If I Were You

Album: Every Man For Himself (2006)
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  • You seem to find the dark, when everything is bright
    You look for all that's wrong, instead of all that right
    Does it feel good to you? to reign on my parade
    You never say a word, unless it's to complain
    It's driving me insane

    If I were you, holding the world right in my hands.
    The first thing I'd do, is thank the stars for all that I am
    If I were you

    Look what's around you now, more than you ever dreamed
    Have you forgotten just, how hard it use to be?
    So what's it going to take? for you to realize
    That all could go away, in one blink of an eye
    It happens all the time

    If I were you, holding the world right in my hands.
    The first thing I'd do, is thank the stars above, tell the words I love
    That I do

    Yea if I were you,
    Whoa, yea if I were you
    If I were you, whoa
    Yea if I were you

    So what's it going to take? for you to realise
    It all could go away, in one blink of an eye it happens all the time!

    If I were you, holding the world right in my hands.
    The first thing I'd do, is thank the stars above, tell the words I love
    Take a breath and enjoy the view
    Live the life that I wanted to
    If I were you if I were you if I were you! Writer/s: Chris Hesse, Daniel Estrin, Douglas Robb
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Kristin from Santa Maria, Cathis song makes me apperte my life and all that I have.
  • Heather from Canonsburg, PaI love this song...'cause it really makes you think about alot of stuff...like I mean like in the song it said "So what its going to take for you, to relize, it all could all go way in a blink of an eye it happens all the time" Like people dont really think about what they have in there life until the day that it's all gone!! Well people open up your eyes and see what you have and hold on to it for as long as you can!!


    love you Hoobastank

    *Heather*
  • Gracie from Canastota, Nythis song is very good.it makes you think what you take for granted and what you shouldn't..
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