I Swear Up and Down

Words and Music © 1994 John Watilo, administered by Corderzon Music. These materials are governed by the terms of use.


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[ behind the music ]    [ guest musicians ]

VERSE 1
Don’t fly off the handle – just open up and let me in
There’s a logical explanation where I’ve been
You see I ran out of gas, and then I had a flat tire
And to top things off I locked my keys in the car
And that nice young woman that dropped me off
Was kind enough to stop and give me a ride
So you see, my dear, you’ve got nothing to fear
And I’ve got nothing to hide

CHORUS
‘Cause I swear up and down
That I ain’t been runnin’ around
And those earrings that you found
They was a present just for you
And you say you saw my pickup truck
At the old motel downtown
Well, that don’t mean a thing, honey
I swear up and down

VERSE 2
I know they look a bit suspicious
The messes I get into
They sort of give the impression
That I’m hidin’ the truth from you
Well, baby, looks are deceivin’ in my particular case
And I swear that’s grandma’s lipstick on my face
So don’t you think you might owe me an apology
For thinkin’ I could ever be untrue?
Well, that’s okay – I forgive you – now open the door
I ain’t got nothin’ to prove

CHORUS
‘Cause I swear up and down
That I ain’t been runnin’ around
And those earrings that you found
They was a present just for you
And you say you saw my pickup truck
At the old motel downtown
Well, that don’t mean a thing, honey
I swear up and down


Behind the Music

A song about trust. Or the lack thereof. Definitely a country tune.


Guest Musicians

Randy PelfreyCountrified electric guitar

David HawkinsAcoustic guitar


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