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