“Just a Little Hope” – A Song by Len and Sam Leatherwood

This is a song that I co-wrote with my brother, Sam, a while back. I love it, primarily because of the chorus from which the title is taken. This is a song about how “just a little hope” can get you through tough times. It feels especially appropriate right now and brings me solace when I hear it.

I wrote the lyrics, Sam wrote the music, did all the music production and the singing. I am quite fortunate to have such a talented little brother!  Sam knows that I love Americana music so don’t be surprised when you hear an accordion. 

Here’s to just a little hope.

 

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 your 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 passes 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 dreams that are never-ending

Just a little hope

is what you need now to get your 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.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Sarah Hensley says:

    I’m glad you and our brother had the opportunity to create together. Good job. Incidentally on the that fewDiamond tours there was accordion and harmonica from time to time.

    1. Thanks, Sarah. This was lots of fun. Hugs to you two.

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