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If I Can't Have You Lyrics

from Hang Cool Teddy Bear

"If I Can't Have You" is track #4 on the album Hang Cool Teddy Bear. It was written by Maida, Raine / Dioguardi, Kara / Freeman, Paul.
"If I Can't Have You" is track #4 on the album Hang Cool Teddy Bear. It was written by Maida, Raine / Dioguardi, Kara / Freeman, Paul.

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To say it's love would be too simple, too obvious
It's more like a calling a vocation
Something I was put on this earth to do
Now I'm shooting with the stars and I'm flying with the angels
And my heartbeat is a symphony, the closer I get to you

I never saw you comin' till you came and here you are
I never thought someone would ever dare to come this far
You're up for the resistance and I'm strong in my persistence
And I've never known a remedy like ours

If I can't have you, if I can't have you
I would be a river dried up into dust
I would be imprisoned for never having loved
If I can't have you, I don't wanna be me

Then I would be the same man you scraped off the ground
I'd have to go back bein' that broken soul you found
Those days are in the darkness, I buried them with hardness
And I'd have to dig those demons out

Your life is like an anchor that puts me in my place
No, you won't let me sink when I'm off losin' my way
Thank God for your virtue and the wisdom in your eye
'Cause somehow you get through on all that crazy in my mind

If I can't have you, if I can't have you
I would be a river dried up into dust
I would be imprisoned for never having loved
If I can't have you, I don't wanna be me
I don't wanna be me

Why did it take you so long to finally see
That we had a love that you don't find easily?
You broke my heart and the price to pay for that is
You'll have to live the misery of losing what you had
If I can't have you

Me, my words have come to late
I've already turned that page
Don't you look at me that way
'Cause you'll throw me back
And that's the part I hate

I'll stay trapped inside my hell
Where it's so hot that my walls melt
I can hear a promise in every lie
You said you'd never tell

If I had only told the truth
Oh, I could never trust you to
You'll survive
No, I will die

If I can't have you, if I can't have you
Then I'm sorry for the things I cost you in the end
My punishment is more than any man can stand
I need you in my life

I can't let go
Why don't you stay with me, tonight?
I feel alone
Turn off all the lights
Take me home

If I can't have you, if I can't have you
Then I would be a river dried up into dust
I would be imprisoned for never having loved
If I can't have you I don't wanna be me

To say it's love would be too simple

Songwriters
MAIDA, RAINE / DIOGUARDI, KARA / FREEMAN, PAUL

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