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If tomorrow never comes by Garth Brooks


If tomorrow never comes

by Garth Brooks
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Sometimes late at night
I lie awake and watch her sleeping
She's lost in peaceful dreams
So I turn out the lights and lay there in the dark
And the thought crosses my mind
If I never wake up in the morning
Would she ever doubt the way I feel
About her in my heart

If tomorrow never comes
Will she know how much I loved her
Did I try in every way to show her every day
That she's my only one
And if my time on earth were through
And she must face the world without me
Is the love I gave her in the past
Gonna be enough to last
If tomorrow never comes

'Cause I've lost loved ones in my life
Who never knew how much I loved them
Now I live with the regret
That my true feelings for them never were revealed
So I made a promise to myself
To say each day how much she means to me
And avoid that circumstance
Where there's no second chance to tell her how I feel

So tell that someone that you love
Just what you're thinking of




Around the corner I have a friend -
In this great city that has no end,
Yet the days go by and weeks rush on,
And before I know it, a year is gone
And I never see my old friend's face,
For life is a swift and terrible race,

He knows I like him just as well,
As in the days when I rang his bell,
And he rang mine..
We were much younger then,
And now we are busy, tired men..
Tired of playing a foolish game,
Tired of trying to make a name..

"Tomorrow" I say "I will call on Jim" -
"Just to show that I'm thinking of him."
But tomorrow comes and tomorrow goes,
And distance between us grows and grows..

Around the corner!- yet miles away,
Here's a telegram sir-" "Jim died today."
And that's what we get and deserve in the end..
Around the corner, a vanished friend..


If Tomorrow Never Comes

If I knew it would be the last time that I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly and pray the Lord your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and a kiss and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word, so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time, I could spare an extra minute or two,
To stop and say,"I love you,"instead of assuming,you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time that I would be there to share your day,
Well I'm sure you'll have so many more, so I can let just this one slip away.


For surely there's always tomorrow to make up for an oversight,
And we always get a second chance to make everthing right.
There will always be another day to say our "I love you's."
And certainly there's another chance to say our "Anything I can do's?"

But just in case I might be wrong and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you and I hope we never forget,
Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow, why not do it today?
For "If tomorrow never comes", you'll surely regret the day,
That you didn't take that extra time for a smile,a hug,or a kiss
And you were too busy to grant someone, what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today, whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them and that you'll always hold them dear,
Take time to say "I'm sorry", "please forgive me", "thank you" or "it's okay".
And "if tomorrow never comes", you'll have no regrets about today.

Author Norma Burnett, Steelton,PA

Today comes but once

There are many pages on the theme "If tomorrow never comes",
the last poem of this side,
From what I have been able to find out, this was written in the 1930s or 1940s
in most pages attributed to Norma Burnett, Steelton,PA
Here are some of those:

If tomorrow never comes - destruction

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