If I Should Fall Behind

Album: Lucky Town (1992)
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  • We said we'd walk together baby come what may
    That come the twilight should we lose our way
    If as we're walking a hand should slip free
    I'll wait for you
    And should I fall behind
    Wait for me

    We swore we'd travel darlin' side by side
    We'd help each other stay in stride
    But each lover's steps fall so differently
    But I'll wait for you
    And if I should fall behind
    Wait for me

    Now everyone dreams of love lasting and true
    Oh, but you and I know what this world can do
    So let's make our steps clear that the other may see
    I'll wait for you
    And if I should fall behind
    Wait for me

    Now there's a beautiful river in the valley ahead
    There 'neath the oak's bough soon we will be wed
    Should we lose each other in the shadow of the evening trees
    I'll wait for you
    Should I fall behind
    Wait for me
    Darlin' I'll wait for you
    Should I fall behind
    Wait for me

    Yeah, I'll wait for you
    Should I fall behind
    Wait for me
    I'll wait for you
    Should I fall behind
    Wait for me Writer/s: Bruce Springsteen
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 9

  • Phil from IndianaTry listening to Robin and Linda Williams version of this song. Very nice.
  • Dianne Battaglia from Big EasyFavorite love song and dedication to each other, thanks Bruce. Beautiful lyrics.
  • Molly from Perth WaPaul Carrack also does a great version of this song.
  • Jigs from New JerseyI've had the honor of performing this song at several weddings.
  • Brad from Austin, TxThe song was written by Bruce Springsteen. DION and the BELMONTS covered it.
  • Dr. Robert H. Moss from Brooklyn, NjThis song was ORIGINALLY done by DION and THE BELMONTS
  • Matthew from Milford, MaJust heard it on YouTube... simply fantastic... absolutely fantastic... True love simply can't come without dedication, and this song does a great job of capturing what dedication's all about.
  • Rick from ManchesterThe only version I've heard of this is the one on his Live In New York City album, and that one's fantastic.
  • Philippa from Rotterdam, Netherlands, United StatesThis song was used in a British tv serie called '2000 Acres of Sky'. When the main character died, his soulmate friend was singing 'If I should fall behind', with piano, in a cave, in his subconsious mind.
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