IF I CAN'T HAVE YOU
Meat Loaf: Vocals
Paul Crook: Guitars
Randy Flowers: Guitars, Vocals
Danny Miranda: Bass
Justin Avery: Keyboards
Dave Luther: Sax, Keyboards, Vocals
John Micelli: Drums
Patti Russo: Backing Vocals
CC Coletti: Backing Vocals
 
  IF I CAN'T HAVE YOU (feat. Kara DioGuardi with a special appearance on piano by Hugh Laurie)

Boy :
To say it's love would be too simple, too obvious
It's more like a calling, a vocation
Something I was put on this earth to do
Now I'm shooting with the stars and I'm flying with the angels
And my heartbeat is a symphony the closer I get to you

I never saw you comin' till you came, and here you are
I never thought someone would ever dare to come this far
You're up for the resistance, and I'm strong in my persistence
And I've never known a remedy like ours

If I can't have you
If I can't have you
I would be a river dried up into dust
I would be imprisoned for ever having loved
If I can't have you—I don't wanna be me

Then I would be the same man you scraped off the ground
I'd have to go back bein' that broken soul you found
Those days are in the darkness, I burried them with hardness
And I'd have to dig those demons out

Your life is like an anchor that puts me in my place
No, you won't let me sink when I'm off losin' my way
Thank God for your virtue and the wisdom in your eye
'Cause somehow you get through on all that crazy in my mind

If I can't have you
If I can't have you
I would be a river dried up into dust
I would be imprisoned for ever having loved
If I can't have you—I don't wanna be me
I don't wanna be me

Girl:
Why did it take you so long to finally see
That we had a love that you don't find easily?
You broke my heart and the price to pay for that
Is you'll have to live the misery of losing what you had

Boy : If I can't have you....

Boy :
My words have come too late
Girl:
I've already turned that page
Don't you look at me that way
Cause you'll pull me back and that's the part I hate

Boy :
I'll stay trapped inside my hell
Where it's so hot that my walls melt
Girl:
I can hear a promise in every lie you said you'd never tell
Boy :
If I had only told the truth
Girl:
Oh, I could never trust you to
You'll survive
Boy :
No, I will die

If I can't have you
If I can't have you
Then I'm sorry for the things I cost you in the end
My punishment is more than any man can stand

Boy : I need you in my life
Girl: I can't let go
Boy : Why don't you stay with me tonight?
Girl: I feel alone
Boy : Turn off all the lights
Girl: Take me home

Boy :
If I can't have you
If I can't have you
Then I would be a river dried up into dust
I would be imprisoned for ever having loved
If I can't have you I don't wanna be me

To say it's love would be too simple.