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  1. Yesterdays News

From the album Love Along The Way

Several years ago my husband and I were in a hurry and passed up the opportunity to help someone in great need. It haunted us for weeks and we couldn't stop thinking about the person we had let down. There was no way to go back, find the man and offer to help, so I asked my husband to write a song about it.

I wanted a way to share this story with others so that they wouldn't have to experience the unbearable feeling we had when we failed to help that man on that bitter-cold night.

Lyrics

Yesterday’s News
(Jean Pierre Espil, Michael D. Shaller & Jaime Thietten)

It was a cold winters night
As we hurried through the snow
My husband and I we were late for a show
And that’s when I saw him slowly passin’ by
As I glanced at his feet tears filled my eyes

A cold December night
That chilled me to the bone
As I watched a man walk by
I knew had no home
No coat on his back and nothin' left to lose
With his feet wrapped and bundled
In yesterdays news

I stared in disbelief what could I do
Wanted so bad to help
I’m sure you’ve been there too
Well I tried to brush it off
And pretend it’d be alright
As he disappeared into the night

How many people do we have to meet
With nothing in their pockets
And paper on their feet
It was Jesus who said blessed are the poor
Well it’s time we start to notice
The one’s we all ignore

A cold December night
That chilled me to the bone
As I watched a man walk by
I knew had no home
No coat on his back and nothin' left to lose
With his feet wrapped and bundled
In yesterdays news

Why don't we notice the ones we all ignore