From the recording The Dove's Cry
Does anybody know how to get this song to Susan Boyle? Yes, it needs to be hers.
I wrote these lyrics about a year before the music. Again, I asked for Herb's assistance on this one and as always, his brilliance as a composer and keyboardist comes through in this music. With Joseph's guidance and beautiful additions on keyboards, I feel we produced together a magnificent piece of music. I am proud to include this song of hope and peace for mankind, my one "statement" song, on the album.
The Dove’s CryToo many needless tears have fallen in this lifeToo many reasons to give in to pain and strifeWe have it in ourselves to rise above it allThe human spirit lives to heed a higher callMay we always find the truth, may we know the meaning whyAnd may the heart remember when we hear the dove’s cry A song of hope and peace can be heard across the landTo all who hear it’s voice, the world is in our handsWe must hold on to love for our sisters and our brothersAnd listen to the prayers of our fathers and our mothersMay we always find the answer in tomorrow’s newborn skyMay our children still remember when we hear the dove’s cryMay we always find the truth, may we know the meaning whyAnd may the heart remember… When we hear the dove’s cry