1.  If only I knew the right words to say

I’d tell you just why I feel blue.

I’m frightened that one day you’ll go away

And none of my dreams will come true.


2.  This isn’t turning out the way I planned;

I really need to make myself heard.

Maybe a poet will give me a hand to help you understand,

Or I could copy out some of their words.


Oh, I’m tongue-tied; I just can’t seem to get my words out.

And I’m too shy to look in your eyes and there’s no doubt

I don’t know how to play this game:

I sometimes forget my own name.


 3.  I gathered my thoughts and then I wrote them down,

 And read them out is what I tried to do.

 But frozen and helpless, I couldn’t make a sound

 When I was standing in front of you.


I’m tongue-tied; I just can’t seem to get my words out.

And I’m too shy to look in your eyes and there’s no doubt

I don’t know how to play this game:

I sometimes forget my own name.


If this romance ever stood a chance, it’d be here right under our noses.

Maybe it’s time I put my feet on the ground, woke up smelled the roses.


Well, I’m tongue-tied; I just can’t seem to get my words out.

And I’m too shy to look in your eyes and there’s no doubt

I don’t know how to play this game:

I sometimes forget my own name.


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