You Will Never Understand

by Lisa Occhino

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This is the song that won the 2012 John Lennon Scholarship songwriting competition. Download for free, or pay what you think it's worth. Enjoy! :)


If I never want to hear you
If I don’t want to be near you
Could you blame me for it?

If I tell you I don’t miss you
If I just go and dismiss you
I would hope you’d understand
But I know that you don’t…

That’s just the way I am
I may never love again
You will never understand

If I tell you I surrender
‘Cause I know it’s for the better
Would you understand?

If you told me that you promise
From now on you would be honest
I can’t say I would believe you
‘Cause I know that you can’t…

That’s just the way I am
I may never love again
You will never understand

How could I ever open up to someone now?

If I told you that I love you
As I’m watching from above you
Would I be too late?


released August 24, 2012
Piano, lead vocals, and background vocals by Lisa Occhino. Lead violin by Chase Potter. Produced by Phillip Peloubet and Tyler Kent.



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Lisa Occhino Boston, Massachusetts

Lisa Occhino is a pianist, songwriter, singer, and entrepreneur from Stamford, CT. She is the first place winner of BMI’s 15th annual John Lennon Scholarship, a national songwriting competition. In December 2013, she graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music with a bachelor’s degree in music business. Visit for more. ... more

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