"If I Can't Have You" as written by Henry Binns, Sam Hardaker, Sia Kate I. Furler and Dedi Madden....
Have you ever wondered
If it smarts when you've hurt and ignored
Oh, the sort that goes away
Even though I waited for you
Oh, how I adore you

You never saw my face
I traced your path each day
We could be always together

Now I watch you bleed
You had all I need
How I love you so
Now we'll never know
If I can't have you

I even did the research
Went to work, learned to flirt
Wore a skirt and faced dirt
And, ah, still you didn't notice
You never focused on me

You never saw my face
I traced your path each day
You never lifted your eyes to me, ah

Now I watch you bleed
You had all I need
How I love you so
Now we'll never know
If I can't have you

If I can't have you
If I can't have you
If I can't have you


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"If I Can't Have You" as written by Sam Hardaker Henry Binns

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentHmm, I think it's a bit darker than just having someone you like die, I reckon the girl in the song has finally snapped and killed the guy she's singing about. The title kinda suggests that if she can't have him, then no one else will which is why she's watching him bleed. Great song though!
    Habasion July 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song could either be about a person having someone they liked from afar dying, or just liking someone and wanting to catch their eye but knowing that they don't like you back. My favourite verse is one i can relate to:
    'I even did the research
    went to work, learned to flirt
    wore a skirt and faced dirt
    and, ah, still you didn't notice
    you never focused on me'
    Jessopson June 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song tell us the pain and grief of a non-loved women who now enjoys seeing the love of her life suffering, just like the way she has suffered for him.
    It's a great love song...
    lyra86on August 08, 2006   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionI think the first verse is:

    "Have you ever wondered
    If it smarts when your heart is ignored"


    Also the part:
    "I even did the research
    Went to work, learned to flirt
    Wore a skirt and faced dirt
    And, ah, still you didn't notice"

    I think theres an extra line:

    "I even did the research
    Went to work, learned to flirt
    Wore a skirt and faced dirt
    And it hurt
    still you didn't notice"

    sparkler127on April 21, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationShe didn't want it to have to be this way, but she couldn't let go. She tried so hard, even getting a job at the same place as them, but they still didn't notice her. It hurt - she couldn't let go. They had to die.
    ziva77on April 01, 2011   Link

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