Charles, Ray - If I Could Lyrics




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
But I know that I could never cry your tears
But I would If I could
Yes, 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 would try to change the world I brought you to
And there isn't very much that I could do
But I would If I could
Oh baby
Daddy wants to protect you
And help my baby through the hungriest
'Cause your part of me
And if you ever ever need
Said a shoulder to cry on
Or just someone to talk to
I'll be there, I'll be there
I didn't change your world
But I would if I could
Oh darling, I love you baby.





Other Lyrics by Artist

Rand Lyrics

Charles, Ray If I Could Comments
  1. Qetevan Kanca

    Im crying :(( I’m not talking to my daddy’s 4-5 year. But I’m miss him so much. :( my heart is die...
    Ray is best <3

  2. Footllbal skills

    ray i love you❤️🙏

  3. mata hari

    Good people please pray for me 🙏 im ill and scared

  4. Anthony Holley

    So much pain , sadeness and loneliness in his voice.

  5. Lewis Wah

    I love this song so much. It's like it was made for my baby girl and I.

  6. flavia romano

    ... if i knew ... i could ...

  7. Gregory LaRue

    My most favorite album !

  8. Cat Stevens

    Wow!!! Love it! ♥️

  9. Stevy Butler

    I miss my baby DIABOLQUIE Butler that's daddy song 2 u it's been 6 years❤❤☝️🙏

  10. Ismail Pakdamen

    so beautiful

  11. Sandra Simpson

    My Dad l’m crying I miss you soooooooo much love you always thank you for being my father 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰

  12. INTERISTA PEZZO DI MERDA

    Ci manchi Ray! ci manchi ogni giorno dipiù! La tua musica era poesia

  13. bjorn kok

    what a beautiful one...wow, big thank u geishagirl,awesome

  14. Cicinatela Patara

    ის, ვინც არასდროს განმეორდება

  15. FluorescentLightBeauty

    Being a parent hurts. :'(

  16. Rose Montoya

    THIS IS AN AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL FATHERS SONG!

  17. Karen Doolin

    Sitting here in my car, outside my parents, on a rainy Sunday Fathers Day. Came to bring Daddy his gift first thing. We've had a rocky year. Walt Baby Luv show is on and playing this song and my heart has melted and the tears are streaming down.

  18. Carda Berge

    Would give anything to have seen him in concert

  19. Eubdean Davis

    FIRST TIME HEAR THIS SONG FROM RAY CHARLES BUT I LOVE ALL HIS MUSIC , BUT THIS ONE BRONG TEAR'S TO MY EYES . IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL & I'M GOING TO DOWNLOAD THIS ONE ONTO A CD TO HAVE FOR MYSELF JUST LIFE THE ONE OF MOTHER HE SONG THAT'S ANOTHER SONG THAT'S BEAUTIFUL IF YOU LISTEN TO THE WORDS. R.I.H RAY CHARLES WITH THE ANGLES THAT U ARE AS WELL ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  20. Chris Esca

    ♥️♥️

  21. Benedicta Mashele

    Standing ovation for this one🙏

  22. munenori shimamoto

    His gift has served everyone soll.

    Elena Mkheidze

    👌 AGREE !

  23. Thiago Batera Silva Lima

    Jeff porcaro, Mike Porcaro and Carlos Vega in my heart !!!Thiago from Brazil !!!🇧🇷🥁 Jeff Porcaro drums !!!

  24. Corey,Scott Munn

    😎 the best 👍❤

  25. Thomas Dotson

    You know that you are a good singer when your voice cracks and it still sounds good.

    Sharon Sparks

    Thomas Dotson Perfect.

  26. Donovan Rogers

    This is a song that parents sing to children, but in a way, it’s a song that children can sing to their parents at some point. We reach a point where we have to play the care taker role to our parents and sometimes it can feel like we could never give them the same love and care given to us. Yes I would, if I could.

    Enrico Antico

    I hear you

  27. LawndaleLancaster

    Wow, never heard this before, so so great!!!😄

  28. Dinu Mirela

    So loving song!!!

  29. Taylor Ward

    this is def the song im doing for my father daughter dance

  30. Pamela Knowles

    Priceless🎶🎤🎹💦🕶🖤

  31. Jim Reed

    One of the BEST songs ever written. Hands down!!

  32. Raquel Matholo

    I love this singer...this song!....

  33. KR8TZ

    For all of the dads out there who might not be in the best place right now,with their little girls. Wow...This hits in that tender meat :(

  34. Morris Baaz

    AMAZING!!! BEAUTIFUUUL :))))

  35. Валентин Стоян

    Превосходное исполнение .

