Who Sang If I Was? Ian McDonald

Ian McDonald Drivers Eyes cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1999
length: 4:29
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Lyrics

If I was a poet
I'd know what to say
If I were an actor
I'd act the right way
But when you walk by
I just go up on my lines

If I were a painter
Repainting the world
Then you'd get the picture
And I'd get the girl
But whatever I do
I draw a blank when it comes to you

Trying to get you out of my mind
Climbing walls all day and all night
How long can I go on
Being right where you belong

If I were a singer
You'd listen to me
Yes, if I were an artist
I would be free
It's so hard to express
Lost my voice long ago, I guess

Deep down I know I'm on track
But I've been holding back
I'm dying to make my move
Don't you know how much I want you?

But whatever I do
I draw a blank when it comes to you

If I was a poet
I'd know what to say
If I were an actor
I'd act the right way
But when you walk by
I just go up on my lines

Na na ra na na ra

Na na ra na na
Na na ra na na ah


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Overture
  • 2 In Your Hands
  • 3 You Are a Part of Me
  • 4 Sax Fifth Avenue
  • 5 Forever and Ever
  • 6 Saturday Night in Tokyo
  • 7 Hawaii
  • 8 Straight Back to You
  • 9 If I Was
  • 10 Demimonde
  • 11 Let There Be Light

  • Release information
    label: Camino Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5035043001825
    script: Latin