(IF I BELIEVED IN THE) POWER OF PRAYER

Words and Music by Anne M Carley © 1986 – 2002

This a capella song came quickly, on the Staten Island Ferry.  Fun to write, and fun to sing the parts!

If I believed in the power of prayer
(if I believed in the power…)
If I believed in the spirit up above
(if I believed, if I believed)
Well I would pray to the great mother
And I would pray to the big father

I’d say
Please don’t let it get away this time
Please keep this one around
Please don’t let it go away this time
Please keep my two feet on the ground

Let it knit like broken bones…

If I believed in the power of prayer
(if I believed in the power…)
If I believed in the spirit in the sky
(if I believed, if I believed)
Well I would pray to the big father
And I would pray to the great mother

I’d say
please don’t let it get away this time
Please don’t tear it apart
Please don’t let him get away this time
Don’t let his cold feet chill his heart

Not strung out against my will
Not strung up on top of Blueberry Hill
Not victims of imagination overkill….

If I believed in the power of prayer
(if I believed in the power…)
If I believed in the spirit up above
(if I believed, if I believed…)
Well I would pray to the great mother
And I would pray to the big father
I’d say
Please don’t let him get away this time
Please don’t tear it apart
Please don’t let it go away this time
Don’t let his cold feet chill his heart

Don’t let it get away
Please keep this one around
Please don’t let him get away this time
Please keep my two feet on the ground

If I believed in the Power of Prayer.