Verse 1

I'm simple, I'm innocent, and I'm naïve,

I'm the kind of girl that's hard to find,

In today's day and age, what with everyone

Trying to win by hook or by crook, but hun,

Chorus

I've never been able to figure out

How to treat love like a game of chess.

I've never been able to find a trick

Not to smile wide when I see your face.

And I've always laid my cards on the table,

I don't know how to play hard to get.

I'd rather win you over with honest affection,

Because love is not some kind of bet.

Verse 2

And complicated mind games hurt my head.

I'm at expert at diplomacy, they said,

Well, it's cause I don't feel good fighting,

Or hurting someone, I've waited long,

Chorus

But I've never been able to figure out

How to treat love like a game of chess.

I've never been able to find a trick

Not to smile wide when I see your face.

And I've always laid my cards on the table,

I don't know how to play hard to get.

I'd rather win you over with honest affection,

Because love is not some kind of bet.

Bridge

And in my heart there's a lot of latent hatred,

But I keep it locked up in the farthest corner,

Because I've learnt happiness is never ready-made,

They can give you the rain, but it's up to you

To feel it throbbing against your skin,

And I really like to focus on the feeling

Of freedom when I see a kite flutter in the wind,

See, it's easier looking at life through a colored screen.

That's why

Chorus

I've never been able to figure out

How to treat love like a game of chess.

I've never been able to find a trick

Not to smile wide when I see your face.

And I've always laid my cards on the table,

I don't know how to play hard to get.

I'd rather win you over with honest affection,

Because love is not some kind of bet.