Words Into Action

words won't make you feel what you should feel
what you once felt
words won't reveal what is real
they'll just mislead you from the start
they will seal and constrict
charismatic tongues
as they conceal
they contradict the language of the heart

and so one word leads to the next
as conversation slips into text
let's put - let's put words - words into action
words into action

words turn into shouts
triggered by doubts
fall on deaf ears
words sprayed all about
ooze from the spout
but no one hears

so automatic, reeled off by rote
snag on your conscience, catch in your throat
let's put - let's put words - words into action
words into action

I would give anything
to make you understand
no need to read my lips
feel the warmth of my hand

words mean nothing at all
they bounce off the wall and fade away
but feelings that beckon and call
no matter how small
can still save the day

somehow the silence says so much more
and in the stillness, love settles the score
let's put - let's put words - words into action
words into action

© Jessie Jacobson (Music: 2/5/85 & Lyrics/Melody: 2/18/85)

First version produced by Earle Mankey and Second Language.
Second version produced by Tony Berg with Earle Mankey and Second Language, 1985.
Third version produced by Tony Berg, 1986 (and featured in the motion picture Welcome To 18).

Toni Zeto: Lead & Backing Vocals
Jessie Jacobson: Lead & Backing Vocals, Guitars
Jerome Faulkner: Keyboards, Flute
Jarrett Lesko: Bass, Drum Programming
Brian Bielski: Kick & Snare Drum, Sheet Metal, Brass Pipes

(Third version additional keyboard & drum programming: Tony Berg)