Kay Bell: lyricist‒writer‒author

 
 

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For Our Children

04:25
Kay Bell/James Shipstone
Artist - Bernice Hickford

Story

I feel so proud to have cowritten the following song with my dear friend and mentor, James Shipstone (aka Jim).

 

Don't get me wrong; I've always felt a sense of pride with all of my co-creations but I never thought I could or would write anything so universal as For Our Children. I hope that it strikes a chord, loud & clear, into the hearts of humankind and encourages people to change - to be more aware of connection and to strive to live their life in peace. xxx

Lyrics

V1

Can you see how far together we’ve come?

Let’s not watch it slowly coming undone;

It’s time to fight the fight of our lives

For our children (For our children), and their children (and their children).

V2

On this tangent we might make earth implode. (Send out love and hope;)

Lest we sprinkle faith and reach out to lighten the load; (Help each other-)

Try to leavea legacy, a perfect living seed, (by promising we still believe, and changing what we leave,)

For our children.                                    

CH

Leave it better than we found it,

So the world will live in peace.  (What will it take to see all people live in peace?)             

Better than we found it

Somewhere children will run free. (Are you listening? Please help us find the key.)

There’s a way to get around it,

If we connect all beating hearts,

We’ll find beautiful beginnings

And today is where it starts—

TAG

Find beautiful beginnings;

Today, is where it starts.

V3

Come on everybody, stand tall. (Can you hear the silence speak-)

Side by side, hearts open wide, let’s build a human wall; (to us?)

Something standing so strong it’ll never, ever fall, (Love and peace,could see-)

Leaving astronauts in outer space, in awe of what the human race (the cold war cease, if we-)

Can do. (want it to.)

CH

Leave it better than we found it,

So the world will live in peace. (The smallest sign of love can leave the brightest spark.)

Better than we found it

Somewhere children will run free. (Anybody’s love can lighten up the dark.)

There’s a way to get around it,

If we connect all beating hearts,

We’ll find beautiful beginnings

And today is where it starts—

TAG

Find beautiful beginnings;

Today, is where it starts.

CH/Bridge

Leave it better than we found it,

For our children. (Hand in hand we’re strong, no need to run and hide.)

Better than we found it

For our children. (Side by side we’ll fill the cup of human pride.)

There’s a way to get around it

If we connect all beating hearts,

For our children (and their children)

For our children (and their children)

For our children (and their children)

For our children

TAG

We’ll find beautiful beginnings—

Today, is where it starts.

OUTRO

For our children

For your children

We are the children.