Everyone Is Beautiful

As the old saying has it, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” and like most old sayings, there’s a lot of truth in it. Whether by divine grace or through the patient application of pints of ale, we have all known moments in which we saw the infinite beauty of everything and everyone around us. But we live in a culture and often in a state of consciousness that insists on measuring, comparing, and evaluating everything, even (and especially) the beauty of the people we see. So we have beauty contests, the 100 sexiest people, who is hot and who is not. What a load of hooey!

So, here’s a song to remind myself that when I remember how to see, I find that every single person is beautiful.

I just recorded this today at home, so it’s not the same sound quality as the other recordings currently on my Bandcamp site. I’d be interested to know what you think of the sound quality, and also what you think of the song.

http://scottlape.bandcamp.com/track/everyone-is-beautiful

Everyone Is Beautiful

Maybe the top of your head just touches the sky                    D      A     D
Maybe your feet just barely reach the ground                          G      A     D
Maybe you move like a willow tree swaying in the breeze       Bm    A     G     D
Maybe you’re just the cutest thing in town                               G       A

The hair on your head might be red or green or purple
It might be long or short or just a memory
Your hands might be soft as silk, or warm like Spanish leather
Your voice might be Jerry or jubilee

But everyone is beautiful don’t you know               G     A    D
Everyone is beautiful through and through             G     A    D
I’m finally learning, although I’m learning slow       G     D     G     D
That everyone is beautiful like you                         G     A     D

Some of us are new to the planet
Some of us have been here many years
Some of us are feeling fresh as a daisy
Some of us just need another beer

Some folks like to use a cane for walking
Some folks like to dance across the floor
Some folks keep you laughing with a wink and a smile
Some folks leave you always wanting more

But everyone is beautiful don’t you know
Everyone is beautiful through and through
I’m finally learning, although I’m learning slow
That everyone is beautiful like you

Yes everyone is beautiful when you learn to see
Everyone is beautiful it’s true
Look around with eyes of love and I guarantee
That everyone is beautiful like you
Look around with eyes of love and you’ll see it’s true
Everyone is beautiful like you

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