Is it too much to ask
That when I smile at you, you smile back
Why do you think me odd when I say "hello" as I pass you on the street?
When did it become customary to not say it back and just stare at your feet?
Is it too hard to hold that door open after you walk in
When you see someone behind you, hands full, struggling
When did we become the "do as little as possible" society?
Fewer and fewer interactions, fueling our isolation and anxieties
Peace starts right here
Kindness needs to reappear
Helping hands and little gestures go so far
We have the power, but we claim it's too hard
Looking down on those unlike ourselves
Working only towards our own success or wealth
With a little more compassion, it can come with ease
Start where you are, if you want this world to have a chance at peace
Road rage and cutting in line
The dialogue loop: "Mine, Mine, Mine!"
When did we all decide to take an ego trip?
Will we ever see that you truly get what you give?
Expectations are higher than ever before
Turnover rate soaring as the lazy leave through that revolving door
Grateful is something we need to plant our roots back into
We're blessed with clothes, food, shelter and everyday having something to do
Peace starts right in this place
When you read the expression on someone's face
And you lend them a hanky when tears start to form
When you forget what you've learned to be the norm
It's not about what's popular, it's about what's right
Kindness is always cool, don't ever lose sight
With a little more love and concern for those around us
We can expand the level of comfort and trust
We can't expect or pray for things to change when we don't add our piece...
Start where you are, love everyone you see, if you want this world to have a chance at peace...