He could be a sinner, or a gentleman
He could be a preacher when your soul is damned
He could be a lawyer on a witness stand but
He’ll never love you like I can, can
He could be a stranger you gave a second glance
He could be a trophy of a one night stand
He could have your humour but I don’t understand cos
He’ll never love you like I can, can, can
Why are you looking down all the wrong roads?
When mine is the heart and the salt of the soul
There may be lovers who hold out their hands but
They’ll never love you like I can, can, can
They’ll never love you like I can, can
A chance encounter of circumstance
Maybe he’s a mantra keeps your mind entranced
He could be the silence in this mayhem
But then again, he’ll never love you like I can, can, can
We both have demons, that we can’t stand
I love your demons like devils can
If you’re self-seeking an honest man
Then stop deceiving, Lord please
Written by Sam Smith & Matt Prime.
Produced by Jimmy Napes & Steve Fitzmaurice.
Additional Production by Mojam.
Additional Programming by Mustafa Omer & James Murray.
Recorded by Steve Fitzmaurice.
Mixed by Steve Fitzmaurice for 365 Artists at The Pierce Rooms, London.
Assistant Mixer: Darren Heelis.
Additional Recording by Darren Heelis.
Assistant Recording Engineer: Mike Horner.
Vocals: Sam Smith.
Drums & Percussion: Sylvester Earl Harvin.
Additional Drum Programming: Mojam.
Piano & Organ: Reuben James.
Bass Guitar: Jodi Milliner.
Guitar: Ben Thomas.
Additional Keyboards and Programming: Darren Heelis.
Original Keyboards by Matt Prime.
MOJAM Management: Tim Blacksmith, Danny D and Riki Bleau.
? 2014 Sony/ATV Songs LLC obo Naughty Words Limited (BMI)
/ Artist Publishing Group West (ASCAP) admin. by Warner Chappell.