If There's Any Justice

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"If There's Any Justice"
Lemar - If There's Any Justice CD1.jpg
Single by Lemar
from the album Time to Grow
Released15 November 2004 (2004-11-15) [1]
Length
  • 3:49 (album version)
  • 3:29 (radio edit)
Label Sony Music UK
Songwriter(s)
  • Mick Leeson
  • Peter Vale
Lemar singles chronology
"Another Day"
(2004)
"If There's Any Justice"
(2004)
"Time to Grow"
(2004)
Alternative cover
Lemar - If There's Any Justice CD2.jpg
CD: 2 cover

"If There's Any Justice" is the first single taken from British R&B singer Lemar's second album, Time to Grow (2004). Originally offered to Hear'Say, the song was rejected by the group after they decided it was "too mature" for them. [2] It would eventually become a top-10 hit for Lemar, peaking at No. 3 on the UK Singles Chart, his fourth in a row to reach the top 10. Outside the UK, the song reached No. 1 in Hungary and entered the top 40 in France, Ireland, and New Zealand.

Contents

Lyrical content

The lyrics refer to Lemar being in love with a girl who already has a man. He claims that if he had met her first, he would be her man instead. He is making it clear in the song that he feels that there is no justice in the world because of this fact.[ original research? ]

Cover versions

Dutch singer Floortje Smit covered the song—retitled "Justice"—for her debut album "Fearless". James Blunt performed an acoustic version of the song on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge (part of Jo Wiley's show), later released on the compilation album "Radio 1's Live Lounge".

Track listings

  1. "If There's Any Justice" (radio edit) – 3:29
  2. "If There's Any Justice" (Ron G remix featuring Cassidy) – 3:55
  1. "If There's Any Justice" (album version) – 3:49
  2. "If There's Any Justice" (5am remix featuring Cassidy) – 3:34
  3. "All I Ever Do/My Boo (Part II)" – 4:12
  4. "If There's Any Justice" (video) – 3:49
A1. "If There's Any Justice" (Kardinal Beats remix featuring Cassidy) – 3:34
A2. "If There's Any Justice" (Ron G remix featuring Cassidy) – 3:53
A3. "If There's Any Justice" (Cutfather & Joe remix featuring Cassidy) – 3:17
B1. "If There's Any Justice" (5am remix featuring Cassidy) – 3:34
B2. "If There's Any Justice" (First Man remix) – 3:30
B3. "If There's Any Justice" (accapella) – 3:40

Charts and certifications

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