"If I Can't Change Your Mind" as written by and Bob Mould....
Tears fill up my eyes
I'm washed away with sorrow
And somewhere in my mind
I know there's no tomorrow

I see you're leaving soon
I guess you've had your fill
But if I can't change your mind
Then no one will

And all throughout the years
I've never strayed from you my dear
But you suspect I'm somewhere else
You're feeling sorry for yourself

Leaving with a broken heart
I love you even still
But if I can't change your mind
Then no one will

Even though my heart keeps breaking
Don't you know that I'll be waiting
Here for you
Then when you return

When will you return
I hope you see I'm dedicated
Look how long that I have waited
If you come back then you will find

A different person
If you change your mind

How can I explain away
Something that I haven't done
And if you can't trust me now
You'll never trust in anyone

With all the crazy doubts you've got
I love you even still
But if I can't change your mind
Then no one will

Someday you'll see I've been true
I'll stay that way until
But if I can't change your mind
Then no one will


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"If I Can't Change Your Mind" as written by Bob Mould

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    General CommentA helpless break-up song. Bob wants the object of his affection to stay with him, but knows that there is nothing that he can say or do to "change their mind," or make them stay.

    Great song, makes me envious that I was only two years old when this song (and amazing album, Copper Blue) came out and I had to miss out on a great era of music!
    Maxamadman24on March 28, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationPure denial song, ha ha! A little conceited too. Even though it's so obviously over I still think I'm so great that I can still make you stay. The middle section is pure denial, "when you return you'll see how great I was waiting for you to come back 'cos I knew you'd come back".
    fuzzypiggyon August 01, 2013   Link
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    General CommentEvidentally this has been covered on... the new Train album? Yes, that Train. But hey, it'll get them a few more royalty checks, and as long as the Train version doesn't become a hit single, I'll never have to actually hear this.
    destroyalltacoson April 23, 2006   Link

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