Kay Bell: lyricist‒writer‒author

 
 

SONG DEMOS

ALL HE NEEDS (version #2) - Pop/Spiritual

01:30
Kay Bell/Kat Ferguson
Artist - Kat Ferguson

Story

  

  *in loving memory of Jesse French-Assange*

  

 

 

This song matters. It's a clear example of why most writers write.

 

Honouring the very precious life of a young boy, Jesse French-Assange, who passed from cancer when he was 6 years old, this song was written by simply feeling. It's managed to reach and affect many people the world over throughout the process of ultimately winning an international songwriting competition - Thank you so much everyone for your continued support.

 

Kat came to my home a short while after speaking with her friend Jo who'd shared some really sad news - after a period of being in remission, her little boy's cancer had returned and Kat, who'd known Jo for many years and felt terribly sad and helpless on hearing the news, did what most writer's do; she wrote (& started singing) her feelings into a song. 

 

She already had the first verse, half of the chorus & melody established before arriving and after discussing what this precious little soul's difficult journey meant to her and together, we finished it. I felt so blessed to have shared the experience of creating this song and feeling firsthand the beautiful ripple effect, honouring Jesse, along the way.

 

I know this song's journey has meant a great deal to Jesse's mum, Jo and his immediate family and we hope that it continues to keep Jesse's spirit, and that of all his other little 'soul' mates, flying high. All proceeds from the sale of this song will be donated to the foundation set up in his memory (link above) assisting other families who are unexpectedly ambushed by the ticking hands of time.

 

Sending light and blessing to each and every one of you...

(An acoustic version of this song is also included under 'song masters')

Lyrics

V1

I remember the day; it was a year ago, when you called me 

And you told me, ’bout your boy

Choking on words I asked you ‘Jo, is there anything I can do?’ and you say

‘If you can cure him, that’s my wish’

CH

He’s got a heart as big as Rome

And his life to you is more than, he will ever know

He has, super powers and make believe

You give him hope, that’s all he needs

V2

You know it makes me laugh, this crumpled photograph

’cause when I see his smile

He sets me free and he rescues me, with his super human style

Trust in his magic; oh, that’s my wish

CH

He’s got a heart as big as Rome

And his life to you is more than, he will ever know

He has, super powers and make believe

You give him hope, that’s all he needs

Bridge

Ground Zero; our hero, he’ll carry you on his breeze

He caught me, he taught me, to fall free

CH X2

He’s got a heart as big as Rome

And his life to you is more than, he will ever know

He has, super powers and make believe

You give him hope, that’s all he needs

He’s got a heart as big as Rome

And his life to you is more than, he will ever know

He has, super powers and make believe

You give him hope, that’s all he needs

(OUTRO - acoustic version only)

All he needs, all he needs, oooooooh

You give him hope

A mother’s love