I've tried so many times
To tell you how I feel
But you're far too disbelieving
Are you tryin' to get even with me
Maybe once or twice
I wasn't fair, I wasn't nice
But now I've got myself together
When I promise to be better
You say

(Whoa) I'll believe you when
(Whoa) I'll believe you when
(Whoa) when everything you say don't turn out wrong
(Whoa) I'll believe you when
(Whoa) I'll believe you when
(Whoa) when everything you say don't turn out wrong, oh wrong

I could call you everyday
Give presents by the score
And I could send you pretty flowers
Have them waiting at your door

I could write up in the sky
Forgive me I apologize
Still if I went through every measure
With my promise to be better
You'd say

(Whoa) I'll believe you when
(Whoa) I'll believe you when
(Whoa) when everything you say don't turn out wrong
(Whoa) I'll believe you when
(Whoa) I'll believe you when
(Whoa) when everything you say don't turn out wrong

There's nothing you can say
That I haven't tried
And nothing I can do will ever change your mind
Yeah, maybe I'd do better
If I told somebody else

And I can hear you sing (whoa) I'll believe you when
(Whoa) I'll believe you when
(Whoa) when everything you say don't turn out wrong
(Whoa) I'll believe you when
(Whoa) I'll believe you when
(Whoa) when everything you say don't turn out wrong

(Whoa) I'll believe you when
(Whoa) I'll believe you when
(Whoa) I'll believe you when when everything you tell me isn't wrong

(Whoa) I'll believe you when
(Whoa) and I'll believe you when
(Whoa) and I'll believe you when when everything you say don't turn out wrong


Lyrics submitted by winterfairy, edited by tejdog1

I'll Believe You When Lyrics as written by Paul Doucette Kyle Cook

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  • +1
    General Comment

    this is my favorite MB20 song ever! and just like loss & strain.. i hope they release it ^_^ i especially like the line "stroke on my ego" and "well I, I don’t want to thank you Honey, I don’t think so"

    1thatuwreckedon August 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Wow, those are my favourite parts too. This is such a great song. Rob Thomas makes everything beautiful.

    I wax poeticon March 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Sorry to disappoint you ..but the only copy of Loss Strain and Butterflies that you will ever find..is a bootleg, bad copy. It was Tabitha's Secret...and doubt Rob will want another law suite from the former band members like he had with 3 A.M.

    You & I & I i think they will only use as a concert "treat". But you can get bootlegs of pretty decent copies of it...the live from australia concert in '98?? Whenever it was...it is a really good copy.

    Kinslayeron June 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I love this song, I have it in a bootleg, an acoustic version. He does sound angry in it. I am not sure about what he means with "you and I and I"...is that he has too much with himself to stand someone else?

    Gabigson August 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    There's a Live version available that was released in mp3 format as an extra on some (all?) versions of Mad Season

    calliton October 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    It was avaliable through the website by the Mad Season CD. But not anymore, as the site as long since been changed. Great song, a favorite of mine. I have both the version off of Mad Season and the live acoustic recorded at 99x.

    Chris Dixonon December 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaning

    To me this song is about a very narcissistic person. That why he said things like- all I ever think about is myself and also the fact that he seems to feel that everyone else gets strung out but he only gets high...I think this is why it is titled You and I and I, clearly one I is not enough because the relationship is all about him. His narcisisim is coming between them in the relationship and it is the distance between them.

    WordsAreOnlyWordson April 18, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    lmfao, lyrics to "Could I Be You", NOT "You and I and I"

    tejdog1on July 19, 2012   Link

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