Diamond, Neil - If I Don't See You Again Lyrics




If I don't see you again
It was a hell of a ride
Don't need to say let's be friends
Don't need to promise you'll write
We rode that train through the night
And never cared where it went
If I don't see you again

If I don't see you again
We ran a whole other race
Two strangers meet on the road
And find their time and their place
We never once had to lie
We'd passed the age of consent
If I don't see you again

I know it's crazy out there
I hated sleeping around
I went out looking for love
And never liked what I found
Don't pay to make it alone
God knows it's lonely out there
I made it once on my own
And hardly anyone cared
If I don't see you again

Who you gonna run to baby
Who you gonna hide behind when the nights
Get suddenly cold
Who's gonna hold you
Who's gonna know
Who will you go to

Who you gonna call if it ain't me
When you're feeling lost
And there's nobody out there
Looking for you
What will you do
Where will you go
If I don't see you again

If I don't see you again
You made it happen somehow
I think I gave up on life
But I feel better right now
Something you said turned me round
Don't even know what you meant
If I don't see you again

And at the end of the day
I hated sleeping alone
There's nothing worse when you're lost
And you don't wanna go home
It's gonna work out some way
I just don't wanna be found
I'm waiting here round the bay
And I'll be hanging around
If I don't see you again

Who am I kidding I'm going nowhere
I can't even get through an hour without you
Should be ashamed
Just wanna hear you
Calling my name

Two of us missed connections
Guess we must have somehow missed something more
Cause we're here alone
I know we're together
But too far apart
To know how to get back home

Each time we're saying goodbye
Cause if I stayed for too long
You'd get to know me too well
And find that something is wrong

The time if perfect to go
Before the curtain descends
Right now when both of us know
That everything has got to end
If I don't see you again

What's it gonna come to baby
Who you gonna hide behind when the nights
Get filled up with doom
Looking to run
You run out of room

And will you be the one to save me
Doesn't look like the future is clear
And need you to hear me
Playing in tune
When nobody hears me
I end up playing to the moon

It's time for saying goodbye
Cause if I stayed for too long
You get to know me too well
And find that something was wrong

The time is perfect to go
Before the curtain descends
Right now when both of us know
That everything's got to end
If I don't see you again

If I don't see you again
Somehow we both made it through
I would have gave up on life
Before I gave up on you
You went and turned me around
Could be with something you said
I couldn't make out the sound
I didn't care what it meant
If I don't see you again
If I don't see you again
If I don't see you again





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  1. Maria ilda Alves

    Está música, não sei porque, faz me lembrar os velhinhos, abandonados, nos hospitais, orfos de filhos vivos as crianças de rua, animais abandonados, e maltrados, enfim,, se as pessoas fossem mais unidas e humildes não havia tanta tristeza no mundo que é felizmente. A epocrisia é tanta, porque só comem no Natal e depois ficam o ano todo a passar mal fome, e a dormir no chão das ruas, mas que Mundo é este🦓🦍🦓🦓🦓🦓🐗🐗🐗deviam ter vergonha o que interessa agora são. OS TURISTAS QUE VIERAM PRA. AQUI POR O NOSSO POVO SEM CASAS. TUDO POR CAUSA DA GANÂNCIA DO DINHEIRO É AINDA POF CIMA ALGUNS VÃO PRA IGREJA PEDIR AO PADRE PARA POLOS. NO ALTAR,,, MAS OS PADRES TAMBÉM SÃO FRESCOS🐗😅 T, SO PENSAM EM DINHEIRO E A METER AO BOLSO IGREJISTAS É FALSOS PROFETAS, SÓ GOSTAM DELES, O RESTO, É FADOS,, 🦓🐗😎😎😎😎😎🐗🐗🦓🐗

  2. Alice allie Gaspard

    Miss you Bobby, I will love you forever.

  3. Joan Gunning

    A song writer in the top class!

  4. Joan Gunning

    What an icon!

  5. bazthehandyman

    Fantastic.

