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What I'd Do...vs. If the Stars Were Mine
« on: November 23, 2016, 05:16:01 PM »
I was listening to a Thanksgiving mix on Google Play when this song came on and thought..."hey Jewel covers this song!" But then I realized that it's not a cover (actually, I'm not sure, I can't find writing credits on it ATM). I hope Melody Gardot got some royalties...



What I'd DoIf the Stars Were Mine
If I owned the sky, I'd tell you what I'd do:
Gather up the clouds and leave only the blue
If I had the sun, I'd put yellow in a brush
And paint you a portrait that you could feel and touch
The sun would hit your face from my picture filled with light
And as darkness came that canvas would fill up with night
That's what I'd do do do do do
Cause I love you you you you you
And if I were a rabbit, I'd search the garden patch
For the most tender treat and then I'd bring it back
I wouldn't take a nibble, no, not one bite I swear
Cause everything tastes better, darling, when you're there
Would conquer every briarpatch, the world would be our toy
I'd make a bed of clovers, so good luck you would enjoy
That's what I'd do do do do do
Cause I love you you you you you
If I were the rain, I'd fall upon your roof,
And tap out a melody, so of my love, you'd have some proof
I'd say pitter patter, pitter patter
pitter patter, pitter patter
pitter patter, pitter patter
Ooh
If I were a carpenter, I'd tell you what I'd do
I would build a boat to sail away with you
We'd lay upon our backs as we talk to fishes
And upon their silver scales, we would make some wishes
And before our eyes, on a movie screen of blue
We'd watch our wishes swim away and know they'll all come true
That's what I'd do do do do do
Cause I love you you you you you
If I were a bird, high above the trees
Mountain air would fill my lungs, inspire me to sing
I'd say tweedle-dee, tweedle-dee,
Tweedle-dee, tweedle-dee
Tweedle-dee, tweedle-dee
Ooh
And if I were thin air, I'd be happy as can be
Cause if you need me near, you'd only have to breathe
And if I were a mirror, that would suit me too
Cause I could spend all my time looking back at you
Cause you are a treasure, better than gold
And best of all, you are the kind that I can hold
That's what I'll do do do do do
Cause I love you you you you you
That's what I'll do do do do do
Cause I love you you you you you
Yes, I do
I love you
If the stars were mine
I'd give them all to you
I'd pluck them down right from the sky
And leave it only blue
I would never let the sun forget to shine upon your face
So when others would have rain clouds you'd have only sunny days
If the stars were mine
I'd tell you what I'd do
I'd put the stars right in a jar and give them all to you

If the birds were mine
I'd tell them when to sing
I'd make them sing a sonnet when your telephone would ring
I would put them there inside the square, whenever you went out
So there'd always be sweet music whenever you would walk about
If the birds were mine
I'd tell you what I'd do
I'd teach the birds such lovely words and make them sing for you
I'd teach the birds such lovely words and make them sing for you

If the world was mine
I'd paint it gold and green
I'd make the oceans orange for a brilliant color scheme
I would color all the mountains, make the sky forever blue
So the world would be a painting and I'd live inside with you
If the world was mine
I'd tell you what I'd do
I'd wrap the world in ribbons and then give it all to you
I'd teach the birds such lovely words and make them sing for you
I'd put those stars right in a jar and
Give them all to you
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Re: What I'd Do...vs. If the Stars Were Mine
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2016, 07:14:24 AM »
Wow - bit maddening how similar these two songs are! 

If "What I'd Do" was a hit song, Melody Gardot would be rich after some pretty brief litigation.

Never even heard of this other chick, but she's p good!

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Re: What I'd Do...vs. If the Stars Were Mine
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2016, 08:04:50 PM »
interesting! nice song too
"I got my first taste of freedom beneath the light of the moon"