Story Behind The Song

A child seen at a distance, suffering that filled my mind with thoughts of how to help.

Song Description

Plight suffered by many, but focused on a child homeless and hopeless. My goal is to break through the self-involved gaze that blinds us to the suffering of others. This child wants a better life than the one he has. It could be any one of us. The line that separates us from the homeless could be crossed and then we would be asking for help to escape it.

Song Length 3:36 Genre Pop - General, Pop - Classic
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Moving, Heartbreaking Subject Baby, Children, Sadness
Similar Artists Adele, Adele Language English
Era 2000 and later


Instrumental Intro

Verse 1

A little boy,
ragged and cold
Only life he's ever known
Eats scraps left behind
Sleeps in doorways at night
When morning comes
No one there to love

Pre Chorus 1

Livin' on the streets
The signs read broken dreams


Nightmare with no escape
Cold and lonely every day
Clothes covered in dirt
Face full of hurt
Hunger feeds the fear
He talks and no one hears
Wants love someone to help
A hand to hold
Not to be alone
World's cruel to a child without a home

Verse 2

His world is heartache
No good just pain
Left on his own
Eyes have no hope
Talks to the wind It doesn't listen

Pre Chorus 2

Cries a silent tear
Alone but for fear

Repeat Chorus

Instrumental Bridge

Vocal Bridge

If you think life is unfair
Sure no one cares
Curse what's been done
You can go home you're the blessed one

Repeat Chorus

We all encounter homeless people in our travels and some of us have become so desensitized that we look away and put it out of our minds. Paul Reidy has written a song that sheds a light on one young homeless boy struggling to survive alone in a cruel world.

Lyrics Paul Reidy Music Paul Reidy
Producer Electric Wilburland Studio
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