Kay Bell: lyricist‒writer‒author

 
 

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ALL HE NEEDS (version #1) - Acoustic/Spiritual

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Kay Bell/Kat Ferguson
Artist - Kat Ferguson

Story

  

  *in loving memory of Jesse French- Assange*

  

 

 

 

This acoustic recording of All He Needs has an entirely different feel than that of the Pop version, giving the listener more time and space to hear what the song's really about and more in keeping with how it originally felt, for Kat & me. We very much appreciated working with Dinesh’s Ekanayake (Fusive Studios) during this process and thank him for his generosity, patience, understanding, and reassuring approach throughout the entire process. 

 

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

 

Honouring the very precious life of a young boy who passed from cancer when he was 6 years old, and written from a place of feeling, it's managed to reach and affect many people the world over during the process of winning an international songwriting competition.

 

Kat came to my home after speaking with Jesse's mum who'd shared some 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, felt helpless and terribly sad on hearing the news so she did what most writer's do... she wrote her feelings into the making of a song. 

 

After writing the first verse, half of the chorus & already having established a melody to suit, Kat came to my place and after discussing what this precious little soul's difficult journey meant to her, we finished it. 

 

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 CCIA foundation set up in his memory to assist other families who are unexpectedly ambushed by the ticking hands of time.

 

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

(the pop version of this song is also included under 'song demos' )

 

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