Words and music written by Martin Hall and copyrighted 1997. All rights are respectfully reserved.
if only once you had brought me flowers
just one red rose
if only once you had shared the hours
when i cried alone
if only once you had shown you needed me
as i once needed you
leaving is the last thing i would do
if only once you had said "i love you"
from your heart
if only once you had been lonely, too
when we would part
if only once you had made me feel
it was i not passion on your mind
i would not be leaving you behind
but you always said "if only . . ."
if only you were free
if only this or that were so
you could be with me
you broke my heart in little ways
no single lie or crime
now i swear i have heard us say
"if only . . ." one too many times
"if only . . ."