Ruth B. - If By Chance Lyrics




I can't believe its been all these years
I can't believe I've cried all these tears
My friends tell me I should've moved on
A long long time ago
But what do they know?
What do they know?

And I don't mean to be selfish
But my heart breaks every time
That I see you smile
'Cause I know that it's not me
Who brings it out of you anymore
You found somebody new
You put me in the past
I don't even know if our memories will last
But if by chance it doesn't work out with her
You'll always have a chance with me in my world

I wonder what happens when you hear our song
Do you brush it away or do you sing along?
Do you talk about the future the way we did?
Is there room for me in it?
Is there room for me in it?

And I don't mean to be selfish
But my heart breaks every time
That I see you smile
'Cause I know that it's not me
Who brings it out of you anymore
You found somebody new
You put me in the past
I don't even know if our memories will last
But if by chance it doesn't work out with her
You'll always have a chance with me in my world

Is it so wrong of me to hope she breaks your heart?
Is it so wrong of me to pray she tears you apart?
And I know that in the darkest part of you
You pray and hope and wish for it too

Cause you don't mean to be selfish
But your heart breaks every time
That you see me smile
Cause you know that its not you
Who brings it out of me anymore
You found somebody new
You put me in the past
I don't even know if our memories will last
But if by chance it doesn't work out with her
You'll always have a chance with me in my world





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  1. Jillian Savage

    I cry throughout the whole thing it is such a touching song.....





    And I am not that emotional.

  2. Kingsley Atuba

    I just love your songs ,how you sing it, the way you sing it, everything

  3. Kenney Benaires

    I cried so hard over this song. 💔

  4. Mey Saras Amita Putri

    Its so heartache

  5. c0rpzz _ c1apzz

    This song has changed me in ways I couldn’t possibly change

    *Edit: emotionally

  6. Minnie

    This is so beautiful yet so heart breaking

  7. Pretti Pretti

    how did i only get to find this song now ?! 😫 such a angelic voice •-•

  8. Olympus Tech

    Been feeling this for some time.:(

  9. Ángel Pelayo

    IF BY CHANCE

    BY: Ruth B.

    I can't believe it's been all these years
    I can't believe I've cried all these tears
    My friends tell me I should've moved on
    A long, long time ago
    But what do they know?
    Mm, what do they know?

    And I don't mean to be selfish
    But my heart breaks every time
    That I see you smile
    'Cause I know that it's not me
    Who brings it out of you anymore

    You found somebody new
    You put me in the past
    I don't even know if our memories will last
    But If By Chance it doesn't work out with her
    You'll always have a chance with me in my world

    I wonder what happens when you hear our song
    Do you brush it away or do you sing along?
    Do you talk about the future the way we did?
    Is there room for me in it?
    Oh, is there room for me in it?

    And I don't mean to be selfish
    But my heart breaks every time
    That I see you smile
    'Cause I know that it's not me
    Who brings it out of you anymore

    You found somebody new
    You put me in the past
    I don't even know if our memories will last
    But If By Chance it doesn't work out with her
    You'll always have a chance with me in my world

    Is it so wrong of me to hope she breaks your heart?
    Is it so wrong of me to pray she tears you apart?
    And I know that in the darkest part of you
    You pray and hope and wish for it too

    'Cause you don't mean to be selfish
    But your heart breaks every time
    That you see me smile
    'Cause you know that it's not you
    Who brings it out of me anymore

    You found somebody new
    You put me in the past
    I don't even know if our memories will last
    But If By Chance it doesn't work out with her
    You'll always have a chance with me in my world

    .....
    Thank yooou

  10. It’s Ava

    Just discovered her tonight, I have never heard such beautiful music like hers that sums up your emotions, feelings, hopes ☁️

  11. Graninda

    I'm so in love with this song 😭😍

  12. Lindsey Moore

    This song and her all of her music is underrated and she is so talented this song is my life right now it needs a video to this song frfr keep em coming Ruth❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️💯💯💯💯💯💯

  13. geCCCo

    oh boi that hurt on a different level

  14. Superkitty Plays

    I hate how I can relate to some of the lyrics 😔

  15. Ice PotterYT

    I can relate to this because I have felt betrayal by so many people some of which were close to my heart.

  16. Ice PotterYT

    This is one of the types of songs I listen too. It makes me feel more of myself. Thank you, Ruth B. I wish you the best of luck in life.


    I also have depression so this helps me be at peace. :)

  17. La BèR

    Fuck my dépression is growing up with this song but i love it..

  18. Anita Jones

    Billie and Ruth should make a song 😩

  19. Owen Pro

    Nice tune

  20. Bri T

    I'll never forget listening to her 7 second singing videos on vine and wishing she had full songs that I could listen to on repeat... I'm so glad she came out with an album. She has the most beautiful voice I've ever heard.

