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"If I Were" or "If I Were a River" is another beautiful song written, composed and performed by Laura Branigan specially for the TV series "Disney's Living Seas" (January 24, 1986). Laura was able to reach to our souls, touching our hearts with beautiful songs like this, with her emotion and of course her magnificent and unforgettable voice. She will live forever on our hearts and much more with the great fans she had and has today, big thanks to them. Enjoy!

Intro: "Over the years, skilled writers and poets have used the imagery of the ocean as a metaphor for emotions too deep to express any other way. The song writers of our generation, who are the poets of our time, also turn to the sea for inspiration and expression. One of the best has taken these watery images and created a beautiful message of love. Her name is Laura Branigan."


If I were a river I'd flow into your heart And if I were a lovesong You'd be the only one

And if I were the wintersnow Falling gently all in vain I'd wish you were the deep dark earth To swallow me again

And if I were a rosebud For you I'd open wide And if you were the ocean's wall You know I'd be the ocean's tide

And if you were the only star Lost in a summer storm I'd be the sky all through the night To keep your starlight warm

And if you were the ocean's sound I'd be the ocean's song And if I'd opened up my heart Would you keep me from the storm

And if I were a river I'd flow into your heart And if you'd be the ocean They can't keep us apart.

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  • Disney's Living Seas

    Disney's Living Seas is a television special broadcast on January 24, 1986 on NBC to promote the...

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