From the recording Always Here

The idea for this song came about after seeing a hand-written sign on the news after the Boston bombings saying “stop hurting people”. The song is pretty self explanatory but I wanted to say that the world will be a better place if we just put ourselves in the shoes of the other person for a second and imagine if we would want to be treated in that way. Whether that be a fairly innocuous parenting notion such as leaving a baby to cry is good for it or a dreadful decision like placing a bomb at somebody’s feet (and everything in-between).

Lyrics

Copyright Joanne Cooper
She's a baby 3 months old
She lies in her crib at night
They ignore all her cries and
leave her alone in the dark and in the cold
dark and in the cold

When will we stop hurting each other
When will we learn to be kind to another
to treat all people as
we want them to treat us too

She's only 5 years now
she sits at the door all day
they shut themselves in and
they fight and she stares at the clock up on the wall
clock up on the wall

When will we stop hurting each other
When will we learn to be kind to another
to treat all people as
we want them to treat us too

Now she's just turned twenty
she's right on the cusp of life
She is in Boston
when a lunatic places a bomb right at her feet
bomb right at her feet

When will we stop hurting each other
When will we learn to be kind to another
to treat all people as
we want them to treat us too