If I Could
Jack Johnson Lyrics


A brand new baby was born yesterday just in time
Papa cried baby cried said your tears are like mine
I heard some words from a friend on the phone didn't sound so good
The doctors gave him two weeks to live
I'd give him more if I could

You know that I would now if only I could
You know that I would now if only I could

Down the middle drops one more grain of sand
They say that new life makes losin' life easier to understand
Words are kind they help ease the mind I miss my old friend
And thou you gotta go we'll keep a piece of your soul
One goes out, one comes in

You know that I would now if only I could
You know that I would now if only I could

Lyrics © Bubble Toes Publishing, REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING
Written by: Jack Hody Johnson

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Gary Connelly

"If I Could"

A brand new baby was born yesterday
Just in time
Papa cried, baby cried
Said "Your tears are like mine"
I heard some words
From a friend on the phone
That didn't sound so good
The doctor gave him two weeks to live
I'd give him more if I could

You know that I would now
If only I could
You know that I would now
If only I could

Down the middle drops one more
Grain of sand
They say that
New life makes losing life easier to understand
Words are kind
They helped ease the mind
I'll miss my old friend
And though you gotta go
We'll keep a piece of your soul
One goes out
One comes in

You know that I would now
If only I could
You know that I would now
If only I could



Learned Duvel

A brand new baby was born yesterday just in time
Papa cried baby cried said your tears are like mine
I heard some words from a friend on the phone didn't sound so good
The doctors gave him two weeks to live
I'd give him more if I could
You know that I would now if only I could
You know that I would now if only I could
Down the middle drops one more grain of sand
They say that new life makes losin' life easier to understand
Words are kind they help ease the mind I miss my old friend
And thou you gotta go we'll keep a piece of your soul
One goes out, one comes in
You know that I would now if only I could
You know that I would now if only I could



All comments from YouTube:

SuperDuperDave

I know I'm just a stranger on the internet and I'm using words written by the guy who wrote this song
But I'm certain that I, and many others, would give anything for the people we love to be with us longer than they are
And if I could, I would do that for all the people in the comments now
I'd give the rest of my life so everyone could have one more day with the people they've lost 
I love this song so much, and my goal in life is to be a person who lives good enough life that someone will think of this song when I pass away
My thoughts are with anyone in the comment who's lost someone, stay strong guys

Zapty

you got em dave, keep it up. solidarity forever brother

Rich Barnes

Well said brother

Katie Bubl-Murphy

Thank you superduperdave your goal in life is such an amazing goal. This song touched my heart too.

Kevin Kennedy

+SuperDuperDave I think you're well on your way to your goal. thanks.

Katie Marioni

i'm not going to comment some sob story on here...i just wanted to say that jack johnson is the best & he really does get you through a lot.

David Greer

i agree, Jack Johnson music takes me to a different place

Jamie Pirie

his music really does, hope you are good :)

Balker

I would go as far to say this is one of the finest songs I have ever heard. Vibrant and relaxing on the surface but deeply moving and powerful underneath.

Aiden Zaro

yes

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