Song Name: Start Over Again

Songwriter: Cindy Bear (Cynthia Wilkins)

Copyright: 2014

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Lyrics:

START OVER AGAIN

Verse 1
At the turn of the century Goldie would sing
She made her living as a dance hall queen
Her daughter and music meant more to her than her crown
A man broke her heart, not her spirit they say
And she kept on singing through all of her days
She sang herself home when the final curtain came down

CHORUS 1
She taught her baby, be fearless and brave
To know she's worth loving in every way
She had a hard life, but she never gave up or gave in
And with each new heartache she sang through the pain
Music healed the scars that remained
Gave her strength to start over once again
Goldie learned how to start over again

Verse 2
Goldie dreamed Mama would be a big star
Mama loved singing and playing guitar
But when Daddy was home, it was so very hard to stay strong
Her children watched how she handled his strife
How she kept on singing in spite of her life
She taught them all how you can heal your heart with a song

CHORUS 2
She taught her babies, be fearless and brave
To know they're worth loving in every way
She has a hard life, but she never gives up or gives in
And with each new heartache she sings through the pain
Music healed the scars that remain
Gives her strength to start over once again
Mama always had to start over again

*BREAK*

Verse 3
She played Mama's guitar from a tender age
It took her away from the war daddy raged
The bruises ran deep, but with each new day comes a dawn
She went back to school and she finally won
Helped send daddy to jail, had a beautiful son
Now he plays piano and the music will always live on

BRIDGE
Now she plays for Mama, Goldie and her boy too
She just keeps on going, knows love can be true
It's not just something you say, it's something you do

CHORUS 3
Now she's teaching her baby, be fearless and brave
To know he's worth loving in every way
She has a hard life, but she never gives up or gives in
And with each new heartache she plays through the pain
Music heals the scars that remain
Gives her strength to start over again