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Be Kind To Yourself

May 15, 2015

Here’s another of my songs from the past. Be Kind To Yourself was written in 1979 and is included in my book, Three A,M, – The Complete 1970s Song Lyrics.

The lyrics have sort of become a personal mantra of mine throughout the years. Take a read and a listen and see if you don’t agree.

Be Kind To Yourself
© 1979 Allen E. Rizzi

V1 Thanks for the words that you left at my door;
They must have been hard to compose….
But if you’re running away to find a new day,
Open your love, don’t bring it to a close….

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V2 If you’re looking for love, laughter and life,
Be sure that your eyes really see….
And after awhile when you learn how to smile,
You’ll find that love is the key….

Ch. Be kind to yourself….
Let your circles widen with every day;
Be kind to yourself….
Let yourself flow in every way…. In every way.

V3 Here’s hoping your journey is easy and swift,
But don’t be surprised if it’s slow….
It will take some tears and quite a few years
Before you learn what you need to know….

Ch. Be kind to yourself….
Let your circles widen with every day;
Be kind to yourself….
Let yourself flow in every way…. In every way.

Coda Be kind to yourself….
Let your circles widen with every day;
Be kind to yourself….
Let yourself flow in every way…. In every way.

Back Scene 2011:

This song was probably inspired by an old girlfriend and life-long friend Mary Ann. I remember her leaving a goodbye note at my door in Woodland Hills in 1975 but I wrote the song as a retrospective 4 years later. I had always wished the very best for Mary Ann and had always encouraged her to first and foremost “be kind to yourself.” It may as well have been influenced by Geri. Both were very important women in my life. Be Kind To Yourself is one of my strongest songs. It was recorded and released three times. The song was the most requested of my tunes when I played my final year in clubs.

AER 7-11-2011

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