Sometimes When We Touch

Tammy Wynette

You ask me if I love you,
And I choke on my reply:
I'd rather hurt you honestly,
Than mislead you with a lie.

Who am I to judge you,
On what you say or do?
I'm only just beginning,
To see the real you...

Sometimes when we touch,
The honesty's too much;
And I have to close my eyes and hide...
I want to hold you 'till I die,
'Till we both break down and cry;
I want to hold you, 'till the fear in me subsides.

Romance and all its strategy,
Leaves me battling with my pride.
But through the insecurity,
Some tenderness survives.

I'm just another writer,
Still trapped within my truth.
You're a hesitant prize fighter,
Trapped within your youth.


At times I'd like to break you,
And drive you to your knees;
At times I'd like to break through,
And hold you endlessly. [*]

At times I understand you,
And I know how hard you try.
I watched while love commands you,
And I've watched love pass you by.

At times I think we're drifters,
Searching for a friend;
A brother or a sister,
But then the passion flares again.


I want to hold you, 'till the fear in me subsides.

[*] Additional stanza not sung by Tammy/Mark.

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