If I'd had a Daughter
Would she find herself different, and for thirteen years, cried
Every year on my birthday, would she somehow "lose touch"
Till the whole world seemed foreign, 'cause she missed me so much.
If I'd had a daughter to remember my life
When she thought of her mother, or my role as a wife,
Would she smile at the memories, or would they make her weep
Would they fill her with happiness, or rob her of sleep.
If I'd had a daughter would she call me her friend
Would she cling to my hand when it came to the end,
Would she beg God to spare me, would she kneel at His Throne
And when pleading proved pointless, would her heart turn to stone.
If I'd had a daughter would I bless her heart so
That she'd find I'm beside her everywhere that she'd go,
Every year on my birthday would she find herself blue?
If I'd had a daughter, with a mother like you.