If I Could

Album: In Between Dreams (2005)
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  • A brand new baby was born yesterday just in time
    Papa cried baby cried said your tears are like mine
    I heard some words from a friend on the phone didn't sound so good
    The doctors gave him two weeks to live
    I'd give him more if I could

    You know that I would now if only I could
    You know that I would now if only I could

    Down the middle drops one more grain of sand
    They say that new life makes losin' life easier to understand
    Words are kind they help ease the mind I miss my old friend
    And thou you gotta go we'll keep a piece of your soul
    One goes out, one comes in

    You know that I would now if only I could
    You know that I would now if only I could Writer/s: Jack Hody Johnson
    Publisher: Bubble Toes Publishing, REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Nedelina from ViennaMy godfather was 42 when his second daughter was born and within a month he got ill and died. I wish I'd found that song then, especially the "new life makes losing life easier" part.
  • Bethany from Carlisle, United KingdomMy grandmas got cancer and I listen to it all the time, because it's what she says - I'll keep a piece of her. It makes me feel better, cz I know I'd give her part of my life, if I could
  • Dan from Bensalem, PaWhen this song came out I was in the hosptial not expecting to make it out. I told my wife that this was perfect timing for this song as it was meant for her. I wanted this song to be played at my funeral but as you can see I survived. Excellent song. even this day when I hear it it takes me back to those time and all the consolation for her
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