I tried so hard, my dear, to show that you're my every dream Yet you're afraid each thing I do Is just some evil scheme
A memory from your lonesome past keeps us so far apart Why can't I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold, cold heart?
Another love, before my time,
made your heart sad an' blue,
and so my heart is paying now
for things I didn't do
In anger, unkind words are said
that make the teardrops start
Why can't I free your doubtful mind And melt your cold, cold heart?
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There was a time when I believed that you belonged to me but now I know your heart is shackled to a memory
The more I learn to care for you the more we drift apart Why can't I free your doubtful mind . . . and melt your cold, cold heart?