  36. marta deyanova

    the most poignant song Ever! <3

  37. mauro dessy

    interpretazione intensa...grande Ray . mauro dessy

  38. David Green

    My favorite ray charles song ever. Make me cry all the time. We miss you Ray, rest in heaven

  39. Natalie Shandor

    BEAUTIFUL song love ray charles...

  40. Sofi Sofi

    Люблю ❤️

  41. gooup

    my daughter is now 16 and rebelling. When she was 2 i discovered this song ... and i held onto it til i needed her to hear it ... you know, when she started being a typical teenage girl. I sent her this song last night and told her that this will be the song i will dance with her at her wedding.

  42. Richard Zimmerman

    beautiful. But its not Regina

  43. Me Me

    I love you..

  44. Sofa King Cool

    I'm not crying...you're crying!!!! I dedicate this song to my two sons. You're the best thing that ever happened to me. EVER.

  45. Dennis Michaels

    Who wrote the lyrics to this song?

  46. Светлана Крусс

    Вот это да! Божественно, просто нет слов. Браво!!!

  47. Thiago Batera Silva Lima

    Drummer Jeff Porcaro in my heart !!!

  48. Eduardo Barbero

    Uma das melhores de Ray ! Estará sempre comigo....

  49. Nick P

    Some songs simply break your heart. Then there are others that take your heart and slowly crush it as you helplessly watch crumpled on your knees. If I could, I'd help you cross the bridges that I burned! Gosh! And when it's finished, it drags out your soul through a keyhole and leaves it in shreds at your feet. But as you crawl away in pain, you are certain, given half the chance, you'd do it all over again. Cause there is so much poetry...in that pain!

    Giselle Grape

    Nick P I could not have ever explained this better..

  50. Sandy Young

    Beautiful!

  51. Rafael Fuentes

    “Ray Charles”: Eras el mejor: “Si, Ray; para todos los que amamos la música que suene como en sus orígenes, todavía sigues siendo el mejor y NO NOS OLVIDAMOS DE TI. ESTE TEMA: “Y TÚ… ¿CON QUE LLENASTE TU CORAZÓN?” "AND YOU... WITH WHICH YOU FILLED YOUR HEART?" WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=K9OWAFYBHZW lo escribí para todas las personas que TODAVÍA IGNORAN EN DONDE ESTA LA VIDA. Tú pasaste por muchas dificultades que el hombre y la mujer de tu entorno te provocaron y te decepcionaron. También tú te uniste al MALO 1ªJUAN 5:19 y ello te llevo a la droga y todas las otras “HISTORIAS” ROM.1:18-32 que te HUNDIERON, y que son el sentir de la humanidad QUE NO CONOCE A DIOS JESUCRISTO. Juan 14:15 -21-23,24 pero te diste cuenta a tiempo y este tema es la prueba: “So Help Me God” "Y este que cantas ahora: "if I could"
    “Por esta razón, yo creo que estas en el cielo junto a Dios que te socorrió en su momento” "ya que es Dios quien nos protege"

  52. Collie Moore

    Masterclass!!!

  53. emyl.

    Grande immortale Ray...grazie per la tua splendida altrettanto immortale musica.

  54. maryann Hope

    No words

  55. Elvin Guyton

    This song reminds me of my pops passing in2017 it's so hopeful yet so sad

  56. José Paulista

    Maravilha!

  57. TimDFullman

    I would! x

  58. N1 Owens

    dat, miyvarxar da menatrebi uzomod [ <3 ] ♡ ♡ ♡ .......

  59. bob early

    I would change the world...If i could.

  60. utube

    one of my farorite

  61. Georges Prudenté

    Génial Ray. Magnifique. Merci.

  62. mira mukbaniani

    30.09.2017...0:38💝💘💝💝😓

  63. Stefania Ruscica

    Grande Ray , voce unica e splendida melodia!

    Sharon Sparks

    Stefania Ruscica I understand what you’re saying. No studying.

  64. TimDFullman

    Beautiful!

  65. Boris Merc

    E my Charly..

  66. Dixie Pena

    That is so touching, my daddy is like that,too!

  67. Eu amo Rock !!!

    Ragards from Brazil!
    Great Ray!
    Amazing Song!

  68. Elitsa Gospodinova

    I'm crying

  69. Anne Mander

    Simply amazing. :)

  70. Bernard Belliardo

    ray charles avec moi tu a un fils spirituel , un fils qui t aime , genial papa , vive les hommes comme toi et un tres grand merci !

  71. Esteban Browne

    Danced with my firstborn daughter at her wedding reception as the father daughter dance to this.

