"Hello World" as written by David Cory Lee, Tom Douglas and Tony Lane....
Traffic crawls, cell phone calls
Talk radio screams at me
Through my tinted window I see
A little girl, rust red minivan
She's got chocolate on her face
Got little hands, and she waves at me
Ya, she smiles at me

Well hello world
How you been
Good to see you, my old friend
Sometimes I feel, cold as steel
Broken like I'm never gonna heal
I see a light, little hope
In a little girl

Well hello world
Every day I drive by
A little white church
It's got these little white crosses
Like angels in the yard
Maybe I should stop on in
Say a prayer
Maybe talk to God
Like he is there
Oh I know he is there
Ya, I know he's there

Well hello world
How you been
Good to see you, my old friend
Sometimes I feel as cold as steel
And broken like I'm never going to heal
I see a light
Little grace, little faith for the world
Hello world

Sometimes I forget what living's for
And I hear my life through my front door
And I'll breathe it in
Oh I'm home again

I see my wife, little boy, little girl
Hello world
Hello world

All the empty disappears
I remember why I'm here
Just surrender and believe
I fall down on my knees
Oh hello world
Hello world
Hello world

Lyrics submitted by pharmdoc299

"Hello World" as written by Tony Lane Tom Douglas

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  • +2
    General CommentI fixed the lyrics to match the lyrics posted on the band's homepage. I truly believe this is the best song Lady A has recorded to this date. Especially with all that's going on in the world, this is a rare BIG-MEANING song for them to record. Finding hope in today's world in the small things that can bring you joy, and put your trust and beliefs in whatever you believe in to help get you through.
    pharmdoc299on February 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI really can't relate to this song in any way. I honestly don't get it that much, either. But I love their voices, harmonies, instruments, and the feeling of this song. There's something about this song that connects with me, I just don't know what it is! It's an AMAZING song, though! You did it once again, Lady A. :)
    vivelefrancaison March 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song is about what is important in the world. He start off by singing about all of the distractions that this world has and how this little girl in a van is just seeing it all for the first time. It ends with him realizing that his world is important because of his family not the day to day rush. I love this song I love Lady A all of their songs are about the simple things the important things.
    Jculver04on April 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is also a lot about God... not just the part where they say

    "Maybe talk to God like He is there. Oh, I know He is there, yeah I know He is there."

    but also the part where they say

    "Well the empty disappears I remember why I'm here. Just surrender and believe, I fall down on my knees. Well hello world, hello world, hello world."

    Beautiful meaning all around! I love the music video! I choked up and I usually dont cry in movies or things like that!

    mgerrilynnon December 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI believe is like in the first verse when he's says he sees a girl with chocolate on her face and she's smiling and waving at him. He things of the beauty of a child and thinks, "I see a light, a little hope, in a little girl. Hello World."

    Then he talks about going to church and he describes how a church gots all those crosses. Then he talks about going in an just pray a little bit and talk to God. Because when you're in church that's Gods home and you can go in when you feel like you need to let certain things out of your chest. "I see a light, a little grace, a little faith unfurls. Hello world."

    Then finally he saying sometimes he forgets what life is all about. Then he looks at his wife and children and again thinks. Well hello world.

    So it pretty much says don't take certain thing for granted and be thankful that you got faith in God, believe that there are miracles in this world, and don't forget about the beauty that this world has.
    MusicIsLife1014on March 29, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe first time I listened to this song, I instantly thought of someone recovering from addiction. Be it an addiction to drugs, alcohol, work or life in general. He is observing the world for the first time in this 'sober' state. All the smallest, most insignificant details to us are vivid to the singer. He seems to enjoy this life that he has come back into.
    brendangalliganon January 18, 2011   Link
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    General CommentHe is numb out in the world,but when he gets home-he's alive again and he can go back
    out into the world and face it. :) His family and his faith are his saving graces.
    Thia007on November 27, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIt is someone depressed and questioning existence -- both his and God's. He is slowly dealing with depression. It is the depression healing process for those lucky enough not to need medicine or once meds take effect. First you realize hiding in your head from all the really heinous noise also blocks out little moments of beauty and meaning that happen in life all the time (a pure innocent noticing you and feeling joy). When you can finally see past your pain, then you have to determine if there is a bigger meaning. He thinks about stopping church and talking to God like He's there. Then as he thinks about it, he repeats it twice more until he's asserting it. Finally he reaches home, his responsibilities -- but the beautiful ones. The reasons he's going to keep going and tomorrow will be better. That's what I get from it.
    SeerNFlameon June 23, 2013   Link

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