When you say "I love you"

When you say "I love you"
I imagine that you do
Maybe not the way you meant it
But the way I feel for you
I wonder about those words sometimes
And just what they really mean
Do you get those same delicious shivers
The constant urge to be with me?
I wish that I could tell you
How I dream of you at night
Of the perfect love I lose
With every morning's light
When I say I love you
With the reverence of a friend
I would rather suffer this way
Than be without you in the end
Someday I hope you'll understand
And see me that way too
I need to know you mean it
When you say "I love you".