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If It Wasn't For Bad
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Available on the album The Union
Writer:Leon Russell
Piano and vocals:Leon Russell
Vocals:Elton John
Drums and Percussion:Jim Keltner, Jay Bellerose
Acoustic bass:Dennis Crouch
Guitar:Marc Ribot
B3:Booker T. Jones
Keyboard:Keefus Ciancia
Trumpet, Bass trumpet:Darrell Leonard
Trombone:Ira Neptus, Maurice Spears, George Bohanon
Baritone Horn:George Bohanon
Tuba:William Roper
Backing vocals:Alfie Silas Durio, Judith Hill, Rose Stone, Tata Vega, Jean Witherspoon
Horn arrangement:Darrell Leonard
I knew from the first night I met you
Something just wasn't quite right
Looked like an innocent stranger
But something was just out of sight
How could I know that you would use me
Fill out some plan of your own
I couldn't know you'd abuse me
Leave me here hurt and alone
chorus:
If it wasn't for you I'd be happy
If it wasn't for lies you'd be true
I know you could be just like you should
If it wasn't for bad you'd be good
I only saw what I wanted to see
You were a dream in my mind
I didn't know how you really could be
It didn't take long for me to find
I guess that it's my fault for seeing
Only what I wanted to see
I couldn't know you would be
A player just acting for me
(repeat chorus)
I knew from the first night I met you
Something just wasn't quite right
Looked like an innocent stranger
But something was just out of sight
(repeat chorus)
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