"What If" as written by Guy Rupert Berryman, William Champion, Christopher Anthony John Martin and Jonathan Mark Buckland....
What if there was no lie
Nothing wrong, nothing right
What if there was no time
And no reason, or rhyme
What if you should decide
That you don't want me there by your side
That you don't want me there in your life

What if I got it wrong
And no poem or song
Could put right what I got wrong
Or make you feel I belong

What if you should decide
That you don't want me there by your side
That you don't want me there in you life

Oooooooh that's right
Let's take a breath try to put it aside
Ooooooh that's right
How can you know it if you don't even try
Ooooooh that's right

Every step that you take
Could be your biggest mistake
It could bend or it could break
That's the risk that you take

What if you should decide
That you don't want me there in your life
That you don't want me there by your side

Oooooooh that's right
Let's take a breath try to put it aside
Ooooooh that's right
How can you know when you don't even try
Ooooooh that's right


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"What If" as written by William Champion Guy Rupert Berryman

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    General CommentIt sounds like ode to bravery. Or mental state that's pushing us to make big decisions.
    I understood it like attempt to finally let someone go, when your mind is aware of the fact that it has to be done, though the heart hurts incredibly.
    So we "take a breath and jump over the side".
    So, even though we don't want to believe in the "what if" question, the mind keeps asking.
    If you were in a position to be the one that has to make a move, and the other side (whether it's a lover or a friend) is the one that has to go :( or that wants it but don't want to make you suffer and later feel guilty about that, you'll understand this song the same way.
    So, what if the time has come to let someone go?
    "What if I got it wrong
    And no poem or song
    Could put right what I got wrong
    Or make you feel I belong"
    So, no matter how hard I try, what if there is no way for making you stay?
    And "what I got wrong" is actually the way he understood things, it should not be understood as "what I did wrong".
    "What if I got it wrong" is a thing that you'd ask yourself if you were in a state of confusion for too long, that's the first thing you would ask yourself. Whether you are ready to accept it or not.
    When you love somebody and you feel it's wrong, you tend to feel sorry particularly because of that idea that IT COULD WORK; and, what if you got it wrong.....
    WorldEndson January 26, 2011   Link

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