If You Don't, Don't

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If You Don't, Don't
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First Played: Live 2000-08-04 at Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA, USA[1]
Released: 2001-07-24
Length: 4:33
Label: Dreamworks
Writer: Jimmy Eat World
Producer: Mark Trombino, Jimmy Eat World

Lyrics

[Verse 1]

What's wrong baby?

Don't they treat you like they should?

Did you take them for it?

For every penny that you could?

We once walked out on the beach and once I almost touched your hand

Oh how I dreamed to finally say such things

Then only to pretend

[Verse 2]

Don't you know I'm thinking (know I'm thinking)

Driving 405 past midnight

You know I miss you (don't you know that I miss you?)

Ninth and Ash on a Tuesday night

I would write to you from Museum Mile

A toast to you: your whisper, your smile

Up the stairs at Weatherford

A ghost each place I hide

[Chorus]

If you don't, don't know, why would you say so?

Would you mean this please if it happens?

If you don't know, why would you say so?

Won't you get your story straight

If you don't know, honey, why'd you just say so?

'Cause I need this now more than I ever did

If you don't well, honey, then you don't

[Verse 3]

I left you waiting (I know I left you waiting)

At the least could we be friends?

Should have never started (never started)

Ain't that the way it always ends?

On my life I'll try today

There's so much I've felt I should say but

Even if your heart would listen

I doubt I could explain

[Chorus]

If you don't don't know, why'd you say so?

Would you mean this please if it happens?

If you don't know, why would you say so?

Won't you get your story straight?

If you don't know, honey, why'd you just say so?

'Cause I need this now more than I ever did

If you don't well, honey, then you don't

If you don't well, honey, then you don't

[Instrumental Bridge]

[Verse 4]

So here we are now

A sip of wine a sip of water

Someday maybe

Maybe someday we'll be smarter

And I'm sorry that I'm such a mess

I drank all my money could get and

Took everything you let me have

And then I never loved you back

[Chorus]

If you don't don't know, why would you say so?

Would you mean the please if it happens?

If you don't know, why would you say so?

Won't you get your story straight?

If you don't know, honey, why'd you just say so?

'Cause I need this now, now need this, need this

If you don't well, honey, then you don't

If you don't know, honey, then you don't

And if you don't well, honey, then you don't

[Outro]

If you don't know, honey, honey, then you don't

Recording Details

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Personnel

Jimmy Eat World

Additional musicians

Production

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See Also

References

  1. https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/jimmy-eat-world/2000/troubadour-west-hollywood-ca-1bf6851c.html, Jimmy Eat World Setlist at Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA, USA, 2000-08-04, setlist.fm, setlist.fm, 2021-07-07,

External Links

Jimmy Eat Pod Episode Link: https://www.jimmyeatpod.com/022-if-you-dont-dont/

https://genius.com/Jimmy-eat-world-if-you-dont-dont-lyrics