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If you only knew
I'm hanging by a thread
The web I spin for you
If you only knew
I'd sacrifice my beating
Heart before I lose you
I still hold onto the letters
You returned
I swear I've lived and learned

[Chorus]
It's 4:03 and I can't sleep
Without you next to me I
Toss and turn like the sea
If I drown tonight, bring me
Back to life
Breathe your breath in me
The only thing that I still believe
In is you, if you only knew

If you only knew
How many times I counted
All the words that wen't wrong
If you only knew
How I refuse to let you go,
Even when you're gone
I don't regret any days I
Spent, nights we shared,
Or letters that I sent

[Chorus]
It's 4:03 and I can't sleep
Without you next to me I
Toss and turn like the sea
If I drown tonight, bring me
Back to life
Breathe your breath in me
The only thing that I still believe
In is you, if you only knew

If you only knew
I still hold onto the letters
You returned
You help me live and learn

[Chorus]
It's 4:03 and I can't sleep
Without you next to me I
Toss and turn like the sea
If I drown tonight, bring me
Back to life
Breathe your breath in me
The only thing that I still believe
In is you, believe in is you
I still believe in you
Oh, if you only knew



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    UnregisteredJul 27, 2012 at 8:26 am
    To me this song is about a man who's deeply in love with someone that he can't have. It's a song about the worst time of torture: a love that isn't returned. I've felt this pain many times in my life and i can relate. He's feeling a pain we can all relate to some time in our life..
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    UnregisteredJan 8, 2012 at 10:25 am
    My husband is in jail for awhile and i can't sleep without him. And he hardly writes because he don't like to write so when he does i keep them and carry them so i can read them over. When he is gone it feels like my heart just stops beating. I miss you babe
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    UnregisteredJan 19, 2012 at 3:14 pm
    My x is a jerk and at the time i was treing to tell him that "if you only knew' how i was in love with him then he would understand but now ive lived and learned. So thanks bret i love you i nv you so mutch you have amazing music i love shinedown its very inspiring
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    lilredrodeoMar 30, 2009 at 2:13 pm
    this song was written when brent found out he was having a son, and to show his girlfriend how much she meant to him.
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    sweetpea1807Dec 20, 2008 at 7:47 am
    I totally agree that this song is about a lost true love, a soulmate that is no longer with you. I completely agree with this song as I have the same feelings about someone.

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