There's hope - India Arie

By Drum Digital
12 November 2013

Back when I had a little I thought that I needed alot.

Back when I had a little

I thought that I needed a lot

A little was over rated,

but a lot was a little too complicated

You see-Zero didn't satisfy me

A million didn't make me happy

That's when I learned a lesson

That it's all about your perception

Hey-are you a pauper or a superstar

So you act, so you feel, so you are

It ain't about the size of your car

It's about the size of the faith in your heart


There's hope

It doesn't cost a thing to smile

You don't have to pay to laugh

You better thank God for that


There's hope

Off in the back country of Brazil

A met a young brother that made me feel

That I could accomplish anything.

You see just like me he wanted to sing

He had no windows and no doors

He lived a simple life and was extremely poor

On top of all of that he had no eye sight,

but that didn't keep him from seein' the light

He said, what's it like in the USA,

and all I did was complain

He said-livin' here is paradise

He taught me paradise is in your mind

You know that


Every time I turn on the T.V. (There's Hope)

Somebody's acting crazy (There's Hope)

If you let it, it will drive you crazy (There's Hope)

but I'm takin' back my power today (There's Hope)

Gas prices they just keep on rising (There's Hope)

The government they keep on lying

but we gotta keep on surviving

Keep living our truth and do the best we can do


Stand up for your rights [echo]

Keep shining your light [echo]

And show the world your smile [echo]


Find Love!