Lea Michele’s Heartbreaking Song Reveals Cory Monteith’s Last Words — Listen

Fri, February 28, 2014 10:53am EDT by 27 Comments

Get your tissues ready. Lea Michele’s ‘Louder’ album doesn’t hit stands until March 3, but her new single written after Cory’s death has come out and it reveals how she felt just seven days after his tragic death, and why she got the tattoo of the words ‘If You Say So.’

So so sad. Lea Michele‘s new song “If You Say So” takes us through the last conversation the Glee star had with her boyfriend Cory Monteith before he died in Vancouver on July 13. Listen to the emotional ballad here.

Lea Michele’s ‘If You Say So’ — Listen

You will absolutely need to get your tissues ready. Lea previously revealed in interviews that her record was done before the death of Cory, but she wanted to add a few songs — and “If You Say So” was one of those songs.

The lyrics speak for themselves, as they walk us through the last conversation Lea had with Cory, and how she felt the following week. The song is definitely the most candid and real we’ve ever heard Lea. It follows the release of “You’re Mine,” a song that she calls her favorite on the album and that Cory loved.

“It makes me so happy, this song,” she told Elle magazine about “You’re Mine.” “It makes me think so much of Cory. It was ours. When I think of him, I play this.”

Read the emotional lyrics to “If You Say So” below and see the tattoo of the quote here.

‘If You Say So’ Lyrics

It’s been seven whole days, seven whole days
Since you paralyzed me
Seven whole days, seven whole days
Since you lost your fight
And I can’t get the last words that you said
Can’t get those words out of my head
Seven whole days, seven whole days and four words
And I can’t get away from the burning pain a light you wake
And the fallen hero haunts my thoughts
How could you leave me this way

It’s been seven whole days without your embrace
I wanna see your face
I got some things to say
Was just a week ago
You said ‘I love you girl’
I said ‘I love you more’
And a breath, a pause, you said, ‘If you say so’
If you say so
If you say so

It’s been seven whole days, seven whole days
Since I heard the phone ring
Seven whole days, seven whole days
Since I heard your voice
And I can’t get the last words that you said
Can’t get those words out of my head
It’s been seven whole days, seven whole days of pure hurt
And I can’t get away from the burning pain a light you wake
And the fallen hero haunts my thoughts
How could you leave me this way

It’s been seven whole days without your embrace
I wanna see your face
I got some things to say
Was just a week ago
You said ‘I love you girl’
I said ‘I love you more’
And a breath, a pause, you said, ‘If you say so’
If you say so
If you say so

I can’t believe it’s true
I keep looking for you
I check my phone and wait to hear from you in a crowded room
The joker is so cruel
And now I’ll never know if all I’ve been told is just a lie so false
I thought we would grow old
Mirrors in the smoke
Left me here choke

It’s been seven whole days without your embrace
I wanna see your face
I got some things to say
Was just a week ago
You said ‘I love you girl’
I said ‘I love you more’
And a breath, a pause, you said, ‘If you say so’
If you say so
If you say so

What do you think of Lea’s song to Cory, HollywoodLifers?

— Emily Longeretta

More Lea Michele & Cory Monteith News:

  1. ‘Glee’: 100th Episode Was ‘Emotional’ & ‘Odd’ Without Cory Monteith
  2. Lea Michele Wants ‘To Fall In Love’ Again After Losing Cory Monteith
  3. Lea Michele: Cory Monteith Is ‘Watching Everything I’m Doing’