The Promise—When in Rome

 

If you need a friend

Don't look to a stranger

You know in the end

I'll always be there

But when you're in doubt

And when you're in danger

Take a look all around

And I'll be there

 

I'm sorry, but I'm just thinking of

The right words to say

I know they don't sound the way

I planned them to be

But if you'll wait around a while

I'll make you fall for me

I promise you

I promise you I will

 

When your day is through

And so is your temper

You know what to do

I'm gonna always be there

Sometimes if I shout

It's not what's intended

These words just come out

With no gripe to bear

 

I'm sorry, but I'm just thinking of

The right words to say

I know they don't sound the way

I planned them to be

But if you'll wait around awhile

I'll make you fall for me

I promise you

I promise you

 

I'm sorry, but I'm just thinking of

The right words to say

I know they don't sound the way

I planned them to be

And if I had to walk the world

I'd make you fall for me

I promise you

I promise you I will

 

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I gotta tell you

I need to tell you

I gotta tell you

I gotta tell you

 

I'm sorry, but I'm just thinking of

The right words to say

I know they don't sound the way

I planned them to be

But if you'll wait around awhile

I'l make you fall for me

I promise 

I promise you

 

I'm sorry, but I'm just thinking of

The right words to say

I know they don't sound the way

I planned them to be

And if I had to walk the world

I'd make you fall for me

I promise you

I promise you I will

I will, I will