  6. Wilshare

    He has the majick of a bard...much like Cohen.....haha jewish bards!!! One if Ireland's best kept secrets. :D Part of their secret I think....is learning the deep rich tones of cantors. And then, they weave words into a story that most of us have had..... and have locked away. Touching hearts...is the highest art. Sometimes it gets down right 'holy/spiritual'. This is sad but true...the essence of a flower is at it's strongest,it's most beautiful...just as it is giving up this life. <3 Thank you @ondeafearsblog for loading this priceless gem <3 For me...I could see this as more than a romantic love song. I felt it spelling out the love of a sister watching and hoping her brother wold find love,peace,a home atlast. My brother gave his life doing the quiet work... a devotion few have so the rest of us can have the illusion of feeling safe. There never could be a life partner who could play second fiddle to that style of functioning. I filled in the best I could, when he needed to unburden the horrors he'd been thru. Had to keep my mouth shut when it became clear he was running from himself and see how these folks try to cope using unhealthy crutches.Just when it looked like he could stand down,stop cheating death and retire early for a 'normal' life...out of the blue I'd said to a co-worker ' I am never going to see my brother again'. Our bond was so strong, much like twins we could 'feel' the other one in trouble even if it was half the planet away. Two nights later, at midnight,every police car from two towns descended on my farm. Unusual, but in our world it is a sign of deep respect. Fate had stepped in with other plans for my brother. THIS TIME I COULDN'T SAVE HIM. <3 I'd give anything for that one last hug. <3 This song can be about any love shared between hearts.YEP, I've talked here a lot ..let's call it therapy. Creator knows how to move us, when the time is right, and let us heal a little. Mr.Neil Diamond...you probably will never see this..nope. But things would be left undone if I didn't say Thank You from the heart and send love your way. I have really been touched by the comments here and the people behind them.We are all brothers and sisters...trying to find the majick place called home. Everyone enlightened about trying to live with no soul crushing regrets. Holding each other up with love in sharing the gift of this song.It is selfish but..I feel pretty blessed watching how this strange life is at work. @ondeafearsblog ...wouldn't it be awesome if could share a real humble hug with the gem? :D I don't want to leave this page,this song,the feeling that is with me right now. akkkkkkkkkk...for real I go...sprinkling loving pixie dust at everyone for all time. - In spirit part of me is staying tho lolololol

  7. feryat kaplan

    Grabbed my heart and never let go!

  8. rebecca hooper

    Neil Diamond is awesome xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  9. Todd Bedusek

    Kinda reminds of johhny cash .but that's bc it's produced by Rick Rubin

  10. Catherine Costello

    This is such a beautiful song with such touching words

  11. Greg Parry

    Amazing piece. Reminds me so much of someone I lost many years ago.

  12. Jorge Espinosa

    No pretty harmonies, written from the heart, with damning, cold sincerity.

  13. christianne heynderickx

    Love it

  14. LolaH

    oh jeeezz

  15. mike Marino

    Played for x-ray Burns......

  16. Carol Delaney

    Beautifully written Dave!

    Jon Alan

    who is dave-

  17. Ruby Sein

    Such a meaningful Amazing lyrıcs & Heartfelt song... I like it all the meaningful songs Which touch the soul ...

  18. Ruth Mcadam

    I can't get through an hour without you.....

  19. Abdul Rahim Abdul

    Listen to his song one must clear the mind..or u ll be in trouble

  20. Hector Ruiz

    Unbelievable collection of songs!

  21. Mauro Selva

    David, I lost someone so close me. DREAM AND HOLD HER AGAIN, YOUR LOVE WILL NEVER END, HER LOVE WILL BE WAITING FOR YOU. WE WILL SEE THEM AGAIN. BELIEVE ! SHE'S WAITING FOR YOU.

  22. Rodrigo Artavia Vargas

    My parents left 23 years ago (My Mother), 21 years (My Father) and My In-laws: 11 years (My Father-in-law) and 2 years (My Mother-in-law), and although they do not physically have them by My Side, I always feel them spiritually with us, and we will always live with the Hope of someday seeing them again, when we are called to the Presence of Almighty God. Thank you Dads and in-laws, also thanks to Neil for this beautiful song.

  23. nick wright

    What a beautiful song from one of our greatest singer / songwriters. Please listen to the song " You were my friend the writers. " Thank you.https://youtu.be/Wr1UPAWdPu0

  24. Ton den Hartoog

    een meesterwerk!!

  25. Hazrat Alli

    neil if the possibities is there i would really like to see you in person,i live in green point ,work in manhattan,i will remember you in my prayer about your illness, god bless you,

  26. Marta Gurská

    Good evening. I'm here and I'm listening. Again and again ... I love this song so much ... My heart is full of emotions ...

