There Is Hope

Like crystal crashing on a stone floor
All the plans lie shattered now
But glass shards tempered in a healing fire
Can take another shape somehow

People say that its too late now
The time to change has come and gone
But I believe there is hope now
Hope to change and carry on and carry on

Behind wire fences and by concrete walls
Among the rubble flowers still thrive
They stretch their heads up to the sunlight
Determined always to survive

People say that its too late now
The time to change has come and gone
But I believe there is hope now
Hope to change and carry on and carry on

The preacher is quick to quote the bible
But very slow to change his heart
The words that should bring us together
Are used to keep us all apart

People say that its too late now
The time to change has come and gone
But I believe there is hope now
Hope to change and carry on and carry on

History books are filled with stories
That tell us when but never why
And though we can’t find all the answers
We still can keep the hope alive

People say that its too late now
The time to change has come and gone
But I believe there is hope now
Hope to change and carry on and carry on

Words and Music, Robbie O’Connell © 1999
Slievenamon Music (BMI)