Who Sang If I Could? Peter Hammill

Peter Hammill The Future Now cover art

Some other versions of "If I Could"
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Boh Runga, Boh Saphire K. Runga
release date: 1978-9
genres: Electronic Rock
styles: New Wave/Prog Rock/Experimental
length: 4:38
Oh, you must be crazy to stay here
And I'll be crazy when you go
Though there's so much I want to tell you
All the words come out too slow

I've been locked in my problems
You seemed prepared to wait
Now that I know I'm going to lose you
All the words come out too late

There's no promise I can give you
That you wouldn't know was fake
I know, I just want to be with you
There's no show that I can make

And in the morning when I wake and find you dressing
Well, I know that it's on your mind to go for good
Well, I know that all this time I have kept you guessing
Oh, but I'd tell you if I could

If I now said that I loved you
How would that seem in your eyes?
Oh, may my voice fall into silence
If my words, if my words turn out to be lies

I never meant to hurt you
Even though that's what I do
Even though you might not believe this
All my words were meant for you

And there's no promise I can give you
That you wouldn't know was fake
Although I just want to be with you
There's no show that I can make

And in the evening when we sit and watch the TV
Well, I know this silence just won't do me any good
And I want to beg you, beg you, beg you, beg you
Beg you to believe me, I'd tell you if I could
I'd tell you if I could, I'd tell you if I could

Oh, you know, you know, you know, you know
You know, you know, you know, you know
You know she's gonna leave you
Oh, you know, you know, you know, you know
You know, you know, you know, you know
You know she's gonna go

Oh, you know, you know, you know, you know
You know, you know, you know, you know
You know she's gonna leave you
Oh, and I'd tell you if I could




Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Pushing Thirty
  • 2 The Second Hand
  • 3 Trappings
  • 4 The Mousetrap (Caught in)
  • 5 Energy Vampires
  • 6 If I Could
  • 7 The Future Now
  • 8 Still in the Dark
  • 9 Mediaeval
  • 10 A Motor-Bike in Afrika
  • 11 The Cut
  • 12 Palinurus (Castaway)

  • Album Information
    label: Charisma
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin