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John Hiatt — Have a Little Faith in Me
Album: Bring The Family
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Total ratings: 640









Released: 1987
Length: 3:59
Plays (last 30 days): 1
When the road gets dark
And you can no longer see
Just let my love throw a spark
And have a little faith in me

And when the tears you cry
Are all you can believe
Just give these loving arms a try
And have a little faith in me
And

[Chorus:]
Have a little faith in me
Have a little faith in me
Have a little faith in me
Have a little faith in me

When your secret heart
Cannot speak so easily
Come here darlin'
From a whisper start
To have a little faith in me

And when your back's against the wall
Just turn around and you will see
I will catch, i will catch your fall baby
Just have a little faith in me

[Chorus]

[Sung Over Fade:]
Well, I've been loving you for such a long time girl
Expecting nothing in return
Just for you to have a little faith in me
You see time, time is our friend
'Cause for us there is no end
And all you gotta do is have a little faith in me
I said I will hold you up, i will hold you up
Your love gives me strength enough
So have a little faith in me
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Liked Jewel's version in the shampoo scene in Phenomenon with Kyra Sedgwick and John Travolta, too. Simple song, but effective.
 k3rmit wrote:

Your subconscious is probably reminding you of Joe Cocker's 1994 cover of this song.
 
Including the aforementioned Mr. Cocker, 67 artists have covered John Hiatt 88 times:  http://www.unicom.com/retired/...

There's something special beneath that gruff exterior.
 (Banned) wrote:
His voice kinda reminds me of Joe Cocker. 

 
Your subconscious is probably reminding you of Joe Cocker's 1994 cover of this song.
 (Banned) wrote:

There's joy in repetition.  That is the cornerstone of all music.  

 
You take me way more seriously than I do. This song an 8 for me btw. 
His voice kinda reminds me of Cyndi Lauper
 iso2000 wrote:
We get the point. Do you have to keep repeating the same lyric?

 
I get your sentiment....but when I think of George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord," I really love the repetition (with small variations) because it feels very spiritual.
Awful, terrible, horrible.
 Webfoot wrote:

Wait, have a little what?

 
There's joy in repetition.  That is the cornerstone of all music.  
His voice kinda reminds me of Joe Cocker. 
 iso2000 wrote:
We get the point. Do you have to keep repeating the same lyric?

 
Wait, have a little what?
 oldsaxon wrote:

There's a good reason for not voicing an opinion here.

 
...and we welcome your reticence.
We get the point. Do you have to keep repeating the same lyric?
I don't know any other John Hiatt songs that I know of but now I'm curious.
Good stuff. 
 jimtyrrell wrote:
I m a big Hiatt fan so my review is tainted.
I ve seen John perform this song several times and it s almost a religious experience. He is an amazing poet, singer and musician who can bring your to knees in his encores.
 
+1
I m a big Hiatt fan so my review is tainted.
I ve seen John perform this song several times and it s almost a religious experience. He is an amazing poet, singer and musician who can bring your to knees in his encores.
Usually don't much like Hiatt, but this comes through strong and true.
 oldsaxon wrote:

There's a good reason for not voicing an opinion here.

 
Nice reply, I liked it.
I love this version of this song.
Amazing lovesong ! So much passion and feeling. And what  an outstanding voice !
Never get tired of this song ! Thanx John !

 motobecane wrote:

Really?  Guess there's a black hole in you that is your soul.

 
There's a good reason for not voicing an opinion here.
Whole album is an 11
 triskele wrote:
this is my favorite version of this song, which is the finest love song of all time, in my opinion. {#Daisy}

 
...... totally agree, it's "Outstanding"
 astapen wrote:
Another unlistenable voice. Maybe the message is good, but that's lost in the nasal writhing. 
 
Really?  Guess there's a black hole in you that is your soul.
 pirhan wrote:
This is the ultimate friend zone song. 

 
"Friend Zone"?  I'm probably better off not knowing the meaning of that term.  Didn't Randy Newman already write this song?  Nah, I guess John wrote it first.
 astapen wrote:
Another unlistenable voice. Maybe the message is good, but that's lost in the nasal writhing. 
 
{#No}
Another unlistenable voice. Maybe the message is good, but that's lost in the nasal writhing. 
This is the ultimate friend zone song. 
 triskele wrote:
this is my favorite version of this song, which is the finest love song of all time, in my opinion. {#Daisy}

 
Such a great song.
this is my favorite version of this song, which is the finest love song of all time, in my opinion. {#Daisy}
John Hiatt was always one of my favorites....and then this song was in Benny and Joon. Fabulous marriage of music and movies. 
 WayUpNorth wrote:
Oh wow, great to hear this.  I played this album to death when I first got it.  Love this song, great lyrics.
 
Agreed.  Memphis in the Meantime is my all time favorite.  There is no better groove.  Course John isn't exactly playing with slackers.
 neuticle wrote:
a little repetitious for our liking..
 
fog fog fog
Hiatt the songwriter - of course.  Hiatt the vocalist - Wow!  Nice work on this one (and probably others which I have simply not noticed).
a little repetitious for our liking..
this one makes me cry
such passion 
 mellyp wrote:
I recommend starting with this album "Bring the Family", then listen to "Walk On", and then check out his latest, "Dirty Jeans & Mudslide Hymns". I'm a big fan, hope you enjoy his music too!
 
Stolen Moments is essential too!  Hiatt Comes Alive At Budokan shows him at his live best as well.

Oh wow, great to hear this.  I played this album to death when I first got it.  Love this song, great lyrics.
This song always brings me to tears. Beautiful and heartfelt. Love the piano.
Superb,hmmm
I recommend starting with this album "Bring the Family", then listen to "Walk On", and then check out his latest, "Dirty Jeans & Mudslide Hymns". I'm a big fan, hope you enjoy his music too!
 lemmoth wrote:
Need to get me some Hiatt.

Can I get some recommendations from his avid fans?

Thanks
 
This cd is a pretty good place to start. I liked it.

Review from Amazon - "Vitually unknown outside a small but highly appreciative audience, John Hiatt has steadily become one of musics true greats. Take a sublime songwriter,add a twist of pathos, a funny umbrella, and a voice which can be at once plaintive and loud and you have the cocktail that is Hiatt (no ice needed, coolness guaranteed).

This record (in legion with Nick Lowe on bass, Ry Cooder on guitar and Jim Keltner on drums is the precursor to their other, but not as successful collaboration, Little Village) covers JH's trials and tribulations in relationships (with people and alcohol) and is a stunningly honest approach to the same."

Great lineup. Great tunes.
AMEN!
 lemmoth wrote:
Need to get me some Hiatt.

Can I get some recommendations from his avid fans?

Thanks
 

The Hiatt in downtown Chicago is quite nice.
Get a room on the upper floors so you get a good view of Michigan Ave and the river
enjoy :)
Need to get me some Hiatt.

Can I get some recommendations from his avid fans?

Thanks
This is so good. Memories. Roskilde 1988, Blue Tent. Such a good feeling.
what a great message.  thnx RP