  27. graydon blower

    best wishes

  28. Violetta Fleisch

    wonderfull

  29. Jean Wallace

    tom wallace

  30. Dean Smith

    he hated sleeping around lol

  31. Marta Gurská

    Again I listen ... This song is my part.

  32. Marta Gurská

    Love, love, love this song.

  33. gg gg

    The most beautiful lyrics and music, I love it.

  34. Violetta Fleisch

    Augen schließen und zughören,

  35. Marta Gurská

    I am whitt you, Neil Diamond. Again and again....

  36. Richard Crossland

    Absolutely brilliant. Neils voice just keeps getting better with age, like fine wine! May  it  never end

  37. Marta Gurská

    Absolutely beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. Marta Gurská

    That voice is so beautiful, unforgettable !!!!!

  39. Marta Gurská

    Unbelievable !!!!!!!!
    Beautifully narrated and sung story that touches each of us.
    Oh, Neil Diamonds, it hit me.
    I cry and think about my long lost love.
    I know I will not see her again.

  40. Michelle Lorje

    I love your love for good,God

    david horowicz

    Michelle Lorje amen

  41. Elizabeth Aubichon

    "If I Don't See You Again"

    If I don't see you again
    It was a hell of a ride
    Don't need to say let's be friends
    Don't need to promise you'll write

    We rode that train through the night
    And never cared where it went
    If I don't see you again
    If I don't see you again

    We ran a whole other race
    Two strangers meet on the road
    And find a time and a place
    We never once had to lie
    We've passed the age of conscent
    If I don't see you again

    I know it's crazy out there
    My head is sleeping around
    I went out looking for love
    And never liked what I found

    Don't pay to make it alone
    God knows it's lonely out there
    I made it once on my own
    And hardly anyone cared
    If I don't see you again

    Who you gonna run to baby
    Who you gonna hide behind when the nights
    It's suddenly cold
    Who's gonna hold you
    Who's gonna love you
    Who will you go to

    Who you gonna call if it ain't me
    When you're feeling lost
    And there is nobody out there
    Looking for you
    What will you do
    Where will you go
    If I don't see you again
    If I don't see you again

    You made it happen somehow
    I think I gave up on life
    But I feel better right now
    Something you see turn around
    Don't need to know what you meant
    If I don't see you again

    And at the end of the day
    I hated sleeping alone
    There's nothing worse when you're lost
    And you don't wanna go home
    It's gonna work out some way
    I just don't wanna be found
    I'm waiting here round the bay
    And I'll be hanging around
    If I don't see you again

    Who am I kidding
    I'm going nowhere
    I can't even get through
    An hour without you
    Should be ashamed
    Just wanna hear you
    Calling my name

    Two of those missed conventions
    These men must have somehow missed something more
    Cause we're here alone
    I know we're together
    To fall apart
    I know how to get back home
    Each time we say that
    Cause you're frustrated too long
    You've been too lonely to know
    To find that something is wrong

    The time if perfect to go
    Before the curtain descents
    Right now when both of us know
    That everything has got to end
    If I don't see you again

    What's it gonna come to baby
    Who you gonna hide behind when the nights
    Get filled up with dirt
    Looking to run
    You're running away
    And when you came on to save me
    Doesn't look like the future is clear
    I need you to hear me
    Praying to
    But nobody hears me
    I had a plan to the moon
    Each time you're saying good bye
    Cause if I stayed for too long
    You get too lonely to work
    To find that something was wrong

    The time is perfect to go
    Before the curtain descents
    Right now when both of us know
    Everything has got to end
    If I don't see you again
    If I don't see you again

    Somehow we both made it through
    I would have gave up on life
    Before I gave up on you
    You went and turned me around
    Could be with something you said
    I couldn't make out the sound
    I didn't care what it meant
    If I don't see you again
    If I don't see you again
    If I don't see you again




    Submit Corrections
    A-Z Lyrics N NEIL DIAMOND Lyrics
    "Home Before Dark" (2008)

    Helen Meahan

    Get a hearing aid

    Samsumg Tabb4

    Thank u for lyrics

    Richard Rogers

    Thank you

  42. Kristin Stranahan

    love this song and the album.i bought this album at a poignant time in my life.

  43. Shirley Stutts

    For my precious grandson !

  44. Shirley Stutts

    For my precious grandson !

  45. Rosanne Atkins

    I love this song, it really paints a picture of a great train ride and meeting the perfect person. You always have the right words at the right moment. It touched my soul!
    Rosanne from Cincinnati

  46. John Clark

    Johnny Cash-style?

