Eric Bibb

Hope In A Hopeless World

Baby born in new york city
Wrapped in a blanket that's tattered an' worn
Mother doin' the best she can
Teachin' hope in a hopeless world

Eldest son, he stayed in school
Listened to his mother, didn't drink or use
Yet, every job he wants he gets refused
It takes hope in a hopeless world

Lookin' for hope in a hopeless world
Searchin' for love in such hateful times
Tryin' to stay strong when my mind gets weak
Looking for hope in a hopeless world

On the corner stands a young girl
The home she left was from a better part of town
Her daddy did things she couldn't talk about
Is there hope in a hopeless world?

Ya got a quarter for the homeless man?
Spare some change for the soldiers
Who fought the war
Put some money in their hats an' in their tins
Give them hope in a hopeless world

Lookin' for hope in a hopeless world
Searchin' for love in such hateful times
Tryin' to stay strong when my mind gets weak
Looking for hope in a hopeless world
Lookin' for hope in a hopeless world...
Tryin' to ease my mind...

We got to listen to the voice inside
That speaks of love - don't compromise
Realise time is passin' by
There are mountains to climb,
We can't be standing still

Churches are full, but the prayers are not heard
Saturday's child don't wanna go to sunday school
Whatever happened to the golden rule
Teach them hope in a hopeless world

Somebody out there's got to listen
Somebody out there's got to know
What i'm talkin' 'bout
Raise your hand, raise your hand if you're with me
There's hope in a hopeless world

Lookin' for hope in a hopeless world
Searchin' for love in such hateful times
Tryin' to stay strong when my mind gets weak
Looking for hope in a hopeless world
Lookin' for hope in a hopeless world...
Gotta find love in a hopeless world...

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