Don't tell me that you understand, don't tell me that you know
Don't tell me how I will survive, how I will surely grow.
Don't tell me this is just a test, that I am truly blessed,
That I am chosen for this task apart from all the rest.
Don't come at me with answers that can only come from me
Don't tell me how my grief will pass, that I will soon be free.
Don't stand in pious judgment of the bonds I must untie
Don't tell me how to suffer, don't tell me how to cry.
My life is filled with selfishness, my pain is all I see
But I need you and I need your love unconditionally.
Accept me in my ups and downs, I need someone to share
Just hold my hand and let me cry and say
"My friend............... I care."