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What She Wants To Hear

Updated on June 13, 2013

You finally found the courage
To tell her how you feel
You showed her your heart
You told her it was real

But some other guy
Whispered in her ear
And you know he told her
The things she wanted to hear

Now she has a story
About a night that ends
And while she will see the sun
She’ll never see him again

Tell her what she wants to hear
Tell her while you draw her near
When she wakes with her fears
Tell her that you're still here

She knows there’s a force
That tells you what to say
But when you fall asleep
She wonders if you'll stay

A man will say anything
To get love in the night
But true love will do anything
To try and make it right

Tell her what she wants to hear
Tell her while you draw her near
When she wakes with her fears
Tell her that you’re still here


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      Mark Lecuona 

      6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @Teylina - Your plate was full!

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      6 years ago

      Actually, SP, I was there for a short time then; family crises overshadowed the news. Living in St Louis rest of the year, inundated w/Vietnam (too many I knew were there) and the birth of my firstborn! A vivid year--I'll have to hunt up your hub - I'm still catching up -- should work well w/rest of my memories of 1966!

    • The Suburban Poet profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Lecuona 

      6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @Eiddwen - Thank you. I guess natural is all I have. I can't write the flowery stuff. I'm kind of a macho guy anyway so this is as deep as it gets sometimes. I'm just trying to be interesting.

      @Berga - Thank you!

      @Teylina - Thank you Tally! Did you see my hub called "In Memory of Joy Sims?" That is about a tragedy that occured in Tallahassee long ago... maybe we were both in town then (1966).

      @Nellieanna - you are wonderful as usual. I'm just trying to give him something to ponder. You are correct in that he will have to learn and adjust to these things in his own way. But at least he can be aware of the complications and how mere words can come back to haunt you.... be true whether you love them or not... they deserve that....

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      6 years ago from TEXAS

      This is a lovely, though a bit poignant, poem, Mark.

      As Freya said, though a woman may have doubts, what she most wants is to not need to have doubts. But the only it can be so and known and felt to be so is to allow the truth of it to speak from its heart, because of its truth without prodding, urging, forcing or prompting it. That means it may not be as she truly wants. If it's not -- better to know and accept. And if it is what she wants - how wonderful to simply allow it to flow and to embrace it as it does! Otherwise, panic and mistrust of his motives could even squelch and push away a sincere love. This can work both ways, by the way. In fact, for it to abide between two people, it needs to be mutual, reciprocal and unconditional. That may seem like an ideal - but is less-than-it acceptable, really - even though it may need some maturing to recognize it?

      You're a wise father to teach you son, - but in matters of deep feeling, be aware that each person must learn most of it for him or her self - and some never do.

    • Teylina profile image


      6 years ago

      All very true. "But true love will try and make it right" - think that's how you ended that one verse. Love it. Up, beautiful, my Tally friend.

    • Berga profile image


      6 years ago from SKIEN

      true and beautiful!

    • Eiddwen profile image


      6 years ago from Wales

      So very beautiful Mark ;you have a natural style of composing. I particularly liked the last verse.

      Thank you so much for sharing;take care and enjoy your day.


    • The Suburban Poet profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Lecuona 

      6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Hi Freya.... thank you. I just want my son to know these things and think in ways of a mature man. I never really got any advice when I was growing up. I'm not saying the man I describe in the song is me but it is the ideal I think. Honesty and honor...

      @Arioch - Thank you. Yes they are lyrics. I don't have a tune in mind yet. That is the hard part.

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      Gordon D Easingwood 

      6 years ago from Wakefield, United Kingdom

      Nice lyrics? got a tune in mind?

    • Freya Cesare profile image

      Freya Cesare 

      6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

      great advice, Mark.

      Thing about woman man should considering is that woman not always want to hear those words she want to hear but it mean the world when the words is true from his heart and not from his womanizer skill only. Honesty is the best and indeed, true love will make it right.


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