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"NEVER SO BIG"
(excerpt from deluxe hardcover book)

Estrella comes to Tacloban, in Leyte, while Imelda is there on a state visit, but she is told that Imelda is sleeping. Estrella’s circumstances have gone downhill, and now she really does need help. Imelda, who is the first lady, has been (some say) informed by her mother about providing for the woman who looked after her as child. After being turned away, however, Estrella has to catch the last jeepney (a former jeep modified to serve as a primitive bus) home, so she returns without any contact.

Imelda in car

Sung by Estrella
Vocal by Sia

People ask me if I knew you
I tell them, “It’s true”
You were just a simple schoolgirl
When I took care of you

One is never so big
As when one stoops down
To help someone in need
Get their feet on the ground

I gave up ev’rything
To give you both a start
And in my time of need
Could you open your heart?

Don’t make me beg—don’t turn away
She always said you’d help someday
Can I get a message through to you?
Are you the girl that I once knew?
What was I thinking of?
What am I doing here?
What was I thinking of?
What am I doing here?
Woo hoo woo hoo woo hoo
Woo hoo woo hoo woo hoo

It’s your old hometown
There’s the park and the tree
And the house where we lived
At the end of the street

It’s a crazy idea
Could I get through to you?
It won’t take very long
Just a minute or two

Never so big—never so tall
Never so big—when you are small
Never so big—never so tall
Never so big—when you are small
You never know, where love is found
God only knows, where we are bound
Woo hoo, woo hoo, woo hoo
Woo hoo, woo hoo, woo hoo
Woo hoo, woo hoo, woo hoo
Woo hoo, woo hoo, woo hoo

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