"If I Fail" as written by William Pugh, Joseph Pepper, Ryan Roberts, Kevin Sanders and Nicolas Hudson....
"It's time to go, this is goodbye"
She said "does it ever get easier to live like this"
And kiss the cheek
Well I can't kiss you anymore
And I, I would honestly love you now
But I would lovingly let you down

Oh I have the hardest time resisting you
And oh if you
If you feel the same way then how can we be friends
He's right you know

We can't go on like this
And oh I try to give you everything
And if I fail well then I failed
But at least I gave you something

I could put my trust in giving up the heart
It makes the difference
And how can you afford to settle down
When I, I would promise to love you now
But I would lovingly let you down

Oh I have the hardest time resisting you
And oh if you
If you feel the same way then how can we be friends
He's right you know, we can't go on like this

And oh I try to give you everything
And if I fail well then I failed
But at least I gave you something

(it's better than silence, give me one good reason)

It's better than silence
Give me one good reason
To leave this in silence
No you don't have a good reason

If you feel the same way then how can we be friends
He's right you know, we can't go on like this
And oh I try to give you everything
And if I fail well then I failed
But at least I gave you something

It's better than silence
It's better than silence


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"If I Fail" as written by Kevin Sanders Joseph Pepper

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    General Commentim thinking that its probobly about two people who have been friends for a long time. They discuss their relationship, and he tells her that it would never work out, but are happy about their discussion. He would lovingly let her down, and despite that, wants to pursue a relationship.
    GothGuyon April 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhat tj forgot to tell you was to check out for the sound.com

    forthesound.com


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    TJ i know this is your favorite song. its pretty good i love the ending
    Avert Disasteron September 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTwo people who break up but are still very much in love. I think the guy loves her more then anything but knows he would end up breaking her heart so he decides its best they dont go on.

    I think we've all been here. I know I have.
    The Fighteron September 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy current situation.

    & it hurts, so bad.
    with_your_kisson October 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDamn, i know everyone has felt this one.
    you've been in a long loving relationship and for one reason or another, its gotta be over with.
    and it tears you to peices.

    arrgh.
    love the song though.
    krensberryon April 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAck. This is my current situation. .

    Except I think this is a guy who is utterly in love with an ex, and he still wants to be with her. She apparantly has the same feelings, but shes afraid I guess.

    Atleast thats what I got from it. . .
    papisgirl89on May 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAck. This is my current situation. .

    Except I think this is a guy who is utterly in love with an ex, and he still wants to be with her. She apparantly has the same feelings, but shes afraid I guess.

    Atleast thats what I got from it. . .
    papisgirl89on May 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about how this guy is in love with a girl who only wants to stay friends with him because she is in a relationship. and this girl is findiing it hard to stay friends with him because i think she is sorta in love with him too. eg. "If you feel the same way,
    then how can we be friends?"
    also,
    the lyrics ''does it ever get easier to live like this?
    And to kiss the cheek, i can't kiss you anymore, and I, I would honestly love you now,
    but i would lovingly let you down...'' are coming from her mouth.
    another example,
    ''and how can you afford to settle down?
    When I, I would promise to love you now,'' - he doesnt understand why she would just settle with her current relationship since he's so in love with her.

    he isnt scared if he 'fails" to win her because telling anyone how u feel is 'better than silence' because she might not really know how he feels.
    xxxmishaxxxon June 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have to disagree with you guys. I think it's about a guy who broke up with his girlfriend, and they both realize their feelings, and he's saying, "Let's go to the next step!" Apparently the girlfriend's boyfriend agrees because the lead singer points out: "He's right you know, we can't go on like this." That's my opinion though.
    edenhallon July 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is basically my life. its everything thats going on for me right now, and has been going on for me for like over a year.

    heres how i took it, or how it applies to me..
    its about a guy and a girl who are both with other people but know they shouldnt be. they knoww that theyre right for each other but they also know that theyve broken each others hearts before and are scared to try again. they are also mildly happy with the other people that they are with, and socially its easier for them to be with with other people, but they are having issues being able to give all of them to the other people because a part of them still wants to be with each other.

    they know. i mean, they seriously know that they need to be together, and like when they hang out or are together, theyre all over each other, and they want each other so badly, and sometimes they forget about those moments..
    ohsnapitschelseaon August 23, 2006   Link

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