Hello World Lyrics Explained by Lady Antebellum

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Lady Antebellum, who performed the hit “Hello World” at the CMA Awards, have received a lot of praise for the song, which has a hopeful message and displays an appreciation for the little things.  While the “Hello World” lyrics are rather straightforward, Lady Antebellum shared the story behind the lyrics, and you can read all about it below.

Full “Hello World” lyrics follow the explanation.  ”Hello World” comes from Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now, which you can download right here.  Other Lady Antebellum downloads are here.

Hello World Lyrics Explanation

“The idea for this song is an old one. It was originally called, ‘Hello Heart.’ I started it when I was 27 years old,” explains songwriter David Lee. “I wrote a chorus and pretty much most of the song a different way. And then I put it down, turned away from it, and didn’t think of it again for at least 10 years.”

“I got with Tony Lane, and we sat down and talked about it one day. We tried to write it, tried to come up with some ideas and finally came up with the chorus. But the rhymes weren’t jelling. Then we got Tom Douglas in on it.”

“Tom’s great,” said Lee. “He actually had the idea to change this song to ‘Hello World,’ because we couldn’t get the rhyme right. ‘Hello Heart’ didn’t have the feel. Tom got a hold of it and started messing around with it on his piano. Then he called me and said, ‘Hey, what about, ‘Hello World?” He also had an idea to change the first verse.”

“If Tom Douglas and Tony Lane hadn’t helped me, this song wouldn’t be what it is, that’s for sure,” said Lee.

Hello World Lyrics

Traffic crawls, cell phone calls
Talk video screams at me
Through my tinted window I see
A little girl, rust red minivan
She’s got chocolate on her face
Got little hands, and she waves at me
Ya, she smiles at me

Hello world
How’ve you been?
Good to see you, my old friend
Sometimes I feel cold as steel
Broken like I’m never gonna heal
I see a light, a little hope
In a little girl
Hello world

Every day I drive by
A little white church
It’s got these little white crosses
Like angels in the yard
Maybe I should stop on in
Say a prayer
Maybe talk to God
Like he is here
Oh I know he is there
Ya, I know he’s there

Hello world
How’ve you been?
Good to see you, my old friend
Sometimes I feel as cold as steel
And broken like I’m never going to heal
I see a light
A little grace, a little faith unfurled
Hello world

Sometimes I forget what living’s for
And I heave my life through my front door
And I’ll be there
Oh I’m home again
I see my wife, little boy, little girl
Hello world
Hello world

All the empty disappears
I remember why I’m here
Just surrender and believe
I fall down on my knees
Oh hello world
Hello world
Hello world