Hope For Haiti Now Many Rivers To Cross

[originally performed by Jimmy Cliff]

Many rivers to cross

But I can’t seem to find my way over

Knowing I am lost

As I travel along the white cliffs of dover

Yes, I got many rivers to cross

And it’s only my will that keeps me alive

I’ve been licked, washed up for years

And I merely survive because of my pride

And this loneliness won’t leave me alone

It’s such a drag to be on your own

Lovers left me, I don’t know why

So I guess I’m gonna have to cry (oh, God, help me!)

So many rivers to cross, but…

But just where do I begin I’m playing for time

There have been times I find myself

Thinking of committing some dreadful crime

There are many rivers to cross

There are many many many many many many many rivers

But I got to… I have to… I must… (oh, God, help me!)

I got to find my way away

Hope For Haiti Now We Shall Overcome

We shall overcome

We shall overcome

We shall overcome some day

Darling, here in my heart

I do believe

We shall overcome some day

We’ll walk hand in hand

We’ll walk hand in hand

We’ll walk hand in hand some day

Darling, here in my heart

I do believe

We’ll walk hand in hand some day

Here we are not afraid

We are not afraid

We shall overcome some day

Darling, here in my heart

I do believe

We shall overcome some day

Darling, here in my heart

I do believe

We shall overcome some day

Here we shall overcome some day

Hope For Haiti Now Let It Be

[The Beatles cover]

When I find myself in times of trouble, mother Mary comes to me,

speaking words of wisdom, let it be. Let it be.

And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me,

speaking words of wisdom, let it be. Let it be.

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be.

Whisper words of wisdom, let it be. Let it be.

And when the broken hearted people are living in the world agree,

there will be an answer, let it be.

For though they may be parted there is still a chance that they may see,

there will be an answer, let it be. Let it be.

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be.

There will be an answer, let it be.

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be.

Speaking words of wisdom, let it be. Let it be.

And when the night is cloudy, there is still a light, that shines on me,

shine until the morning, let it be. Let it be.

I wake up to the sound of music, mother Mary, she comes to me,

she said, let it be, let it be, let it be….

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be.

Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.

I said let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be.

There will be an answer, let it be. Let it be.

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be.

Speaking words of wisdom, let it be. Let it be.

Let it be.

Hope For Haiti Now Hard Times Come Again No More

Let us pause in life’s pleasures and count its many tears,

While we all sup sorrow with the poor;

There’s a song that will linger forever in our ears;

Oh hard times come again no more.

[Chorus:]

Tis the song, the sigh of the weary,

Hard times, hard times, come again no more

Many days you have lingered around my cabin door;

Oh hard times come again no more.

While we seek mirth and beauty and music light and gay,

There are frail forms fainting at the door;

Though their voices are silent, their pleading looks will say

Oh hard times come again no more.

There’s a pale drooping maiden who toils her life away,

With a worn heart whose better days are o’er:

Though her voice would be merry, ’tis sighing all the day,

Oh hard times come again no more.

[Chorus]

Tis a sigh that is wafted across the troubled wave,

Tis a wail that is heard upon the shore

Tis a dirge that is murmured around the lowly grave

Oh hard times come again no more.

[Chorus]

Hope For Haiti Now Stranded

[Jay-Z – Chorus]

When the sky falls and the Earth quakes

We gon put this back together

We won’t break

[repeat]

[Jay-Z]

Sa Pa Sé, my Port-Au-Princes

My Haitian Gods and all of my Princesses

Our condolences as you fightin’ against this

We’re right by your side as we tryin’ to make sense of this

Heavenly father help us see through these problems

And for those that left, accept them into your garden

So here’s my theory, the country’s already starvin’

So we sacrificed many to shed light on all of them

God please pardon, I speak from the heart

It’s the only way I see this tragedy befall on them

So lets get involved with them, hand to hand with them

Arm to arm with them til’ they get strong again,

When the sky falls…

[Rihanna and Bono – Hook]

Can’t wait until tomorrow

Haiti, Mon Amour

Haiti, Mon Amour

Not gonna leave you stranded, alone, alone

oh no

[Chorus]

[Jay-Z Verse 2]

Learn from the past, New Orleans was flooded

So we know we just can’t rely on the government

We under the rubble again, here we go rumbling when

When we gon catch a break, my friend lost his mother and then

And then, Carline lost her uncles and them

Buried with no caskets, they just put covers on them

And the tears fall, and we fight back

Story ain’t done, it can’t end like that

Nah not like this, tomorrow’s survivors gonna carry on your name

You live on inside us, your memory’s alive with us

You inspired us, to rebuild this country, you just guide us

[Hook]

[Bono]

It’s not the angels that are on their way

It’s not the bells of Santa Trinite

The people waiting, positions vacant

For hands to help, not just to pray

[Hook]

[French singing]

Haïti va s’élever

Tu vas te relever

Nous nous éléverons

Ensemble ensemble ensemble

(not gonna leave you stranded…)

[Jay-Z]

We gon put this back together we won’t break

We gon put this back together we won’t break

We gon put this back together we won’t break

We gon put this back together we won’t break

Hope For Haiti Now Hallelujah

Now I’ve heard there was a secret chord

That David played, and it pleased the Lord

But you don’t really care for music, do you?

