Brandi Carlile Covers Crosby, Stills, & Nash’s “Helplessly Hoping” Live on the Stern Show (2018)
•May 2, 2020
Before covering “Helplessly Hoping” on the Stern Show, Brandi Carlile told Howard about the time she performed it live at one of her shows … that Stephen Stills happened to be at.
Helplessly hoping Her harlequin hovers nearby Awaiting a word Gasping at glimpses Of gentle true spirit He runs, wishing he could fly Only to trip at the sound of good-bye Wordlessly watching He waits by the window And wonders At the empty place inside Heartlessly helping himself to her bad dreams He worries Did he hear a good-bye? Or even hello? They are one person They are two alone They are three together They are for-or each other Stand by the stairway You'll see something Certain to tell you confusion has its cost Love isn't lying It's loose in a lady who lingers Saying she is lost And choking on hello They are one person They are two alone They are three together They are for-or each other