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I Swear

Words and Music by Dan Rutledge

for Marianne

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Verse 1
How'd we get this far?
And didn't you just want to be a friend?
But love has no conditions nor an end,
I swear: We could get there.


How'd we get so high?
Was there a chosen path to find the way?
It's forever, not just for today,
I swear: We're going there.

Chorus
A candle in the window lights the corners of the heart,
Keep your candle burning, once it's out it's hard to start,
Miles or time or money cannot keep two hearts apart,
If the other candle flickers: Join your flame to make them strong.
If the other candle falters: Be the light to guide them on.

Verse 2
How'd we fall in love?
Was there some intervention from above?
Was it a wish upon a star of love,
I swear: We're almost there.


What's this peace of mind?
And why are we not feeling all alone?
What have we done to make this house a home,
I swear: We're almost there.

Chorus
A candle in the window lights the corners of the heart,
Keep your candle burning, once it's out it's hard to start,
Miles or time or money cannot keep two hearts apart,
If the other candle flickers: Join your flame to make them strong.
If the other candle falters: Be the light to guide them on.

Final Chorus
A candle in the window lights the corners of the heart,
Keep your candle burning, once it's out it's hard to start,
Miles or time or money cannot keep two hearts apart,
And you're the brighter candle: You give strength when mine is gone,
And you're my only candle: You're my reason to go on!

I Swear: Words and music © 1998-1999 Dan Rutledge, London Ontario Canada
Digital photo journal by Marianne. Web Presentation by Dan.

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