Sometimes it gets so thick in here, she said Clearing the plates from another power lunch Then she laughed at herself and told me what was good No ring, no coy disguise, but world-weary innocence in her eyes Said, Every false move you make will be withstood Lies, like rust, decay Is your heart that way? Vows, like prayers, are heard Are you gonna keep your word?
And when in time I pledged heart and soul She said, Love is patient But you must know that feelings come and go Like these sainted patrons Lies, like rust, decay Is your heart that way? And good intentions are no guarantee, just look at me Are you gonna keep your word?
When the seige begins When the thieves break in Will you stand your ground? And when you fight the wars on foreign soil Will I rest assured? Are you gonna keep your word?
And as we watch our children sleep I take her hand, I feel her ring I have been faithful, but I know my heart is not above deceit Lies, like rust, decay Is your heart that way? Vows, like prayers, are heard Will I keep my word? Lies, little lies come back to haunt you like petty fraud Vows are made forever before God And I will always keep my word to you