Ray Charles If I Could Lyrics

My World Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 My World
  • 2 A Song for You
  • 3 None of Us Are Free
  • 4 So Help Me God
  • 5 Let Me Take You Over
  • 6 One Drop of Love
  • 7 If I Could
  • 8 Love Has a Mind of Its Own
  • 9 I'll Be There
  • 10 Still Crazy After All These Years
  • If I could
    I'd protect you from the sadness in your eyes
    Give you courage in a world of compromise
    Yes, I would
    If I could
    I would teach you all the things I never learned
    And I'd help you cross the bridges that I burned
    Yes, I would

    If I could
    I would try to shield your innocence from time
    But the part of life I gave you isn't mine
    I watched you grow
    So I could let you go

    If I could
    I would help you make it through the hungry years
    But I know that I can never cry your tears
    But I would
    If I could

    If I live
    In a time and place
    Where you don't want to be
    You don't have to walk along this road with me
    My yesterday
    Won't have to be your way

    If I knew
    I'd have tried to change the world I brought you to
    Through there wasn't very much that I could do
    But I still would
    If I could

    If, if I could
    I would try to shield your innocence from time
    But the part of life I gave you isn't mine.
    I watched you grow
    So I could let you go

    If I could
    I would help you make it through the hungry years
    But I know that I can never cry your tears
    But I would
    If I could

    Yes, I would
    Yes, I would
    If I could

    Written by: Kenneth Hirsch, Ron Miller, Marti Sharron
    Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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