From the recording Things People Say

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Written by Beth Husband & Milan Miller
Red Desk Publishing (SESAC)/Songs From The Stillhouse (SESAC)

Milan Miller- Guitars, Keyboards, Bass, Drums, Lead Vocal
Eddie Lange- Pedal Steel Guitar
Wendy Newcomer- Harmony Vocal

Lyrics

I sat there through the trial
Took in the testimony
Holding to the right hand
Of my one and only
The judge called for order
Then I heard the gavel ring
When the verdict came back guilty
I didn’t say a thing

Bound in chains and shackles
My best friend left the court room
Taken to the gallows
Where he would meet his doom
The hangman bowed his head
As he waited in the wings
My darling held her breath
And I didn’t say a thing

The thoughts were in my head
And the truth was on my tongue
But the words I could have said
Were just a song never sung
Was it pride that kept me silent
The pain betrayal brings
Or revenge dark and violent
When I didn’t say a thing

See my best friend had a secret
And a solid alibi
But rather than disgrace me
Instead he chose to die
He thought I didn’t know
About the cheater’s fling
He was having with my wife
And I didn’t say a thing

The thoughts were in my head
And the truth was on my tongue
But the words I could have said
Were just a song never sung
Was it pride that kept me silent
The pain betrayal brings
Or revenge dark and violent
When I didn’t say a thing

I sat there through the trial
Took in the testimony
Holding to the right hand
Of my one and only
The judge called for order
Then I heard the gavel ring
When the verdict came back guilty
I didn’t say a thing