Track Title:               Couldn't I Just Tell You
Album Title:               Anthology - 1968-1985, disc 1
Prime Artist:              Todd Rundgren
Producer:                  Todd Rundgren

Written by:                Todd Rundgren
From the Album:            Something/Anything?  1972 (A)
  Keep your head and everything will be cool
  You didn't have to make me feel like a fool
  When I try to say I feel the way that I do
  I want to talk to you
  And make it load and clear
   though you don't care to hear

  Couldn't I just tell you the way I feel
  I can't keep it bottled up inside
  And could we pretend that it's no big deal
  And there's really nothing left to hide

  Something sure doesn't seem right to me
  When you can turn your back whenever you please
  And you stroll away and calmly bid me adieu
  Why can't I talk with you
  And put it in your ear though you don't care to hear

  Hear me out
  Why don't you lend me an ear
  You've got no reason to fear
  I'll make it perfectly clear
  I love you

  I don't come whining with my heart on my sleeve
  I'm not a coward if that's what you believe
  And I'm not afraid but not ashamed if it's true
  I got to talk with you
  And then I'll make it clear