What I Say
Trini López Lyrics


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If I had told her that I loved her
She would have stayed til who knows when,
but I guess she couldn't understand it
when I said I wanna be your friend,
because a friend would never doubt you
or ever put you uptight,
and now I wonder what she's doing tonight.
oh yes I wonder what she's doing tonight?
oh I wonder what she's doing to night?

We were so close but we should've been closer
and it's making me feel so sad
but I tell myself I didn't lose her
'cause you can't lose a friend you never had
because a friend won't say it's over
and got out just for spite.
and now I wonder what she's doing tonight,
oh yes I wonder what she's doing tonight?
oh I wonder what she's doing to night?

A friend will always be there
if you're wrong or if your right,
and now I wonder what she's doing tonight




oh yes I wonder what she's doing tonight?
oh I wonder what she's doing tonight?

Overall Meaning

In these lyrics, the singer reflects on a relationship that didn't evolve as he wished it had. He regrets not expressing his love to the woman, believing that if he had, she would have stayed with him longer. However, he realizes that she may not have understood his feelings when he instead told her he wanted to be friends. This miscommunication leads to the woman leaving, causing the singer to wonder what she is doing that night. The repetition of this question emphasizes his curiosity and longing to know about her current situation.


The singer expresses a sense of lost potential, feeling that they were close but should have been even closer. This unfulfilled closeness makes him feel sad, despite trying to convince himself that he never truly lost her because they were never more than friends. He believes that a true friend would not abruptly end a relationship or walk away out of spite. Again, he wonders about her current activities, indicating that he is preoccupied with thoughts of her and how things could have been different between them.


The singer contrasts the qualities of a friend with the actions of the woman in question, highlighting the loyalty and supportiveness that should come with friendship. He questions what she might be doing that night, suggesting a sense of longing and uncertainty about their current status. The repeated pondering of her activities reinforces his feelings of curiosity and concern for her well-being, hinting at unresolved emotions and a desire for closure or understanding.


Overall, these lyrics convey a mix of regret, longing, and contemplation as the singer reflects on a relationship that didn't unfold as he had hoped. He grapples with the miscommunication and disappointment that arose between them, wondering about the woman's actions and feeling a sense of loss for what could have been. The repeated questioning of what she might be doing tonight serves as a poignant refrain that encapsulates his emotional turmoil and desire for clarity in the aftermath of their relationship.


Line by Line Meaning

If I had told her that I loved her
If I had been honest with her about my feelings


She would have stayed til who knows when
She would have been willing to stay for a long time


but I guess she couldn't understand it
but she couldn't comprehend my feelings


when I said I wanna be your friend
when I tried to remain close as friends


because a friend would never doubt you
because a true friend would always trust you


or ever put you uptight
or make you feel uneasy


and now I wonder what she's doing tonight
and now I am curious about her current activities


We were so close but we should've been closer
We had a strong bond but we could have been even closer


and it's making me feel so sad
and it's causing me a great deal of sadness


'cause you can't lose a friend you never had
because you can't truly miss someone who was never a real friend


because a friend won't say it's over
because a genuine friend wouldn't end things abruptly


and got out just for spite
and leave just to be spiteful


A friend will always be there
A true friend will always stand by your side


if you're wrong or if you're right
no matter if you're right or wrong


oh yes I wonder what she's doing tonight
oh yes, I am curious about her activities tonight




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: BOBBY HART, TOMMY BOYCE

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Héméra kai Nyx

Cuando era chica, en lo de mi abuela, me encantaba investigar en la discoteca de juventud de mí mamá y mí tía y así conocí este tema y muchos otros y aprendí a desarrollar una preferenncia notable, por el rock de aquellos tiempos. Muchos recuerdos! Gracias por subirlo!🙏👍

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