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FALLACIES OF LOVE

I want you to make me happy.
Weíll live happily ever after.
You will bless my nights with love,
And you will fill my days with laughter.
You are the lover of my dreams.
You can do no wrong, you are divine.
This is everything Iíve always wanted.
This can only get better with time.
These are the fallacies of love
For those in love with being in love.

Our love will last forever,
Until death do us part.
I donít have to work at it.
Iíve already won your heart.
Weíll never be apart.
Weíll do everything together.
Iíll finally be secure.
Youíll stay with me forever.
These are the fallacies of love
For those who fail to build upon love.

Iím going to make you love me.
Iíll take good care of you.
I can build your self-esteem.
I know what youíve been through.
I can learn to love you.
You need love so badly.
Weíre both grownups now.
Iím not marrying your family.
These are the fallacies of love
For those who confuse pity with love.

This time it will be different,
For I am old and wise.
I will always tell you the truth,
Except for little white lies.
I will never get mad at you;
I will hold it all inside.
I want what is best for you;
I will sacrifice my pride.
These are the fallacies of love
For those who never learn from love.

Taos, New Mexico, 1993

(lyrics co-authored by Jan Collins and Peter Mackaness)



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