WHEN THE CHILDREN CRY
by Vito Bratta & Mike Tramp © 1987

Vocals: Solo by Mary Ann
with backup by Paris Gregory and
Andres Tanzman, Guest Vocalists

Little child, dry your crying eyes.
How can I explain the fear you feel inside?
'Cause you were born into this evil world
Where man is killing man and no one knows just why.

What have we become? Just look what we have done.
All that we've destroyed, you must build again.

When the children cry, let them know we've tried
'Cause when the children sing, then the New World begins.

Little child, you must show the way
To a better day for all the young.
'Cause you were born for the world to see
That we all can live with love and peace.

No more presidents - and all the wars will end -
One united world under God.

When the children cry let them know we've tried.
When the children sing, then the New World begins.

When the children cry, let them know we've tried
     (Children: Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are).
When the children sing, then the New World begins
     (Children: Up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky,
      Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are).

No more presidents, and all the wars will end,
One united world under God.
What have we become? Just look what we have done.
All that we've destroyed, you must build again.

When the children cry, let them know we've tried.
When the children fight, let them know it ain't right.
When the children pray, let them know the way
'Cause when the children sing, then the New World begins.