Who Sang If? David Gates

David Gates Best Friends cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Paul Heaton, Scott Shields, Martin Paul Slattery
Release Date: 1976
length: 3:42
vocal: Cleo Laine
guitar: John Williams
Some other versions of "If"

If a picture paints a thousand words,
Then why can't I paint you?
The words will never show the you I've come to know.
If a face could launch a thousand ships,
Then where am I to go?
There's no one home but you,
You're all that's left me too.
And when my love for life is running dry,
You come and pour yourself on me.

If a man could be two places at one time,
I'd be with you.
Tomorrow and today, beside you all the way.
If the world should stop revolving spinning slowly down to die,
I'd spend the end with you.
And when the world was through,
Then one by one the stars would all go out,
Then you and I would simply fly away

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Feelings
  • 2 Time Does Fly
  • 3 Killing Me Softly With His Song
  • 4 Before Love Went Out of Style
  • 5 My Day Has Started With You
  • 6 Wave
  • 7 Eleanor Rigby
  • 8 Awake My Love
  • 9 If
  • 10 Charms
  • 11 Sleep Now
  • 12 He Was Beautiful [Cavatina]

  • Release information
    label: RCA Victor
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin