What If

Album: Human Clay (1999)
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  • I can't find the rhyme in all my reason
    I've lost sense of time and all seasons
    Feel I've been beaten down

    By the words of men who have no grounds
    Can't sleep beneath the trees of wisdom
    When your ax has cut the roots that feed them

    Forked tongues in bitter mouths
    Can drive a man to bleed from inside out

    What if you did?
    What if you lied?
    What if I avenge?
    What if eye for an eye?

    I've seen the wicked fruit of your vine
    Destroy the man who lacks a strong mind
    Human pride sings a vengeful song
    Inspired by the times you've been walked on
    My stage is shared by many millions
    Who lift their hands up high because they feel this

    We are one we are strong
    The more you hold us down the more we press on

    What if you did?
    What if you lied?
    What if I avenge?
    What if eye for an eye?

    I know I can't hold the hate inside my mind
    'Cause what consumes your thoughts controls your life

    So I'll just ask a question
    A lonely simple question
    I'll just ask one question

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    What if you did?
    What if you lied?
    What if I avenge?
    What if eye for an eye?
    What if your words could be judged like a crime?

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    What if I Writer/s: Mark Tremonti, Scott Stapp
    Publisher: RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 13

  • Chad from WisconsinI get the sense that this song is a pushback to the often annoying question well meaning Christians ask

    What if you died right now, do you know where you would go
  • Alan from South AfricaEmily - you clearly have no idea of what you speak. Probably still brainwashed by the powers that be that feed you your little daily dose of ideology that you're free as a human being to do whatever you please... maybe one day when you awake and achieve true consciousness, this song will also then resonate with your spirit like it does with mine and millions of other free thinkers.
  • Joseph Trexler from Jensen Beach, FlWell... I just wanted to share that this song was the first song playing during the very first time I started tripping on mushrooms. The natural, cow s--t kind, not grown in an aquarium. I have to say, it does something to you. Like losing your virginity, you never forget it. I still get chills and Goosebumps up my arms and s--t anytime this song plays. Very eye opening trip, and anyone that has done mushrooms knows they seriously intensify music. This song has a meaning all its own for me. Wicked fruit of your vine destroys the man that lacks a strong mind. Yeah damn right, if I lacked a strong mind, I'm not sure I would have made it through that first trip. Like I said.. Carries a meaning all its own for me.
  • Zero from Nowhere, NjI Think Scott Stapp is a good singer but nowhere near as great as Myles Kennedy. He's a great lyricist though.
  • Angelica from San Diego, CaAll I can say about this song is, go Creed. You rock. And hey, they're back together!
  • Landon from Winchester, OhSimon Conwell can go f**k himself. He can't tell certain bands that they can't attend American Idol. That over-rated termegant Carrie Underwood character made it, so practically anybody should have a shot at attending it. Simon Conwell sucks.
  • Joe from Perth, Australiasimon cowell bagged this on idol when his show is an abomination and just karaoke sang by untalented retards deport the stupid pom
  • Canopus from Cairo, EgyptHi guys...i would love to say that i'm Creed's biggest fan and i think that "What if" really has that special Creed flavour and i must say that i'm surprised of you Emily ( with no offence ) that you think of this song as a stupidlly written song...& obviously you haven't heard any other songs by Creed who are known for creative MUSICALITY mixed with Scott Stapp's unparalleled vocals and unmatched performance of Mark Tremonti , Scott Philips & Brian Marshall.. i hope you don't think the same about "With arms wide open"
    forgot to say that I,m Alter Bridge's biggest fan too...you have to listen to "Ties that bind" &"One day remains"
  • Emily from Abingdon, VaThis song's lyrics are so stupid. They tried way to hard to be deep and ended up sounding like idiots. Luckily the public did not noticed because they were so distracted by Stapp's obnoxious voice and the band's general lack of any musicality.
  • Chauncey from Omha, Nethis song is awesome!!!!

    Bought the greatest hits CD the first day it was out in stores
  • Will from Des Moines, IaUh, nick, FYI for ya, Korn's CD came out a couple years after this CD did. But, nice try through.
  • Nick from Elk Grove, Caoffed one by one? kinda sounds like the Alone I break video by Korn. Don't get my wrong, Creed is a good band(or they were)
  • Stefan from North White Plains, NyFrom what I remeber, Stapp described this song as his revenge for those who picked on him throughout his earlier years. Basically saying (as his younger self) "What if I succeed in life, what if I don't" to his opponents. It was his was of showing how far he came in life without forcefully trying to make himself better than others.
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