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Lyr Req: If (David Gates, recorded by Bread)

Little Neophyte 18 Mar 00 - 12:23 AM
GUEST,The Beanster 18 Mar 00 - 12:42 AM
Little Neophyte 18 Mar 00 - 01:11 AM
GUEST,The Beanster 18 Mar 00 - 01:35 AM
The Shambles 18 Mar 00 - 03:50 AM
Little Neophyte 18 Mar 00 - 07:13 AM
Jim Dixon 08 Nov 09 - 01:42 PM
Weasel 08 Nov 09 - 02:38 PM
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Subject: Looking for the song IF by ? Gates
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 18 Mar 00 - 12:23 AM

Hi Guys
I couldn't seem to find this on the lyric search.
Anyone remember the song IF by Bread and the writer something Gates?
I would really appreciate some help here.

Little Neo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Looking for the song IF by ? Gates
From: GUEST,The Beanster
Date: 18 Mar 00 - 12:42 AM

Dear Little Neo, I believe you mean David Gates. I hope this hyperlink works...lol. Click here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Looking for the song IF by ? Gates
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 18 Mar 00 - 01:11 AM

Beanster, thank you!
What a sweetheart, it worked just fine.
It is such a beautiful song.
Boy, that was quick service, much appreciated.

Little Neo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Looking for the song IF by ? Gates
From: GUEST,The Beanster
Date: 18 Mar 00 - 01:35 AM

No problem, Little Neo, more than happy to help. :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Looking for the song IF by ? Gates
From: The Shambles
Date: 18 Mar 00 - 03:50 AM

Is it not, 'If I Ruled the World' by Bill Gates?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Looking for the song IF by ? Gates
From: Little Neophyte
Date: 18 Mar 00 - 07:13 AM

Well Shambles, if it was Mr. Gates, I do not think Bill could have possible picked out such lovely notes as you hear in the original tune If by David.
Microsoft Corporation most likely would want to select something from a military march theme to represent their cause.

Little Neo


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Subject: Lyr Add: IF (David Gates, recorded by Bread)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Nov 09 - 01:42 PM

Found on the Internet and checked against the recording shown below:


IF
Words & Music by David Gates of Bread
(c) 1971 Sony / ATV Tunes LLC

If a picture paints a thousand words, then why can't I paint you?
The words will never show
The you I've come to know.
If a face could launch a thousand ships, then where am I to go?
There's no one home but you.
You're all that's left me too.
And when my love for life is running dry,
You'll come and pour yourself on me.

If a man could be two places at one time, I'd be with you
Tomorrow and today,
Beside you all the way.
If the world should stop revolving, spinning slowly down to die,
I'd spend the end with you,
And when the world was through,
Then one by one, the stars would all go out,
Then you and I would simply fly away.


[YouTube doesn't seem to have the original, but you can find several "covers" of this song, mostly self-produced by unknowns. This one is pretty decent.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: If (David Gates, recorded by Bread)
From: Weasel
Date: 08 Nov 09 - 02:38 PM

Has no-one else noticed how nonsensical these words are? The melody is lovely, the only good thing about the song. I remember that Telly Savalas, in his wisdom, discarded the melody and used only the words in his recording.


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