    Pittiplatsch

    this must be one of your best days ever. cant even imagin. Lucky you :)

    Will Metcalfe

    Esteban Brownie

  72. Гусейн Исмаилбейли

    Невозможно не удивляться той, кто слушает это буквально сейчас...

    maryann Hope

    Гусейн Исмаилбейли Don't know your language but I do know you have good taste! ✌ from Rhode Island

  73. Alan N Kristina Pullino

    trying to get cancer meds love you my wife kristina pullino my daughters adriana erica pullino my son alphoneso pullino daddy loves you please god help me to stay there 0nly 7-5-15 they need me i ask nothing in return 5-29-17

  74. Gocha Dzaganashvili

    dzalian dzalian momwons <3

  75. Istvanne Szakacs

    csodálatos!! Genius. . .!!

  76. Dublineli

    Every time I listen to this song, it sends shivers down my spine! only about 10-20 songs from the past 27 years in my life have managed that:) Good night!

  77. MrBuqa

    arcerti dge Ray-s gareshe <3

  78. Vaso Akinidi

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!🎹🎵🎼🎶💜🎹🎵🎼🎶💜🎹🎵🎼🎶💜🎹🎵🎼🎶💜🎹🎵🎼🎶💜

  79. Jean-Meirieu Philippe

    Gente a letra dessa música... Meu Deus... Sem palavras.

  80. TheMrbooz

    Impossible not like this song.

  81. AIRELA HAYK

    Если бы я мог,
    Я бы научил тебя всем вещам, которым сам некогда не был обучен,
    И помог бы тебе перейти мосты, которые я сжег.
    Да, я бы сделал это.

  82. Rustam Fisenko

    Just brilliant song and... Ray!!! Goes from the very heart!!!

  83. Sabs

    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
    But I know that I could never cry your tears
    But I would If I could
    Yes, 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 would try to change the world I brought you to
    And there isn't very much that I could do
    But I would If I could
    Oh baby
    Daddy wants to protect you
    And help my baby through the hungriest
    'Cause your part of me
    And if you ever ever need
    Said a shoulder to cry on
    Or just someone to talk to
    I'll be there, I'll be there
    I didn't change your world
    But I would if I could
    Oh darling, I love you baby.

    Alastair Paterson

    How great are these words! They are sung with so much conviction. Thank you

    Docia Hall

    Oh boy!!!!! Wow gotta love it

    Dextris 03

    Sabs thanks i need this for hw

    Geoffrey DEL BALDO

    Jacques brel

    oladman

    thank You

  84. Georges Prudenté

    Ray - " If I Cloud ", je l'apprécie en boucle ...

  85. Istvanne Szakacs

    .IMÁDOM. . .. .IMÁDOM. . . IMÁDOM. . . . .( A "SONG FOR YOU" . . DAL IS CSODÁLATOS az Ő ELŐADÁSÁBAN. . .!!))

  86. DANIEL SANTOS

    Simplesmente, uma obra de arte!!!

    Istvanne Szakacs

    Igaz. . .! . Nagyon szeretem!. .. . . . . . . .. a "SONG FOR YOU" dal is csodálatos az Ő előadásában. . . . .

    Randy Mudge

    No hay duda!

    Henrique Miguel

    absolutamente contigo.!!!

    Thiago Batera Silva Lima

    DANIEL SANTOS Tem Brasileiro aqui também hehehe esse disco se você der uma sacada na ficha técnica só tem os músicos mais tops desse planeta !!!

  87. Ani Ani

    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
    But I know that I could never cry your tears
    But I would If I could
    Yes, 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 would try to change the world I brought you to
    And there isn't very much that I could do
    But I would If I could
    Oh baby
    Daddy wants to protect you
    And help my baby through the hungriest
    'Cause your part of me
    And if you ever ever need
    Said a shoulder to cry on
    Or just someone to talk to
    I'll be there, I'll be there
    I didn't change your world
    But I would if I could
    Oh darling, I love you baby.

  88. Thomas Crkvenac

    To my children. Love.

  89. Ezekiel Scott

    princess Dora, kaleb, maliah, deidra my worlds miss you'll..

  90. Roby Ricci

    The best❤❤❤❤❤❤

  91. Sandra Dobson

    To all the children

  92. Izabella Pawlik

    Just amazing...

  93. Raquel Estela

    Mi admiración a Ray!!! Un grande que siempre me hace sentir muchas emociones... RIP

  94. 2nakey

    The Outro overwhelms me with joy and I can't help myself from smiling and laughing every time I hear it...
    Thank you Ray.

  95. Remy

    this depressed me
    :(

  96. Елена Гусева

    От этой песне душа плывёт куда-то далёко хочется мечтать ,классная вообщем, стала наша семейной песней!!!

  97. Елена Гусева

    От этой песне душа плывёт куда-то далёко хочется мечтать ,классная вообщем, стала наша семейной песней!!!

  98. James Snoeck

    Very true, sincere and well meant.....but not always happens.....beautiful song to your most loved one....