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29. Had I Only Known (Austin Tyl3R-Starburst)
Had I Only Known
© 2012 Austin Tyler/Starburst

Had I known my life was ending
I'd of planned accordingly
Had I seen the darkness coming
I'd of got down on my knees
Had I seen the storm approaching
With no reason for a cure
Had I'd know my life was ending
I would have prayed a whole lot more

Had I only known
Had the prophets only told me
Had I only known
Had I seen the madness coming
I could have picked a different view
Had I known what I know now
I would have been reborn anew
Had I only known
Had I only known
Had I only known

Had the promise seemed unbroken
Had the wisdom come undone
I'd of picked a different program
Danced a lifetime just for fun
Had the prophets and the poets
Reached much deeper in my soul
I'd of led a fight for freedom
Not let failure take its toll

(repeat chorus)

So the heaven's weave their magic
Basking in the one true light
While us mortals suffer tragic
Misery in mere daylight

(repeat chorus)
Short Song Description:
Just as air movement from a butterfly's wings in Australia can trigger a series of events resulting in a typhoon in Southeast Asia, a human being's poor decision can have catastrophic impact upon the lives of himself, his family, the entire community, nay of the planet itself. To what depth can the bitter bile of regret reach? "Had I Only Known" explores the extent to which it becomes too late to wonder what it would have been like were we able to get the toothpaste back into the tube.
Lyric Credits: Starburst
Music Credits: Austin Tyl3R
Song Length: 5:08
Primary Genre: Rock-General
Secondary Genre: Rock-Hard Rock
Tempo / Feel: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Regret
Subject Matter 2: Existence
Mood 1: Troubled
Mood 2: Poignant
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later