  21. Σοφία Φραγκάκη - Σαββάκη

    2019?😿😿😿

  22. Nolwazi Peaceful Ncayiya

    Love ain't suppose to be like this 😭😭🚮💔

  23. Shanice Mckenzie

    😔😢 bring back memories

  24. Francesca Melis

    I can't believe it's been all these years
    Non posso credere che siano passati tutti questi anni
    I can't believe I've cried all these tears
    Non posso credere di aver pianto tutte queste lacrime
    My friends tell me I should've moved on
    I miei amici mi dicono che sarei dovuta andare avanti
    A long, long time ago
    Molto, molto tempo fa
    But what do they know?
    Ma cosa ne sanno loro?
    Mm, what do they know?
    Ma cosa ne sanno loro?
    And I don't mean to be selfish
    E non ho intenzione di essere egoista
    But my heart breaks every time
    Ma il mio cuore si spezza tutte le volte
    That I see you smile
    Che ti vedo sorridere
    'Cause I know that it's not me
    Perché so di non essere io
    Who brings it out of you anymore
    Quella che lo crea più
    You found somebody new
    Tu hai trovato qualcuno di nuovo
    You put me in the past
    Mi hai messa nel passato
    I don't even know if our memories will last
    Non so se i nostri ricordi resteranno
    But If By Chance it doesn't work out with her
    Ma se per caso non dovesse funzionare con lei
    You'll always have a chance with me in my world
    Tu avrai sempre una possibilità con me nel mio mondo
    I wonder what happens when you hear our song
    Chissà cosa accadrà quando ascolterai la nostra canzone
    Do you brush it away or do you sing along?
    La toglierai o la canterai?
    Do you talk about the future the way we did?
    Parli del futuro nel modo in cui lo facevamo noi?
    Is there room for me in it?
    C'è una stanza per me in questo?
    Oh, is there room for me in it?
    C'è una stanza per me in questo?

    And I don't mean to be selfish
    E non ho intenzione di essere egoista
    But my heart breaks every time
    Ma il mio cuore si spezza tutte le volte
    That I see you smile
    Che ti vedo sorridere
    'Cause I know that it's not me
    Perché so di non essere io
    Who brings it out of you anymore
    Quella che lo crea più
    You found somebody new
    Tu hai trovato qualcuno di nuovo
    You put me in the past
    Mi hai messa nel passato
    I don't even know if our memories will last
    Non so se i nostri ricordi resteranno
    But If By Chance it doesn't work out with her
    Ma se per caso non dovesse funzionare con lei
    You'll always have a chance with me in my world
    Tu avrai sempre una possibilità con me nel mio mondo
    Is it so wrong of me to hope she breaks your heart?
    È così sbagliato da parte mia sperare che lei ti spezzi il cuore?
    Is it so wrong of me to pray she tears you apart?
    È così sbagliato da parte mia pregare che lei ti distrugga?
    And I know that in the darkest part of you
    E so che nella parte più oscura di te
    You pray and hope and wish for it too
    Tu preghi e speri e vuoi questo
    'Cause you don't mean to be selfish
    Perché non vuoi essere egoista
    But your heart breaks every time
    Ma il tuo cuore si spezza tutte le volte
    That you see me smile
    Che mi vedi sorridere
    'Cause you know that it's not you
    Perché so di non essere io
    Who brings it out of me anymore
    Colui che me lo fa uscire, non più
    You found somebody new
    Tu hai trovato qualcuno di nuovo
    You put me in the past
    Mi hai messa nel passato
    I don't even know if our memories will last
    Non so se i nostri ricordi resteranno
    But If By Chance it doesn't work out with her
    Ma se per caso non dovesse funzionare con lei
    You'll always have a chance with me in my world
    Tu avrai sempre una possibilità con me nel mio mondo

  25. Amira Elmernissi

    i love u you are the best

  26. Lindsey Moore

    Ruthitis anyone else😉👌💯💗💯💗💯#1in my book💯💯

  27. Lindsey Moore

    Omg another one💯💯💯👌👌👌👌😍😍😍😍I just gotta say she puts it all in her songs u can feel every bit of this like I feel it so hard because this is me this is my life my heart my feelings right now idc what noone else says if u have ever been in real love there will always be a bond there will always b that one person u can't stop loving or give up on and u say this exact words if by chance and u pray that there is a chance big or small u pray for em to feel this way thank u again Ruth b u r so underrated and keep em coming soundtrack of my life👌💯👌💯👌😘💗💗💗💗💗

  28. brandy parolini

    I love ruth b she is awesome and a huge inspiration in my life

  29. Tracy Olson

    Never again

  30. Kaylee Gemmer

    this song used to be just a sad song to me.. and i never thought that i’d relate to it until just recently...

