If

The Bluetones

About If

"If..." is a song by The Bluetones, released as the second single from their second album, Return to the Last Chance Saloon, in 1998. It reached number thirteen on the UK Singles Chart. In 2006, it was included on the band's two-disc compilation album, A Rough Outline: The Singles & B-Sides 95–03.


Year:
2007
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If you
Get out 
Before September
Remember 
That I'm 
Still inside
But I'm dry 
I'm dry 

And you 
When you try 
To make a difference
You're so different 
And then I 
Try
And just die 
I die

You know 
That I need 
You more than I want ya
But I want ya 
For all time 
So I 
I guess on the line

It's all that I can do 
To sing these stupid songs to you
I give up half my time 
Just trying to think up words that rhyme
I ain't getting any younger 
But you wouldn't know
So it's on 
With the show

Sometimes 
A smoke 
A drink and a ponder 
Can work wonders
When you're down 
Takes your frown 
Turns it 'round 
Around

And you 
When you try 
To make a difference
You're no different 
Than when I 
Try 
And just die 
I die

And now 
That your day
Dream is forgotten
And forgiven
And the world 
Has been saved 
Be brave

It's all that I can do
To sing these stupid songs to you
I give up half my time
Just trying to think up words that rhyme
I ain't getting any younger
But you wouldn't know
'cause I walk 
In shadow 
And I never ever 
Really show my face
But I'm only ever seen 
In the right place
If you get out 
Before September
Remember 
That I'm 
Still inside
But I'm dry 
I'm dry 

And you 
When you try 
To make a difference
You're so different 
And then I 
Try
And just die 
I die

You know 
That I need 
You more than I want ya
But I want ya 
For all time 
So I 
I guess on the line

It's all that I can do 
To sing these stupid songs to you
I give up half my time 
Just trying to think up words that rhyme
I ain't getting any younger 
But you wouldn't know
So it's on 
With the show

Sometimes 
A smoke 
A drink and a ponder 
Can work wonders
When you're down 
Takes your frown 
Turns it 'round 
Around

And you 
When you try 
To make a difference
You're no different 
Than when I 
Try 
And just die 
I die

And now 
That your day
Dream is forgotten
And forgiven
And the world 
Has been saved 
Be brave

It's all that I can do
To sing these stupid songs to you
I give up half my time
Just trying to think up words that rhyme
I ain't getting any younger
But you wouldn't know
'Cause I walk 
In shadow 
And I never ever 
Really show my face
But I'm only ever seen 
In the right place

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The Bluetones

The Bluetones were an English indie rock band, formed in Hounslow, Greater London, in 1993. The band's members were Mark Morriss on vocals, Adam Devlin on guitar, Scott Morriss on bass guitar, and Eds Chesters on drums. A fifth member, Richard Payne, came on board between 1998 and 2002. The band was originally named "The Bottlegarden". more »

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Written by: ADAM PATRICK DEVLIN, EDWARD DANIEL CHESTER, MARK JAMES MORRISS, SCOTT EDWARD MORRISS

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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12 facts about this song

Genre Classification
The song "If" is classified under the genre Britpop and Indie rock, showcasing The Bluetones' signature musical style.
Album Placement
The song "If" is one of the popular tracks from The Bluetones' debut studio album titled "Expecting to Fly," released in 1996.
Chart Performance
Upon its release, "Expecting to Fly," the album featuring "If," reached the number one spot on the UK Albums Chart.
Band Formation
The Bluetones were formed in Hounslow, England, and their song "If" showcases the band's British roots with its stylistic cues.
Songwriting Credits
Like most tracks by The Bluetones, the song "If" is written by the band members themselves.
Band Members
The band includes Mark Morriss (vocals), Adam Devlin (lead guitar), Scott Morriss (bass guitar), and Eds Chesters (drums). Their unique style is evident in their song "If."
Band's Success
The Bluetones were a significant part of the Britpop movement in the late 90s, and "If" from their debut album played a notable role in their early success.
Song Theme
"If" is a song that speaks about love and reflection, as indicated by its relatable and introspective lyrics.
Producer Credentials
High-profile music producer Hugh Jones, known for his works with bands like Echo & The Bunnymen and The KLF, produced the song "If".
Song Reception
"If," along with the other tracks in the album, was well received by fans and critics, establishing The Bluetones as one of the pioneering bands in the Britpop genre.
Record Label
The song "If" was released under the record label, Superior Quality Recordings.
Awards and Certifications
The album "Expecting to Fly" was certified Platinum by BPI, thus illustrating the enormous popularity of songs like "If."

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