by David Gates
If a picture paints a thousand words,
Then why can’t I paint you?
The words will never show the you I’ve come to know.
If a face could launch a thousand ships,
Then where am I to go?
There’s no one home but you,
You’re all that’s left me too.
And when my love for life is running dry,
You come and pour yourself on me.
If a man could be two places at one time,
I’d be with you.
Tomorrow and today, beside you all the way.
If the world should stop revolving spinning slowly down to die,
I’d spend the end with you.
And when the world was through,
Then one by one the stars would all go out,
Then you and I would simply fly away
David Gates was the keyboardist for the group, Bread. He wrote the beautiful song, If. This acoustic ballad became Bread’s trademark song.
The song charted at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 when it was released in 1971.
On Saturday, May 21st, Clay Aiken posted a periscope of his interpretation of this romantic song. Accompanied by Ben Cohn, the song sounds wonderful.
Clay posted the Periscope on his Facebook page and also on Twitter. I hope you are able to see it and hear it.
The following are a couple of screen caps!
This was a real treat and thank you for reposting it. If was one of the songs in my wedding ceremony and now I have heard Clay sing it. Today is a good day! 8
What a pleasant surprise to get up and find Clay had been on Periscope! I love that song & of course he nailed it. I really wish he would do these more often. Daily would be great, but once a month would be good.
I remember this song and Clay's performance was very moving! I cried listening, brings back a beautiful memory of someone dear to me! Thanks for posting.
Thank you. Clay nailed it. The song is beautiful and so is his voice.
Wow! what a beautiful song sung by Clay's beautiful voice, I love it and listened to it over and over again. Thanks Martha for posting.
Great video; love hearing his voice! He changed his hair color? Looks quite dark; probably his natural color. Still handsome!