Valentine

"Valentine" appears on our Family Values album. This lilting singalong is an ode to the theory that love and compassion ARE the answer. It's a big heart-opener. It's easy for kids to sing -- they especially love the "la la la love you" chorus! The dance moves are simple and intuitive. And it's easy to learn on the guitar or ukulele! The message is universal. As the Dalai Lama said, "Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive." [Features my oldest son, Jasper, on trombone solo in the break, when he was 12 years old. LOVE!]

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Lead Sheets + Charts:

Videos + Dance Moves:

Lyrics:

VERSE 1 
darling, let’s be valentines 
I’ll be yours and you can be mine 
right here is the place 
where we belong 

we can show the world our love 
earth below and sky above 
and all the birdies in the trees 
will sing our song 

CHORUS 
la la la love you 
la la la love you 
la la la love you 
la la la love you 
la la la love you 
la la la love you 
love you 

VERSE 2 
darling, let’s be valentines 
I’ll be yours and you can be mine 
we’ll hold hands 
and walk around the world 

we will smile at everyone 
hug the moon and shine with the sun 
and all the stars up in the sky 
will sing our song 

CHORUS 

VERSE 3 
darling, we’re all valentines 
all the world and all of the time 
and all that’s in our hearts 
was meant to share 

find your kindness know it’s true 
you’re in love, and love is in you 
and all the valentines are singing 
can you hear them now 

DOUBLE CHORUS

Credits:

​Copyright 2011 Charity Kahn

Released November 6, 2012

Track #8 on the "Charity and the JAMband" album Family Values


Piano, ukulele, vocals: Charity Kahn
Trombone: Jasper Crocker

Engineering: Daryn Roven

Mix/Master: Daryn Roven

Production: Daryn + Charity

Artwork: Charity