If You Only Knew

Shinedown

About If You Only Knew

"If You Only Knew" is the fourth single by American rock band Shinedown from their 2008 album, The Sound of Madness. The music video premiered on October 6, 2009. The song was written about Brent Smith's ex-girlfriend when she was pregnant with their child. Smith has described the song as "their first ballad". The song was used in a promo for ABC's daytime drama One Life to Live. "If You Only Knew" was certified platinum by the RIAA for selling over 1,000,000 copies.


Year:
2011
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If you only knew
I'm hanging by a thread
The web I spin for you
If you only knew
I'd sacrifice my beating
Heart before I lose you
I still hold onto the letters
You returned
I swear I've lived and learned

[Chorus]
It's 4:03 and I can't sleep
Without you next to me I
Toss and turn like the sea
If I drown tonight, bring me
Back to life
Breathe your breath in me
The only thing that I still believe
In is you, if you only knew

If you only knew
How many times I counted
All the words that went wrong
If you only knew
How I refuse to let you go,
Even when you're gone
I don't regret any days I
Spent, nights we shared,
Or letters that I sent

[Chorus]

If you only knew
I still hold onto the letters
You returned
You help me live and learn

[Chorus]

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Shinedown

Shinedown is an American hard rock band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 2001 and founded by members Brent Smith (vocals), Brad Stewart (bass), Jasin Todd (guitar), and Barry Kerch (drums). A few line-up changes followed, and the band's current line-up consists of Smith and Kerch, the band's only two remaining original members, with guitarist Zach Myers and bassist and pianist Eric Bass. Since Shinedown's inception, they have released four albums – Leave a Whisper (2003), Us and Them (2005), The Sound of Madness (2008), and Amaryllis (2012) – and a total of 15 singles. They have sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. more »

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Written by: BRENT SMITH, DAVE BASSETT

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