    Etrigan2112

    Rick Rubin who produced all the Cash American albums also produced this and brought along the same team of musicians to back Diamond up that he used with Cash. Including Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

    badthinque

    lern sumthin new evry damn day, thank u!

    AnnaJuist

    @Etrigan2112....Thank you for that information. That explains why this song has that Johnny Cash "Hurt" sound. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FywSzjRq0e4

  47. Julia Brown

    I love all his songs sometimes very touching make me cry

    Charlene Hernandez

    We were friends in a previous life

  48. Wendy Lee

    Nice................

  49. ruth carter

    I Love Neil Diamond ..he touches the soul

    Dannyjarrell Jarrell

    ruth carter

    Stephani Petoletti

    I very much agree. All his music has been pretty much based on my entire life and then some. Assume.

  50. Diana Irwin

    I truly believe we are related. This man reads my life and soul. Live forever, Neil and write those deep beautiful lyrics and sing. I love to sing along with you and cry and laugh.....

    michael daniels

    amen ,thought i was crazy for years till others who know me after listening to his music surprised me with the same conclusion .

  51. Meredith Anne

    I fell in love with Neil Diamond years ago. This song is one of many reasons why. The man is a poet.

    Terilynn Wells

    I'll bet that I've more years on you loving his music!

  52. Carol Nelson

    Amazing lyrıcs. soul touching..

  53. Maria Writer

    For my lost friend...J.S.

  54. Dave Radstock

    This is a masterpiece, which can sit comfortably with Neil's greatest work, it is hard to believe that such majesty comes from one man, his innate ability to convey feelings in song is unmatched, the song cuts through you, and reaches your very soul, and makes you reflect on all that has gone before in your life, lost love, sadness, nostalgia, joy, happiness, redemption and fulfillment, it is delivered in a poignant and almost sombre way, Neil's voice conveys the song perfectly.

    Marta Gurská

    Dave Radstock,Thanks for the answer, I hear again Neil and I'm excited.I'm a big fan, but only 4 months. In Slovakia, where I live, they did not play Neil's music. I know about cover versions of some songs.Neil D. I discovered on youtube. It was a miracle for me. I do not know English, but in the depths of my soul I understand his songs. Or find a text translation in google.Every day I go to Yotub to listen to Neil. His music, his lyrics and his voice is what I missed my whole life.Excuse my Englisch...

    Stephani Petoletti

    I Sherri Petoletti, (Stephani Petoletti's Mother) has also listened to Neil since a young girl he is my favorite.

    Thomas Crkvenac

    Dave Radstock
    Hell of a way to put it but you did it right. I feel the very same way.

    Fabiola Ahumada García

    Stephani Petoletti
    Como estas

    Ruth Mcadam

    Dave, you expressed all I would say, but less masterfully than you said it. Thank you.

  55. Zaporafata Atafaropaz

    Formidable!

  56. Johnnie m Jamaica

    See you again I like this like this™™

  57. john morrisey

    david sanderson....you are holding you good lady in your heart...you will always have your LOVE.

    david sanderson

    @john morrisey Yes always in my heart and my head, a very special and wonderful lady. Thank's Dave.

  58. Sweetpea027

    So nice but very sad !!!!!!  Neil's voice is so pretty still !!!!!!

  59. david sanderson

    my wife died almost three years ago but i see her every day in my thoughts and my memory's ( just wish i could hold her again )

    Michael Daniels

    +david sanderson God bless you Mr. Sanders

    steve Smith

    Dave, you will be together again. Its just your turn yet.

    Kimberly Smith

    david sanderson I too gave my husband back to God in 2016, it was his 3rd fight with cancer, it was 6 weeks before our 42 year anniversary...he fought like a warrior till his last breath..his plan was for that night was a bottle of Strawberry Hill wine and listening to Neil Diamond all night.On the 25th of Feb.2016...I toasted my love and listened to this album.He is still my husband ...and he was there...in my heart and the memories we shared.

    Dojocho

    hope yur doing well

    Reynaldo Gamaz

    Remember she is looking bond with you sorry

  60. Brent Cummings

    love him, my wife will play this when i.m gone.

  61. lousysound

    i have no idea what you replied ... sorry xx

  62. Verlane Schultz

    I have been your fan forever! So glad your music is back!!!

  63. piper80fg

    Love his music... it brings calm to the soul!

