Little People

by Valerio Alessandri Professional

SONG LYRICS

Little people walking in the streets
Little people walking endlessly
They don’t have time to breathe
They don’t have time to breathe

Little people living under clouds
Little people lost in their own crowd
They forgot how to dream
They forgot how to dream

Do they still know what they came here for?

As they run fast
The time don’t last
Under all the blood they pour
They stay poor
With money in their pockets
But with no joy

Little people wearing golden clothes
Little people withering in smoke
They don’t know what is real
They don’t know what is real

And do they know what this life is for?

But as they run fast
The time don’t last
Under all the blood they pour
They stay poor
With money in their pockets
But with no joy

Where is the happiness they were looking for?
Where is the hope they lost among the lies they’re told?
Where is the happiness you were looking for?
Where is the hope you’ve lost?
The present will unfold

As you walk past
Open your arms
Dancing with the rain that pours
Open doors
To find the light in your chest
Illuminate

DESCRIPTION
The song, musically inspired by the 1st movement of Mozart’s Sonata in F major, K. 332, features epic string and operatic choir arrangements, with Valerio’s vocals starting off gently, and slowly soaring stronger upon architected arrangements and sophisticated chord structures and tempo changes. Lyrically, Little People revolves about the observation that humans have a tendency to lose touch with reality and with each other because of stress and misplaced values. Valerio thinks that “some people tend to get swept up by responsibilities, running after success, money and all sorts of validation in external things, forgetting, or not realising, that real happiness can only come from inside and from the connection with others.” He fuses his experience with mindfulness, buddhism and psychology with this concept, to give a little seed of hope at the end of the song. Thinking that “if we stay in the here and now and connect with each other with compassion our own lives will become brighter and happier.” [As you walk past open your arms, dancing with the rain that pours, open doors. To find the light in your chest, illuminate] The official music video for the song, inspired by Wim Wenders’ Wings of Desire, sees four of the “little people” as they struggle in their daily life in the streets of a big city and are looked upon by some angels on rooftops. One of the angels gets down to the streets and connects with them to take them back to reality.
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