What if nobody likes me
What if I don't succeed
What if I give it all that I got and I still don't got what they need
What if I don't get anywhere at all
Would I consider myself a failure
Would I be that small

What if she doesn't like me
What if I'm not her type
What if all the girls that ever like me are not the kind of girls that I like
What if I meet the right one and screw it up
Would I consider myself a failure
Would I give up

I'm gonna keep shining denied just makes me want it more
I'll keep shining each time push harder than before
I can't live my life always worried about what if
'Cause what if I die tomorrow then I never even lived

What if they don't like me
What if they think I'm a joke
What if they act nice to my face
But they hate me and I don't even know
What if they end up stabbing me in the back
Would I consider myself a failure or would I fight back

I'm gonna keep shining denied just makes me want it more
I'll keep shining each time push harder than before
I can't live my life always worried about what if
'Cause what if I die tomorrow then I never even lived

What if nobody likes me
What if I don't succeed
What if I give it all that I got and it's not good enough till I bleed
What if I don't get anywhere at all
Would I consider myself a failure
Would I be that small
No!

I'm gonna keep shining denied just makes me want it more
I'll keep shining each time push harder than before
I can't live my life always worried about what if
'Cause what if I die tomorrow then I never even lived

I'm gonna keep shining denied just makes me want it more
I'll keep shining each time push harder than before
I can't live my life always worried about what if
'Cause what if I die tomorrow then I never even lived


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What If Lyrics as written by Tom Higgenson

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    I THINK TOM GOT INSIDE MY HEAD! HOW DID HE KNOW What if she doesn't like me What if I'm not her type What if all the girls that ever like me Are not the kind of girls that I like ~NO SHIT!!!! What if I meet the right one and screw it up

    iheartpunkrockon May 28, 2002   Link
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    Plain White T's NEED to blow up because they are fucking amazing!!! I love them undeniably!! This song is great, so motivating, and really captures what people worry about.

    AmyLizKon June 05, 2002   Link
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    this is such a great song...plain white t's are sooo great!! i mean...you can relate to pretty much all their songs...and yeah...it's just awesome...especially this song... What if they act nice to my face But they hate me and I don't even know What if they end up Stabbing me in the back I really really like that part!!

    shleigh03on June 17, 2002   Link
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    who can't relate to this song? anybody and everyone can no matter what "click" or "label" they belong to. The lyrics are truthful, makes you think, and also gives you hope:I can't live my life Always worried about what if 'Cause what if I die tomorrow Then I never even lived :

    who can't hear that and instantly not feel hope? you guys are an inspiration for life!

    xXAdemaFreakxXxon August 19, 2002   Link
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    "What if all the girls that ever like me Are not the kind of girls that I like"

    man, that's exactly what always happens to me.

    setitoffon August 19, 2002   Link
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    adema is damn right, this song is fackin awesome and applies to problem everyone but cocky little shits!

    "I'm gonna keep trying, getting denied just makes me want it more, I'll keep trying and each time push harder than before"

    downway_devilleon March 07, 2003   Link
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    i heard this song on mtv's battle of the sexes, it fuckin rocks

    CathHartnetton May 04, 2003   Link
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    this song sums up many of peoples personal fears about life.

    Just a Girlon May 09, 2003   Link
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    i agree with just a girl this is the fear most people dread.

    bornonaugust10thon May 12, 2003   Link
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    very good. What if is like a disease. you have to keep on trying, no matter what. fight it. this is the song that describes my life.

    banksh0ton June 21, 2003   Link

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