"It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference" as written by and Todd Rundgren....
Do you remember the last time I said
If I ever thought about lying,
I'd rather think of dying instead
And maybe you remember the last time you called me
To say we were through
How it took a million tears
Just to prove they all were for you
But those days are through

'Cause it wouldn't have made any difference,
If you loved me
How could you love me
When it wouldn't really make any difference,
If you really loved me
You just didn't love me

'Cause I know of hundreds of times I could be
In the most unfaithful arms that you always picture me
And maybe you remember that
Though I can't always show proof I was true
No one else could change my mind or
Stop me coming home to you
But those days are through

You just did not love me enough to believe me
Enough not to leave me
Enough not to look for a reason to be unhappy with me
And make me regret ever wanting you
But those days are through


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"It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference" as written by Todd Rundgren

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    General CommentFirst heard this song on the Almost Famous OST/in said movie, instantly fell in love with the man's music. That's my story on how I (accidentally, no less) discovered mister rundgren! :)
    SparkleRedRoseon May 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI heard Alison Krauss' cover of this Todd Rundgren song today. She has such a wonderful way of making a song her own. I'd like to think Todd would be very pleased.

    From what I can tell, Todd's writing about the girl who left him. She was just too insecure to really love him. He loved her. He understood her concern about his life on the road but, in the end, her concerns were just an excuse not to love him. C'est la vie.
    MillMatton September 04, 2012   Link
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    General CommentNo one has commented on such a beautiful song.
    Probably a girl left him and he was so down and depressed, he wrote this masterpiece.
    Good vocals, good tune.
    Very underrated
    MookieBomberon April 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat stuff to me, it sounds like the girl left him and she’s giving out excuses to get out. cause if she loved him, it would not have a difference.
    S3v3nson November 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think Todd's saying that even if the girl had 'loved' him, it wouldn't have made a difference 'cause she really couldn't have loved him. He was devoted to her, but it was all an act for her and not a very good one (she wasn't convincing). But he looked over that and tried to make the relationship work.
    doublexfantasyon June 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is clearly written from the ex-girlfriend’s point of view. The guy was imaging the girl (ex) talking about their sad relationship from the way he treated her, which was bad like accusing her, and not believing in her … Somehow, I feel that the guy had a reason behind him for deliberately treating his ex badly so that she will leave him eventually because it was impossible for him to be with her. I think he is a coward. Though, the girl never knew the reason behind the guy for doing this but she just remembered what happened during the relationship which was described in the song.

    I removed all the “But those days are through” because when the guy wrote this song, he had already broke up with the girl, that is why those days were through In a way, it was relieving for both of them..

    The girl goes:

    Do you remember the last time I said
    If I ever thought about lying,
    Id rather think of dying instead

    (He accused (deliberately) the girl of lying and she was trying to prove him wrong.)

    And maybe you remember the last time you called me
    To say we were through
    How it took a million tears
    Just to prove they all were for you

    (He called the girl to break up with her and he knew deep down inside his heart that she cried the whole night and for that, I think he knew she was true to him)

    cause it wouldnt have made any difference,
    If you loved me
    How could you love me
    When it wouldnt really make any difference,
    If you really loved me
    You just didnt love me

    (The girl pondered if he really loves her, all these shouldn’t be happening. But still, she didn’t know he did all these deliberately. She kept pondering and pondering)

    cause I know of hundreds of times I could be
    In the most unfaithful arms that you always picture me
    And maybe you remember that
    Though I cant always show proof I was true
    No one else could change my mind or
    Stop me coming home to you

    (These lines were saying the guy kept accusing the girl for many things which were not true about her wrongdoings. But instead of hating him, she still wanted to be with him. All because she didn’t know he did all these deliberately and he wouldn’t let her know because he was a coward)

    You just did not love me enough to believe me
    Enough not to leave me
    Enough not to look for a reason to be unhappy with me
    And make me regret ever wanting you

    (The girl reasoned out with the guy in her inner voice and giving conclusion. But what she didn’t know was the guy was deliberately accusing her because he has some reason with makes him thinks that it will be very difficult for him to be with her. And like what I said, he wouldn’t let her know. And as she/he sings, but those days were through, it gives a feeling of how relieving it is for both of them)







    I was the coward : (
    shoexyon April 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSometimes, when a guy really really loves a girl or the other way round and because of some unthinkable reasons, they cant be together, which is something really sad, he/she will tend to repeat what their partner used to say to them when they are no longer together. So in this song, the guy was singiner what he thinks the girl might say to him when the broke up.
    shoexyon April 24, 2008   Link

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