Words & Music: Chris Malme
Inspiration: "The Patchwork Girl" by Larry Niven
Although they said you were a killer,
I didn't think it ever could be possible.
I'd known you many years ago,
And knew that you could never be so cruel.
But now the evidence before us
Makes your alibi seem ever so improbable,
And it seems that I was wrong
And once again you have just played me for a fool
You were the reason for my leaving,
I ran away to try and nurse a broken heart.
Although I meant to write to you,
I never knew exactly what to say.
But when I saw you in the restaurant
It seemed that we had never been so far apart
And the memories returned to me
As if they only happened yesterday.
I called you up to lend a hand
But you would not accept my call.
If that's the way you feel,
I guess you must be guilty after all.
Although it's been a long, long time, it seems
You're acting in a way I've never known before
I'd thought that there's no way that you
Would give a thought for anybody else.
But there's a secret that you're keeping
A secret that you think worth even dying for
Yes, someone you're protecting that
You seem to love far more than life itself.
Someone whose trust you can't betray
No matter how the dice may fall
If that's the way it is
I guess you must be guilty after all
But still it don't seem right
It's something I feel, deep down inside
I lay awake at night
Trying to guess what you've got to hide
So now I'm standing here before you
And telling you there has to be another way
A way that you can tell the truth
Without the fear your secrets they will find
And though there's no doubt that tomorrow
Will bring us both such sorrow, still I have to stay
For tonight you need someone to hold
And I, another chance to change your mind
All I'm asking is a little hope,
That's better than no hope at all
Trust me with the truth
And tell me you're not guilty after all
Copyright © 1993 Filklore Music
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