if i could lyrics – nancy wilson

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’ve never learned
and i’d help you cross the bridges that i’ve 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’ve watched you grow, so i could let you go

if i could
i would help you make it through the hungry years
and i know that i could 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 yesterdays don’t have to be your way

if i knew
i could try to change the world i brought you to
now there isn’t that much more that i can do
but i would if i could

if, if i could

/ nancy wilson lyrics