March 16.2015 – Story Behind “If Tomorrow Never Comes” by Garth Brooks

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Hear your Story Behind The Song here:

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This was Garth Brooks first #1 single on the Billboard Country Singles chart.

The song was written by Garth and Kent Blazy. Garth tells this story:

“There are a lot of great writers in Nashville and Kent Blazy and his wife Sharon, who are wonderful people, had been trying to make a living from Kent’s songwriting. Kent had had some stuff recorded by Gary Morris but he hadn’t had a #1. I thought we had something when we completed the song but I didn’t really know it would be a hit until I heard it by chance on the radio in my truck and I knew we had something. There was something in it that moved me and I could feel the tears come to my eyes.”

“If Tomorrow Never Comes” was released on Garth’s self-titled 1989 debut album Garth Brooks and also appears on The Hits, The Limited Series and Double Live.

It is also sometimes referred to as his signature song. “If Tomorrow Never Comes” was named Favorite Country Single in the American Music Awards of 1991. It has subsequently become one of Brooks’ most popular songs for other artists to perform.

Garth provided the following background information on the song in the CD booklet liner notes from The Hits:

“‘If Tomorrow Never Comes” will probably always be my signature song. I ran the idea for this song by what seemed like a thousand writers and no one really seemed to understand what I was looking for. On the day that Bob Doyle, my co-manager, introduced me to Kent Blazy, I passed this idea by Kent and he had the first verse down within fifteen seconds. I could tell he just felt it. Kent Blazy is a wonderful man, full of love and energy, and if we never write again, I hope that we are always friends first. Thank you Ireland for this moment.”

“If Tomorrow Never Comes” reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart December 9. 1989

Lyrics:
Sometimes late at night
I lie awake and watch her sleeping
She’s lost in peaceful dreams
So I turn out the lights and lay there in the dark
And the thought crosses my mind
If I never wake up in the morning
Would she ever doubt the way I feel
About her in my heart
If tomorrow never comes
Will she know how much I loved her
Did I try in every way
To show her every day
That she’s my only one
If my time on earth were through
And she must face the world without me
Is the love I gave her in the past
Gonna be enough to last
If tomorrow never comes
‘Cause I’ve lost loved ones in my life
Who never knew how much I loved them
Now I live with the regret
That my true feelings for them never were revealed
So I made a promise to myself
To say each day how much she means to me
And avoid that circumstance
Where there’s no second chance
To tell her how I feel
If tomorrow never comes
Will she know how much I loved her
Did I try in every way
To show her every day
That she’s my only one
If my time on earth were through
And she must face the world without me
Is the love I gave her in the past
Gonna be enough to last
If tomorrow never comes
So tell that someone that you love
Just what you’re thinking of
If tomorrow never comes

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