Trust (#poem #lyrics)

Verse 1

She kissed her sailor boy good-by
As he sailed under the San Francisco Bridge
She promised to wait for him
She didn’t play coy, she was just shy
Until she met Elvis at the movies that night

Chorus

How do you ever trust another
When a fast one is pulled on you by your lover
She chose Elvis over John Wayne
And told you he was her man
Hiding lies that kill trust all over again

How do you ever trust another

Verse 2

She wrote him a letter that started with “Dear John”
He got stinkin drunk that night
He couldn’t let her go without a fight
He spilled his pain all over the palm fronds
On that hot miserable night in Guam

Chorus

How do you ever trust another
When a fast one is pulled on you by your lover
She chose Elvis over John Wayne
And told you he was her man
Hiding lies that kill trust all over again

Bridge

A stranger had stolen his wife and baby
It couldn’t have been her – she was too much a lady

Chorus

How do you ever trust another
When a fast one is pulled on you by your lover
She chose Elvis over John Wayne
And told you he was her man
Hiding lies that kill trust all over again