Lovingkindness

"Lovingkindness" appears on our Family Values album. I based the lyrics for this song on the Buddhist practice of Lovingkindness Meditation (or, Metta), whereby you send wishes for happiness, health, safety and peace to yourself and then others in ever-widening circles of love. Sing this song with your children in the morning to set the intention for the day, or any time you need a reminder of the power of love and kindness!

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Lyrics:

CHORUS

May I be happy

May I be well

May I be safe and sound

May I be peaceful

May I be at ease

With love in my heart and all around

 

May you be happy

May you be well

May you be safe and sound

May you be peaceful

May you be at ease

With love in your heart and all around

 

VERSE 1

Well you can sing your love (sing your love) 

And you can dance your love (dance your love)

And you can play your love (play your love)

Today, my love (mm-mm-mm)

And you can laugh your love (laugh your love)

And you can cry your love (cry your love)

And you can walk your love (walk your love)

And you can fly your love (mm-mm-mm)

All around

 

CHORUS

May I be happy

May I be well

May I be safe and sound

May I be peaceful

May I be at ease

With love in my heart and all around

 

May you be happy

May you be well

May you be safe and sound

May you be peaceful

May you be at ease

With love in your heart and all around

 

VERSE 2

Well you can sit with your love (sit with love)

And you can breathe with your love (breath with love)

And you can listen to your love (listen to love)

It's in your heart, my love (mm-mm-mm)

And you can share your love (share your love)

And you can shine your love (shine your love)

And you can be your love (be your love)

And you can spread your love (mm-mm-mm)

All around 

 

CHORUS

May we be happy

May we be well

May we be safe and sound

May we be peaceful

May we be at ease

With love in our hearts and all around

 

May we be happy

May we be well

May we be safe and sound

May we be peaceful

May we be at ease

With love in our hearts and all around

Credits:

​Copyright 2010 Charity Kahn

Released December 1, 2010

Track #3 on the "Charity and the JAMband" album Family Values

Charity Kahn: Guitar, penny whistle, vocals

Daryn Roven: Mandolin

Paul Lamb: Bass

Engineering: Daryn Roven

Mix/Master: Daryn Roven

Production: Daryn + Charity

Artwork: Charity