
But I'm hardly speaking a word
I'm hardly speaking a word

And I know these things should be heard
But I'm hardly speaking a word
And your struggle never changes me
I'll never be able to see the things you see
They say that you see things differently
Just because it's different doesn't mean it can't be free
But I'm hardly speaking a word
I'm hardly speaking a word

So I wonder, what do they know
Maybe the problem is me not letting go
Of a little boy who's smarter than me
Who can't sit still and sees things differently
And I'm yelling when I should be whispering
I'm pushing when I should be carrying
And I don't understand anything I've heard
I should be yelling I love you
But I'm hardly speaking a word

So I wonder, what do I know
Maybe the problem is me not letting go
Of a little boy who's smarter than me
Who can't sit still and sees things differently
And I'm yelling when I should be whispering
And I'm pushing when I should be carrying
And I don't understand anything I've heard

I should be yelling I love you
I should be yelling I love you
I should be yelling I love you
But I'm hardly speaking a word





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  1. reliablebow

    thank you for listing the lyrics...wonderful song...so much division now...this reminds us to yell...I Love You!

  2. J CG

    i heard this song on a recovery podcast... holy S***...amazing

  3. P Eliason

    I saw her in Alb. with my family and could barely hold back the tears of love for Lori s music....

  4. John K

    I really don't understand why this song doesn't have more views and likes? More as in 250,000 or more. What is up?

  5. 14cobbler

    This song always brings tears to my eyes...

  6. Beth Reese

    she wrote this about her son.  "special needs".   so poignant.

  7. Swordseye

    lol I have aspergers and I'm listening to this song and it came to the line "can never sit still" and here is me playing with my hair :O

  8. rbrown122

    I heard this song in my Learning Disability Seminar Class. I love it <3

  9. politicalrachel

    I hadn't thought of it that way-about someone with Asperger's. Makes a lot of sense.

  10. Eltham Jones

    it's a love song from a mother to a child with an autistic spectrum condition, possibly Asperger's.

  11. Tom Gunning

    Heard this on Case histories, amazing song, where's she from?

    sean mann

    Stoughton Ma. Married her high school sweet heart , a plumber, and she was a stay at home mom

  12. Monique DiCarlo

    I made a picture almost exactly the same as this one, only in black and white!

  13. Kim A.

    Best song from Lori