On this summer day
Then you might as well
Take the sun away
All the birds that flew
In the summer sky
When our love was new
And our hearts were high
And the day was young
And the night was long
And the moon stood still
For the night bird's song
If you go away
But if you stay
I'll make you a day
Like no day has been
Or will be again
We'll sail the sun
We'll ride on the rain
And talk to the trees
And worship the wind
Then if you go
I'll understand
Leave me just enough love
To fill up my hand
If you go away
As I know you will
You must tell the world
To stop turning, turning
'til you return again
If you ever do
For what good is love
Without loving you?
Can I tell you now
As you turn to go
I'll be dying slowly
'til the next hello
But if you stay
I'll make you a night
Like no night has been
Or will be again
I'll sail on your smile
I'll glide on your touch
I'll talk to your eyes
That I love so much
But if you go
I won't cry
Though the good is gone
From the word goodbye
If you go away
As I know you must
There'll be nothing left
In this world to trust
Just an empty room
Full of empty space
Like the empty look
I see on your face
And I'd have been the shadow
Of your shadow
If it might have kept me
By your side

Lyrics submitted by weezerific:cutlery

If You Go Away Lyrics as written by Rod Mckuen Jacques Roman Brel


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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is really, really beautiful.
    lizkaon June 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree.
    atarisemokidon April 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHer voice in this song is amazing...WOW!
    fish eat steelon May 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is too beautiful. Remake of Jaques Brel's "Ne me quittes pas".
    viaon September 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDitto to all of the above. This is seriously a perfect song...
    Jillian04on November 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo sad. I first heard it on the Pumpkin movie with Christina Ricci.
    beehauson December 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPumpkin is the best movie and this song suits it so well! A truely beautiful song that brings a tear to my eye every time i hear it
    Poo_Spoonon June 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI found it through Pumpkin too ^_~ Cute movie.
    I love Emiliana Torrini's voice.
    peethingon September 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta really painful song. it's so sad, it's almost as if she's crying while singing, atleast that's what it sounds like..
    emreeon September 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is like a poem. I first heard it on Pumpkin (which didn't have the "but if you stay..." parts) and it kinda flowed into me.
    Deadinkon December 23, 2005   Link

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