"If I Was the One" as written by and Diane Warren....
I see the way he treats you,
I feel the tears you cried,
And it makes sad, and it makes mad,
There's nothing I can do baby.
Cause your lover is my best friend,
And I guess that's where they story ends.
So I've gotta try, to keep it inside.
You will never be, never be mine but,

If I was the one who was loving you, baby.
The only tears you'd cry would be tears of joy.
And if I was by your side,
You'll never know one lonely night
And if it was my arms you were running to,
I'd give you love in these arms of mine.
If I was the one in your life.

If I could have just one wish,
I'd wish that you were mine,
I would hold you near,
Kiss away those tears.
I'd be so good to you baby.
You're the one I want next to me,
But I guess that's just not meant to be.
He's there in your life,
And he's sharing your nights,
It'll never be, never be right.

If I was the one who was loving you, baby.
The only tears you'd cry would be tears of joy.
And if I was by your side,
You'll never know one lonely night
And if it was my arms you were running to,
I'd give you love in these arms of mine.
If I was the one in your life.

Yeah, baby.
I want to reach out and view beside me,
Right here beside me, babe.
Take you in my arms right there,
Scream 'I love you' right out loud.
Some day I pray, that I'll find the strength,
To turn to you and say,

If I was the one who was loving you, baby.
The only tears you'd cry would be tears of joy.
And if I was by your side,
You'll never know one lonely night
And if it was my arms you were running to,
I'd give you love in these arms of mine.
If I was the one in your life.

If I was the one who was loving you, baby.
The only tears you'd cry would be tears of joy.
And if I was by your side,
You'll never know one lonely night
And if it was my arms you were running to,
I'd give you love in these arms of mine.
If I was the one in your life.

If I was the one, if I was the one,
In your life.


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"If I Was the One" as written by Diane Eve Warren

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    General Commentcorrect grammar is "if i were the one." just thought i'd let everyone know.
    annieneedsabandILon July 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commentcorrect grammar is "if i were the one." just thought i'd let everyone know.
    annieneedsabandILon July 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit rily doesnt mater if the grammar is not not rily appropriate, wat rily maters to this song is that you got the msg of it..i think its a gud song!!!
    chammyon July 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah i agree, this song is so beautiful - its about a girl who is seein someone thats treating her badly. his best friend really loves her and just wants to be with her, look after her and make her happy, but he cant because its his best firend that she's with.
    jenniejenjenon April 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWATCH CENTRE STAGE!!!!!
    jellybean14on May 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI used to hear this song in center stage!!
    It is clearly explained in the lyrics tht he (thewriter) feel sorry or sympathize about how his bestfriend's girlfriend is treated sooo bad tht the writer wish tht hes the one who's in a relationship with his bestfriend's girlfriend so the writer could treat her better, so much better tht the writer wont let her feel lonely at night or day.

    But the writer has no choice but to stay quiet in place and not to get into the writer's bestfriend's relationship. Desperate and sad..
    bobbiehaton December 31, 2014   Link

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