“Helplessly Hoping” is one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard. If you read the lyrics in their entirety, they sound like poetry. The debut album by Crosby, Stills, and Nash, of which “Helplessly Hoping” is a part, is an amazing album, rich with their beautiful harmonies.
Gasping at glimpses of gentle true spirit he runs
Wishing he could fly
Only to trip at the sound of goodbyesongwriter: Stephen Stills
The first video is a live version. The second focuses on the vocals and that amazing delivery of CS&N.