If I Told You

Album: When Was the Last Time (2016)
Charted: 53
  • What if I told you about my little nothing town
    The two room house where I came from
    The man that I got my name from
    I don't even know where he is now

    What if I told you sometimes I lose my faith
    I wonder why someone like you would even talk to me
    What if I told you there is no fixing me
    'Cause everybody has already tried

    Would you stay?
    Would you leave?
    I could wait
    It'll all come out eventually

    If I told you all the stupid things I've done
    I've blamed on being young
    But I was old enough to know I know
    If I told you the mess that I can be
    When there's no one there to see
    Could you look the other way?
    Could you love me anyway?

    What if I told you I don't plan on staying here
    My dreams are a million miles away
    And I know your family is gonna want you to stay
    You know what I don't blame 'em

    So I'll say
    What I don't want to
    And I'll just pray
    You want what I do

    If I told you all the stupid things I've done
    I've blamed on being young
    But I was old enough to know I know
    If I told you the mess that I can be
    When there's no one there to see
    Could you look the other way?
    Could you love me anyway?
    Aww, could you love me anyway?

    So before we go any further here
    Let a week turn into another year
    There some things you probably don't wanna hear
    But you have to

    If I told you sometimes I get jealous
    Sometimes I'm half crazy
    Would you say the hell with me, the hell with me
    If I told you I barely know what love is
    But girl if that's what this is
    I don't want to let it slip away
    No, no, no

    Could you love me anyway?
    Please
    Could you love me anyway?
    Could you love me anyway? Oh
    Could you love me anyway? Writer/s: Shane L McAnally, Ross Copperman, Jon Mark Nite
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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