From the recording Pictures
SPELLBINDING, debut collection of original songs by a melodic & lyrical force to be reckoned with -- crafted in the finest tradition of the charismatic American singer-songwriter!
IF AT FIRST
by Michael Lyon
Hold this child, warm and close
Love and guide each way she grows
Sweetest song of long ago
Grateful gardener, tend this rose…
If at first you don’t succeed
or have yet to find your way
and you are not sure which way to turn
Be not led astray
When the climb becomes too steep
at a price not nice to pay
Never once are you alone
Help is on the way
If at last you don’t succeed
then at first, try try again
Stand behind what you believe
and if at first you don’t succeed
we’ll make ourselves a better plan
Do you know who can do it?
Well, YOU CAN!