If I Could

Chord transcription by Ola Rinta-Koski 17-Feb-96

(note: single lower case letters indicate single notes)


Cmaj 7  g a g (x2)

Cmaj7                           g a g
You must be crazy to stay here,
Cmaj7
and i'll be crazy when you go;
c      d       e  Fmaj7
though there's so much I want to tell you
                           Cmaj7  g a g  Cmaj7  g a g
all the words come out too slow
Cmaj7                              g a g
I've been locked in my problems...
Cmaj7
you seemed prepared to wait.
c   d    e Fmaj7
Now that I know I'm gonna lose you
                           Cmaj7
all the words come out too late.
C                                         Em
There's no promise i can give you that you wouldn't know was fake;
         F                                   Am
though I just want to be with you, there's no show that I can make.
D                          C                 G         C
And in the morning, when I wake and find you dressing
D                            C              G       C
I can tell that it's on your mind to go for good;
D                    C                  G
I know that all this time I've kept you guessing,
        C             Cmaj7
but I'd tell you if I could.

If I now say that I love you
how will that seem in your eyes?
Oh, may my voice fall into silence
if my words turn out to be lies.
I never meant to hurt you,
even though that's what I do-
even though you might not believe this
all my words were meant for you.
There's no promise i can give you that you wouldn't know was fake;
though I just want to be with you, there's no show that I can make.
And in the evening, when we sit and watch the TV
I know that this silence just won't do me any good
and I want to beg you, beg you, beg you to believe me...
I'd tell you if i could,
I'd tell you if I could.

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