"If You Ever Come Back" as written by Stephen Alan Kipner, Andrew Marcus Frampton, Daniel John O'donoghue and Mark Anthony Sheehan....
If you're standing with your suitcase
But you can't step on the train
Everything's the way that you left it
I still haven't slept yet

And if you're covering your face now
But you just can't hide the pain
Still setting two plates on the counter but eating without you

If the truth is you're a liar
Then just say that you're okay
I'm sleeping on your side of the bed
Goin' out of my head now

And if you're out there tryna move on
But something pulls you back again
I'm sitting here tryna persuade you like you're in the same room

And I wish you could give me the cold shoulder
And I wish you could still give me a hard time
And I wish I could still wish it was over
But even if wishing is a waste of time
Even if I never cross your mind

I'll leave the door on the latch
If you ever come back, if you ever come back
There'll be a light in the hall and the key under the mat
If you ever come back
There'll be a smile on my face and the kettle on
And it will be just like you were never gone
There'll be a light in the hall and the key under the mat
If you ever come back, if you ever come back now
Oh if you ever come back, if you ever come back

Now they say I'm wasting my time
'Cause you're never comin' home
But they used to say the world was flat
But how wrong was that now?

And by leavin' my door open
I'm riskin' everything I own
There's nothing I can lose in a break-in that you haven't taken

And I wish you could give me the cold shoulder
And I wish you can still give me a hard time
And I wish I could still wish it was over
But even if wishing is a waste of time
Even if I never cross your mind

I'll leave the door on the latch
If you ever come back, if you ever come back
There'll be a light in the hall and the key under the mat
If you ever come back
There'll be a smile on my face and the kettle on
And it will be just like you were never gone
There'll be a light in the hall and the key under the mat
If you ever come back, if you ever come back now
Oh, if you ever come back, if you ever come back

If it's the fighting you remember or the little things you miss
I know you're out there somewhere so just remember this
If it's the fighting you remember or the little things you miss
Oh just remember this, oh just remember this

I'll leave the door on the latch
If you ever come back, if you ever come back
There'll be a light in the hall and the key under the mat
If you ever come back
There'll be a smile on my face and the kettle on
And it will be just like you were never gone
There'll be a light in the hall and the key under the mat
If you ever come back, if you ever come back now
Oh, if you ever come back, if you ever come back

And it will be just like you were never gone
And it will be just like you were never gone
And it will be just like you were never gone
If you ever come back, if you ever come back now


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"If You Ever Come Back" as written by Stephen Kipner Andrew Frampton

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  • +8
    My InterpretationIt's about a break up and wanting to be back together with that person, even if it still means being trapped in that hell that is the ending of a relationship - he's willing to put up with her giving him the cold shoulder, a hard time, and actually being able to wish the relationship was over. He's willing to suffer through it if it means he is with her again.

    Despite how she has treated him and how the relationship crumbled, he still leaves his door open to her if she does ever decide to come back. He will keep everything the same for her and they can pretend that nothing's happened and go back to normal.

    He's so desperate for her to just come home and return to him and the relationship. People are telling him that she isn't going to come back but is in somewhat of a denial, refusing to believe a word of it, saying that 'they used to say the world was flat but how wrong was that now', hoping his friends are wrong too.

    It's a track about ending something with someone really special to you and still wanting to be with them - doing anything in your power to get them back.

    For me this is another favourite - and in many ways seems like the sequel to 'The Man Who Can't Be Moved'.
    maddiegreenon September 23, 2010   Link
  • +6
    General CommentThis song is my life for the past two and a half months. For someone to write these lyrics...there's a story there. If you haven't lived through this type of pain, you could never describe it so eloquently.
    taterbug1723on April 03, 2011   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningI personally think its about a more serious relationship then a girl and boy. I think it's about a parent losing their child, their child has left home due to a broken relationship with their parent. The parent is pleeding for the child to return.
    luvmusic100on March 28, 2011   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningThat, actually, is NOT the meaning of this song... the script did an interview with video hits saying the true meaning of this song. it was actually written about a child who is having problems at home and decides to run away.. it is written from the parents point of view... watch the music video, u will see that i am rigghttt!!!

    Yourwrong123
    yourwrong123on June 20, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think that this song is about someone leaving. be it a break up or them dying or a kid that leaves home or even being left emotionally. and you are hoping this person will come back and when they do, it will be like they never left, because u want them to come back to you so badly.
    Goldenkarmaon September 21, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationMaddiegreen, well said. Couldn't have explained it better.
    Serenadieron November 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcan't.stop.listening.to.this.song
    cochise215on December 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its
    "and by leaving my door open
    im RISKING everything i own"
    but i could be wrong
    ginganingaon February 10, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song has accurately described my feeling 2 years ago, which lasted for almost a year. I found that this song and "Dead man walking" are my favorites from this album, because they perfectly described my situation and feelings
    ievoion April 07, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd I wish you could give me the cold shoulder
    And I wish you can still give me a hard time
    And I wish I could still wish it was over
    But even if wishing is a waste of time
    Even if I never cross your mind

    These lyrics just strike me as ironic. You would rather go back to the way it was when you were unhappy than to live currently with what you did in attempt to be happy, especially the line "I wish I could still wish it was over"
    Devilsbaneon July 01, 2013   Link

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