Bassey, Shirley - If You Don't Understand Lyrics




He can be the biggest heel
that human nature has invented
But I'd never change him if I could
And whenever he's away from me
I nearly go demented
I'd leave him if I could

He's the face upon the pillow
That I always want to turn to
But I never know how long he'll stay
You may ask me why I choosed to live this way
Well, I'm a woman

If you don't understand
You've never known a love that was real
You've never known the way that I feel

Each time he leaves me
If You don't understand
You've never known impossible dreams
You've never known the hell
that it means to be

Missing him
Wanting him

He can take me to the moon
each time he puts his arms
around me
Only he can take the moon away
And if I regret the day this
wayward lover ever found me
He can smile and I surrender
But I couldn't live without him
He's the loosing game I always play
You may ask me why I choosed to live this way
Well, I'm a woman

If you don't understand
You've never known a love that was real
You've never known the way that I feel

Each time he leaves me
If You don't understand
You've never known impossible dreams
You've never known the hell
that it means to be

Missing him
Wanting him

If you don't understand
You've never known a love that was real
You've never known the way that I feel

Each time he leaves me

If You don't understand
You've never known impossible dreams
You've never known the hell
that it means to be

Missing him
Wanting him





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Bassey, Shirley If You Don't Understand Comments
  1. Elkemargarete Kamijo

    She is very UNIC

  2. Александр Антоненко

    BRAVO !

  3. Solange Araya

    Espectacular que mujer

  4. JoAnn Lamonica

    A PENNY FOR THE DAMES THOUGHTS SINGING THIS SONG💁💁💁💁💁💁💁💁❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️. JOANN. LAMONICA ONEONTA NEW YORK

  5. Solange Araya

    Que espectacular que mujer más elegante esto es calidad

  6. IFINEVERSING

    I saw her sing this on the British tour , better than the studio version , love this with the orchestra ... it was omitted frim the original LP & only included on the CD RELEASE so not known as widely as it should be

  7. rustymama100

    "If You Don't Understand"

    He can be the biggest heel
    that human nature has invented
    But I'd never change him if I could
    And whenever he's away from me
    I nearly go demented
    I'd leave him if I could

    He's the face upon the pillow
    That I always want to turn to
    But I never know how long he'll stay
    You may ask me why I choosed to live this way
    Well, I'm a woman

    If you don't understand
    You've never known a love that was real
    You've never known the way that I feel

    Each time he leaves me
    If You don't understand
    You've never known impossible dreams
    You've never known the hell
    that it means to be

    Missing him
    Wanting him

    He can take me to the moon
    each time he puts his arms
    around me
    Only he can take the moon away
    And if I regret the day this
    wayward lover ever found me
    He can smile and I surrender
    But I couldn't live without him
    He's the loosing game I always play
    You may ask me why I choosed to live this way
    Well, I'm a woman

    If you don't understand
    You've never known a love that was real
    You've never known the way that I feel

    Each time he leaves me
    If You don't understand
    You've never known impossible dreams
    You've never known the hell
    that it means to be

    Missing him
    Wanting him

    If you don't understand
    You've never known a love that was real
    You've never known the way that I feel

    Each time he leaves me

    If You don't understand
    You've never known impossible dreams
    You've never known the hell
    that it means to be

    Missing him
    Wanting him

    Jennifer Davis

    Love this song sums up my life.

    The Gifted Marki

    A beautiful disco spinoff of If I Never Sing Another Song

  8. Ana Cardoso

    Fantástica !

  9. Wynette Robbins

    I love you

  10. Wynette Robbins

    I love you

  11. William Swann

    what a star dame shirley is she sang this in  berlin concert she was brilliant

  12. Robert B

    FANTASTIC as always
    Dame Shirley Bassey, you are one of a kind
    But for the record this song was written by Toto Cotugno and sang first in 1984 by Ornella Vanoni https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSmJt9O74Rw

    Andreas K.

    Exactly :) I wish I could see them both sing together at some point since they are still both active singers :)

  13. tufan unalp

    One and only. Great singer.

  14. willie shank

    shirley is the finest artist in this century and none could change my mind im old enough to  have heard most of the greats but shirley bassey beats them all

    IFINEVERSING

    you should have heard this on the UK tour .. an instant favourite

    Maria de luna

    willie shank i

    Francine Sicard

    Same here!  She has enchanted my youth. She is not only a great singer but a stunning performer... Quite a powerhouse!

  15. patricio amenabar

    How old is she?

    patricio amenabar

    Why isn’t she better rated? She is definitely one of the 10 best singer- performer ever.  

    patricio amenabar

    Thanks...You know so much about SB, are you her PR agent? Would like to see her 2013 Goldlfinger performance.  

    patricio amenabar

    A female version of Tony Bennett.
     

    IFINEVERSING

    +patricio amenabar I was so lucky to see her concerts 1972 - 2006

  16. Antonis Vamvoukas

    ΤΡΑΓΟΥΔΑΡΑ! ΦΩΝΑΡΑ!

  17. Ana Silva

    A voz poderosa de Shirley é intemporal,,,,,,,fantástica pelo grande profissionalismo. As suas canções "arrasam" !!!!! Verdadeiramente incomparável.
    Adoro!!!!

  18. IFINEVERSING

    the simply incomparable SHIRLEY

  19. Shirley Bassey Music and Vids

    ATTENTION: Dame Shirley Bassey will be appearing at the 2013 Academy Awards Show In Hollywood on February 24th. She will perform for the 50th James Bond anniversary celebration! Wonderful News! Bassey is herself celebrating 60 (Diamond) years in Show Business, starting back in 1953.

  20. miki costin

    Fantastica canzone di Toto Cutugno,fantastica interpretatione di Shirley!

  21. Ana Silva

    Este concerto em Berlim foi uma obra prima.
    Pena não haver o dvd,
    Músicos excelentes e a voz mais maravilhosa de todos os tempos.
    Muito bom reportório.
    Adorei e obrigada.

  22. Daring Do

    FOR ME ITS A NICE SONG MAKE ME DANCE

  23. Karharias

    Magnifica ! Formidable! Extra ! Superba ! Cant find words to express her performance and interpretations ! Meravilliosa Shirley !

  24. IFINEVERSING

    Bassey at her brillant best. Shirley responds to the music , the original studio track has a lightweight backing and the endjing here is better. Never forgotten hearing this on her British tour.

  25. highlandlad007

    One of the top female voices ... ever.

  26. multizeroMr

    Kills me;)

  27. Shirley Bassey Music and Vids

    @moroc99 - The original music and lyrics were written by Toto Cotugno, Ornella Vanoni, and Segio Bardotti. Her friend Norman Newell stepped in to write the English Lyrics for Shirley. This was minor hit for Shirley in Europe, but you are so right that it should have been a bigger hit for her. The producer was 'Tower Bell Records' which went bankrupt in the 80's. Thus, there was little promotion for the record other than when Shirley would sing it live, mostly in the UK & Europe.

  28. will scroggie

    this should have been an amaising hit,,,norman newall i think wrote this ...god he knows shirleys material

  29. TINACHER1

    The instrument that is the VOICE.

  30. TINACHER1

    Exciting song...GREAT. Fabulous orchestra.