Who Sang If I Could? Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand Higher Ground cover art

Some other versions of "If I Could"
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Kenneth Hirsch, Ron Miller, Marti Sharron
release date: 1997
genres: Pop
styles: Ballad/Vocal
length: 4:26
producer: Arif Mardin and Barbra Streisand
conductor: Jeremy Lubbock
mixer: Frank Filipetti
recording engineer: David Reitzas
keyboard: Scott Frankfurt
acoustic guitar: Dean Parks
programming: Scott Frankfurt
additional recording engineer: David Reitzas
orchestrator: Jeremy Lubbock
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



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 I Believe / You'll Never Walk Alone
  • 2 Higher Ground
  • 3 At the Same Time
  • 4 Tell Him
  • 5 On Holy Ground
  • 6 If I Could
  • 7 Circle
  • 8 The Water is Wide / Deep River
  • 9 Leading With Your Heart
  • 10 Lessons to Be Learned
  • 11 Everything Must Change
  • 12 Avinu Malkeinu

  • Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): Canada
    format: CD
    barcode: 074646618127
    script: Latin