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Friday, April 30, 2004

If things had been different

[Following is my attempt to transcribe this song since, as of this writing, the lyrics do not appear anywhere on the web. I made some mistakes which can be cleaned up later. If anyone else knows the words to this song, please let me know.]

If things had been different

If things had been different
if only you took one more twist of the key
then things would be different
A change in the numbers

If only that message could just be retrieved
then things would be different
And if life could be kind
you’d be a [can’t make out the words]

And if things could be different
you would be sharing your whole life with me

I saw it all
Saw it from afar
I saw it all
I saw it in the stars
I saw it all
I saw it much too late

[can’t make out the words]

If things had been different
If only your finger had not pushed delete
I would not be walking down, down this lonely street

‘Cuz if things had been different
If only my whole life could just be retrieved
‘Cuz I was born [can’t make out the words]
Born on the other side of the seas [street?]

And if things had been different
Oh, we’d spend the Fourth of July on the beach
And if things had been different
All of your children would look just like me

I saw it all
I saw it from afar
I saw it all
I saw it in the stars
I saw it all
But I saw it much too late, yeah
I saw it all

[can’t make out the words, again!]

La la la
Saw it much too late

-- Mick Jagger, Goddess in the Doorway (Japan version)

NOTE: For personal use only.

Posted by Marie at April 30, 2004 1:10 AM

Comments

I know thw words.

Posted by: Musician at May 2, 2004 10:42 PM

If things had been different
if only you took one more twist of the key
then things would be different
A change in the numbers

If only that message could just be retrieved
then things would be different
And if life could be kind
you’d be a [can’t make out the words] "goddes up on a breeze" (I GUESS)

And if things could be different
you would be sharing your whole life with me

I saw it all
Saw it from afar
I saw it all
I saw it in the stars
I saw it all
I saw it much too late

[can’t make out the words]
This would be:
"Coincidence and Fait"

If things had been different
If only your finger had not pushed delete
I would not be walking down, down this lonely street

‘Cuz if things had been different
If only my whole life could just be retrieved
‘Cuz I was born [can’t make out the words]
Born on the other side of the seas [street?] "SEAS"

And if things had been different
Oh, we’d spend the Fourth of July on the beach
And if things had been different
All of your children would look just like me

I saw it all
I saw it from afar
I saw it all
I saw it in the stars
I saw it all
But I saw it much too late, yeah
I saw it all

[can’t make out the words, again!]
"the fingerprints of Fait"

La la la
Saw it much too late

THANX!,
Pablo, From Argentina.

Posted by: Pablo at June 16, 2004 7:37 AM

"cause I was born way too soon
born on the other side of the seas"
;)

Posted by: ShadowCat at July 25, 2004 9:15 PM