  64. piper80fg

    Nice Song!

  65. lousysound

    just lovely ..a song for love x

    santi perez

    ¿Alguien de los que los que andais por por hay ¿ que fue de este cantante Americano tan genial? me gustaria saber que asido del el gracias por anticipado 

    Beverly DeMarco

    Maria Carey sang (ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU ) TO NEAL DIAMOND FROM BEVERLY DEMARCO

  66. dedo doc

    ciao polpetta :) 

  67. smedegaard1000

    Can´t imagine my world without you..... won´t believe i shall never see you again, and yet... You´re not there.....

  68. Sucheta Mandal

    awesome....n peaceful too :)

  69. Perez Baraquio

    its your decision....you may come....if you don t want - so its destiny...although i wil love you forever.

  70. Abigael Ati

    Love u, BB :)

  71. Celia Iannelli

    Song with special meaning...

  72. ylenia cassar

    Adore him.Bring me nice memories..

  73. Allan Kirsten

    This song is just beautiful, listen to the words,,! Allanamaricky,,xax

  74. Kay Britt-Vermette

    I saw Neil Diamond live in concert at the University of Tennessee. This was and remains the highlight of my life. Love you Neil Diamond.

  75. MsCobaltIris

    Have always loved Neil Diamond...Our American Treasure!

  76. quasi7373

    really nice

  77. bonney bounds

    Who you gonna run to baby ................

  78. Cleide Machado

    Neil Diamond - Me faz Chorar !!!

  79. dave lastman

    wonderful. happy b day neil

  80. ChihuahuaboyDH

    Neil Diamond still has that golden Midas touch after all these years! I hope he continues recording & performing! We still need & never tire of your beautiful music, Neil!

    Bravo, Neil Leslie Diamond!

  81. Domenico De Luca

    This is the best stuff he's ever done. His cheesy delivery and overblown production of his early career always kept me away. Thankfully, Rick Rubin reached out and brought out of Neil what had always been there, lying dormant, waiting for discovery.

  82. jann lm

    thank you for that man who introduce me to neil,,, now this song is my song for him,, sad,, but that is life.. i love you drjavedz

  83. Emma Coupe

    I would have gave up on life before I gave up on you............

  84. NiraArtistry

    I cant even put into words how much this song means to me! Neil Diamand is too special!!!

  85. kophy Adu Boahene

    Great song,great lyrics.great voice,great personality! Neil, May your tribe Increase!!!!

  86. Frank Calderón

    Two of my all time favorites... Neil Diamond/Waylon Jennings. "If I Don't See You Again" Love this song.

  87. Colleen Murray

    I sent this song as my final goodbye to a lost potential love who passed away of cancer just last last week. I cant say the words that Mr. Diamond put together but he exactly knew the sentiment that I HAD to convey. Thank you for providing this final goodbye

  88. Kachooba Salem

    3 years ago, and today......this song is amazing.......Neil is timeless.

  89. GandhiTyhe

    Neil Diamond is the living embodiment of all that is good in this World - those who disdain his music are those who are never truly in touch with themselves.
    From the bottom of my heart - I thank you, Neil, for making my life that much happier with your music.

  90. MrMotownmanny

    To the one dislikes & others who don't like it, Hope I Don't See You Again on this channel.

  91. Small Tall

    love it so much, listen to it every day.
    love Neil since i was a kid but the last 2 albums are amazing, he sings right into my heart

  92. MrMalcolm4605

    Like many of you out there, this song feels as though Neil has written and recorded it as a soundtrack to my life some thirty-six years ago. When I bought this CD and first played this, the opening track, by the end of it, I was blubbing like a baby ! I'd always thought Neil's "Red, Red Wine" was the song I associated with my 'time' but I never realised how much POWER there is still there within Neil's heart and soul. You are my friend Neil ! Thank you for this. Blessings ! !

  93. John Burgess

    @bucsbunny So right...He is our musical Messiah and we his followers. Every time I see his concerts here in UK it's like a pilgrimage that I MUST attend

  94. bubblebude2

    53k views? Its true what they say, depth doesn't sell, a catchy chorus does

  95. lost4amoment

    Bought by my lost friend for a birthday a couple of years back. God , how I loved her. I've been lost ever since.

  96. martin2455

    I've loved this song since the first time I heard it.........just reminds me of so many times in my life......one of the great songs

  97. giselle ball

    me too