  31. Brittany Collura

    is it so wrong of me to hope she breaks your heart, is it so wrong of me to pray she tears you apart...and i know in the darkest part of you.. you pray and wish and hope for it to...

  32. Ali55a Tayl0r

    This is the song I've been looking for. It just explains every thought in my head. I'm crying rn

  33. Angela uwu

    for julian~

  34. Jon West Sr

    Wow.! A young woman from the latest generation that can write and sing with mind & heart enough to speak to other hearts & minds. She is more precious than her height and weight in gold.

  35. Amina Shamala

    Story of my life💔

  36. Opa Chawngthu

    How can I be soo related to this song it kinda surprised mee😢😢

  37. babygirl arii

    It's been 1 year... i still miss him..this his last year

  38. Eabha Johnston

    This song is so emotional😭😭im literally crying right now

  39. Nfaly Kaba

    the best kine in this song is when she gets to when i see you smile and so on it touches my heart who agrees?

  40. Tracy Olson

    I hate to be second best after 30 yrs

  41. Tracy Olson

    30 yes, I met him ,just a girl

  42. Melda Yoo

    Imagining him smiling and comforting another girl, talk about future with her.. Call her baby, text and call her to tell her about his day..

    My heart breaks into millions pieces. I want to hurt him the way he did it to me but I don't have the heart to cz I care for him too much.

    Munnirul Ikhwan

    Melda Yoo :'(

  43. Gelic Panganiban

    always (?)

  44. JULIET PORTIA NDLOFANE

    😐💔

  45. Saeed Ahmed Khan

    In the middle of 2019??

  46. Olive AKINOLA

    It's wonderful everything 💯😊

  47. sforshann

    "Is it wrong for me to pray she tears you apart?" 😢😢😢

  48. sforshann

    "Is it wrong for me to pray she tears you apart?" 😢😢😢

  49. sforshann

    I fell in love to this song ❤❤❤

  50. Cidra Barton

    vraiment superbe 🌈ꔣᨐ smiley.cool ᨐꔣ🌈꧁✿🌸╭⊱ smiley.cool ⊱╮🌸✿꧂

  51. Jaz Elizabeth

    Such a gorgeous song 🤩🥰 I did a piano cover of this on my channel 🥰

  52. Chaeng Forever

    Ate 3rdy brought me here

  53. Keen

    Hits too close to home for me 😔😥

  54. wer

    Apologies beforehand for the weird and fricking long post. Okay so... Don't wanna talk about what follows to anyone i know and since it seems there are a few people here that have the same heartache as me (in every way so glad i found this song, her voice and lyrics (except for the part she thinks he lowkey still feels the same) hit the mark all too well) whatever, here goes:
    The thing is I never wanted for her last boyfriend to break my ex's heart last month (even slowly started to not just pretend to like the guy after i learned how to tolerate him). One of the many reasons is cause i'm actually selfish enough to be falling apart about the fact that it nevertheless seems like she most likely won't ever feel the way about me again, that i have felt about her since she broke up with me six years ago (I also had two relationships since then, but never felt about them the way I still do about her now for more than 18 months). I didn't try anything cause I know she of course needs time to heal, but it's something she said about relationships in generel few days ago, that crushed my dream of ever getting back together (she now seems to definitely need that "see everything through rose-coloured glasses"-phase you have in the beginning of a new relationship cause she didn't have that with her now-ex and she doesn't want it like that anymore). The point it gets kinda fucked up: if not me i hope at least its none of my friends. i fear one of my two bff is kinda into her cause he suddenly changed a lot of his opinions on all kind of stuff to match whatever she likes and seems to be more eager to spend time with her alone rather than with us guys, he even says he needs alome time when i know he's spending time with her (cause she doesn't know he says that, so she some times when they meet and what they small-talk about and stuff cause you know we're friends so who would've thought...). No matter how much i love her and really want her to be happy, if i'm correct about him and he succeeds THAT would definitely be unbearable to me. There would be no way anymore not to see her at least 2 days a week with him and would feel so wrong and hurt even more cause he should know if he ever had paid attention to some stuff i said and the obvious discomfort i showed about her ex some times during their relationship. It would kill me cause I know i'd start to really hate him but way worse: i can't think of a way i'd be able to stay in touch with her without it constantly killing me. I'm getting anxious cause it feels like she could actually fall for him even though she knows he's faking a few things... Don't know what to do anymore..

  55. 임병록

    왜 ? 우리나라는 이런장르의 음악은 뜨지않을까요 ????
    그져 ㅇ여러명이 흔들고 뛰어야 음악같은가요 ??

  56. cake

    “You found somebody new, you put me in the past I don’t even know if our memories will last” I felt that so hard

  57. Aaron Davis

    Ruth B. this song relate to me a lot of things. Wow

  58. jungks chubs

    RIGHT IN THE HEART

  59. DO DOY

    Underated artist. 😩

  60. Lauren Li

    Happy birthday Ruth B.

