This song was written by Betsy Goulet, founder of Illinois' Sangamon County Child Advocacy Center, and Rachel Rambach.
Sometimes I wonder if it matters what I do
Is there anyone who’ll listen, or am I among the few
Who see the pain and hear the cry
And stop to question why?
Rise up and take a stand
Raise your voice, reach out a hand
Be a champion for a child
Speak the words she cannot say
Be the light that she’s been searching for
and give her strength to help her find her way
For a moment stop and wonder
How a child can live in fear
What are they telling us that we cannot hear?
What do they need to ease their pain
the tears that flow like rain?
Just think of the changes that we could make
how different our world could be
when silence is broken and their voices are heard
when we open our eyes to see
released September 10, 2011
Lyrics & Music by Betsy Goulet & Rachel Rambach