If you really loved me the way you say you do
If you love me half as much as I love you
You would pluck a planet from the sky
You’d use a star to dot the “i”
In I love you… that is what you’d do
You’d take a cloudy sky and you would paint it blue
If you loved me unconditionally
It’s the very least you’d do for me

You know I need you
Like a fish needs the sea
Like a fire needs oxygen
Like a flower needs a bee
But if you really care for me
You’d let me video you while you wee
Standing up in the bath, I shouldn’t even have to ask
Perhaps you’ll even store a little more in a flask
These are just the things that people do
When their love for one another is true
Doo doo doo

We go together
Like a cracker and Brie
Like racism and ignorance
Like niggers and R&B
But if you really want to show you care
You’d let me wear your underwear
When we go to your mum’s, for a bit of harmless fun
I just like talking about your childhood with lace between my buns
There’s no reason for a big to-do
If your love for me is really truly true

We go together
Like a bird and a nest
Like Internet and kiddie-porn
Like guns and the US
And if you love me like you say you do
You’d purchase thirty cockatoos
And teach them to fly… in formation in the sky
And shit the words “Tim is God” on my ex-girlfriend’s Hyundai
Sure, it might be easier with doves
But shirking challenges is not what love

Is all about
Love is not all wine and roses
Sometimes it’s handcuffs and cheese
No-one said love is for free
And if you acknowledge that
You’d sing me Bible stories wearing nothing but your Bob the Builder hat
To the tune of waltzing Matilda
I just love the combination of Islam, nationalism and builder

Because I need you
Like a tick needs a tock
Like bananas need pyjamas
Like a nun needs cock
But if you want to put your love for me first
You wouldn’t go through childbirth
You’d agree to adopt so that you could stay thin
We’ll get a Chinese kid, it could teach us Mandarin
And communists don’t make as much noise
And they’re really good at sharing their toys

Because I dig you
Like an Aussie digs pies
Like Born-Agains dig Jesus
Like Jesus dug guys

And if you love me unconditionally
You’d do my tax return for me
Cos it’s way overdue, and I just don’t know,
I guess I’m self-employed but do I still pay as I go?
And does the threshold apply to me?
And should I register for GST
And if you love me unconditionally
You’ll let me video you while you wee?
Assuming there’s nothing worth watching on TV


Lyrics submitted by Richard2468

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    Lyric CorrectionThe word "niggers" has been removed in more recent recordings of this song after Tim realised it had caused offence.
    stelladessoyon February 23, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningIn the documentary "Rock'n'roll nerd" Tim explains its use of the word "nigger": "The whole song works on contrast between the innocent and the shocking(...) I make a point that racism is ignorance, so my position is clear; and then I make a point that there's an industry out there (...) that exploits the idea of the 'nigger' as reclaimed by black people to mean someone who cares about money, guns and bitches, and in my eyes it's not a particularly positive reclamation of the word."

    Faced with the criticism, the word was removed. But he used this episode superbly for the song "Prejudice".
    Uzaludon January 02, 2011   Link
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    My OpinionYou Guys all have to shut up. Hes an ENTERTAINER. What funny comedian do you know isnt slightly racist. The word nigger is meant out of humor not hate. besides I think that black people are racists for saying ngger while where not allowed to say it. Their also allowed to call us krakas. Anyway his song is hilarius and if you change it cause a couple of people dont like your language, then all your songs will be changed because with the exception of canvas bags, their all dirty
    mslvr40on June 14, 2011   Link
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    General CommentLMBO. I said I wasn't going to comment on songs, but I am still laughing my arse off. I have to change my underwear! This is an incredibly hilarious song. Talk about creative!
    IllToast2Thaton January 06, 2013   Link
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    Song ComparisonOK, the lines I had laughed at were lyrics on another site. I'm confused (a typical occurrance) because these lines are missing from above (and they are a hoot). To hell with tax returns...

    And if you love me just a modicum
    You’d softly rub my perineum
    And stick your finger up my bum
    As I’m about to cum
    I’ve heard that it’s acceptable and reasonably fun
    Not that I would want you to
    But hypothetically it’s something you might do
    If you loved me unconditionally
    Like letting me video you while you wee
    Assuming there’s nothing worth watching on TV
    IllToast2Thaton January 06, 2013   Link

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