If only I could,
But I know I never would,
I wish I were the one for you,
Still knowing that I'll never do,
Staring at your face so fair,
Wondering if you know I'm there,
Like an invisible shadow,
Watching darkness come and go,
Seeing things that none perceive,
Believing things none believe.

If only I could,
But I know I never would,
Be with you and hold you tight,
And watch you go to sleep at night,
Peaceful as stars so bright,
Tranquil as clouds so white,
Knowing that although you stare
At me, I am never there,
Like the truth that was always true,
You can't see me, but I can see you.

If only I could,
But I know I never would,
Be able to whisper into your ear,
That I would never leave you here,
To suffer with those burning eyes,
And hear the tongues of lying spies,
Because I'll fight them all away,
And make way for a brighter day,
Although you feel like you're alone,
You never are, I'm always home.

If only I could,
But I know I never would,
Sit there by your side and try,
To speak some comfort as you cry,
Because there's someone else,
Deep within yourself,
Whom heaven told you to find,
But is it I? Can you be mine?
I wish for the day that you'd see,
What you really mean to me.

If only I could,
But I know I never would,
Wipe your scattered tears that fall,
To hold your hand so you'd stand tall,
If only I could say the words,
To rid the world of every curse,
So you'd smile when things are bleak,
And hope for new things, or so to speak,
But although I am just a friend,
I'll be right here, till the very end.

If only I could,
And if someday I actually would,
I would tell you everything in me,
So you would understand things finally.

If only I could.