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The Farallons: Here, the music

If I Knew

(Tom Richardson and the Lusty Saxons)
January 21, 2013
Words & Music by Saltzberg & Richardson

If I Knew

Words & Music by Barney Saltzberg & Tom Richardson

 

Sorry I can’t make it, for heaven’s sake

If I knew you were dying I’d have baked you a cake

Would have brought a shovel, all I’ve got is this rake

I’m hoping this is just a big mistake

 

Trying to be funny, it’s all I can take

To accept that you are gone, my heart would just break

 

Wish I could be there but I’m part buffoon

If I knew that you were dying I’d have blown up balloons

And railed at the Sun and howled at the Moon

This is all happening way too soon.

 

Trying to be funny, it’s all I can do

Any other thing would mean goodbye to you

 

Searching for the difference between

Cowards and heroes

Trying to add it all up but I’m

Staring down at zeroes

 

I regret that I won’t be in town

If I knew you were dying I’d have sent in the clowns

To accentuate the ups and mitigate the downs

I still think you’re coming around

 

Trying to be funny, it’s all I can say

I believe you would have wanted it that way

Trying to be funny, it’s all I can take

To think that you are gone my heart will break