Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Linda Eder: If I Had My Way

Linda's first performance of this song from her Gold album.
Music by Frank Wildhorn, Lyrics by Jack Murphy.
(September 11 2001 9/11 911 World Trade Center WTC New York NY, Pentagon Washington DC, United Flight 93 near Pittsburgh)

Linda Eder: If I Had My Way - Lyrics

Long ago and far away
Before the world had come to this
I took for granted how my life would be
Assuming that my freedom would be free

Before this evening shadows fell
I reveled in the light of day
I rarely ever cried, my patience wasn't tried
And heroes never died

But if I had my way
Things would be different
Danger wouldn't come from a sky of blue
Choices would be clear
Strangers would be kinder
Love a little blinder
As it saved the day
If I had my way

Every now and then it seems
We live our lives to such extremes
Racing all around, never homeward bound
Losing what we've found

But if I had my way
Things would be different
No one would believe that a lie was true
Choices would be clear
Wisdom would be heeded
Warnings never needed
This is what I pray
If I had my way

The milk of human kindness
Would seek us out and find us
And color all the words we say

And hearts would come alive
Instead of breaking
No one would believe
That a lie was true
Angels would appear
Children would be cherished
Hope would never perish
Faith would not betray
If I had my way

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