Lessons to be learned

Lessons to be learned is from the album Higher Ground of Barbra Streisand. Higher Ground is the 27th studio album by Barbra Streisand, her first in four years. The album was inspired by and dedicated to Virginia Clinton Kelley. It was released in 1997. Higher Ground was her eighth #1 album in the US and has sold more than 5 million copies worldwide. All songs of Higher Ground have a story behind the song.
There are no mistakes, just lessons to be learned is a very personal message and applies to all three of us as a family. It is a powerful message, and the way Barbra Streisand sings it, you feel it in your heart.

“Lessons To Be Learned”

They say
there’s a universal plan
for every woman
for every man
I do believe
there’s a higher power
but in our darkest hour
it’s hard to understand
so we start to question
start to doubt
we lose faith in what life’s all about
why did the right road
take the wrong turn
why did our heart break
why’d we get burned
just like the seasons
there are reasons
for the path we take
there are no mistakes
just lessons to be learned
don’t give up
keep on looking deep inside
let your heartbeat
be your guide
cause there’s a gift
for those who keep believing
you’ll find what you’ve been needing
is right before your eyes
you’ll hold the answer
in your hands
and then you’ll know
you’ll finally understand
why
why did the right road
take that wrong turn
why did our heart break
and why’d we get burned
just like the seasons
there are reasons
for the path we take
there are no mistakes
just lessons to be learned
no matter how many times
you stumble or fall
the greatest lesson
is loving yourself
through it all
why did the right road
take that wrong turn
why did our heart break
why’d we get burned
just like the seasons
there are reasons
for the path we take
there are no mistakes
just lessons
lessons
to be learned

Writer(s): Marsha Malamet
Performer: Barbra Streisand

Second week
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4 thoughts on “Lessons to be learned

  1. What a wonderful song, every word is true. Very beautifull performance too. Barbras voice is wonderful.
    I believe we are here on earth to learn our lessons and to teach us the first and most important of all laws: TO LOVE..

    Han, thanks for this post. Much appreciated.

    Mona Lisa

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  2. I think when I was very young when I saw Funny Girl. I fell in love with Barbra Streisand and I still think she is the greatest singer in the world today. The lyrics of this song are special to the three of our family, each for different reasons. There are reasons for the path we take, there are no mistakes just lessons to be learned….

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  3. Thank you Han for sharing such a beautiful song! Barbra is one of my favorite singers…I watched Funny Girl earlier this evening…her voice is such a gift and the lyrics is this song really resonate with me.

    Hugs and Blessings…
    Cat

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