If Lyrics

Roy Harper

publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Bunny Sigler, Phil Hurtt
album: Track 5 in album Once
release date: 1990
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Prog Rock/Folk Rock/Folk
length: 3:20

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Roy Harper Once cover art
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If it was right to be believing,
And write his name in blood
And then I met him when I died,
Well I'd have it out with god
But if it means
Degrading scenes
And sanctioning crusade
I'd know we couldn't stand man to man
Without feeling afraid
If it was wrong for not believing,
In fairytale facade
And then I met him when I died,
Well I'd apologies to dog
But if it meant
I went down on my knees
Well where's the spirit gone
Where's the love you're all talking of
When you can't stand man to man?
Man to man
When you can't stand man to man.
I find it hard to believe,
In these 'gospels' that I've heard
The forked tongue of the bible belt,
The ayatollahs word
I don't believe most anything
Spoken by anyone
As hell's fanatic paranoids
Fire heaven's loaded gun
If it was right to be believing,
Then it must be in this
That difference is beautiful,
And living it is bliss,
There are no teams
There is no side
That life on earth is done
By living the love you're only talking of
By standing man to man
Man to man

Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Once
  • 2 Once in the Middle of Nowhere
  • 3 Nowhere to Run To
  • 4 The Black Cloud of Islam
  • 5 If
  • 6 Winds of Change
  • 7 Berliners
  • 8 Sleeping at the Wheel
  • 9 For Longer Than It Takes
  • 10 Ghost Dance