I Love You, I Do, You Bet by Gary Chapman


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Outside by Gary Chapman

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I Love You, I Do, You Bet
by Gary Chapman

Album: Outside
by Gary Chapman


There once was a boy who stole him a toy
From a bin at the five and dime
It wasn't too long before he knew it was wrong
And lamented deep down his dark crime
He suffered in silence ashamed of himself
Afraid of the wrath of God
He was convinced he was heading for hell
And a life behind bars on this sod
Then his mama came in to his room full of fears
And her eyes said, "it's time for a chat"
He made his confession in sorrow and tears
As she held him so close on her lap
Then swore she heard the angels clap
And she said to him

There's nothing so bad
You can't confide in me, love
No heartache or lasting regret
There's nothing so sad
That you've tried to be free of
That I won't forgive and forget
Because I love you, I do
Oh, I love you, it's true
Yes, I love you, I do, you bet

One rainy morn before a baby was born
A wife of five years fell apart
Through sobs that just choked, a dam finally broke
She told her husband the ache of her heart:
"Before I met you, when I was in school
I fell mighty hard for this guy
He was trouble I knew, friends called me a fool
But I wouldn't let go of the lie
When we finally broke up, I was three months along
Afraid and ashamed and confused
I borrowed some money, I know it was wrong
but I couldn't see clear what to do
God knows I'm so sorry, do you?
Then he said to her

There's nothing so bad
You can't confide in me, love
No heartache or lasting regret
There's nothing so sad
That you've tried to be free of
That I won't forgive and forget
Because I love you, I do
Oh, I love you, it's true
Yes, I love you, I do, you bet

Most of our life, we bleed from a knife
That cuts from the inside out
We push down the lid, keep the scars hid
And act like we haven't a doubt
But now and again a memory slips in
Of a moment that filled us with shame
When we could've, and should've, in retrospect would've
But didn't and that's really quite plain
Somewhere on the journey we need to get quiet
Turn off the comfort of noise
Confess what we've done and not try to deny it
To the Maker of all girls and boys
Then hear Him say as the angels rejoice

There's nothing so bad
You can't confide in Me, love
No heartache or lasting regret
There's nothing so sad
That you've tried to be free of
That I won't forgive and forget
Because I love you, I do
Oh, I love you, it's true
Yes, I love you, I do, you bet


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