I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino

po_Somerville-JimmyJames William Somerville (born June 22, 1961) is a Scottish pop singer and songwriter.

He sang in the 1980s with the pop groups Bronski Beat and The Communards, and has also had a solo career. He is known in particular for his falsetto singing voice and that he was openly gay during a period of increasing socio-political debate and conflict in the UK regarding lesbian and gay rights.

 

 

IF I COULD TELL
Lyrics by Jimmy Somerville

TIME WILL SAY NOTHING BUT I TOLD YOU SO,
TIME ONLY KNOWS THE PRICE WE HAVE TO PAY;
IF I COULD TELL YOU I WOULD LET YOU KNOW.

IF WE SHOULD WEEP WHEN CLOWNS PUT ON THEIR SHOW,
IF WE SHOULD STUMBLE WHEN MUSICIANS PLAY,
TIME WILL SAY NOTHING BUT I TOLD YOU SO.

THERE ARE NO FORTUNES TO BE TOLD, ALTHOUGH,
BECAUSE I LOVE YOU MORE THAN I CAN SAY,
IF I COULD TELL YOU I WOULD LET YOU KNOW.

THE WINDS MUST COME FROM SOMEWHERE WHEN THEY BLOW,
THERE MUST BE REASONS WHY THE LEAVERS DECAY;
TIME WILL SAY NOTHING BUT I TOLD YOU SO.

PERHAPS THE ROSES REALLY WANT TO GROW,
THE VISION SERIOUSLY INTENDS TO STAY;
IF I COULD TELL YOU I WOULD LET YOU KNOW.

SUPPOSE THE LIONS ALL GET UP AND GO,
AND ALL THE BROOKS AND SOLDIERS RUN AWAY;
WILL TIME SAY NOTHING BUT I TOLD YOU SO?

IF I COULD TELL YOU I WOULD LET YOU KNOW.