"What If" as written by and Anthony / Marchello....
Here I stand alone
With this weight upon my heart
And it will not go away
In my head I keep on looking back
Right back to the start
Wondering what it was that made you change
Well I tried
But I had to draw the line
And still this question keeps on spinning in my mind
What if I had never let you go
Would you be the man I used to know
If I'd stayed
If you'd tried
If we could only turn back time
But I guess we'll never know
Many roads to take
Some to joy
Some to heart-ache
Anyone can lose their way
And if I said that we could turn it back
Right back to the start
Would you take the chance and make the change
Do you think how it would have been sometimes
Do you pray that I'd never left your side
What if I had never let you go
Would you be the man I used to know
If I'd stayed
If you'd tried
If we could only turn back time
But I guess we'll never know
If only we could turn the hands of time
If I could take you back would you still be mine
'Cause I tried
But I had to draw the line
And still this question keep on spinning in my mind
What if I had never let you go
Would you be the man I used to know
What if I had never walked away
'Cause I still love you more than I can say
If I'd stayed
If you'd tried
If we could only turn back time
But I guess we'll never know
We'll never know


Lyrics submitted by wawanye, edited by sepultura1987

"What If" as written by Lucinda Williams

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    General Comment...The stupid question I keep asking myself. ...I never knew Kate Winslet sang and I heard this on the radio and liked it. Her voice sounds so clear and pretty...
    no_angelon May 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, really eay to listen to and the song *does* mean something to some one!
    Piperbunnyon August 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe title explains itself really its about lookin back on a past relationship and wondering wot wudve happened if you'd done things differently, we all go through it at some point. Kate has a lovely voice i hope she brings more stuff out.
    rokmysox88on December 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song means everything to me! I have just got out of a relationship that ended bad but was amazing for the majority of the relationship. At the end, I got cheated on so finished it and the words in this song mean so much to me at the moment. I love it!
    Thankyou
    sexyasfcuk666on November 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's a really bitter-sweet song
    xLysson July 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSounds like he was the "perfect" man at the beginning of the relationship, then changed. She wished he never changed and was the same person she fell in love with. And now she is questioning her decision to end the relationship.
    DandyDarlinon February 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think we all wonder like this, however the relationship turned out.

    But in the end, if you were moved to leave, it probably was the right decision. People don't change. At least, it is very difficult for someone to change in a relationship - they need to change for their own motivation, on their own.
    bayberry_moonon May 22, 2010   Link

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