1st Song: “Just a Little Hope,” Songwriters Len and Sam Leatherwood

My brother Sam and I have been working on a song since we visited Jaime and him in Nashville earlier in the month.  This is a new venture for us.  We agreed that I would write the lyrics and Sam would write the music and sing.  Here is our first effort, “Just a Little Hope.”

I am happy with how this turned out.  I have since written a second song and Sam is busy figuring out the music for it.  This is fun for us and is a wonderful way to stay connected.

Just a Little Hope

Cruising the drag in your prom gown

Circling the square, going round and round

  • Laughing with your friends with lilies in your hair

    Smiling at that boy standing there

    Hometown girl, you’re a step from freedom

    Your head is full of big, big plans

    Dreaming of adventures in foreign lands

    But that boyfriend of yours tugs at your heart

    Your whole world shifts in the starlit dark

    So long palm trees and sun-warmed sands

    Just a little hope

    is what you need now to get you through

    To help you see the future’s bright tomorrow

    Just a little hope

    to push away this touch of blue

    and see that time

    does not define,

    but really only borrows.

    Life goes by in the wink of an eye

    Little girl grows up and says goodbye

    And before you know it, it’s time to go

    Down to the beaches of Mexico

    To live your dreams that are never-ending

    Just a little hope

    is what you need now to get you through

    To help you see the future’s bright tomorrow

    Just a little hope

    to push away this touch of blue

    and see that time

    does not define,

    but really only borrows.

16 Comments Add yours

  1. Pat St. John says:

    That was wonderful!

  2. Dusty says:

    Nice 👍

  3. Looking forward to the next one. Bravo

    1. Thanks, Marjorie! Next one is in the works.

  4. Mary Jo Doig says:

    Congratulations to you both and how great that you are a team. I love the song!

    1. Thanks, Mary Jo. This is a wonderful turn in our lives together. Or a reconnection may be a better description.

  5. Elisa Newman says:

    Absolutely love it!!!!!!

  6. Stan Adamson says:

    Really enjoyed that – thanks for sharing. A talented brother and sister duo makes me remember Bonham.

    1. Thanks, Stan. We had good times in our little town.

  7. Susan Schoch says:

    Just wonderful, Len! What a great new venture to share with your brother. Hope lots of folks hear your songs.

    1. Thank you, Susan! We are having fun, for sure.

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