“This is one of my most powerful and emotional ballads. In some ways it is deeply personal. CHILDREN WITHOUT INNOCENCE addresses a litany of issues in the world such as various forms of Child Abuse, Bullying, Poverty and Neglect, Narcotics and Gangs, Racism, Immigrant Struggles, Injustice, the Internet, Bad Influences and Role Models. There are references to situations I’ve experienced — whether living in, going to, or passing through. The song describes a Society in which children are endangered. Innocence is stolen, deprived in so many ways, types of nourishment withheld, and I feel that this is a huge crying shame. Adults betray their trust by failing to protect their eyes, their ears — preserve their beautiful hearts and minds, keep them safe from harm — and they deserve much more. Kids deserve better from us, as do animals. These are the innocents, the voiceless and defenseless. These are great concerns of mine. I know from experience how harmful it can be when trust is violated, a life damaged. Let us try to give the young and the innocent a world, a future, all the chances for happiness they should have!” ~ Lori R. Lopez

Presenting the very first video release of a song written by Lori R. Lopez back in 1993, performed live with her sons Noel and Rafael as The Fairyflies on January 13, 2021. You can find the lyrics below.

Children Without Innocence

(Song Lyrics – 1993)

 

I’ve been on a painful journey

I’ve come a long way

Through empty and crowded places

In moral decay

From houses of glass

To corners lined with dope

Where young people clash

For living without hope

 

Children without love

Bodies without nourishments

Hearts afraid to trust

Children without innocence

Children without innocence

 

It breaks my heart

That such tragedies are real

But where are there the words enough

To make everybody feel?

We need a pool of love

That everyone throws something in

We need a pool of love

To wash away the suffering

We need a pool of love

To wash away the pool

Of tears

 

Children without love

Bodies without nourishments

Hearts afraid to trust

Children without innocence

Children without innocence

 

Everyone deserves to live with

A certain dignity

No matter how diverse or humble

Or small they may be

Ragged souls alone

Families torn apart

Children lost at home

All need a decent start

 

Children without love

Bodies without nourishments

Hearts afraid to trust

Children without innocence

Children without innocence

 

It breaks my heart

That such tragedies are real

But where are there the words enough

To make everybody feel?

We need a pool of love

That everyone throws something in

We need a pool of love

To wash away the suffering

We need a pool of love

To wash away the pool

Of tears

 

Children without love

Bodies without nourishments

Hearts afraid to trust

Children without innocence

Children without innocence.

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Tell Someone (you know who)!

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