My Little Children

from Still Out There by Up in the Air

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Another track that the band played in the early days and never recorded. It's got a nice shuffle beat to it with an unexpected twist at the end. Actually the crazy rhythm switch toward the end is the way it was originally written and the shuffle beat came years later when I introduced it to the present day group.
As far as the lyrics go....after teaching young children for 30 plus years, I believe our job as adults is not only to tell kids the truth but also to give them hopel.

lyrics

My Little Children
by John Beccia

My little children, I know you're wondering why
My little children, your world's about to die
There's so much we must do to save it, there's just no time to cry

My little children, although it's coming undone
My little children, just watch the rising sun
Still there's a ray of hope that's shining, it shines on everyone

REFRAIN But it's a long, a long hard climb
To reach a new age, a new stage in time
And little children, nothin's ever for sure
For every illness we need a cure
Still there's a ray of hope that's shining
Down on the future that's yours

My little children, we're just a small space in time
My little children, still there's so much on the line
A world that's fighting for its future, to lose it would be a crime

My little children, there's so much sorrow and pain
My little children, don't even try to explain
Still there's a ray of hope that's shining, on every brand new day

Repeat refrain

Instrumental

My little children, the world is living in fear
My little children, the end seems so very near
It got so many people's questions,they're wonderin' which way to turn

My little children, a brand new sun's in the skies
My little children, there are no easy replies
Still there's a ray of hope that's shinin, it's shining down from your eyes
Still there's a ray of hope that's shinin, it's shining down from your eyes
Still there's a ray of hope that's shinin, it's shining down from your eyes

credits

from Still Out There, released March 19, 2020
Suzy Newman - vocal
John Beccia - keys and banjo
Jeff Bedrosian-electric guitar
Phil Gross - bass
Rich Daulton - drums
Voctor Rocha - congas

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Up in the Air Santa Margarita, California

Up in the Air blends elements of structure and improvisation into musical styles as varied as folk, pop, dixieland, bluegrass, latin, and worldbeat. The result is a fresh and ultimately dancable musical experience with a conspicuously multi-cultural sound. Their original songs center on themes of social equity and justice, environmental consciousness, love, and respect for others. ... more

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