  61. Lauren Li

    This song is beautiful! I love it!

  62. babygirl arii

    ...this is is my last year i see him in high school.....

  63. 94ci13 Asri

    This song reminds me of him, the best ex bf I've ever had, the first love in my life, even I know that weren't together now. Just so you know I'm still waiting for you and it's been 3 a half years now and I'm still praying that you'll come back, embrace me, and say that you are regret leaving me alone.
    I miss you and I Love You Anu. Always forever

  64. ant

    this song is all i wanted

  65. Chichi Kent

    Can't relate but made me sad😭

  66. Ant Jr

    You're really cute I must admit, but I need something further than this.

  67. Ruth Dedecker

    i love this

  68. Natalie Rogers

    I wish I could double like this song! So freaking relateable :(

  69. Emily Deyo

    Anyone else literally crying to this song :)

  70. Jim Zorn

    Allison I really miss you

  71. Happy Cindy

    ❤️❤️❤️

  72. Casey Campbell

    "If by chance it doesn't work out with her, you'll always have a chance with me in my world." This is how I feel and I'm crying.

    LUCKY CHARM

    I understand you because I'm going through the same thing

  73. Caynia

    2:36 is that TikTok harmonize

  74. Susan Weston

    I love the break in her voice when she says "if by chance"😫

  75. jcastanza

    Wow I’ve only heard Lost Boy and Superficial Love until now. She really took it to another level. I can’t believe she wrote this at such a young age. And that voice. So incredibly talented.

  76. Ellie Sturdy

    Still playing ❤️

  77. Meghan M

    This song is beautiful, it makes me cry 😭❤

  78. Cecilia

    Me: * tries to get over my crushes *
    Also me: * intentionally listens to this song*

  79. ew ew

    i swear i relate to every single one of ruth b’s songs.

  80. pastel killer

    1:20 to 1:40 :/

  81. maria27 ali

    1M VIEWS ONLYYYYY ARE YOU KIDDING MEEE she deserves alot more than just this...............

  82. Hilda Ramadhanti

    finally, i found a song that is so relate to my feeling right now. thanks ruth. u're such an amazing singer

  83. Alberto Carmo

    😍😍

  84. babygirl arii

    We're...friends and i got over him...well..i thought.....😔

  85. Isa Bella

    it's like you'll always be inlove with that person

  86. Lincolnlicksthings

    How it be fr fr

  87. Marjelen Madrigal

    ❤️❤️❤️

  88. Elsa Arsene

    Now I miss my nonexistent boyfriend ahah😭😂

    Shanellee’s Specials

    Elsa Arsene same😂

  89. Seth Rowley

    I wish it was that easy

  90. lydia williams

    my ex likes my bestfriend. but i fucking still love him.

  91. Jada Deel

    This song reminded me of one of my exes that deep down I still love severely. I honestly cried it’s a beautiful song.❤️

  92. Lauri Jones

    Have you ever heard a song that just expresses what’s going on in your life so well??




    Just me? 😳 Ok then...

    Melda Yoo

    Can we hug? 😢

    Shanellee’s Specials

    Lauri Jones no me too

    Lotte Bäcker

    @Melda Yoo can we ? 🥺

    geCCCo

    comon, life is actually going good when you think about right now and the future but this song just brings back up all what's been broken... hurts on a different level

    ashutosh sharma

    No you're not alone,Lauri..
    May i join you guys..😔😔

  93. xOfficial_lucyx

    My story: It was the day before Easter, my family surprised me and finally said I could meet my ibf, I sat and cried for hours of joy. After a 1+ year of friendship, I was finally going to meet the person that made me smile the most. After surprising her we sat crying for hours, on ft. I then payed for her ticket to meet me. As she went to her parents they talked, I came back to Livy (ibf) messaging me saying “She said no....” I didn’t talk to livy for the rest of the night, I know I shouldn’t of ignored her but I was too upset to talk to anyone. I didn’t even bother to go downstairs and say hello to my mom after she came home. I sat in my room listening to this song and “Break the Distance” and just crying, and watching videos were best friends meet. Wishin’ In would be me and Livy. But it wasn’t. She then after texted me saying “They said we could meet on my birthday!” I still didn’t respond. I was being selfish. I regret it all, but I can’t change anything. I ignored all my friends when they texted me. My
    Mind was just going crazy, the next day on Easter I woke up and my dad asked what was wrong, I breathed deeply and said “Nothing.” I then put a smile on my face walked away, and ran to my room once, crying again. Now every time I hear this song I think of that.

  94. Bini Suby

    I wish I sang this to my crush

  95. John Hilbert

    “you found somebody new you put me in the past I don’t even know if our memories will last” that hurts my heart

  96. John Hilbert

    she deserves to be so much more famous this song is just so relatable and sad