"If I Am" as written by and John Charles Hampson....
so you're standing on the ledge
it looks like you might fall,
so far down, or maybe you, were thinking about jumping
but you could have it all, if you learned a little patience,
but though i cannot fly, i'm not content to crawl
so give me a little credit, have in me a little faith
i want to be with you forever, but tomorrow's not too late

but it's always too late when you've got nothing,
so you say
and you should never let the sun set on tomorrow,
before the sun rises today

if i am, another waste of everything you've dreamed of
i will let you down
if i am, only here to watch you as you suffer
i will let you down

so you're walking on the edge,
and you wait your turn to fall,
but you're so far gone that you don't see the hands upheld to catch you
and you could find a fault,
in the heart that you've been handed
but though you cannot fly, you're not content to crawl

and it's always too late when you've got nothing,
so you say
and you should never let the sun set on tomorrow,
before the sun rises...

if i am, another waste of everything you've hoped for
i will let you down
if i am, only here to watch you as you suffer
i will let you down

so you're standing on the ledge,
it looks like you might fall.......

if i am, another waste of everything you've dreamed of
i will let you down (i will let you down)
if i am, only here to watch you as you suffer
i will let you down

the answers we find,
are never what we had in mind
so we make it up as we go along
we don't talk the dreams, i won't let go tomorrow
we won't make those promises that we can't keep.......

i will never leave you,
i will not let you down (2X)


Lyrics submitted by Mopnugget

"If I Am" as written by John Charles Hampson

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Round Hill Music Big Loud Songs

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

If I Am song meanings
Add your thoughts

26 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song, i sang it at a concert at school because it just captivated me. the line "you should never let the sunset on tommorow, before the sun rises today" was my senior quote in the yearbook.

    "i want to be with you forever, if tommorows not too late"
    i
    PunkRockEmoGirlon July 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is def. my favorite Nine Days song!! I think it has a great message about a guy who is so in love with this girl, but she has such a hard time trusting people. He's telling her to "give me a little credit, have in me a little faith." I think we all have a hard time trusting the people that we love sometimes, but if we take a chance on love, it might just take a chance on us. This song has some great one liners i.e. "For though I cannot fly, I'm not conent to crawl." (I can def. relate with that!)
    txsnowbunnyon April 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti heard this song on a compilation album. Can anyone tell me what nine days' album is called or if they have more than one which you reccomend? Thanx
    SuZaNnEaBeThon April 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto me this is a powerful, love song. Being there for someone when its hard for them to feel the same. Knowing they care about each other, but like txsnowbunny said she has a problem trusting someone. maybe she has been hurt before. "you should never let the sun set on tommorow before the sun rises today" is like saying dont judge me on the past, let me show you how much i care about you
    LiveUrLifeon April 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song means a lot to me.. it reminds me of my best friend, even though she is 170 miles away i got an unconditional love for her always.
    ghenter17on April 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an amazing song. It means a lot to me and it always reminds me that there is always someone there who cares. Someone is there for us even when we don't see them or notice them. When everyone else has let us down, that special someone is there, wanting to be noticed and to let us know that they care and we mean something to them. We're so far gone that we don't notice anyone who is trying to help, when all of our trust is gone, someone is still there, loving us.
    k_doggon May 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. Great lyrics, it's catchy, and Nine Days did a great job with this song. I don't know why but this song gets to me, and I can't really explain... it just reminds me of this guy... Anyway, LOL, this is an awesome song!
    skeetsquirrelon May 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an awesome song. I actually heard it first on "Dawson's Creek" and I kept looking for it until I found it. It describes how I feel about one girl very well. I do a lot for her, but I don't always get much credit and I will try never to let her down. Thanks.

    b
    zipped6648on May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song is about a girl who has been hurt one too many times and closes herself off "I want to be with you forever/If tommorow's not too late/But it's always too late when you've got nothing/So you say" She thinks she already has nothing so there is no point in building uopn it so she has given up and he thinks he is the one who can change everything for her.
    Eggos=yumon May 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favorite line is "The answers we find / are necer what we had in mind / so we make it up as we go along." This is my fave nine days song, I think just because of the emotion and the many ways it can be understood.
    musicchick44on June 10, 2002   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain