MOSE ALLISON lyrics - If You Only Knew

MOSE ALLISON
"If You Only Knew"
(Mose Allison)

If you only knew all the problems
That a man like me has to face
If you only knew all the little
Things that keep a man from his place
I wouldn't want to bring you down
I just don't want to see you made a clown
Nobody's little dream come true
If you only knew

If you only knew all the dealing
That goes on in back of the store
If you only knew how that one that's
Got a lot can't wait to get more
I wouldn't want to cramp your style
But if you really want to make it all worthwhile
You have to have your own breakthrough
If you only knew

If you only knew what could happen to
A man for telling the truth
If you only knew all the scruples
That go down in gin and vermouth
I wouldn't want to steer you wrong
But if you really want to sing your own little song
You're gonna have to lose a few
If you only knew

If you only knew
If you only knew
If you only knew