Verse 1
Let me paint you a picture
for you to gaze upon,
when times are tough
and people rough,
after I’ve gone
away.

Verse 2
Let me carve you a statue,
a simple work of art,
for you to hold
in winter’s cold,
when we’re apart
someday.

Chorus 1
These things will be forever yours,
whenever you’re in need.
Reminders of my love for you
in thought and word and deed.
Why should I hide
my love inside
and what you mean to me?
These things will be forever yours
wherever you may be.

Verse 3
Let me give you this moment
so you can feel the same,
when no-one’s there
and no-one cares,
life is a game
to play.

Verse 4
Let me take you to places
and hold you by the hand,
and show you round
my old hometown,
you’ll understand
someday.

Chorus 1
These things will be forever yours,
whenever you’re in need.
Reminders of my love for you
in thought and word and deed.
Why should I hide
my love inside
and what you mean to me?
These things will be forever yours
wherever you may be.

Chorus 2
These things will be forever yours,
forever come what may.
Reminders of my love for you
and things we used to say.
There will be times
when nothing rhymes,
remember on that day,
these things will be forever yours,
forever come what may.

Forever come what may.

Copyright Keith Ames & Jim Hawkins

 

Alternative extended last verse:

Let me tell you a story
of how we used to be,
and with a prayer
I’ll be right there,
a dream of sleep
for you to keep,
a lasting love
from up above,
a gift from me
to say:

(Chorus)