"If Only" as written by Zachary Walker Hanson, Isaac Hanson and Taylor Hanson....
Cause I need you.
Cause I need you.

Every single time I see you
I start to feel this way
It makes me wonder if I'm ever
Gonna feel this way again
There's a picture
That's hanging at the back of my head
I see it over and over

I want to hold you, love you.
In my arms and then.
I want to need you,
Cause I need to
Be with you 'til the end.
Then I hear myself reply
You've got to hold it in.
This time, tonight.

[Chorus]
If only,
I had the guts to feel this way.
And if only,
You'd look at me and want to stay.
And if only,
I'd take you in my arms and say,
I won't go, 'cause I need you.
Cause I need you

I sit here waiting wondering,
Hoping, gotta make this right.
Cause all I think about
Is your hands, your face,
And all these lonely nights.
There's a feeling, screaming,
In the back of my head.
Saying over and over.

Gonna hold you, love you.
In my arms and then.
Don't want to leave you,
Cause I need to
Be with you 'til the end.
Then I hear myself reply
She'll never let you in.
This time, tonight.

If only,
I had the guts to feel this way.
And if only,
You'd look at me and want to stay.
And if only,
I'd take you in my arms and say,
I won't go, 'cause I need you.
Please don't go, 'cause I need you now.

I want to hear you say,
It'll always be this way.
We'll be hand in hand
For ever night, and ever day.
I want to scream and shout.
Cause I'm losin' any doubt.
Cause all I care about is
You and me, and us, and now.

Oh yeah.

If only,
I had the guts to feel this way.
And if only,
You'd look at me and want to stay.
And if only,
I'd take you in my arms and say,
I won't go, 'cause I need you.
Please don't go.
Cause I need you now, yeah
Cause I need you
(if only)
Cause I need you now.
(if only)
Cause I need you
I need you
(if only)
Cause I need you
(if only)
Cause I need you
(if only)
(if only)
Cause I need you now, yeah


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"If Only" as written by Taylor Hanson Isaac Hanson

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    General Commenti sang this at a dance to my bf at the time!!
    it totally made sence from both sides of our relationship coz we both liked eachother but were too afriad to make a move! but finally we got together and it was great!!
    stacyon March 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThats GREAT stacy... now you guys can "like go make-out or something, totally!"
    vandalizedon May 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a very catchy song - the harmonica is terrific. the meaning is simple: boy likes girl. boy is afraid to tell girl how he feels. everyone can relate, though.
    catherinekson May 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI'd say that catherineks is right. It's relatable - I can relate.
    SomeGirl_Jadziaon August 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG! AND I LOVE TAYLOR HANSON!
    LicoriceWheelson October 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentnormally i say they look like a bunch of little girls ow! but this song is actually pretty good. keep rockin little girls. ow! my friend krystle kicks me everytime i say that.
    shryan135on May 01, 2003   Link
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    General CommentShryan... have you even seen pictures of them lately? :P I think you might change your opinion.. and at 17, 20, and 22 you can hardly call them 'little' anymore.

    Anyway, the song.. yep, very relatable indeed. I like this song a lot. There are others I like better, but this one is definitely catchy.
    AliMarieon July 02, 2003   Link
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    General Commenttaylor is a pretty great-looking guy. can't deny it.

    and this song is beautiful and i love it.

    i love the line "if only you'd look at me and want to stay"
    who can say they've never felt that way? and it's a beautiful and poetic way of saying "i wish you'd care about me the way i do for you".
    mourningthebestofmeon April 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love wats the name of the youngest 1?
    NOfriendson May 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is great. And Hanson are so gorgeous!! Isaac doesnt reallt float my boat but Taylor just does something for me. Omg, he is so hot lol. sorry, but once I nearly cried coz he was so good. And we have the same name.

    Sorry about this lol

    Taylor
    BeachBabe182on June 04, 2005   Link

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