You have to swear
You've got love to love me
Uh-uh, that will last forever
Uh-uh, we must have a story
Uh-uh, 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 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
Uh-uh, who would keep me busy
Uh-uh, 'cause a jealous woman
Never makes it easy
Ah, and you know I'll 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
Oh, can't you see
You always were
You always were
Oh oh oh, oh, oh, oh

So 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
Aah, aah


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    General Comment

    The 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 Comment

    Well, 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
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    oh 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 Comment

    oh oh syd Mel, looks like you have competition. ;)

    Tracyon October 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    This 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
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    actually, 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.

    Iantuitionon October 04, 2007   Link

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