First heard it on Grey's Anatomy. Couldn't get it out of my head. Absolutely love it.
by Foy Vance
There's a man in the corner and his clothes are worn
And he's holding out his hand
You can see in his eyes as the people walk by
He knows they don't understand
You see they just think he's gonna take their money
And go and spend it all on dope
Then a man stopped by and I saw a smile inside him
As he gently whispered hope
Well the tramp started to cry, just kept saying,
"Why? Why? Why?
Can't you see I'm a dyin' tonight
Well I'm 32 and I've got this one pair of shoes
And a bad taste in my mouth
I think it's clear to see that even God don't love me
Or else why would He leave me this way?"
Then Gabriel just smiled and said be peaced my child
Salvation is here today
He got up to his feet and he sang Hallelujah
People were turning around in the street
He looked them in the eyes and he sang,
There's someone here you gotta meet
Someone you just gotta meet"
When the vagabond turned round without a sound
Gabriel just smiled and disappeared
When he looked to the crowd they were laughing out loud
But he could not see them for tears
When his vision came round
There was a young girl on the ground
And he knew she was finding it hard to cope
You know she never was a fighter until he lay beside her
And gently whispered hope
They got up to their feet and they sang Hallelujah
People in the street they were turning around
They looked them in the eyes and they sang,
There's someone here we have found"
Every knee will bow and every tongue confess
and the voice of one crying in the wilderness