If I Only Had the Words (to Tell You) Song Lyrics

Billy Joel

Billy Joel Piano Man cover art
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If I only had the words to tell you
If you only had the time to understand
Though I know it wouldn't change your feelings
And I know you'll carry on the best you can.

If I only had the urge to tell you
If you only knew how hard it is to say
When the simple lines have all been taken
And the radio repeats them ev'ry day.

If I never find the song to sing you
If you always find it hard to comprehend
Well, you know there wouldn't be much meaning
If I had to sing those tired words again.

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Travelin' Prayer
  • 2 Piano Man
  • 3 Ain't No Crime
  • 4 You're My Home
  • 5 The Ballad of Billy the Kid
  • 6 Worse Comes to Worst
  • 7 Stop in Nevada
  • 8 If I Only Had the Words (To Tell You)
  • 9 Somewhere Along the Line
  • 10 Captain Jack


  • credits


    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Billy Joel
    album: Track 8 in album Piano Man
    release date: 1973-11
    popularity : 120 users have visited this page.
    length: 3:35
    producer: Michael Stewart
    vocal: Billy Joel
    performer: Billy Joel
    engineer: Ron Malo
    arranger: Michael Omartian
    composer: Billy Joel
    lyricist: Billy Joel

    Album Information

    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin