If You Could Only See

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About If You Could Only See

"If You Could Only See" is a song by the American rock band Tonic. The song was released in April 1997 as part of the band's debut album, Lemon Parade. "If You Could Only See" was a number-one hit on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and reached number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart, where it spent 63 weeks on the chart. In Australia, the song climbed to number 20 and spent 26 weeks in the top 50. As a result of its longevity on the Australian chart, it ended 1997 as the nation's 88th highest-selling single and earned a Gold certification for sales exceeding 35,000 copies. In Canada, the single peaked at number 18 on the RPM Top Singles chart and topped the Alternative 30 chart, ranking number 42 on the RPM year-end chart for 1997. 


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If you could only see the way she loves me
Then maybe you would understand
Why I feel this way about our love
And what I must do
If you could only see how blue her eyes can be when she says

When she says she loves me
Well you got your reasons
And you got your lies
And you got your manipulations
They cut me down to size
Sayin' you love but you don't
You give your love but you won't
If you could only see the way she loves me

Then maybe you would understand
Why I feel this way about our love
And what I must do
If you could only see how blue her eyes can be when she says

When she says she loves me
Seems the road less traveled
Show's happiness unraveled
And you got to take a little dirt

To keep what you love
That's what you gotta do
Sayin' you love but you don't
You give your love but you won't
You're stretching out your arms to something that's just not there

Sayin' you love where you stand
Give your heart when you can
If you could only see the way she loves me
Then maybe you would understand
Why I feel this way about our love
And what I must do
If you could only see how blue her eyes can be when she says
When she says she loves me

Sayin' you love but you don't
You give your love but you won't
Sayin' you love where you stand
Give your heart when you can

If you could only see the way she loves me
Then maybe you would understand
Why I feel this way about or love
And what I must do
If you could only see how blue her eyes can be when she says
When she says she loves me

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Tonic

Tonic is an American rock band that has earned two Grammy nominations to date. The band was formed in 1993 by Emerson Hart and Jeff Russo. Later members have included Dan Lavery, Kevin Shepard, and Dan Rothchild. Signed to a recording contract in 1995, the band released its debut album Lemon Parade in 1996. The single "If You Could Only See" reached No. 11 on the Billboard Airplay Hot 100, and Lemon Parade itself reached platinum status. more »

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Written by: Emerson Hart

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General Fact
"If You Could Only See" is a song by American rock band Tonic.
Song Appearance
The song was included in the band's debut studio album, "Lemon Parade".
Chart Performance
In 1997, "If You Could Only See" peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, making it Tonic's highest-charting song.
Video Fact
Tonic released a music video for "If You Could Only See", where they perform at a nightclub while the story of a woman leaving her lover unfolds.
Song Inspiration
The song was written by the lead vocalist Emerson Hart, and it was about his turbulent relationship with his then-girlfriend.
Radio Airplay
"If You Could Only See" was the most played rock song on the radio in 1997.
Song Recognition
Billboard ranked it the number 64 song for 1997 based on chart performance.
Longevity
Despite being released over 20 years ago, "If You Could Only See" still enjoys considerable airplay on various radio formats, demonstrating its enduring popularity.
Song Composition
The powerful lyrics coupled with the energetic instrumentals in "If You Could Only See" allowed it to resonate with a wide audience.
Album Success
Lemond Parade, which featured "If You Could Only See," was certified platinum by RIAA in 1997, indicating over one million copies sold.

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