"What I Wouldn't Do" as written by and Alison Loren Sudol....
If we were children I would bake you a mud pie
Warm and brown beneath the sun
Never learned to climb a tree but I would try
Just to show you what I'd done

Oh what I wouldn't do
If I had you, babe, I had you
Oh what I wouldn't do
If I had you, babe

If I were old, my dearest, you would be older
But I would crawl upon your lap
Wrap a blanket 'round our frail little shoulders
And I'd die happily like that

Oh what I wouldn't do
If I had you, babe, I had you
Oh what I wouldn't do
If I had you, babe, if I had you

So lace your hands 'round the small of my back and I will kiss you like a king
I will be your bride, I'll keep you warm at night
I will sing, I will sing

It was now and we were both in the same place
Didn't know how to say the words
With my heart ticking like a bomb in a birdcage
I left before someone got hurt

Oh what I wouldn't do
If I had you, babe, I had you
Oh what I wouldn't do
If I had you, babe, if I had you


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"What I Wouldn't Do" as written by Alison Loren Sudol Alison Sudol

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    General Commentthis song is about being afraid of falling in love, in my opinion.

    in the beginning of the song, she's singing about all the things she would do if she had "you" aka the object of her affection.

    then towards the middle of the song, she sings about how it came to that point (where she could finally show her love all she would do for him), but she didn't know how to say it (scared of what she was feeling, didn't know how to explain herself, nervous, etc.) and so she stays mum and removes herself from the situation, thus leading to the lyrics:

    "cause it was what i wouldn't do,
    i HAD you babe, i HAD you,
    it was what i wouldn't do,
    when i had you babe, i had you."

    so she finally did get that person, but she couldn't bring herself to say "i love you," so, like i said, she ditched the relationship before it got more serious. ("i left before someone got hurt").

    the last part of the lyrics posted are wrong.
    keereeraron October 23, 2009   Link
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    General Commentomg.. sad.. I finally just payed attension to that last verse of what i thought was such a happy song!!!
    I know the feeling though..
    JesAnneon July 19, 2011   Link

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