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Genre: Folk/Ballad

Writer(s): Jenn Cleary

Tempo: Slow

Publisher: Jenn Cleary Music LLC

BPM: 88

Themes and Tags: hope, nepal, children with health problems, reflective, coping, survival, travel, leaving home, sickness, charitable work, volunteers, saving a life, illness, 3rd world issues, heart opening, Kathmandu

Mood: Reflective

Instrumentation: Female Vocal, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Drums, Oud, Djembe, Flute, Gobexhan

Sounds Like: Peter, Paul, Mary

Key: B

Length: 4:07

Year Released: 2010


by Jenn Cleary

© Jenn Cleary

once there was a little girl​
not much more than three​
didn’t know where she’d go​
or who she’d come to be​

life dealt her a mighty blow​
leaving not much hope ​
to live beyond her early years​
her parents could not cope​

the pain started slow​
and as the years passed by​
the pain only grew​
with no answers to why​

the third world leaves little hope ​
for children such as these​
born with terrible illness​
or suffering beyond belief​

I wanna talk about hope​
I’m talkin’ about people opening their hearts​
but I’m talkin’ about hope​
I’m talkin’ about hope​

the girl made a long trek​
to the city of Kathmandu​
volunteers awaited​
not yet knowing what they would do​

this child had to undergo​
many painful surgeries​
two years of doctors​
trying to avoid tragedy​ ​

I wanna talk about hope…​

without the generous help​
of people far and wide​
this precious little child​
was not destined to survive​

it goes to show that life​
has its own ideas​
if we open up to hope​
it cancels all our fears​

I wanna talk about hope…

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