“IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW” The Script
It was February 14 Valentine’s Day
The roses came but they took you away
Tattooed on my arm is a charm to disarm all the harm
Gotta keep myself calm but the truth is you’re gone
And I’ll never get to show you these songs
Dad you should see the tours that I’m on
I see you standing there next to Mom
Both singing along, yeah on and on
With these amazing words, Irish rockers, The Script, provide an emotional comfort to anyone who’ve lost a loved one. The song was written as a tribute to the father of band member, Danny O’Donoghue and guitarist, Mark Sheehan’s parents. The heartfelt, life-affirming lyrics are universal. Regardless of how you lost some important to you, they live in our memory and we wish they could share in the great things happening in your life today.
Surprisingly, this song went Top 10 worldwide but was never released as a single in the U.S. Songs like “Hall Of Fame” with will.I.am, Breakeven (Falling To Pieces), and The Man Who Can’t Be Moved were huge hits in the States. But “If You Could See Me Now” may be their best song yet. If you missed it previously, this is a great song to add to a special dedication playlist.
“IF YOU COULD ONLY SEE” Tonic
One of those great 90’s alt-rocker classics by a one-hit wonder. Technically, Tonic had two big hits. “Take Me As I Am” was nominated for Best Rock Song at the 2003 Grammy Awards. But it never left the same impression on the public as their smash hit, “If You Could Only See”. In 1997, Tonic released the song on their debut CD. It became a #1 hit worldwide and spent 63 weeks on the charts. The love song was a guy’s appeal to his girlfriend’s family that he’s the right guy for her. Lead singer, Emerson Hart’s emotional lyrics driven by Tonic’s jangly guitar work and the song’s quick tempo changes is a brilliant lost 90’s classic.