From the recording Orb
*Anne Frank's Vision
In a 14 year-old girl’s diary, her secrets she wrote for the world to heal..
Now how humbly we trust such love to lead, in her own words so innocently:
“In spite of everything, I still believe people are really good at heart, yes I believe
that there is goodness inside everyone, though we may have to look deep to find it.."
"And when I get to write I can shake off all my fears.. wonder is revived, my sorrow disappears,
Where there’s hope there’s life to fill us up with courage, make us strong again..
with a kind and gentle spirit”
“I don’t want to have lived in vain, I want to be useful and bring joy even to strangers, yes
I want to go on living even long after I’m gone..”
Hey A-n-n-e F-r-a-n-k, we’re here to carry on young Anne Frank’s vision
“Now I don’t think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that remains, that’s what I see
A single candle both defines and defies the darkest of dark dreams.."
"Still I hear the coming thunder, feel the millions suffer, and yet when I look up at the sky~
I somehow feel that everything will change for the better..
Yeah, that this cruelty too will end, tranquility return again, in the meantime I must hold on
to my ideals, and perhaps the day will come when I’ll be able to realize them..”
Til then, I’m holding on, I’m holding on, yes I’m holding on
I’m still holding on to dear Anne Frank’s vision..
Now we’re all holding on, we’re holding on, yes we’re holding on
We’re all still holding on to Anne Frank’s vision of a new world
And when you can’t find your way home, cuz the road is overgrown, just take my hand and I’ll be your friend.. We’re all just walking each other home again..
Hey A-n-n-e F-r-a-n-k, we’re all here to carry out young Anne Frank’s vision of a new world
We’re here to carry on dear Anne Frank’s wisdom.
She wants to go on living even long after she’s gone
Yeah, she wants to go on living even long after she’s gone..
Wanna help her go on living even long ever after, and beyond
“Where there’s hope there’s life to fill us up with courage
Make us strong again, with a kind and gentle spirit”
*Wrote this song in honor of the 75th anniversary (2022) of the publication of Anne Frank's Diary
(the Secret Annex, Het Achterhuis) published June 25, 1947. Anne's own words are included in "quotations" above.