1.  Between the covers something went wrong: I read all the signs.

This is not the happy ending we once had in mind.

I thought our story would last for ages,

But I can see you’ve stopped turning the pages.


Chorus:  I can’t help it if I try to make my dreams come true.

The only trouble is I end up getting black and blue.

If I say what’s on my mind you can’t stand the atmosphere.

If I say nothing at all we’ll have more wasted years.



2.  When I say ‘Let’s move away’, you never want to listen.

So, the last chapter in our lives is already written.

Together yet so far apart, it cuts me like a knife.

I have no idea what you want from the rest of your life.


Chorus:  I can’t help it if I try to make my dreams come true, etc.



Just for once, can’t you see I’m wrapped in chains?

Doing nothing’s not an option, but I know you fear a change.

Time’s not on our side: look at the falling sand.

I brighter future can be ours if we grab it with both hands.


Chorus:  (Guitar solos)


Chorus:  I can’t help it if I try to make my dreams come true, etc.



If I say nothing at all we’ll only have more wasted years.