“The Ruse” Barlow & Bear Lyrics

[Simon]
Maybe there’s another way
Another role to play here
To keep the press and the desperate mothers at bay
We can change the story
What do you say?

[Daphne]
What are you suggesting, Your Grace?

[Simon]
We convince them there’s a flame between us

[Daphne]
Between us?

[Simon]
And you will be the diamond of the season once again

[Daphne]
And you’ll have reinstated your freedom

[Simon]
We can convince them there’s a flame
That since we met our hearts were set ablaze
And we will be exactly what they say we are
Me, unavailable
You? Desirable

[Simon]
Look me in the eyes. If this is to work, we must appear madly in love
Dance with me, Miss Bridgerton

Perfect

[Daphne]
Not so bad yourself

[Society]
Could there really be a flame?
Could she be the one to change his ways?
And they are sure to be the talk of all the town
He’s unavailable and she’s desirable

[Prince Frederick]
She must be mine
She must be my bride

[Cressida]
Why her?
Why not me?
Why not I?
When he looks her in the eyes
Could she have won the most coveted prize?

[Lady Whistledown]
It’s clear as day that there’s a flame
A spark that must have caught them by surprise
They seem to have enchanted one another’s hearts
He’s unavailable and she’s desirable
She’s a diamond once more
Who would have known?
It must be fate