"Rules" as written by Lester A Mendez and Shakira Mebarak....
You have to swear
You've got love to love me
That will last forever
We must have a story
With a happy ending
I swear to never go away?
And never put aside
The things I'm gonna say
'Cause these are rules for us

Use your eyes only to look at me
Use your mouth only to kiss my lips
We are branches of the same old tree
You can laugh only if you laugh with me
You can cry only if you cry for me
Don't forget that you're condemned to me
Can't you see
You always were
You'll always be

You used to say
I should see a doctor
Who would keep me busy
'Cause a jealous woman
Never makes it easy
And I finally know what to do for us
Whatever seems right
But it may take a while
Before I change the rules

Use your eyes only to look at me
Use your mouth only to kiss my lips
We are branches of the same old tree
You can laugh only if you laugh with me
You can cry only if you cry for me
Don't forget that you're condemned to me
Can't you see
You always were
You always were

Use your eyes only to look at me
Use your mouth only to kiss my lips
We are branches of the same old tree
You can laugh only if you laugh with me
You can cry only if you cry for me
Don't forget that you're condemned to me
Can't you see
You always were
You'll always be


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"Rules" as written by Shakira Mebarak Lester Mendez

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  • +1
    General CommentThe real lyrics are:

    You have to swear
    You've got love to love me
    Oh, oh
    That will last forever
    Oh, oh
    We must have a story
    Oh, oh
    With a happy ending

    Ah
    So don't ever go away
    And never put aside
    The things I'm gonna say
    'Cause these are rules for us

    Use your eyes, only to look at me
    Use your mouth, only to kiss my lips
    We are branches of the same old tree
    You can laugh, only if you laugh at me
    You can cry, only if you cry for me
    Don't forget that you're condemned to me
    Can't you see
    You always were
    You'll always be

    You used to say
    I should see a doctor
    Ah, ah
    Who would keep me busy
    Ah, ah
    'Cause a jealous woman
    Never makes it easy

    Oh
    And you know what I'll do for us
    Whatever seems so right
    But it may take a while
    Before I change the rules

    Use your eyes, only to look at me
    Use your mouth, only to kiss my lips
    We are branches of the same old tree
    You can laugh, only if you laugh at me
    You can cry, only if you cry for me
    Don't forget that you're condemned to me
    Can't you see
    You always were
    You always were

    Use your eyes, only to look at me
    Use your mouth, only to kiss my lips
    We are branches of the same old tree
    You can laugh, only if you laugh at me
    You can cry, only if you cry for me
    Don't forget that you're condemned to me
    Can't you see
    You always were
    You always were
    syd_Melon June 14, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell, now I gotta correct a couple things here...
    It's "You can laugh only if you laugh with me" instead of laughing "at" her, and... "And you know I'll do for us, whatever seems right" instead of "You know what I'll do for us, whatever seems so right." :)
    StarrySkieson July 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh i love this song. it kinda reminds me of what im going through right know with my boyfriend. ive been getting so jealous so eaisly that it started to cause problems. but we finally got through it. even though i still get jealous to easily, ive learned how to control my emotions and to not junmp to conclusions.
    Tracyon March 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh oh syd Mel, looks like you have competition. ;)
    Tracyon October 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is pointless, as everything was written in 02 and it is now 06... but just in case...

    syd Mel, although I admire your perserverence about looking smart and fixing all of the lyrics, I have to say that it is getting tedious to read through your entire post to find the one or two WORDS that were wrong... just post the parts that were messed up... god... I liked you at first because you corrected people but now I just want to fucking kill you.
    lizzieluvs2playon June 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentactually, it's better that he posts the ENTIRE lyrics because when one wants to print them, all one has to do is select his corrected lyrics. I wish people could edit other people's submitted lyrics, but that would probably cause chaos.
    Ian-samaon October 04, 2007   Link

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