The Second Conditional
If I had a Million Dollars...

If I had a Million Dollars
By The Barenaked Ladies

'Second Conditional'

if past..............would + infinitive

For Ex: if I had a million dollars I would buy you a house.

If I had a million dollars
If I had a million dollars
Well I'd buy you a house
I would buy you a house
If I had a million dollars
If I had a million dollars
I'd buy you furniture for your house
Maybe a nice chesterfield or an ottoman
And if I had a million dollars
If I had a million dollars
Well, I'd buy you a K-Car
A nice Reliant automobile
and if I had a million dollars I'd buy your love

If I had a million dollars
I'd build a tree fort in our yard
If I had million dollars
You could help, it wouldn't be that hard
If I had million dollars
Maybe we could put like a little tiny fridge in there somewhere
You know, we could just go up there and hang out
Like open the fridge and stuff
There would already be laid out foods for us
Like little pre-wrapped sausages and things

mmm, They have pre-wrapped sausages but
they don't have pre-wrapped bacon
Well, can you blame 'em
Uh, yeah

If I had a million dollars
If I had a million dollars
Well, I'd buy you a fur coat
But not a real fur coat that's cruel And if I had a million dollars
If I had a million dollars
Well, I'd buy you an exotic pet
Yep, like a llama or an emu
And if I had a million dollars
If I had a million dollars
Well, I'd buy you John Merrick's remains
Ooh, all them crazy elephant bones
And if I had a million dollars I'd buy your love

If I had a million dollars
We wouldn't have to walk to the store
and If I had a million dollars
Now, we'd take a limousine 'cause it costs more
If I had a million dollars
We wouldn't have to eat Kraft Dinner
But we would eat Kraft Dinner
Of course we would, we’d just eat more
And buy really expensive ketchups with it
That’s right, all the fanciest ke... dijon ketchups!
Mmmmmm, Mmmm-Hmmm

If I had a million dollars
If I had a million dollars
Well, I'd buy you a green dress
But not a real green dress, that's cruel
And if I had a million dollars
If I had a million dollars
Well, I'd buy you some art
A Picasso or a Garfunkel
If I had a million dollars
If I had a million dollars
Well, I'd buy you a monkey
Haven't you always wanted a monkey

If I had a million dollars, I’d buy your love

If I had a million dollars, If I had a million dollars
If I had a million dollars, If I had a million dollars
If I had a million dollars
I'd be rich


When working with the second conditional just think about doing something hypothetically in the time period around now.

For example

If I went to the gym then I would get stronger.

It is a little confusing because you use 'if' with the PAST to express something hypothetical and in the present. 

Basically it is like saying something you could do now and what would happen.

Another example of the second conditional. 

If I saved 100 Euros a month I would be able to buy a house.

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The second conditional is not too hard. 
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