Song of the Day #1,918: ‘If I Fell’ – Melissa Greener

melissa_greenerI was singing my youngest daughter to sleep tonight, treating her to my usual lineup of ‘Blackbird,’ ‘In My Life’ and ‘It’s a Small World,’ when I decided to throw in a special bonus track — The Beatles’ ‘If I Fell.’

This is a song so good that even my tuneless croak made it sound something close to beautiful. Halfway through I decided I had to get it on the blog this week, in some form, knowing I’d already posted the original.

I don’t believe it’s possible to have a single favorite song — even less than it’s possible to have a favorite movie or TV show. There are just too many songs, covering too many different moods, for one to stand out that far above the rest.

That said, I can name a handful of songs that I could comfortably call my favorite if forced to do so. Fiona Apple’s ‘I Know’ is one. Bob Dylan’s ‘Girl From the North Country’ is another. And The Beatles’ ‘If I Fell’ absolutely qualifies.

I found dozens of ‘If I Fell’ cover versions on YouTube, but today’s SOTD — by self-described “emo-folk-crooner” Melissa Greener — stood out.

If I fell in love with you
Would you promise to be true
And help me
Understand
‘Cause I’ve been in love before
And I found that love was more
Than just
Holding hands

If I give my heart
To you
I must be sure
From the very start
That you
Would love me more than her

If I trust in you
Oh please
Don’t run and hide
If I love you too
Oh please
Don’t hurt my pride like her

‘Cause I couldn’t stand the pain
And I
Would be sad
If our new love was in vain

So I hope you see
That I
Would love to love you
And that she
Will cry
When she learns we are two

‘Cause I couldn’t stand the pain
And I
Would be sad
If our new love was in vain

So I hope you see
That I
Would love to love you
And that she will cry
When she learns we are two

If I fell in love with you…

One thought on “Song of the Day #1,918: ‘If I Fell’ – Melissa Greener

  1. Dana says:

    I’m pretty sure I raved about this song the last time you featured it. It is deceptively complicated and hauntingly beautiful. It was the song of my early courtship to my deceptively complicated and hauntingly beautiful wife of 21 years (25 together).

    Like you, I could easily rank this as a favorite of all time and it vies with Lennon’s “In My Life” for that honor.

    It is pure perfection.

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