"If You Could See Me Now" as written by Stephen Alan Kipner, Andrew Frampton, Daniel John O'donoghue and Mark Anthony Sheehan....
(Oh if you could see me now)

(Oh if you could see me now)

It was February 14 Valentine's Day
The roses came but they took you away
Tattooed on my arm is a charm to disarm all the harm
Gotta keep myself calm but the truth is you're gone

And I'll never get to show you these songs
Dad you should see the tours that I'm on
I see you standing there next to Mom
Both singing along, yeah on and on

And there are days when I'm losing my faith
Because the man wasn't good he was great
He'd say "Music was the home for your pain"
And explained I was young, he would say

Take that rage, put it on a page
Take that page to the stage
Blow the roof off the place
I'm trying to make you proud
Do everything you did
I hope you're up there with God saying "That's my kid!"

[Chorus]
I still look for your face in the crowd
Oh if you could see me now
(Oh if you could see me now)
Would you stand in disgrace or take a bow
Oh if you could see me now
(Oh if you could see me now)

(Oh if you could see me now)

If you could see me now would you recognize me?
Would you pat me on the back or would you criticize me?
Would you follow every line on my tear-stained face
Put your hand on my heart that was cold
As the day you were taken away

I know it's been a while but I can see you clear as day
Right now, I wish I could hear you say
I drink too much, and I smoke too much dutch
But if you can't see me now that shit's a must

You used to say I won't know a wind until it crossed me
Like I won't know real love 'til I've loved and I've lost it
So if you lost a sister, someone's lost a mom
And if you lost a dad then someone's lost a son
And they're all missing out, yeah they're all missing out
So if you get a second to look down on me now

Mom, Dad I'm just missing you now

I still look for your face in the crowd
Oh if you could see me now
(Oh if you could see me now)
Would you stand in disgrace or take a bow
Oh if you could see me now
(Oh if you could see me now)

Oh, oh
Would you call me a saint or a sinner?
Would you love me a loser or winner?
Oh, oh
When I see my face in the mirror
We look so alike that it makes me shiver

I still look for your face in the crowd
Oh if you could see me now
(Oh if you could see me now)
Would you stand in disgrace or take a bow
Oh if you could see me now
(Oh if you could see me now)
Yeah I'm just missing you now

I still look for your face in the crowd
Oh if you could see me now
(Oh if you could see me now)
Would you stand in disgrace or take a bow
Oh if you could see me now
(Oh if you could see me now)

If you could see, you could see me now (x2)


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"If You Could See Me Now" as written by Mark Anthony Sheehan Daniel John O'donoghue

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song hits me very hard! I lost my mother at a very young age, and I always wonder if she'd approve of the choices I've made in life. I think that's what this song is about. Basically losing someone and hoping that they'd approve of your choices.
    brentkeon October 21, 2012   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningThis song is a tribute both to O’Donoghue’s father, who died unexpectedly on February 14th 2008 ("Valentine's Day"), of a stomach aneurysm, and his bandmate and long-time friend Mark Sheehan’s mother, who died the same year, and father who died when he was 12. He wonders what his father must be thinking of what he has achieved thus far in his life, from up in heaven, hoping that he is proud of his son. In general, a beautiful and touching song, my favourite track from their new album, #3. I was moved to tears upon first hearing this song :')
    Source: standard.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/…
    beniboy321on November 14, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI heard this song for the first time about two weeks before my dad died fairly unexpectedly at age 52. During the last conversation I had with him on his death bed, I spoke some of these lyrics to him and just cried my eyes out. I tear up even reading the lyrics. Such a powerful, well-written song. Kudos to Danny.
    boxcarhoboon May 27, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhen I listen to this song, I think of my friend Will who passed away a few years ago. He was 19 and such a sweetheart--he was the person who told me I had a talent for writing and he helped me to believe in myself. He had cancer and did not deserve to go. Sometimes I think of what he would say to me about the decisions I've made thus far, both good and bad, I think he would "take a bow" <3
    SuperGirlRejecton February 17, 2013   Link

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