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

Billy Joel


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Billy Joel
album: Track 8 in album Piano Man
release date: 1973-11
popularity : 105 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
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