If I Only Had the Words (to Tell You)

Billy Joel


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Billy Joel
album: Track 8 in album Piano Man
release date: 1973-11
popularity : 37 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

Cover Art

Billy Joel Piano Man cover art


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If I only had the words to tell you
Though I know it wouldn't change your feelings

If you only knew how hard it is to say
And the radio repeats them ev'ry day.
If I never find the song to sing you
Well, you know there wouldn't be much meaning

And tonight will soon be gone

If you only had the time to understand
And it's all that you can ask of any man.
La la la la, la la la la
If I only had the words to tell you
Oh, but I only have these arms to hold you


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