If You Only Knew


words and music by Rick Paul

I sit across the table as you bare your soul
So close that I could touch you, but you’re not mine to hold
You tell me that the heartbreak’s starting in again
And you’re so glad I’m not like other men
Then you say it’s so nice to have a friend so kind
But I wonder if we’d still be friends if you could read my mind

If you only knew what I was thinking of right now
If you only heard the words I cannot say
Would you still be here
Just a touch away
When I look at you like this
Dreaming of your kiss
Would you still be true
If you only knew

As I look across the table and into your eyes
The neon lights show me tears you’re trying to disguise
Oh, I want so much to hold you, and say, “It’ll be all right”
But, if I did, I’m not sure I could let you go tonight
And so I ask about him, and “How are the kids?”
To remind myself why I must bite my tongue like this

If you only knew what I was thinking of right now
If you only heard the words I cannot say
Would you still be here
Just a touch away
When I look at you like this
Dreaming of your kiss
Would you still be true
If you only knew

Would you still be here
Just a touch away
When I look at you like this
Dreaming of your kiss
Would you still be true
If you only knew