Verse 1
I always thought that I would be
a law-abiding man,
but when I think of you with him
I begin to plan.

Bridge 1
I wait to see who you will choose
before I lose my cool.
I’ve played this kind of game before,
I’m nobody’s fool.

Chorus
When you say you love me
and I believe it’s true,
must you go on meeting him
the way you do.
One of us should tell him,
the next time that he calls,
many things are different now
between these walls.

Verse 2
I never notice anyone
around here anymore,
I’m far too busy killing time
wearing out the floor.

Bridge 2
I have to face up to the truth
and overcome my fears.
The way that everyone must do,
sometime down the years.

Chorus
When you say you love me
and I believe it’s true,
must you go on meeting him
the way you do.
One of us should tell him,
the next time that he calls,
many things are different now
between these walls.

(Instrumental solo)

Bridge 2
I have to face up to the truth
and overcome my fears.
The way that everyone must do,
sometime down the years.

Chorus
When you say you love me
and I believe it’s true,
must you go on meeting him
the way you do.
One of us should tell him,
the next time that he calls,
many things are different now
between these walls.

Between these walls.

Copyright Keith Ames & Jim Hawkins