If You Only Knew

by Laura Marie

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This is the second song I wrote after having a confrontation with a hateful political demonstrator. The first song I wrote was out of anger and frustration. This one came to me after my heart settled down a bit. It may seem strange to tell someone who is hateful about how much good they bring to the world but, I happen to think that people become hateful when they don't recognize the goodness in their own hearts. Or, when they haven't been shown a true example of love unconditional. Can we love the hate out of someone? I don't know. I'm sure some people are comfortable where they are and change is often a tortuous thing. Maybe the best we can do is try and respond with love as often as we can despite our own hurt and pain.

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If you only knew

It moves my heart to see you in this pain. It's hard to be you in this world
throwing sticks and stones like it's only you and you alone
It feels like you're surrounded by the darkness. You are hounded
by the past. The insecurities have brought your future to it's knees
I know, I know

'Cause there's all these words that you can't trust
and fear each time you turn a page. It's hard enough
and now you're just five seconds from anger to rage
I know, I know

But, oh, If you only knew how much good in life is
all because of you, how much you are loved here,
you wouldn't feel this pain, you wouldn't feel so helpless
you wouldn't have to rage. It's true, it's true

But, it's all that you can do to vent this anger you can not explain
For every word you never meant there's something true you need to say
With all these people telling lies and sweet disaster everywhere you turn,
you try and open eyes but they don't care, they don't learn
I know, I know

But, oh, If you only knew how much good in life is
all because of you, how much you are loved here,
you wouldn't feel this pain, you wouldn't feel so helpless
you wouldn't have to rage. It's true, it's true

And it's okay. I'll stay with you tonight
You can scream your heart out, I'll tell you it's alright
If it's easier to blame me, I want you to know
You can say you hate me,  I'll never let you go

If you only knew how much better life is
all because of you, how much you are loved here
you wouldn't feel this pain, you wouldn't feel so helpless, 
you wouldn't have this rage
Oh, if you knew how much better life is all because of you,
how much you are loved here you wouldn't feel this pain, 
you wouldn't feel so helpless, you wouldn't have to rage
oh, If you knew, it’s true, it's true, it's true

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released September 6, 2017

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Laura Marie San Antonio, Texas

Now the reason we're here
Every man, every woman
Is to help each other
Stand by each other
When love walks in the room
Everybody stand up
Oh it's good, good good
Say I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you - The Pretenders

At some point in my life, I heard this song and decided (before I knew I decided) that my life purpose was to send a "message of love". Be <3
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