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#719036 - 05/10/09 01:46 AM If You Didn't Love Me  
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Started as an either sex song, but that bridge turns it into a female singer, I suppose.

If You Didn't Love Me
© May 10 2009

If you didn't love me
Would you tell me so
If you really didn't love me
Would I want to know
If you ever didn't love me
How could I let you go

It happens every day
That once enduring spark
What was the perfect love
Suddenly the flame goes dark

People carry on
Somehow find a way
To start from scratch again
Leave the past in yesterday

If you didn't love me
Would you tell me so
If you didn't love me
Would I want to know
If you ever didn't love me
How could I let you go

Promises we've made
Moments that we shared
I'll be here for you
If you'll always be there

If you didn't love me
Would you tell me so
If you didn't love me
Would I want to know
If you ever didn't love me
How could I let you go

Happy knowing
We're still growing
Loving you loving me
In eight month's we'll be three

If you didn't love me
Would you tell me so
If you didn't love me
Would I want to know
If you ever didn't love me
How could I let you go

#719760 - 05/12/09 04:53 PM Re: If You Didn't Love Me [Re: everword]  
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Hi Everword,
Seems tightly written - structure-wise.
I'm not sure I get you on this:
"If you ever didn't love me
How could I let you go"
But . . . I'll think on it.

Sounded to me like the relationship was close to being over with all the questions . . . but the bridge, so I guess not . . . I guess I get it.

Not much help am I? Again, looks like the skill is there . . . maybe I'm just not connecting

Good job.

J.K. Smith
#719784 - 05/12/09 06:26 PM Re: If You Didn't Love Me [Re: Jody K Smith]  
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Hello Everword:

I also got caught up on that one line. Besides that I think this is well structured with an interesting flow to it and a story/hook that has universal appeal. Good Luck With It.


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#719849 - 05/12/09 09:00 PM Re: If You Didn't Love Me [Re: everword]  
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Hey ev,

If I'm reading this right, the singer is sort of like that storybook character who was constantly sad from thinking of future bad things that hadn't actually happened? Can't think who it was..not Chicken Little..

I'm thinking maybe she isn't really saying these words to her man, but they are thoughts (doubts, fears) she's having now that she knows she's with child, and with all the failed relationships these days she is worried? Especially since she loves him so much, and can't imagine living without him. Then in the bridge, she springs it on him, he is excited/happy, and her fears are allayed for the time being?

I often marvel at long term marriages that end in divorce, where both parties seem to never miss a beat in moving ahead. I suppose the singer here would find a way to do the same (hey, if Melissa can go from jilted Bachelor(ette) to potential DWTS champ, I guess all is possible).

Your lyric seems vey singable. Got music for it?

#720278 - 05/14/09 12:12 AM Re: If You Didn't Love Me [Re: Frank N Furter]  
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Hi and thanks, Jody & Doug. The relationship was always solid; she simply let her fears take hold.

Frank, you summed up well what I was trying to do. I remember chicken little, but can't place the other one you mentioned. She really isn't saying these things to him, merely reflecting, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. If absence makes the heart grow stronger, then I would think imaging being out obe you love could cause you to appreciate what you have even more.
PS I had a tune in my head as I wrote it, but can no longer recall it.

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