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Title of the song:
What if
Performer:
Kate Winslet
Composers/Lyricist:
S. Mac/W. Hector
Kate Winslet
Biography
At only 27, Kate Winslet is one of the most popular comedians in the world. She definitely entered the seventh art' legend in 1998 thanks to her role in "Titanic" (directed by James Cameron). Raised in a family of actors, she easily convinced her parents to let her take theatre lessons when she was only 11. She immediately met success since she played in commercials when she was 13. Her very first movie casting was the right one and her brilliant and ambiguous part in "Heavenly creatures" (Peter Jackson, 1994) was really noticed by many. She then played in about ten movies such as "Sense and sensibility" directed by Ang Lee (1996, she got her first nomination for an Oscar), "Jude" by Michael Winterbottom (1997), "Hamlet" by Kenneth Branagh (1998) or "Iris" by Richard Eyre (2001, third nomination for an Oscar after "Titanic"). Though she's still seen as the everlasting Rose in "Titanic", Kate Winslet always did the right choices in her roles. In a very short time, she has become one of the most emblematic British actresses indeed, just like the great Vanessa Redgrave, Judi Dench or Emma Thomson.
We all could discover her vocal talent on the "Iris" movie soundtrack composed by James Horner. She sang Like a lark. Kate did go on singing as What if, her first single, was recorded for the cartoon "Christmas carol - The movie soundtrack". What if was released in some European countries and the young lady still lives a fairy tale since it reached the top 10 in six countries. Moreover, it was no.1 in Austria, Belgium and Ireland! She modestly said she could hardly sing and that she was afraid of that project. Once more, the public proved her wrong and were seduced by her talented and touching interpreting of this ballad.
Original lyrics What if
 
Here I stand alone with this weight upon my heart
And it will not go away
In my head I keep on looking back
Right back to the start
Wondering what it was that made you change
Well I tried but I had to draw the line
And still this question keeps on spinning in my mind
 
What if I had never let you go?
Would you be the man I used to know?
If I'd stayed, if you'd tried
If we could only turn back time
But I guess we'll never know

 
Many roads to take, some to joy, some to heartache
Anyone can lose the way
And if I said that we could turn it back
Right back to the start
Would you take the chance and make the change?
Do you think how it would have been sometimes?
Do you pray that I'd never left your side?
 
What if I had never let you go?
Would you be the man I used to know?
If I'd stayed, if you'd tried
If we could only turn back time
But I guess we'll never know

 
If only we could turn the hands of time
If I could take it back, would you still be mine?
'Cause I tried but I had to draw the line
And still this question keeps on spinning in my mind
 
What if I had never let you go?
Would you be the man I used to know?
What if I had never walked away?
'Cause I still love you more than I can say
If I'd stayed, if you'd tried
If we could only turn back time
But I guess we'll never know

 
We'll never know...