Song of the Day #1,919: ‘Have a Little Faith in Me’ – John Hiatt

john_hiattOnce again, the Random iTunes Fairy has proved to have a bias toward popular hits. Of the 52 John Hiatt songs I own, the algorithm somehow landed on his most famous, ‘Have a Little Faith in Me.’

That also happens to be the only one of those 52 songs that I know. My John Hiatt albums come courtesy of my wife, who has always had a soft spot for heartland rockers.

Hiatt has had a long, successful career as both a songwriter and performer but I know very little about him. I get him mixed up with John Prine, Ry Cooder, John Fogerty and that whole class. Old, earthy white guys.

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

3 thoughts on “Song of the Day #1,919: ‘Have a Little Faith in Me’ – John Hiatt

  1. Dana says:

    Well I certainly know this one, though I might be hard pressed to name second song from Hiatt, and I too may have struggled to connect the right white soul guy to this hit.

    I think the last time this one came on the radio, Daniel thought it was Rod Stewart. I knew that was wrong, but couldn’t further provide the correct artist.

  2. Rob says:

    Should John Hiatt come to your town to perform, I HIGHLY recommend you and your wife take in the show. He truly is an American Treasure.

  3. Andrea Katz says:

    Not on my radar, but I really like this guy. Randy Newman mixed with Van Morrison?

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