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59 Still Upright Album: 16. If I'd Known - N
Lyrics
If I'd Known
2014 Sahlen-Starburst

If I'd known how life would turn out
I'd have planned accordingly
Had I'd seen the darkness coming
l'd have got down on my knees
If I'd recognized the omens
Understood what lay in store
If I'd known how life would turn out
I'd have prayed a whole lot more

(chorus)
Had the promise not been broken
And our wisdom warped by lies
Perhaps our treasured freedoms
Might have overcome their cries
Had the prophets and the poets
Reached much deeper in my soul
I'd have fought a whole lot harder
Not let failure take its toll

If I'd seen the trouble coming
Found a different point of view
Drawn a circle round the promise
Been refreshed and born anew
If I'd heeded all the lessons
That I learned back in my youth
Could've lived a different lifetime
With a different kind of truth

(bridge)
As the heavens weave their magic
Basking in the stars so bright
While we mortals suffer tragic
Mis'ry in the breaking light

(chorus)
Had the promise not been broken
And our wisdom warped by lies
Perhaps our treasured freedoms
Might have overcome their cries
Had the prophets and the poets
Reached much deeper in my soul
I'd have fought a whole lot harder
Not let failure take its toll

(instrumental break)

(repeat bridge)
As the heavens weave their magic
Basking in the stars so bright
While we mortals suffer tragic
Mis'ry in the breaking light

(repeat chorus)
Short Song Description:
Long Song Description:
Story Behind the Song:
Lyric Credits: Sahlen - Starburst
Music Credits: Sahlen - Starburst
Producer Credits: Martin Young
Publisher Credits: Sahlen - Starburst
Performance Credits: Bobby Sahlen & Martin Young
Label Credits:
Song Length: 3:16
Primary Genre: Folk-Alternative
Secondary Genre: Folk-Contemporary
Tempo / Feel: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Existence
Mood 1: Disturbed
Similar Artist 1: Trent Reznor
Similar Artist 2: Nine Inch Nails
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later