“I wrote KEEP THE HEART OF A CHILD to remind people they don’t ever have to lose hope or give up on dreams. They don’t need to stop feeling young at heart, feeling they missed their chance to be happy due to the troubles they experienced. It’s a reminder for kids to not grow up too fast, however challenging or damaging life may be. At the same time, it voices a broader struggle about healing Society and the world, striving for Peace, something I think we can all relate to both personally and collectively.” ~ Lori R. Lopez

This is the first video performance (recorded in 2015) of a song written in 1992 by Lori R. Lopez. Together with her sons Noel and Rafael, they have formed the band The Fairyflies to record and release original music. You can find the lyrics below; also in Poetic Reflections: Keep The Heart Of A Child, a collection of verse by Lori R. Lopez.

Keep The Heart Of A Child

(Song Lyrics – 1992)

 

How many wistful dreams

Are cast upon the stars at night?

Who collects the fragments

When our hopes are lying scattered in the light?

Is there some better way

To reach a better day

When we can all live our lives?

The sun paints a rainbow to cover the clouds

A message of hope in a world full of doubt

And we who stand under and lift up our eyes

Must keep our hopes and dreams alive . . .

And keep the heart of a child

Keep the stars shining in our eyes

Just imagine how it could be

If rainbows never end

Just imagine how it would be

If rainbows never end.

 

Oh for the days and the ways

To make everything right

How can we ever replace

What we hope for with all of our might?

If it could only be

If they would only see

What’s inside of our hearts

The sun makes a rainbow through oceans of tears

Why can’t we make peace last through all of the years?

Why can’t we feed hunger and live with respect?

Why can’t we find these answers yet?

And keep the heart of a child

Keep the stars shining in our eyes

Is there some better way

To reach a better day

When we can all live our lives???

And keep the heart of a child

Keep the stars shining in our eyes

Just imagine how it could be

If rainbows never end . . .

And keep the heart of a child

Keep the stars shining in your eyes

Just imagine how it would be

If rainbows never end.

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From The Fairyflies, Our Band: Noel Lopez, Lori R. Lopez, Rafael Lopez

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