How Could Anyone

How Could Anyone

HOW COULD ANYONE EVER TELL YOU YOU WERE ANYTHING LESS THAN BEAUTIFUL? HOW COULD ANYONE EVER TELL YOU YOU WERE LESS THAN WHOLE? HOW COULD ANYONE FAIL TO NOTICE THAT YOUR LOVING IS A MIRACLE? HOW DEEPLY YOU’RE CONNECTED TO MY SOUL.                                                                © Libby Roderick Music 1988   Written in 1988, this simple song spread like wildfire to quickly become an internationally beloved anthem of hope and healing, deeply touching the hearts of hundreds of thousands of people around the world.  Libby originally recorded this simple anthem on the CD “If You See a Dream” in 1990.  Since then, How Could Anyone has been featured on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, highlighted on a CBS 60 Minutes special on teens at risk, written about in newspapers ranging from the New York Times to the Hindustani Times, translated into many languages, reprinted in numerous books (including Hometown by Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Kidder), used in movies, and sung at the UN Conference in Beijing by thousands, among many other uses.  How Could Anyone has been used for every conceivable purpose to bring inspiration and affirmation to people struggling with every imaginable challenge and to celebrate the beauty of human beings everywhere: AIDS orphans in Zambia keeping their spirits high, Latina mothers initiating their daughters into adulthood, gay activists affirming their inherent worth, children with disabilities at summer camp honoring their wholeness, Japanese women and girls recovering from eating disorders, men in prison making peace with their pasts – these groups and thousands more have made the song their own and used it to inspire powerful action on behalf of our shared humanity. It has been featured in every format and venue, from videos, films and slide shows to hospitals, prisons, kindergartens, marches, peace gatherings, weddings, funerals and shelters.  Princess Diana even wore a t-shirt with How Could Anyone’s lyrics printed on the front to work out at the gym.  Please contact Turtle Island Records if you wish to use the song, and to share your stories of how people are using it to do good work in our world.   See Libby play at the Anchorage Folk Festival (Starts at 1:09; How Could Anyone at 1:23) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8D4gYy9EWQ See Libby sing How Could Anyone at the national Bioneers Conference in San Rafael https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_K10jUVuTVM See Libby sing How Could Anyone at TEDx Homer (last song of four) http://everything.plus/TEDxHomer-Libby_Roderick-How_Could_Anyone_/ctdUBOk5t14.video See How Could Anyone sung by the Phi Saronga choir (http://vimeo.com/77152643 See CNN Anderson Cooper 360 Special on How Could Anyone (coming) See CBS 60 Minutes “Gospel for Teens” featuring How Could Anyone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVwQjdjiq_A