"If I were you" as written by and Douglas Sean/estrin Robb....
You seem to find the dark, when everything is bright
You look for all that's wrong, instead of all that right
Does it feel good to you? to reign on my parade
You never say a word, unless it's to complain
It's driving me insane

If I were you, holding the world right in my hands.
The first thing I'd do, is thank the stars for all that I am
If I were you

Look what's around you now, more than you ever dreamed
Have you forgotten just, how hard it use to be?
So what's it going to take? for you to realize
That all could go away, in one blink of an eye
It happens all the time

If I were you, holding the world right in my hands.
The first thing I'd do, is thank the stars above, tell the words I love
That I do

Yea if I were you,
Whoa, yea if I were you
If I were you, whoa
Yea if I were you

So what's it going to take? for you to realise
It all could go away, in one blink of an eye it happens all the time!

If I were you, holding the world right in my hands.
The first thing I'd do, is thank the stars above, tell the words I love
Take a breath and enjoy the view
Live the life that I wanted to
If I were you if I were you if I were you!


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"If I Were You" as written by Daniel Estrin Douglas Robb

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentYeah, it seems like he's talking about how "you" should stop taking things for granted, and actually try and appreciate what "you" have, instead of focusing on all the cons, concentrate on the pros instead. Also, "you" might only realize what you had after you lose it.
    As for the song, I don't know if it's "sold out" or whatever; I generally don't care about stuff like that. It sounds good to me. Maybe a little different from their usual sound, but still good.
    Hannaelon March 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song. i think it's about him trying to help her see the good things in life that she can do and bring out. maybe that's it.
    wlbc128on March 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHoobastank officially has sold out.

    Used to love these guys, but this is just simply Remember and the reason in one. yawn.
    BlinkMM182on March 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCORRECTION:!! woops....wrong song I mentioned. This is Disappear and the reason in one.
    BlinkMM182on March 14, 2006   Link
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    General Comment1) It's "instead of all that's right"; "rain on my parade"; "thank the stars above for all that I have"; "hard it used to be"; "for you to realize"; "It all could go away"; "tell the ones I love that I do"; "For you to realize"; "is thank the stars above, for the ones I love" Man, this thing got butchered in getting typed.

    2) It's about the NHL lockout, and one of the guys from Velvet Revolver. From VH1.com: " 'If I Were You ...' was really inspired by, um, the NHL strike. Not like 'Oh, I'm going to write a song about hockey!' but watching all that — and going on tour with Velvet Revolver — you see all these guys who have so much and don't appreciate it," he said. "They seem to have forgotten where they came from. Actually, let me rephrase that: Four of those guys were the coolest ever, one of them is just in his own world. And I'll leave it at that."
    subrocon March 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe beginning of this song sounds like a beatles song.
    bfcobblerman08on March 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe end of the song is better than the start - more their sound. at the start i was horrified. at the end i was pleasantly content.
    jenniejenjenon March 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSold out? What does that even mean today? They have been signed to a major label since "s/t". If they ever "sold out" it was THEN (which I don't think is even remotely the case).

    Anyway, this song leaves more to be desired for sure. The different sound and tinkering with ideas definately makes waiting for this album tougher than it would have been had they come out with another "normal rocker single" such as 'Out of Control' or 'Crawling In the Dark' as they did for their first two releases. Exciting!
    IndelibleEntityon March 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI just realized the irony of a guy named BlinkMM182 bitching about a band selling out... Oh, that's rich.
    IndelibleEntityon March 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOkay, I agree with Blink partially, it's a decent song, I hope the other songs on the album are better. But IndelibleEntity, you realize that Blink 182 put out 9 albums before they "sold out" as you say they have. Though, I hardly think they've sold out, they've gone to the point where it's hard to be original when you've made so many hits and gotten so many fans. Blink pushed the limits that most people thought was unthinkable, the running naked on the music video, was kick ass back then.

    But back to the real point. It's a pretty good song, the lyrics are a little repetitive, so I'm hoping the other songs on the albums are good.
    ^exeF.on March 29, 2006   Link

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