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Shinedown – If You Only Knew lyrics

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 went 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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    To me this song speaks deeper than many people give it credit for. To me it means that something so precious to you was lost or taken from you, and you got the chance of a lifetime to get it back. Whether its your family member you had a fight with or the person you're in love with. This song is pure beauty and I wouldn't change anything about it. I love it.
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    A man doesn't know how to treat his girl. This song means a lot to me because my boyfriend cheated on my once, and I took all the letters he wrote me and threw them at him in the middle of our school hallway. He was embarrassed, but it provoked him to think, and now he sings me this song whenever we get in a fight, because I know he loves me, it's just that boys are not always the smartest.
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    Brent has previously suffered with an addiction to drugs such as cocaine and oxycontin, but has now been sober since 2008. He credits the birth of his son, lyric, with this turn around, stating that he "saved me from my vanity. " he wrote a song called "if you only knew" about his then "lady" or mother of his child. Brent says he would never write a love song, but then again never really had something to write about. He often discusses this song in his concerts.
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    I'm still in love with the one who's all wrong for me. I still lay awake and think about him. Other people think I'm crazy and just desperate for someone, but it's been ten months and I still cry about him. Even if he only knew how much I really do love him, I wonder if he would bring me back to life. I don't regret any days, any nights that we shared.
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    It shows tht it's bot just girls who go throught this pain.
    My mate I've never met but we both are in love with one another he told me to listen to this song because this is how I feel xx and I found it so true and sweet I cryed and when I'm on the phone to him I go it's 4: 03 then he goes and I can't sleep and it's just goes on like the I rly dolove this man xx.
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