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What Can You Lose

Song Lyrics

What can you lose?
Only the blues.
Why keep concealing everything you’re feeling?
Say it to her, what can you lose?
Maybe it shows,
She’s had clues, which she chose to ignore.
Maybe though she knows,
And just wants to go on as before.
As a friend, nothing more
So she closes the door.

Well, if she does
Those are the dues.
Once the words are spoken,
Something may be broken.
Still, you love her
What can you lose?

But what if she goes?
At least now, you have part of her.
What if she had to choose?

Leave it alone
Hold it all in.
Better a bone
Don’t even begin.
With so much to win,
There’s too much to lose.

Song Credits

Performed by Madonna

Written by Stephen Sondheim

Produced by Madonna and Bill Bottrell

Engineered by Bill Bottrell

Additional Engineering by Stacy Baird and Bino Espinoza

Arranged by Jeremy Lubbock

Male Voice: Mandy Patinkin

Piano: Bill Schneider

Mixed by Brian Malouf