only heaven knows lyrics – foreigner

(m. jones / j. edwards / t. thomas)

my intentions are good
my heart’s in the right place now
you see i wanna be good to you baby
but sometimes i just don’t know how

and the hand of fate
reaches out once more
and pulls me through that gate, ah
like one hundred times before

ooh, there are the nights
when things just work out right
no one could be as close as you and me
then it all breaks down
and we can’t find that common ground
that’s not the way, the way it oughta be babe

oh no

why do we laugh, why do we cry?
why do we feel this pain inside?
only heaven knows, only heaven knows
in this game of hit and miss
how long can we go on like this?
only heaven knows, only heaven knows
but if we threw it all away
it’s somethin’ we’d regret someday
oh-ooh, heaven knows
why do we do these foolish things?
only heaven knows

my intentions are good
my actions are hard to explain
i get misunderstood, sometimes
there’s n*body but me to blame

i’ve gotta speak my mind
and deal with the situation
open the lines, yeah
the lines of communication

ooh, there are the nights
we really get it right
makin’ love, endlessly
and then there are the days
we go our separate ways
it’s like there’s nothin’ left of you and me babe

woah-ooh no, nothin’ left of you and me

why do we laugh, why do we cry?
why do we feel this pain inside?
only heaven knows, only heaven knows
in this game of hit and miss
how long can we go on like this?
only heaven knows, only heaven knows
but if we threw it all away
it’s somethin’ we’d regret someday
oh-ooh, heaven knows

why do we laugh, why do we cry?
only heaven knows, only heaven knows
why do we feel this pain inside?
only heaven knows, only heaven knows
but if we threw it all away
it’s somethin’ we’d regret someday
no woah-ooh woah-ooh oh-ooh

why do we do these foolish things?
only heaven knows

only heaven knows

you see i wanna be good to you baby
heaven knows

why do we feel this pain inside?

you see i wanna be good to you baby
heaven knows, oh yeah

how long, how long, can we go on like this?

/ foreigner lyrics