"If Only" as written by Marques Toliver and Francis Eg White....
So hold your head, and hold your tongue
But only say what you have to
And as a child yes I dreamed
Of holding her in the silver screen
She loved her man and loved him twice
I wish I'd been that passenger
Having fun, fly my kite
The devil inside won't control my life
Too much love, so little hate
The devil inside won't control my fate

Oh, if only, if only
Oh, he wasn't so lonely
He'd have someone to play with
Instead of bombing our neighbours
Yeah, yeah

So here I go to see the world
With my eyes and with my soul
And too much love, so little hate
The devil inside won't control my fate

Oh, if only, if only
Oh, he wasn't so lonely
He'd have someone to play with
Instead of bombing our neighbours
Yeah, yeah
Yeah!

So hold your head and run my time
The what of life no man can rhyme
So here we are and here we bleed
To be a victim there's no need
Having fun, I never fight
The devil inside controls my life
Too much love so little hate
The devil inside controls my fate

Oh, if only, if only
Oh, he wasn't so lonely
He'd have someone to play with
Instead of bombing our neighbours


Lyrics submitted by osbert

"If Only" as written by Hugh Harris Luke Pritchard

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    General CommentThe chorus makes me think of the whole bush/blair thing...

    Maybe they weren't loved enough as children.

    Anyway, this is one of my favourites off the album, and I think the general meaning is about not letting your inner demons get the best of you, facing your fears and grabbing life by the short and curlys.
    osberton May 26, 2006   Link
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    General Comment'short and curlys'
    loving the phrase.
    But yea,
    what he said ^
    All about controlling your anger, and not letting it all out on just anyone, like your neighbours.
    Avatar-rockon August 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah! I thought about politic...

    But i really think its a song about anything and nothing.

    And it's confine the themes, even the phrases that they use in other songs: loved her man loved him twice, the passenger, the devil, etc...
    JOJ_MyRuin_Kittieon June 23, 2008   Link

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