"If I Knew Then" as written by Kenneth Karlin, Carsten Schack and Claude Kelly....
Life should be like a game of cards
You make a mistake
Shuffle the deck and start over
It should be just like drivin' in your car
Get lost and your navigation system
Gets you closer

But there ain't no handbook
You're on your own
Got no instructions
When it comes to love
Cause once you do something
Can't be undone
Wish I could take back
Letting you go

If I knew then
What I know now
I wouldn't have said
I don't need you around
Alone in this bed
Silence is so loud
So I would treat you the best
Baby if I knew then
What I know now (What I know now)
What I know now (What I know now)
What I know now (What I know now)
Yeah I would treat you the best
Baby if I knew then
What I know now

Wish I come with remote controls
Then I just rewind into
The time it was better
It should have a restart button
So, I could travel right back
To the day that I met her

But there ain't no handbook
You're on your own
Got no instructions
When it comes to love
Cause when you do something
Can't be undone
Wish I could take back
Letting you go

If I knew then
What I know now
I wouldn't have said
I don't need you around
Alone in this bed
Silence is so loud
So I would treat you the best
Baby if I knew then
What I know now (What I know now)
What I know now (What I know now)
What I know now (What I know now)
Yeah I would treat you the best
Baby if I knew then
What I know now

Oh, oh, oh yeah
Cause there ain't no handbook (handbook)
You're on your own (your own)
Got no instructions (instructions)
When it comes to love (to love)
See once you do something (you do)
Can't be undone (undone)
Wish I could take back
Letting you go

If I knew then
What I know now
I wouldn't have said
I don't need you around
Alone in this bed
Silence is so loud
So I would treat you the best
Baby if I knew then
What I know now (What I know now)
What I know now (What I know now)
What I know now (What I know now)
Yeah I would treat you the best
Baby if I knew

If I knew then
What I know now
I wouldn't have said
I don't need you around
Alone in this bed
Silence is so loud
So I would treat you the best
Baby if I knew then
What I know now (What I know now)
What I know now (What I know now)
What I know now (What I know now)
Yeah I would treat you the best
Baby if I knew then
What I know now


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"If I Knew Then" as written by Carsten Schack Claude Kelly

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    General CommentI love this one!
    kaos_princesson September 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It seems to be about a breakup that he regrets. I can relate. I broke up with my boyfriend because of the distance, and we don't talk anymore because its too hard for both of us. If I knew I would miss him this much and feel this alone, I wouldn't have done it. Sometimes I wish I could rewind to the days I spent with him.
    mikayla22on October 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is a song about having regrets after a break-up. The guy just realised something important that changed their relationship. He wants to return the good, old days where he had such a wonderful time with his girlfriend.
    lostdayson January 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favorites off of the album! So catchy and relatable!
    HELENzon January 05, 2013   Link

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