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Nat King Cole – Nature Boy lyrics

artist: nat: king cole -from
his "the greatest of nat king cole" lp-capitol slb-6803 -peak
billboard position # 1 for 8 weeks in 1948 -competing
versions charted by frank sinatra (#7) sara, vaughn (#8) and, -d
k**haymes (#11) -words.
and music by eden ahbez There

was a boy A
very strange enchanted boy They
say he wandered very far very, far Over
land and sea A
little shy and sad of eye But
very wise was he And

then one day A
magic day he passed my way And
while we spoke of many things Fools
and kings This
he said to me "the
greatest thing you'll ever learn Is
just to love and be loved in return" "the

greatest thing you'll ever learn Is
just to love and be loved in return"

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    For me, the boy is jesus christ, who traveled and spoke to many people. He was wise, having knowledge from the father. And yet, his message was simple enough for all to understand: "the greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return. "
    Jesus said, "love one another, as i have loved you. " it's all about love. The world would be a better place if we all listened.
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    And I think, it has a moral response, but it's a connection between religion and nature. "nature boy," isn't merely jesus, he's a connection that's similar to the ideology of mother earth. She loves and gives and wishes only to be loved in return, never mind the fact that the boy is who he is, a boy. But then again, maybe it could mean mankind only listens to man, and the moral being love all things in nature no matter the gender or species.
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    I heard this song first when I was in my teens and knew immediately it was about Jesus and I like the above "Mother earth" analogy, because its very basic to our mission which should be about all humans appreciating and taking care of (because that's what love is) our god-given gifts which are abundant.
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