Kindness

Story Behind The Song

A family member is unhappy with her life and relationships. She looks inward to please herself and never outwards to others. It made me think about how many people do this and I started thinking about happiness being a journey and not a destination. Life is limited when you are self-absorbed, serve just yours or dwell on yourself. Happiness is found when giving and helping others. Kindness is the key to life.

Song Description

Kindness helps others but it is essential for one's own happiness and contentment. The path for happiness is kindness & charity.

Song Length 3:42 Genre R & B - Contemporary, Blues - Gospel
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Mixed Vocals
Mood Content, Welcoming Subject Change, Encouragement
Similar Artists Staple Singers, Amy Winehouse Language English
Era 1970 - 1979

Lyrics

Say I was lonely in the daytime
Say I was lonely at night
Say I was lonely in the afternoon
It won't make me cry
You won't see me crying in the daytime
You won't see me crying at night
You won't see me crying in the afternoon
I'll use this time to make things right
I'll use the time I would spend crying
To help those who cry in vain
Instead of my teardrops falling
I'll reach out to those in desperate pain

Don't go crying in your big house
Or live in dark depressing days
Reach out and help someone who has not
Go and change your selfish ways
Save your crying for the lonely
For children whose hunger drives their days
For old folks who live in dire poverty
Drives all their happiness away

Don't go crying in the daytime
Don't go crying at night
Don't go crying in your cadillac car
Help somebody get it right
The sweet taste of your kindness
Will help a poor soul when he falls
The kindness feeds your own soul too
And builds a better world for us all
The gestures of your kindness
Will help some poor soul along their way
And kindness feeds your own soul too
Drives all that hate away
I said drives all that hate away
Drive that hate away
Drive that hate away
Drive that hate away
Drive that hate away
Drive all that hate away

Lyrics Stan Grizzle Music Stan Grizzle
Producer Arranged & Produced by Evaldo Souza (Fox) Publisher Stan Grizzle
Performance Stan Grizzle (vocals, guitar), Evaldo Souza Fox (keyboards), Caroline Blumer (background vocals)
This track is on 4 Broadjam Top 10 Lists
Top 10 List Rank
Canada #7
Ontario #2
Production - Mixed Vocals #9
R & B - Contemporary #6
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