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  1. If I Knew

From the recording If I Knew

Lyrics

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