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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

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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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    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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    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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    For me, this song has always been about my. Well now my ex. When we first started dating almost a year and a half ago I had her listen to this song. About 11 or 12 months into it I had her listen to it again, but with me there, and I explained how each line in it related to how I felt about her. I told her all about how I thought I'd do anything for her, and how she meant the world to me, and about how I love her. I told her that if she only knew the way I felt about her, the way I saw her, the way she gave me something to get out of bed in the morning for, that she'd understand why I love her. Now that she's gone, this song means a whole new thing fore. I lost her because she started having feelings for someone else, but I told her that if she realized he wasn't worth losing me for, that I'd be there for her. If she only knew that I still love her, with my whole damn heart, and that I just can't let her go. I just hope she does somehow know, and that she'll come back.
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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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    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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