*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