If You Only Knew

Album: The Sound of Madness (2008)
Charted: 42


  • This was the first time that frontman Brent Smith had written a love ballad for Shinedown. He penned it after he found out his long-time girlfriend was expecting the couple's first child.

Comments: 9

  • Zachy Beanpole from Idontfreakingwannaspillit, FloridaI love this song.
  • Anon from UkBeautiful song! It was a toss up between this, miracle and I'll follow you for my husband and i's first dance song. I love this because when you love someone that much, there are no words or actions that will ever make them truly understand how you truly feel, so you live an entire relationship never truly knowing what the other person feels for you and they live not knowing how you feel about them. Most couples will share letters throughout relationships and replies will be sent back (returned)
  • Bailey from Cincinatti, OhioBeautiful song... It's I and my boyfriend's song :)
  • Zero from The Abyss, NjSorry, duh, yes it was a single.
  • Zero from Nowhere, NjWas this song a single? It should have been.
  • Megan from Stevenson, AlThis song is awesome! Love it!
  • [p3yt0n} from Somewhere, InThis is a great song, simple as that.
  • Kelly from Houston, Txi was just introduced to this song by a friend who told me it reminded him of me and my relationship with my boyfriend. i decided to give it a listen and found that it was exactly the same thing. as to why he wrote it not so much but i just listed to the song and its alot alike. just wanted to say thanks. its a wake up call that ive been needing.
  • Dave from Cleveland, OhJust as an addition the above comment; Brent mentioned in an interview that he never wrote a song like this and it came to him very easily when he thought about his girlfriend. He wrote it for her saying something along the lines of: I'm not sure how to tell her how I truly feel, so it came it out in a song form.
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