"If (Jeannie's Song)" as written by and Butch Walker....
All alone in your dirty chair
Washin' all your dirty hair
Wonderin' how long till they come for you

Watch the lines form on your face
Down the block all the people chase
Just what you were after before this happened to you

And if I could be the chains, I'd fall from you
And let you fly to the angels
And if I could be your pain, I'd run from you so far away
And if I could turn the time back just one day
Would it be enough to say
All the things I never said to you

Make the plans to fall in place
Only to fall behind in the race
And you can't keep up and I know that it pisses you off

And your roller coaster climbs the hill
Up and down, it sure does feel
A bit too much, are you ready to get off?

And if I could be the chains, I'd fall from you
And let you fly like an angels
And if I could be your pain, I'd run from you so far away
And if I could turn the time back just one day
Would it be enough to say
All the things I never said to you

What you don't know won't hurt you
What you don't show will kill you
What you don't know won't hurt you
What you don't show will kill you

What you don't know won't hurt you
What you don't show will kill you
What you don't know won't hurt you
And I

And if I could be the chains, I'd fall from you
And let you fly like an angels
And if I could be your pain, I'd run from you so far away
And if I could turn the time back just one day
Would it be enough to say
All the things I never said to you

What you don't know won't hurt you
What you don't show will kill you
What you don't know won't hurt you
What you don't show will kill you

What you don't know won't hurt you
What you don't show will kill you
What you don't know won't hurt you
What you don't show will kill you


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"If (Jeannie's Song)" as written by Butch Walker

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    General CommentAll I know is, it's about cancer.
    BlueAndStarryon July 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI know Butch, this song is about his girlfriend's mother and her experiance with cancer. However, she didn't win the battle :( she died on Christmas of 2002. The last time I saw him perform this song was two days before she died and he cried. It was so upsetting.
    Butchs#1on March 03, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti love this fucking song. the line 'if i could be your pain i'd run from you so far away' always gets me
    pippilottaon April 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti dont acually think it was chrismas i belive it was befor then because i talked to him at a tower records on december 26 2002 and he said that she had passed a few weeks ago
    modestmouse187on December 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is beautiful, all his songs are beatufiul actually!
    "And if I could be the chains I'd fall from you
    And let you fly like an angel" so sad
    mariani_walkeron February 04, 2006   Link

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