"If I Could Talk I'd Tell You" as written by Evan Dando and Eugene Kelly....
Half past 9, quarter to 10
10:15, and we're coming' around again

Hold off are we going soft?
Flushed my Zoloft, and we're coming around again

Found out and I almost drowned
Walked back down, and we're coming around again

If I could talk I'd tell you
If I could smile I'd let you know
If I could talk I'd tell you

Khmer Rouge, genocide gua
Your place or Mein Kampf, now I'm giving the dog a bone

Slight hunch without the vaguest clue
To keep the blood balanced, now we're coming around again

1/2 past 9, quarter to 2
10:15, now we're coming around again

If I could talk I'd tell you
If I could smile I'd let you know
If I could talk I'd tell you (repeat)

If I could talk I'd tell you
If I could smile I'd let you know
You are far and away
My most imaginary friend


Lyrics submitted by spliphstar, edited by snipergirl

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  • +2
    General Commenti read a story somewhere about this song being inspired on an interview evan dando did while being unable to speak because of a huge amount of crack he took the night before or something. anyway, great little song.
    angelsflyon June 22, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI never really thought about this song past the chorus. I relate it to people I care about and take an interest in, even though I have never spoken to them, or rarely do :)
    ~on November 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf I could talk I'd tell you ........is there a better line in rock and roll history?

    sounds like his junk habit is on display (very distasteful drug by the by)

    but a great song
    pton August 23, 2005   Link

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