"I Know We Could Be So Happy, Baby (If We Wanted to Be)" as written by and Buckley....
There's no easy answer
None to blame or forgive
Two cripples dancing
To the end we live

I'm not with you not of you
Not with you, not of you
You are soft and young to me
I am the ghost who comes and goes
And I hope I'll catch you
In the throws of one last look at the wonder
One last look at the wonder

O, God, I love you
And all the past we once knew
Some other love becomes you
Whatever else we come to
I know we could be so happy, baby
If we wanted to be

You are soft and young to me
I am the ghost who comes and goes
I'm hoping that I'll catch you in the throws
Of one last look at joy that we've become

But there's no easy answer, none to blame or forgive
We were two cripples dancing
To the bitter end we live
I'm not with you, but of you
I'm not with you but of you

O, God, I loved you
And all the past we once knew
Some other love becomes you
Whatever else it comes to
I know we could be so happy, baby
If we wanted to be

We had a birthplace in common
We had separate beds and lives

I'll just sit here and glow
Break out the oldest pictures
Hand your ruined letters out to dry
We had a birthplace in common
And separate beds and lives
And lives, and lives
I know that we could be so happy, baby
If we wanted to be
I know that we could be so happy, baby
Yeah oh.


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"I Know We Could Be So Happy Baby (If We Wanted to Be)" as written by Jeff Buckley

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  • +3
    General CommentI think I know why the line "Oh God, I love you" is so favoured.. Because Jeff was amazing at expressing his emotions, and making every song he sung sound like it was directy sung to you and only you.

    And well Jeff, oh god i love you...
    JessEmergencyon June 16, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is such a gut wrenching, desperate song Jeff wrote for his ex gf, Rebecca Moore. (it was a box of her old love letters that were destroyed when a pipe bust in his apartment - "hang your ruined letters out to dry") The rumor was that he wanted to try again with her after the new album was finished ... but, of course, he never had the opportunity.
    melusineon March 29, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Oh, God, I Love You" - such a simple quote but the most overwhelming meaning, it's perfect.
    name#2on July 02, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment*Hang* your ruined letters out to dry.
    snowinthedark44on February 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe full-band version of this track (not the one on 'sketches') really brings alot to this track. almost allows you to see what it could have been had it been fully-realized. unfortunate.
    cuomoon April 04, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenteven though it's unfinished it is one of the most wonderful and complete recordings of anything I've heard yet...I am completely statisfied with it. we all wish he had more time...all the time in the world...he shows us how talented he was in this song, so full of emotion and beauty even though unfinished...man, I will never come to terms with death. "Oh! God! I Love You!"
    Thandiwandion February 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so nice...like everything Jeff. All of his stuff was kind of before my time, so it's a real shame that I couldn't have the appreciation for him then, that I do now. He's just the greatest musician of all time. As for this song, it's defianantly a personal favourite. I feel asthough he's singing that third verse just to me!
    name#2on June 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVery Very cool song. Still only unfinished, it had such promised.

    Now why couldn't he have had just a *little* more time?
    StandAbsolvedon March 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch promise*
    StandAbsolvedon March 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh lordy, I have the lamest comments on here..but I adore thee! I love the 'raw power' of this song, ahh fall in love with it.
    productofthe80son April 28, 2006   Link

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