Hello World
Lady Antebellum Lyrics


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

Well hello world
How you been
It's good to see you, my old friend
Sometimes I feel, as cold as steel
Broken like I'm never gonna heal
I see a light, a little hope
In a little girl

Well 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 there
Oh I know he's there
Ya, I know he's there

Well hello world
How you been
It's good to see you, my old friend
Sometimes I feel, as cold as steel
And broken like I'm never gonna heal
I see a light
Little grace, little faith for the world
Well ello world

Sometimes I forget what living's for
And I hear my life through my front door
And I'll breathe it in
Oh I'm home again

I see my wife, little boy, my 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

Overall Meaning

"Hello World" by Lady Antebellum is a touching ballad about the positive impacts of the little beauties of life on people who are struggling with depression and anxiety. The song begins by describing the fast-paced and contemporary world, where traffic crawls, phones ring, and talk radios blare, and then the singer spots a little girl in a rust-red minivan. She has chocolate on her face and waves at him with her little hand, and the singer feels his heart melt. The little girl is symbolic of the hope and humanity that still exists despite the harshness of urban life. The chorus of the song is alluring, addressing the 'hello world' in general to show how the world can console one's heart.


Line by Line Meaning

Traffic crawls
I am stuck in traffic and everything is moving slowly.


Cell phone calls
My phone is constantly ringing and I feel overwhelmed by everything I need to do.


Talk radio screams at me
The radio is blaring and the constant noise is overwhelming.


Through my tinted window I see
I am looking through my car window, which is tinted so that the sun does not bother me.


A little girl, rust red minivan
I see a little girl in a rusty red minivan next to me.


She's got chocolate on her face
The little girl has chocolate on her face, indicating that she has been enjoying something sweet.


She's got little hands, and she waves at me
The little girl waves at me with her tiny hands, bringing a smile to my face.


Ya, she smiles at me
The little girl smiles at me, making me feel a sense of happiness and warmth.


Well hello world
I am acknowledging the world around me and how beautiful it is.


How you been
I am asking the world how it has been since the last time I paid attention to it.


It's good to see you, my old friend
I am happy to see the world again and feel a sense of friendship with it.


Sometimes I feel, as cold as steel
There are times when I feel emotionally detached and uncaring.


Broken like I'm never gonna heal
I feel like I am broken and that I will not be able to heal from emotional or psychological wounds.


I see a light, a little hope
I see a glimmer of hope that makes me feel like there is still a chance for things to get better.


In a little girl
This light and hope come from a little girl who brought a smile to my face earlier.


Every day I drive by
I pass by a certain place every day on my commute.


A little white church
There is a small church with a white exterior that I pass by every day.


It's got these little white crosses
There are small white crosses in the church's yard, reminiscent of the wayside crosses that line church paths in Europe.


Like angels in the yard
The crosses remind me of angels and give me a sense of comfort.


Maybe I should stop on in
I am considering whether or not to stop at the church.


Say a prayer
I may be looking for a sense of peace and guidance and consider prayer as a way to achieve it.


Maybe talk to God, like
I may consider talking to God directly and sharing my thoughts with him.


He is there
I believe that God is real and present in my life.


Oh I know he's there
I am certain that God is present and that he is listening to me.


All the empty disappears
All the emptiness I feel is lifted and I feel complete.


I remember why I'm here
I remember my purpose in life and what is truly important to me.


Just surrender and believe
I need to let go of my worries and believe in the bigger picture.


I fall down on my knees
I am humbled and grateful for everything in my life.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: David Cory Lee, Tom Douglas, Tony Mac Lane

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Comments from YouTube:

@joshcampbell8188

When this song came out, I heard it, and I cried, watched the video and finally put that bottle down. I’ve been sober ever since. Thank god for music that touches your soul and moves you to a point to profound parts of the mind anything else could never reach. Hello world. Bless everyone.

@charity3126

Congratulations. I pray this is still true!

@rebeccaluquin4608

Congrats hope all is well

@akilli6743

I am so proud of you! I truly mean it! Keep touching lives through your sobriety!

@danagraslie5718

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@marthamann7685

I am grateful to read this post! I applaud you and you will never regret it! I don't know you...but " miles beyond proud" of YOU!

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@dutknbr

O tipo de musica que toca profundamente a nossa alma...

@terrymitchell7714

This song will always be a classic. It brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it.

@LadyDragonRain2225

I knew I shouldn't have watched this at work. Now I'm crying at my desk. Absolutely beautiful song.

@jamesgannon6192

It’s Okay… But you know it will always bring you to tears… 69 year old guy here… Me Too ❤️

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