the life that could have been lyrics – a1

the life that could have been

i meet someone the other day
it’s good to see her face again
she’s the one who got a way
way back when

showed photos of her family
soon to marry mum to be
she used to want all that with me
and she smiled and i laughed

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then i imagined if i didn’t take that fight
what would my world be like?
would i be standing at the altar by her side?
would her child be mine?
and i think that i’ve just seen
the life that could have been

she’s happy now and that’s a fact
and who am i to mess with that
so i won’t try to get her back
in a way i’m glad

’cause that was then and this is now
still i can’t help but think about
all the things that i’m without
but i wave the white flag

[chorus:]
then i imagined if i didn’t take that fight
what would my world be like?
would i be standing at the altar by her side?
would her child be mine?
and i think that i’ve just seen
the life that could have been

and as she was walking away
i thought i saw her
turn back and hesitate
look at me as if to say

i imagined if you didn’t take that fight
what would my world be like?
would you be standing at the altar by my side?
what would our child look like?

[chorus:]
then i imagined if i didn’t take that fight
what would my world be like?
would i be standing at the altar by her side?
would her child be mine?
and it’s the strangest thing
and i think that i’ve just seen
the life that could have been

the life that should have been

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