"If I Never Knew You" as written by Stephen Schwartz and Alan Menken....
If I never knew you
If I never felt this love
I would have no inkling of
How precious life can be

And if I never knew you
I would never have a clue
How at last I'd find in you
The missing part of me

In this world so full of fear
Full of rage and lies
I can see the truth so clear
In your eyes
So dry your eyes

And I'm so grateful to you
I'd have lived my whole life through
Lost forever
If I never knew you

If I never knew you
I'd be safe but half as real
Never knowing I could feel
A love so strong and true

I'm so grateful to you
I'd have lived my whole life through
Lost forever
If I never knew you

I thought our love would be so beautiful

Somehow we made the whole world bright

I never knew that fear and hate could be so strong
All they'd leave us were these whispers in the night
But still my heart is singing
We were right

If I never knew you
There's no moment I regret
If I never knew this love
I would have no inkling of
If our time has gone too fast I've lived at last
How precious life can be

I thought our love would be so beautiful
Somehow we'd make the whole world bright

I thought our love would be so beautiful
We'd turn the darkness into light

And still my heart is singing
We were right

We were right
And if I never knew you
I'd have lived my whole life through

Empty as the sky

Never knowing why
Lost forever


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"If I Never Knew You" as written by Stephen Laurence Schwartz Alan Menken

Lyrics © Walt Disney Music Company

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    General Commentthis sounds like it could be a normal love song too
    pixiedust133on May 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a sweet song. It is so pretty, you have to download it. Even though their parting, they are taking thir memories to go by.
    AThousandMoonson July 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is such a good song...its so pretty...and it reminds me of my friends, because my life wouldnt be the same without them.
    Pegasus1288on March 16, 2003   Link
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    General Comment"I would rather die tomorrow than live a hundred years without knowing you."
    MinorChordon April 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song it so nice and the cheetah girl remade it
    HDKon April 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYea, I like the Cheetah Girls version too
    shygurl19on August 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. it actually makes me cry.
    koolestlozerevaon March 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I love this song too. To me it talks about falling in love (obviously) and the love that two people can share... most couples refer to their boyfriend/girlfriend or husband/wife as being their "better half." This song is saying that you're basically lost without your better half, and a life with half of you missing isn't really a life at all.
    Beautiful song.
    surf_angel2008on May 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI really love this song also. It's so beautiful and it makes me teary eyed too.
    candy.cloudson January 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commentso sweet it makes me happy :]
    vampirebloodon July 23, 2008   Link

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