In the Japanese version of the FFX-2 song "1000 Words," there are two lyrics styled as questions:
My translations are:
行かないでと涙こぼしたら？ - What if I shed a tear if you didn't go? / What if you don't go and I shed a tear?
待てないよと肩を落としたら？ - What if I dropped my shoulders if you can't wait? / What if you can't wait and I dropped my shoulders?
I know the particle たら at the end of a sentence can get read as a "what if" scenario but does と affect the order of events? Does the phrase before と come first or after? Does 行かないで in the first question have any effect on the order? And how do you know what tense to use for the verb attached to たら?