Albums‎ > ‎Cherchez La Femme‎ > ‎

If I Had Time


Lyrics

"If I Had Time"
Music & Lyrics by Scott Cooley.

We could go to get a bar of chocolate, or maybe an ice cream cone

I could pour you a snort of whiskey, and see if you could hold your own

But the problem with makin’ promises is that they’re always set in stone

If I had time, I could help you, but I don’t


I  know you could use my assistance, with all those projects that you’ve got at home

And I could use some of your time too,  if the truth be known

I could help you with your homework, but I gotta tell you that you’re on your own

If I had time, I could help you, but I don’t


If I had time we could tackle it together, and we’d get it done in no time at all

Then you’d have more time with your girlfriend, or more time for playin’ baseball      


I could make you a wager on the football game, but I’d need you to spot me a loan

Until you find the time to squeeze me in, I guess I’ll have to settle for the phone

I’m old and I could use the company, but I’m no stranger to bein’ alone

If I had time, I could help you, but I don’t


Now I might be from Missouri, but I don’t need to be shown

I’m just the right guy to get you what you need, if I was able, you know that I’d go

But I’ve got plans you see, and they’ll keep me busy, I’d like to help you more than you know

If I had time, I could help you, but I don’t


You’re gonna have troubles along the way, and you’ve got such a long way to go

You’ll just have to hope for good luck, and try to snap that dry wishbone

I s’pose that  I  could find a way, to get you through your pain, but I won’t 

If I had time, I could help you, but I don’t


If I had time I’d tell you I’m only joking, but we both know that’s just the way that it is

One of us is on their way out, and the other barely on their way in


As the years go by, don’t feel bad, about the time you never had so long ago

I understand, you were just a young man, and at least I had the chance to watch you grow

Every time we get together, we always laugh, and I wish I could be around when you’re old

If I had time, I could help you, but I don’t


If I had time, I could help you, but I don’t


Copyright © ℗ 2012 by Scott Cooley. All rights reserved.

If I Had Time
Album cover drawing by Lenore & Scott Cooley
Song from the album Cherchez La Femme
Position Track # 13
Duration 5:19
Released June 21st, 2012
Label Scott Cooley Records
Format CD, MP3, FLAC, OGG
Genre Americana, classic country
Studio Scott Cooley Music Productions
Producer Scott Cooley
Songwriter words and music by Scott Richard Cooley
Publisher Scott Richard Cooley Music Publishing, ASCAP
Personnel Scott Cooley - vocals, acoustic guitar & bass, drums, slide guitar; Lenore Cooley - accordion
Track Chronology
"No Reason Flowers"

(#12)
"If I Had Time"


(#13)




Buy Now:
Brief Description

My attempt at a classic country twanger with my lovely wife Lenore on accordion, written as if a mentor was advising a younger person, based on real life experience - see related long description below.

Audio Sample