Precious Memories

Little Ones

04:02
Maynard Evans
Writer, Arranger, Performer

Story

THIS SONG WAS WRITTEN IN NEW YORK IN 1974, BEFORE MOVING TO CALIFORNIA, AND BEFORE MARRIAGE AND CHILDREN.

Lyrics

LITTLE ONES

 

(VERSE)

 

LITTLE ONES

SMALLER IMITATIONS OF

ALL OUR SIMULATIONS OF THE WORLD WE SEE

THEY BELIEVE IN US

GIVE THEIR DREAMS TO US

TELL ME WHAT WILL WE GIVE THEM

THE CHILDREN OF OUR CENTURY

 

(CHORUS)

GIVE THEM LOVE

SO LOVE FROM THEM MAY FLOW

GIVE THEM TRUTH

TO HELP THEIR SPIRITS GROW

GIVE THEM FAITH

IN PEOPLE LEARN TO TRUST

GIVE THEM STRENGTH TO ENDURE

ALL THE PAINS OF THIS WORLD

WE’VE CREATED

 

(bridge)

GIVE THEM FREEDOM

OH SET THEM FREE

GIVE THEM FREEDOM

YOU HOLD THE KEY TO THEIR FUTURE

SO BE SURE YOU DON’T LET THEM DOWN

 

(VERSE)

LITTLE ONES

YOUR FUTURE LIES BEYOND THE STARS

WHAT WILL BE THE MESSAGE YOU WILL CARRY FORTH

IN THE YEARS TO COME

ALL WE KNOW MAY PASS AWAY

THE HUMAN RACE MAY CHANGE BEYOND OUR WILDEST DREAMS

BUT I HOPE THAT WE

MAY INFLUENCE THEIR HISTORY

THROUGH THE POWER THAT WE HOLD TO HELP

TO HELP THEM GROW

TELL ME WHAT WILL WE GIVE THEM

THE CHILDREN OF OUR CENTURY