It Should Have Been You

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The Waterboys

The Waterboys are a band formed in 1983 by Mike Scott. The band's membership, past and present, has been composed mainly of musicians from Scotland, Ireland and England. Edinburgh, London, Dublin, Spiddal, New York, and Findhorn have all served as homes for the group. The band has played in a number of different styles, but their music is a mix of Celtic folk music with rock and roll. After ten years of recording and touring, they dissolved in 1993 and Scott pursued a solo career. They reformed in 2000, and continue to release albums and tour worldwide. Scott emphasizes a continuity between The Waterboys and his solo work, saying that "To me there's no difference between Mike Scott and the Waterboys; they both mean the same thing. They mean myself and whoever… more »


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1983
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Can I believe my ears?
Is this really you?
Pacing the floor with one eye on the door
Watching the winners go through
Why do you hang back now?
Why d'you hesitate?
You fires don't burn
For he who waits

Out of all of the people
That I ever knew
If one should have made it
It should have been you!

I know who I'm looking for
But I don't believe my eyes
The sight of you with your head hung low
Is a sick, sad surprise
Why do you hang back now?
Why d'you hesitate?
How dare you throw it all away then tell me
Aw man it must be fate

Out of all of the people
That I ever knew
There had to one I could believe in
And it should have been you!

A gift that dies is a tragic thing
And it happens all the time
But a gift that's wasted, thrown to hell is the
Worst of stupid crimes!
I saw you hang back now!
I watched you hesitate!
You're a well respected man, but bullshit!
You could've been great!

Out of all the people
I ever knew
There should have been one
And it should have been you!

I spent my whole life
Looking for someone like you!

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Written by: MICHAEL SCOTT

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