Who Sang If I Can't Have You? Sara Bareilles

Sara Bareilles Amidst the Chaos cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2019-4-5
Some other versions of "If I Can't Have You"

Lyrics
You tell me that you're leavin'
You say that time will slow the bleedin'
Of this heart that I've placed into your hands
I held it out to you
Now you give it back, what am I supposed to do?
Oh, I had a feeling this day would come and leave me reeling
I just want to run back in your arms again
But they're no longer there
To hold me safe inside, to hold me anywhere

Ooh, if I can't have you
Then I have to find a way to get through
Though I don't want to
I have to do my best to recall
That I'm thankful that I held you at all

I miss you every morning and in the evening rain
Tonight, it's pouring, and I'm alone again
I count the seconds (count the seconds) between the thoughts of you
I'm getting better, baby, I'm almost up to two
Oh, you had your reasons and I know
Some folks are seasons, they got to come and go
But I'm still tender (I'm still tender), I miss the summertime
When I could feel your love and I could still feel mine

Ooh, if I can't have you
Then I have to find a way to get through
Though I don't want to
I have to do my best to recall
That I'm thankful that I held you

You gave me everything that I will need to walk this long road
(Show me the way to get back)
Gave me a sense of pride that I will carry with me
All the way back home

Ooh, if I can't have you
Then I have to find a way to get through
Though I don't want to
I have to do my best to recall
That I'm thankful that I held you at all

I'm thankful that I held you
(I'm thankful that I held you)
I'm thankful that I held you
I'm thankful that I held you, held you, held you
(I'm thankful that I held you)
I'm, I'm, I'm (thankful that I held you)
(I'm thankful that I held you) yeah
(I'm thankful that I held you)

Tracklist
Digital Media 1
  • 1 Fire
  • 2 No Such Thing
  • 3 Armor
  • 4 If I Can't Have You
  • 5 Eyes on You
  • 6 Miss Simone
  • 7 Wicked Love
  • 8 Orpheus
  • 9 Poetry by Dead Men
  • 10 Someone Who Loves Me
  • 11 Saint Honesty
  • 12 A Safe Place to Land

  • Release information
    label: Epic
    country(area): United States
    format: Digital Media
    script: Latin