If I Loved You
Eddie Fisher Lyrics


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If I loved you
Time and again
I would try to say
All I'd want you to know
If I loved you
Words wouldn't come
In an easy way
Round in circles I'd go

Longing to tell you
But afraid and shy
Id let my golden chances
Pass me by

Soon you'd leave me,
Off you would go
In the mist of day,
Never never to know




How I loved you
If I loved you.

Overall Meaning

The song "If I Loved You" by Eddie Fisher is a tune that paints vivid pictures of longing and unrequited love. The opening lyrics, "If I loved you / Time and again I would try to say / All I'd want you to know" express the struggle of someone who is in love and desperately wants to confess their feelings but is afraid to do so. The subsequent lines, "Words wouldn't come in an easy way / Round in circles I'd go," convey the emotional turmoil that accompanies such a situation. The singer of the song is so consumed by their feelings for the other person that they cannot articulate them succinctly, and they frantically spin in circles trying to find a way to express themselves.


The chorus of the song, "Longing to tell you / But afraid and shy / I'd let my golden chances / Pass me by," encapsulates the theme of missed opportunities and hesitation. The singer is terrified of the possibility of rejection, and so they choose to remain silent, even if it means that the person they love will never know how they truly feel. The final verse, "Soon you'd leave me, off you would go / In the mist of day, never never to know / How I loved you if I loved you," is a heartbreaking realization that the timing is never right, and even if the singer eventually finds the words to confess their love, it will be too late. The song's melancholic tone and haunting melody capture the bittersweetness of unrequited love and the pain of keeping feelings hidden.


Line by Line Meaning

If I loved you
If I truly loved you


Time and again
More than once


I would try to say
I would make an effort to tell you


All I'd want you to know
Everything I'd like you to be aware of


If I loved you
If I truly loved you


Words wouldn't come
I would have difficulty expressing myself


In an easy way
Without any trouble


Round in circles I'd go
I would talk in circles without really saying anything


Longing to tell you
Wanting to express something to you


But afraid and shy
Being too scared and uncomfortable


Id let my golden chances
I would waste my opportunities


Pass me by
Let them go


Soon you'd leave me,
You would depart from me soon


Off you would go
You'd go away


In the mist of day,
During the daytime


Never never to know
Without ever finding out


How I loved you
How much I loved you


If I loved you.
If only I really loved you.




Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC
Written by: Oscar II Hammerstein, Richard Rodgers

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Comments from YouTube:

Football Man

Eddie had such a powerful voice and it's such a shame we don't hear him on the radio now. A forgotten talent but will always be remembered by true music lovers.

John Sweeney

The quality of the voice...the phrasing and breath control...simply tops

Michael . P.R. Stephenson corinthian

A wonderful rendition of this beautiful song. Eddie Fisher, at least on this side of the Atlantic, is never mentioned in the same breath as Sinatra, Bennett etc , but he deserves to be! Thank you for the post!

KentuckyJet

much better then Sinatra and equal to Bennett, Vale, Roselli,Laine and Como.

Michaelbos

GOD, what a voice. It just flows out of him.

Lois Winters

He really was a terrific vocalist and could set your heat strings singing.

larry himel

A beautiful rendition of a beautiful song. I feel sad just knowing that Eddie is gone.

James Kenyon

WHAT A SINGER.THAT GOLDEN VOICE .HE WAS THE TOPS

plafkinfarms

No one could sing a ballad like Eddie; you could just feel the emotion which he put forth in the song; a beautiful legacy left for all to enjoy. Roger Plafkin--Plafkin Farms, Ada, Michigan

Bill Lampton, Ph.D.

You could not mention great ballad singers without mentioning Eddie Fisher. He was tops.

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