Song – If I’m There

WRITER

  • Bob Gibson
  • Shel Silverstein

PUBLISHER(S)

  • Melody Trails
  • Evil Eye

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Song Notes

Two very different versions of bitter goodby song. The Gibson version is and energetic, last word before out the door. The Tompall version is melancholic and conveys emotional heartache.

LYRIC

If I'm There

Here we go on one last sad goodbye
Just like all the other times you said I didn’t try
But your sorry mournful sound
Baby, that won’t slow me down
I’ll see you someday somewhere if I’m there

Come and tell me how I let you down
Blame it on my habits or the new love that I’ve found
You can call it what you will
But I’m headin’ ‘cross that hill
See you someday somewhere if I’m there

Go ahead and call me names like I’ve been called before
Tell be ‘bout those other guys scratchin’ at your door
Don’t tell me you’ve learned your lesson now forevermore
‘Cause when it comes to them
You’ll do the same damn thing again
See you someday somewhere if I’m there

Nothin’ ever really changes, does it Babe
Our love is just too strong to die but it’s too weak to save
So when I leave you, you can grieve
But now let go of my sleeve
And I’ll see you someday somewhere if I’m there

Yeah I know I told you that this time I’d stay for good
But now the good is over and I’ve done the best I could
You leave me just a smilin’ curse like I knew you would
Hey but when it comes to them
You’ll do the same damn thing again
And I’ll see you someday somewhere if I’m there

So here we go on one last sad goodbye
Just like all the other times you said I didn’t try
But your sorry mournful sound
Baby, that won’t slow me down
I’ll see you someday somewhere if I’m there, if I’m there
I’ll see you someday somewhere if I’m there

Words & music by Bob Gibson and Shel Silverstein
© Melody Trials / Evil Eye

Something about the song.

If I'm There

Here we go on one last sad goodbye
Just like all the other times you said I didn’t try
But your sorry mournful sound
Baby, that won’t slow me down
I’ll see you someday somewhere if I’m there

Come and tell me how I let you down
Blame it on my habits or the new love that I’ve found
You can all it what you will
But I’m headin’ ‘cross that hill
See you someday somewhere if I’m there

Go ahead and call me names like I’ve been called before
Tell be ‘bout those other guys scratchin’ at your door
Don’t tell me you’ve learned your lesson now forevermore
‘Cause when it comes to then
You’ll do the same damn thing again
See you someday somewhere if I’m there

Nothin’ ever really changes, does it Babe
Our love is just too strong to die but it’s too weak to save
So when I leave you, you can grieve
But now let go of my sleeve
And I’ll see you someday somewhere if I’m there

Yeah I know I told you that this time I’d stay for good
But now the good is over and I’ve done the best I could
You leave me just a smilin’ curse like I knew you would
Hey but when it comes to then
You’ll do the same damn thing again
And I’ll see you someday somewhere if I’m there

So here we go on one last sad goodbye
Just like all the other times you said I didn’t try
But your sorry mournful sound
Baby, that won’t slow me down
I’ll see you someday somewhere if I’m there, if I’m there
I’ll see you someday somewhere if I’m there

Words & music by Bob Gibson and Shel Silverstein

If I'm There

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