if i was your strawberries and cream
if i was the soap to keep you clean
or all your inhibitions
if i was purring like a sleepy cat
to be around you, i’d be all that
if i was the instinct to your charm
if i was the key to your alarm
if i was butter on your corncob
or twisted, like a doorknob
if i was laid down like a welcome mat
to be around you, i’d be all that

found a way i might make you notice
a little bit of something come undone
a little bit of something

if i was the last thing on your mind
if i was hanging from vine
if i was all that ever mattered
if i was ripped, torn, and tattered
if i was crumpled up and laughed at
to be around you, I’d be all that
if you’d recognize my eyes in eyes of strangers
found a way i might make you notice
a little bit of something come undone
a little bit of something come undone

let’s pretend for just one moment
you turn around, don’t turn around
i caught you watching i was dancing
sure by now you’ve noticed
i’ve been watching, too
if i was
if i was
at a sensible sense of danger
you recognize my eyes in eyes of strangers
found a way i might make you notice
a little bit of something come undone
at a sensible sense of danger
you recognize my eyes in eyes of strangers
found a way i might make you notice
a little bit of something come undone
a little bit of something
found a way I might make you notice
can you see
can you see me now?


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    General CommentFrom greyeyeglances.com:
    “'If I Was...' is a song about obsession.”

    I think of this as a song that Madonna might sing if she had the voice. It makes liberal use of innuendo: “A little bit of something come undone” might imply an intentional wardrobe malfunction, and “butter on your corncob” doesn’t need much explanation. It’s a great description of infatuation, showing the fantasizing, watching surreptitiously, even stalking. She doesn’t care if she looks foolish as long as she can be near him. The guy is a little frightened by her flirting (“At a sensible sense of danger”), but also attracted to her, at least in her mind (“I caught you watching I was dancing”). It’s an attraction that’s too intense to last, but impossible to ignore.
    zutluvipon April 05, 2006   Link

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