As If lyrics

It was more than a matter of knowing
All the words that were finally said
It was more than the coming or going
All the things that remain in your head

It was more than a matter of wanting
And needing
The foolish things I gave

As if I ever cared to make you cry
Could've been right
You know that it was
And yet you knew I was sorry
I dared to make you cry
As if I would,
As if I could,
As if I tried

But the words that were finally spoken
Like the thoughts
That were made in my soul
And the hearts that were finally broken
An embrace that would never be hold
And the words that I never told you
Could I've told you
The foolish things I've said

As if I ever cared to make you cry
I could've been right
You know that I was
And yet you knew I was sorry
I dared to make you cry
As if I would,
As if I could,
As if I tried

As if I ever cared to make you cry
Could've been right
You know that I was
And yet you knew I was sorry
I dared to make you cry
Could've been strong,
But the words didn't rhyme
With the things
That would come between us

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What do you think is the meaning of As If by Neil Diamond?