“If I Had Only Known” – performed by Reba McEntire

“If I Had Only Known” – performed by Reba McEntire

If I had only known
It was the last walk in the rain
I’d keep you out for hours in the storm
I would hold your hand
Like a life line to my heart
Underneath the thunder we’d be warm
If I had only known
It was our last walk in the rain


If I had only known
I’d never hear your voice again
I’d memorize each thing you ever said
And on those lonely nights
I could think of them once more
Keep your words alive inside my head
If I had only known
I’d never hear your voice again
You were the treasure in my hand
You were the one who always stood beside me
So unaware I foolishly believed
That you would always be there
But then there came a day
And I turned my head and you slipped away

If I had only known
It was my last night by your side
I’d pray a miracle would stop the dawn
And when you’d smile at me
I would look into your eyes
And make sure you know my love
For you goes on and on
If I had only known
If I had only known
The love I would’ve shown
If I had only known

During a memorial service, setting the mood in the venue can be achieved by the candles, the funeral flowers, and the funeral related songs that are played in the background.

If you ask funeral directors, they will instruct you to choose the right song. Their explanation is that the songs played can draw emotions out of everybody and they could also reflect on the personality of the deceased.

Reba McEntire sang “If I Had Only Known” which was written by Craig Morris and Jana Stanfield. The song has a very powerful and moving meaning especially to the bereaved family.

From the title alone, you may already get the idea that the song talks about the regrets of the people about the loss of someone dear to their hearts. As the lyrics of the song go, different events in the life of the deceased are narrated and were just taken for granted.

If you look back to those times, you will realize that you could have made something special out of certain event and you actually had shared something but you just failed to realize what it was. This makes this song perfect for the funerals of partners, husbands or wives.

It is always in death that people realize the importance of life and what is it worth to other individuals. Those who are in the memorial service will also realize that there are lots of things in life that might happen unexpectedly. Everything must be treated with respect and importance.

If you are looking for more songs that you can play during funeral services, try visiting www.songmeanings.net and search for songs and their meanings.