Tender
Don't play with me, unless it's for real,

Don't stay with me, unless it's for real.



All I had

Was one sure thing

In my life

I lost it all,

But I just couldn't see

A reason to believe

if only I could try

And start again



In my mind I live in California

In my mind I spent some time with you

I watch the sun light up the ocean

I sit and pray that all my dreams come true



So don't play with me, unless it's for real

So don't stay with me, unless it's for real



Here I stand

And here I fall

A clear blue sky

Looks down on me

And this once tender man

Has done the best he can

But just can't a way

To start again



In my mind I live in California

In my mind I spent some time with you

I watch the sun light up the ocean

and sit and pray that all my dreams come true



So don't play with me, unless it's for real

So don't stay with me, unless it's for real



I take a chance

Give me one more try

A second glance

Make me realise

That all I need

Is a master plan

to find a world

That can understand



So don't play with me unless it's for real

So don't stay with me unless it's for real

So don't play with me