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    Default Coulda Woulda Shoulda

    Hi all,

    This is the title of one of Celine Dion's lyrics. It says " Coulda Woulda Shoulda." I couldn't catch what this part means. So, can anyone tell me what it means? Paraphrasing the part in which it came will be a great thing. Thanks in advance.

    Here is the whole lyric;

    "Coulda Woulda Shoulda"

    Did you ever fall in love
    At the right time or place
    Does it always have to move
    At its own kinda pace

    When you're driving on cruise control
    Coming up a bumpy ride
    And your heart is back in shape
    Then it hits you with no chance to hide

    But don't you miss out on the way
    Don't find a reason to say

    Coulda Woulda Shoulda
    But I didn't do that
    (You gotta) Give it a shot
    Better believe
    And don't say you...

    Coulda Woulda Shoulda
    (But I didn't do that)
    Just throw in everything you've got
    Coz in love there's no holding back

    Tell me that you played it safe
    Coz you're afraid to hurt your neck
    On the rollercoaster train,
    Never knowing what you get

    You think you wanna be cynical,
    Wanna date the best in me
    Giving up the greatest trash,
    Who knows what it turns out to be

    Don't you miss out on the way
    Don't find a reason to say

    Coulda Woulda Shoulda
    (But I didn't do that)
    (you gotta) give it a shot
    Better believe
    And don't say you...

    Coulda Woulda Shoulda
    (but I didn't do that)
    Just throw in everything you've got
    Coz in love there's no holding back

    Ooohh

    It's meant to be,
    But don't think about it
    Let love run free,
    Coz you're on your way

    Follow your heart where it's calling on you,
    Don't you say...

    But I didn't do that,
    I didn't do that baby
    Gotta believe it...

    Coulda Woulda Shoulda
    Oh!, but I didn't do that
    You gotta give it a shot
    Better believe
    And don't say you...

    Coulda Woulda Shoulda
    But I didn't do that
    Just throw in everything you've got
    Coz in love there's no holding back

    Didn't do that
    Coulda Woulda Shoulda
    Just throw in everything you've got
    Coz in love there's no holding back

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    Default Re: Coulda Woulda Shoulda

    Could have, should have would have- these are used to imply that after failing in love, you'll look back and regret what you didn't do, but should have, etc. While Celine won't have any regrets because she's given her all.

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