Tonic – If You Could Only See

Tonic, a rock band formed in 1993 by Emerson Hart (lead and backing vocals, rhythm acoustic and electric guitar) and Jeff Russo (lead and rhythm electric and acoustic guitars,  backing vocals, rhodes, string machines, and slide guitar). They were later on joined by Dan Rothchild (bass guitars), and Kevin Shepard (drums).

Dan Lavery (bass, back-up vocals, rhodes, and piano) later on replacing Dan Rothchild in 1996 and Kevin Shepard too, left the band for personal reasons.

Tonic released their debut album, Lemon Parade in July 1996 and this “If You Could Only See” is one of the album’s biggest hits.

tonic lemon parade album cover

The album reached platinum success and the band went on hiatus in 2004. They reunited in 2008 and continued to actively touring.

Here is the lyrics and music video for Tonic’s “If You Could Only See”. Enjoy.

Tonic РIf You Could Only See 

If you could only see the way she loves me
Then maybe you would understand
Why I feel this way about our love
And what I must do

If you could only see how blue
Her eyes can be when she says
When she says she loves me

Well you got your reasons
And you got your lies
And you got your manipulations
They cut me down to size

Sayin’ you love but you don’t
You give your love but you won’t

If you could only see the way she loves me
Then maybe you would understand
Why I feel this way about our love
And what I must do

If you could only see how blue
Her eyes can be when she says
When she says she loves me

Seems the road less traveled
Shows happiness unraveled
And you got to take a little dirt
To keep what you love
That’s what you gotta do

Sayin’ you love but you don’t
You give your love but you won’t
You’re stretching out your arms
To something that’s just not there

Sayin’ you love where you stand
Give your heart when you can

If you could only see the way she loves me
Then maybe you would understand
Why I feel this way about our love
And what I must do

If you could only see how blue
Her eyes can be when she says
When she says she loves me

Sayin’ you love but you don’t
You give your love but you won’t
Sayin’ you love where you stand
Give your heart when you can

If you could only see the way she loves me
Then maybe you would understand
Why I feel this way about our love
And what I must do

If you could only see how blue
Her eyes can be when she says
When she says she loves me

The Wallflowers – Beautiful Side of Somewhere

The Wallflowers, a rock band from Los Angeles, led by Jakob Dylan, son of Bob Dylan, one of the influential bands in the rock music industry in the 90′s..

The original members of the Wallflowers started off in 1989 included Jakob Dylan (vocals and guitar), Barrie Maguire (bass guitar and vocals), Peter Yanowitz (drums and percussion), Rami Jaffee (keyboards and vocals), and Tobi Miller (guitar)..

They have won 2 Grammy Awards for the single “One Headlight” in 1998 for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for “One Headlight”, and Jakob Dylan was awarded Best Rock Song..

This song “Beautiful Side of Somewhere” is taken from their 2005 album Rebel, Sweetheart..

IMHO, I think this song is about one has to leave the other due to unforeseen circumstances, such as illness that causes death..Do correct me if I’m wrong because this is just my opinion..

Anyhow, it’s a beautiful song, the “Beautiful Side of Somewhere” with music video and lyrics..

    The Wallflowers – Beautiful Side of Somewhere music video

    The Wallflowers – Beautiful Side of Somewhere on David Letterman

The Wallflowers – Beautiful Side of Somewhere

Tomorrow is gonna make you cry
It’s gonna to make you kneel
Before it breaks you from inside
Still pressing on
Arm over arm
Still trying to get both feet back onto the ground
They are harvesting these fields in autumn.
We’re different now than when we started

I am ready to wake up
There in the exodus
On the beautiful side of somewhere baby

There on the pavement
Underneath the yellow moon
I think of you
And just how easily we bruise
The folded address in my pocket i have stuffed
Trying to believe for you
That the bottom didn’t drop
I am on the platform
Covered with dust
I pray they take the both of us

I am ready to wake up
There in the exodus
On the beautiful side of somewhere baby
I am ready to come down
To see us both somehow
On the beautiful side of somewhere someday