"It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference" as written by and Todd Rundgren....
Do you remember the last time I said
If I ever thought of lying
I'd rather think of dying instead
And the last time you called me
To say we were through
How it took a million tears
Just to prove they all were for you

But it wouldn't have made any difference,
If you loved me
How could you love me
When it wouldn't have made any difference,
If you loved me
You just did not love me

'Cause I know of hundreds of times I could be
In the most unfaithful arms
That you always picture me
Though I can't always show proof I was true
No one else could change my mind
Or stop me coming home to you

But it wouldn't have made any difference,
If you loved me
How could you love me
When it wouldn't have made any difference,
If you loved me
You just did not love me

Enough to believe me
Enough not to leave me
Enough not to look for
A reason to be unhappy with me
And make me regret ever wanting you

It wouldn't have made any difference
Wouldn't have made any difference


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"It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference" as written by Todd Rundgren

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    General CommentFor years this song has had me puzzled. Now, looking at the lyrics - it's so apparent. Her lover is constantly accusing her of being unfaithful. And she is recalling all the times she's had to try to convice him otherwise. More or less saying:
    "Remember when i told you i'd rather die than lie to you?"
    "Remember the last time you almost left, how I cried my heart out for you?"
    "And I won't deny that i've had opportunities to be unfaithful, and I can't prove I never was, but I'm telling you that I HAVEN'T cheated and no one could ever make me want to do that to you."

    He's left finally (convinced she's sleepin' around) and she's realizing that he just didn't love her.
    If he had - he would've believed her.
    If he had - he wouldn't have left.
    If he had - he wouldn't have constantly accused her of unfaithfulness.(which she is also realizing, that his accusations were really him looking for, "a reason to be unhappy with me".)

    He's hurt her so bad, so deeply, that she can't believe she let her guard down and let him. To the point she regrets all her pathetic efforts to get him to stay.

    I've had this CD for nearly a decade now and I could listen to it (this song in particular) for hours... Alison's voice is so absolutely beautiful.
    insight79on January 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLike what insight79 said, I agreed with those he wrote. But I believe this song is a guy's thought song. The guy always accused the girl for being unfaithful. But i strongly feel that, the guy had deliberately accused her because he has got some reasons which made him thought that he would not be able to be with her. So in my opinion, this song is actually a guy's thought on how the girl had suffered in the relationship. He felt very bad about it because it was his fault and he knew it. Therefore, he was guilty and has been pondering about her singing the song, about their story.
    shoexyon April 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe reason for me to believe this is a guy's thought song is because the sentences in the song are just simply too extreme for a girl to write. As in, only an opposite sex person, a guy, can imagine how helpless, pity, poor thing, a girl can be when they got into this kinda situation. Because i do not believe if a girl got into this kinda situation, she would write this. Furthermore, I believe the girl did not know the guy did it on purpose. She believed that the reason of accusation for her being unfaithful is real. Therefore, it quite impossible for her to put herself into such extreme way 'cause she was still in a 50-50 mindset, it may or may not be her fault kinda thingy.
    shoexyon April 27, 2008   Link

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