Jill Detroit

Jill Detroit

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Pop - Easy Listening | Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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Member Since: 2003
   Last Login: 7/14/2020

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Song Description

Sometimes the most courageous thing to do is to be kind.

Story Behind the Song

Thinking about all the events rocking our world today, it occurred to me that sometimes the greatest strength lies in acceptance and kindness. Uncharacteristically the lyrics emerged without a melody but, once that melody emerged, my producer, Bill Bentley, clued in to the bluesy flavor of the song and his instrumental track set the stage for those lyrics and allowed for me to sing in my very favorite style.

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Lyrics

V1: It takes strength to be gentle
It takes courage to be kind
When the world seems set against you
And compassion's hard to find
Sometimes it's tough to be tender
When you really need to be
Those are the times that test
Our true humanity

Cho: It takes love, it takes strength
To hold hatred at arm's length
Leave all your bitterness behind
It takes courage to be kind

V2: There's power in passion
It can take your breath away
It's so addictive
You just want it to stay
Noone's above temptation
We all crave sensation
Just know that your soul is measured
By the values you treasure

Cho:

Bridge: Kindness is under-rated
So unappreciated
Sometimes mistaken for weakness
Until you really need this
Then you're so, so grateful
For the one who reaches out
And touches you with gentle hands
Wounded hearts will understand

V3: If you're strong when you need to be
And embrace humility
Like a delicate flower
You'll possess real power
The bravest hearts are tender
The softest souls are strong
Kindness is contagious
It carries us along

Cho: It takes love, it takes strength
To hold hatred at arm's length
Leave all your bitterness behind
Keep love on your mind
Courage - it's all we have sometimes

Song Length
3:51
Genres
Pop - Dreampop, Blues - Religious
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
Diplomatic, Passive

Subject Matter
Philosophy, Spirituality

Similar Artist
Courage to Be Kind
Language
English

Lyric Credits Jill Detroit
Music Credits Jill Detroit
Producer Credits Bill Bentley Productions
Performance Credits Jill Detroit, vocals; Bill Bentley, additional vocals and all instruments
Label Credits Independent