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I used to think love was a dying art
Compassion couldn't live within a crowded heart
I saw my freedom in a poor man's eyes
Hope like a light, will to survive
A sense of dignity to hold up high
These are the simple things
That keep us all alive
And though the rich buy power for a time
One thing that money can't buy

Chorus

Love and compassion
(only) Love and compassion
Give it to you
Give it to me
Love and compassion
(only) Love and compassion
That's what it takes
(give love...you’re gonna feel love...
Ooo... feel love... you're gonna give love)

One night when I was feelin' all alone
I saw a shadow walking in the danger zone
I knew that I would have to make a choice
Hunger in my heart, hunger in my spirit
We won't be free until we equalize
The price of power to the price of every life
And though I know it's gonna take some time
Someday we're all gonna find

Love and compassion
(onlv) Love and compassion
Give it to you
Give it to me
Love and compassion
(only) Love and compassion
That's what it takes to relate

Love and compassion
(only) Love and compassion
Give it to you
Give it to me
(onIy) Love und compassion
That's what it takes
(give love... Ooo feel love... you're gonna
feel love... if you give love)

Love und compassion
Love und compassion
Love und compassion
Love und compassion
Love und compassion
(only) Love und compassion
Give it to you
Give it to me
Love and compassion
Someday we’re gonna find it

Oh when I was alone
And I reached out for more
I just opened my eyes
Love und compassion
I know it will take some time
But you know we're gonna make it come true
Love and compassion
All my love and compassion
Love und compassion
Love und compassion

All my love, All my love und compassion
Someday, someday we're gonna find it, realize it
Take some time to give
Love und compassion
Hope Iike a light, and a will to survive...



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