Hope

Hope

Song written by Kim Wilde, Ricky Wilde & Mark Cummins. Second track of the album Wilde winter songbook.

Versions

There are two versions of 'Hope': the album version and the Electric Penguins remix.

Cover versions

'Hope' was covered by the German choir Gospel Friends during a concert at the Evangelischen Kirche in Wervelinghoven (Germany) on December 13, 2014.

Kim about Hope

Ricky sent this backing track to me early on in the project – it was originally a Christmas song he’d had hidden away in his computer for some years. The message of ‘hope’ sometimes seems like a naïve concept in our increasingly cynical and violent world, but in my world – and many others – ‘hope’ is a source of great strength. My daughter, Rose Fowler, and her best friend, Emily Ilott, came to sing backing vocals; young voices symbolizing the ‘hope’ for tomorrow’s generation. Sentimental? Well, at Christmas time I think I might be forgiven. (1)

Credits

Guitars: Neil Jones
Keys and additional vocals: Ricky Wilde
Drums & percussion: Jonathan Atkinson
Backing vocals: Scarlett Wilde
Additional vocals: Rose Fowler, Emily Ilott
Produced by Ricky Wilde
Recorded at RAK Studios, London
Mixed by Ricky Wilde & Sean Vincent at RAK Studios, London
Engineered by Sean Vincent, assisted by Robbie Nelson & Helen Atkinson

Interview source

(1) Track by track, Kimwilde.com website (UK), November 11, 2013

Lyrics

Hope is singing to everyone
Saying don't let go
Of the hope for the year to come
Of better things for tomorrow
Don't listen to the cynical
Who say things never change,
And believe there are miracles,
That can happen every day.

At Christmas time,
The world's a stage,
All are one,
In this beautiful universe,
Under the same moon and sun,
Don't listen to the cynical
Who say things never change,
I believe there are miracles
That can happen every day.

At Christmas time,
Live in hope.

Let hope live in your heart,
Is it too much to believe,
We can make dreams reality?

I am singing to everyone,
Saying don't let go,
Of the love that you feel inside.
Don't be afraid to show it,
Don't listen to the cynical
Who say things never change.
I believe there are miracles,
That can happen every day.

At Christmas time,
Live in hope.