Sometimes there's tears behind a sunny smile,
Some hearts hold sorrow for a long, long, while,
If we could only forget,
Think how much further we'd get.
And though our hearts are filled with sadness,
We'll see the sunshine yet.
There's a land of beginning again,
Where skies are always blue,
Tho' we've made mistakes, that's true,
Let's forget the past and start life anew,
Tho' we've wandered by a river of tears,
Where sunshine won't come trough;
let's find that Paradise where sorrow can't live,
And learn the teachings of forget and forgive,
In the land of beginning again,
Where broken dreams come true.
Don't ever feel that ev'ry hope is gone,
It's always darkest just before the dawn,
Just try a smile through the tears,
Some day you'll laugh at your fears.
And though your life is filled with shadows,
They'll fade trough future years.
Meyer, George W. and Clarke, Grant, "In the Land of Beginning Again" (1908). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 693.
The views expressed in this paper are solely those of the author.