"What If" as written by and Meg/frampton Frampton....
Stand tall
Head and shoulders down
They don't make them like us anymore
You failed to see that I am not your shadow
I can be more

You said the world is hard to face
I am your umbrella, Megan
But I can keep up with it's pace
If you let me go

I was running to see you down the line
What if I've built up what was mine
What if I didn't forget passion like you did

What if I find my purpose first
What if I fulfill my life's work
What if you counting on my failure made me live

Not scared.
I know you thought I was shaking fast in my own two shoes
But these soles could fight the ocean waves,
Dirty laundry, and world war II

Finally I see past my front hands
Not a coward's pissed-stained pants
Thank you for telling me I can't
Without you, I wouldn't be where I am

What if I see you down the line
What I took back my lost time
What if I didn't forget passion like you did

What if I find my purpose first
What if I fulfill my life's work
What if you counting on my failure made me live

If you see me again,
You won't know my face
But you'll recall my heart
Inside of me, a side of you is placed

When I see you again,
I won't be bitter
You, you're so far to blame
You're part of this change
I (knew?) so much of you
I won't ever be the same

What if I see you down the line
What I took back what was mine
What if I didn't forget passion like you did

What if I find my purpose first
What if I fulfill my life's work
What if you counting on my failure made me live
What if you counting on my failure made me live
What if you counting on my failure made me live


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"What If" as written by Meg Frampton Dia Frampton

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    General Commentim not sure if these are totally right because i just did it by ear. but its an amazing song!
    Meg&DiaRockon January 28, 2009   Link
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    General Commentahaha i love this song just heart it this morning. <3
    it's their new single, apparently?
    fantasticcc. so psyched for here,here,&here!!
    AlecsPenon February 01, 2009   Link
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    General Commentahaha i love this song just heart it this morning. <3
    it's their new single, apparently?
    fantasticcc. so psyched for here,here,&here!!
    AlecsPenon February 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWell, I think that the lyric "I am you umbrella, Megan." is like a clue to the meaning.
    I think it's about older sisters (maybe brothers too, I dont know) And how you don't have to follow their path.
    Or maybe how just because their older than you, doesn't mean that you can't be the one they look up to, or that they won't need you to stand up for them.
    Also how older siblings are such a big impact on the younger one's life.

    I don't know, that's what I get out of it.
    ShnabbyTheMouseon February 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it's These soles could fight the ocean waves, dirty laundry, and world war II.

    :]
    ShnabbyTheMouseon February 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentCorrect lyrics:

    Stand tall
    Head and shoulders down
    They don't make'm like us anymore
    You failed to see that I am not your shadow
    I can be more

    You said the world is hard to face
    I am your umbrella, Megan
    But I can keep up with it's pace
    If you let me go

    I was running to see you down the line
    What if I've built up what was mine
    What if I didn't forget passion like you did
    What if I find my purpose first
    What if I fulfill my life's work
    What if you counting on my failure made me live

    Not scared.
    I know you thought I was shakin' fast in my own two shoes
    But these soles could fight the ocean waves,
    Dirty laundry, and world war II

    Finally I see past my front hands
    Not a coward's pissed-stained pants
    Thank you for telling me I can't
    Without you, I wouldn't be where I am

    What if I see you down the line
    What I took back my lost time
    What if I didn't forget passion like you did
    What if I find my purpose first
    What if I fulfill my life's work
    What if you counting on my failure made me live

    If you see me again,
    You won't know my face
    But you'll recall my hurt
    Inside of me, a side of you is placed

    When I see you again,
    I won't be bitter
    You, you're so far to blame
    You're part of this change
    I am so much of you
    I won't ever be the same

    What if I see you down the line
    What I took back what was mine
    What if I didn't forget passion like you did
    What if I find my purpose first
    What if I fulfill my life's work
    What if you counting on my failure made me live
    What if you counting on my failure made me live
    What if you counting on my failure made me live
    paperfangirlon February 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about Meg saying she can stand up for herself all while not having to follow her sister's path, she'll live all the more fiercely because Dia is counting on her failures. Dia is just trying to protect her little sister and be her umbrella from everything.

    I feel in sync with this song. Big sisters don't want to give up their passion and cajole their little sisters through life, but they want to be their "umbrellas", sometimes. And little sisters want to prove themselves to their big sisters. I think anyone close to a big/little sister could relate to this... :) Love it.
    punchdrunkloveon May 22, 2010   Link
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    General Commentha luv the song but noticed that she spelled again wrong but its ok i still luv the song
    Spiritmist34on July 19, 2010   Link

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