I am OBSESSED with The Script for a few reasons. One, as a dancer, there music is the perfect soundtrack to a wonderful contemporary or lyrical jazz piece. For all you non-dancers but dance fans out there, think something Travis Wall would choreograph on So You Think You Can Dance. And two, The Script always masterfully crafts the perfect song with the right mixture of medley and lyric to tug at your heart strings and make you smile or cry, all on the same record.
The second studio album titled Science & Faith definitely contained many of this songs – one of them being If You Ever Come Back. As one of my favorite tracks on the album, I was wary of it ever becoming a single and making the light of day. Imagine my surprise and delight when I discovered that the band had released the track as a single and that it had an accompanying music video. (Insert high pitched squeal here.)
In the video, we watch the group perform inside a circle of folding chairs representative of an alcoholics anonymous meeting or the like. This is intercut with the story of a woman being trapped in a world she can’t leave but a loving stranger on the subway decides to step in and take her to a meeting to get help. The song is so touching on its own and the video definitely does the lyrics justice. Check out the video below.