It goes like this

The fourth, the fifth

The minor fall, the major lift

The baffled king composing Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Your faith was strong but you needed proof

You saw her bathing on the roof

Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you

She tied you

To her kitchen chair

She broke your throne, and she cut your hair

And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Maybe there’s a God above

But all I’ve ever learned from love

Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew you

And it’s not a cry that you hear at night

It’s not somebody who’s seen the light

It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Hope For Haiti Now A Message 2010

My song is love

My song is love, unknown

And it goes up

You don’t have to be alone

My heavy heart

Looks like it’s made of stone

But it’s so hard to see, clearly

You don’t have to be on your own

You don’t have to be on your own

And I’m not gonna take it back

Oh I’m not gonna say I don’t mean that

You’re the target that I’m aiming at

And I’m not singing on my own

That bitter breeze

That bitter breeze has blown

Left me on fire, for you, clearly

Taken everything and gone

It’s taken everything I own

But I’m not gonna take it back

I’m not gonna say I don’t mean that

You’re the target that I’m aiming at

And I’m nothing on my own

Got to get that message home

I’m not gonna stand and wait

Not gonna leave it until it’s much too late

On a platform I’m gonna stand and say

Oh I’m nothing on my own

Till that bitter breeze has blown

My song is love, is love unknown

And I’ve got to get that message home

Hope For Haiti Now Breathless

Here you are now

Fresh from your war

Back from the edge of time

And all that you were

Stripped to the bone

I thought you’­d want to know

That when you feel the world is crashing

All around your feet

Come running headlong into my arms

Breathless

I’ll never judge you

I can only love you

Come now running headlong

Into my arms

Breathless

Lay down your guns

Too weak to run

Nothing can harm you here

Your precious heart

Broken and scarred

Somehow you made it through

I only ask that you won’t go again

When you feel the world is crashing

All around your feet

Come running headlong into my arms

Breathless

I’ll never judge you

I can only love you

Come now running headlong

Into my arms

Breathless

I’m so glad to see you smiling

So good to hear your laugh

I think that you’ve found you even

Missed yourself

I’m only asking this because I think that

Truth be told

Oh, you’ll never go again

Again

When you feel the world is crashing

All around your feet

Come running headlong into my arms

Breathless

I’ll never judge you

I can only love you

Come now running headlong

Into my arms

Breathless

Breathless

Hope For Haiti Now I’ll Stand By You

[Originally performed by The Pretenders]

Oh why you look so sad

Tears are in your eyes

Come on and come to me now

Don’t be ashamed to cry

Let me see you through

Cause I’ve seen the dark side too

When the night falls on you

You don’t know what to do

Nothing you confess

Could make me love you less

I’ll stand by you

I’ll stand by you

Won’t let nobody hurt you

I’ll stand by you

So if you’re mad get mad

Don’t hold it all inside

Come on and talk to me now

Hey, what you got to hide

I get angry too

Well I’m a lot like you

When you’re standing at the crossroads

And don’t know which path to choose

Let me come along

Cause even if you’re wrong

I’ll stand by you

I’ll stand by you

Won’t let nobody hurt you

I’ll stand by you

Take me in into you darkest hour

And I’ll never desert you

I’ll stand by you

And when, when the night falls on you, baby

You feeling all alone

You won’t be on your own

I’ll stand by you

I’ll stand by you

Won’t let nobody hurt you

I’ll stand by you

Take me in into you darkest hour

And I’ll never desert you

I’ll stand by you

I’ll stand by you

I’ll staaaaaand by you

I’ll stand by you

I’ll stand by you

And I’ll never desert you

I’ll stand by you

I’ll stand by you

And I’ll never desert you

I’ll staaaaaand by youuuu…

Hope For Haiti Now Lift Me Up

So the pain begins

As the music fades

And I’m left here with

With more than I can take

If you lift me up

Just get me through this night

I know I’ll rest tomorrow

And I’ll be strong enough to try

When the static clears

And all is said and done

I will realize

That we all need someone

If you lift me up

Just get me through this night

I know I’ll rest tomorrow

And I’ll be strong enough to try

So when you see me crashing

And there’s nowhere left to fall

Will you lift me even higher

To rise above this all

If you lift me up

Said if you lift me up

Said if you lift me up

Will you lift me higher

When you see me crashing

And there’s nowhere left to fall

Will you lift me even higher

To rise above this all

If you lift me up

Said if you lift me up

If you lift me up

Just get me through this night