Family Values

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A song about acceptance, equality, celebration of difference, non-violence and our deepest human need and capacity for love, understanding and peace. “If you judge people, you have no time
to love them.” ~ Mother Theresa

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VERSE 1
everybody’s got their own rhythm their own rhyme
their own tempo their own time
their own method of feelin’ fine
their own lovingkind state of mind heart to find 
everybody’s got their own laughter their own tears
their own courage their own fears
their own life to pioneer
their own history of seconds minutes hours days weeks or years

CHORUS
we’re all different
so unique
yet we’re all the same
deep deep deep down

VERSE 2
everybody’s got their own opinion their own say
their own path their own way
their own karmic wheel to play
here away yesterday tomorrow and today  
everybody’s got their own family their own values
their own troubles their own tools
their own tarnished and shiny jewels
their own reds and whites and blues truths to choose

CHORUS
we’re all different
so unique
yet we’re all the same
deep deep deep down

BRIDGE
don’t you want love and
don’t you want peace and
don’t you want everyone
to be your friend?
don’t you wanna be kind
don’t you wanna be true
and don’t you want folks
to take care of you?
and don’t you want folks
to do the same for you?

VERSE 3
everybody’s got their own spirit their own soul
their own rock their own roll
their own vision to unfold
their own self to hold young and old story told
everybody’s got their own silence their own noise
their own chaos their own poise
their own gift their own voice
the chance to speak right walk light
choose the non-violent fight

CODA
we all need
a hand to hold
and a voice to sing
a heart to love
and a world to heal
a body to dance
and dance and dance
and dance and dance
we all need
a roof over our heads
food in our bellies
family around us
and freedom followin’ us
all we need is love
all we need is peace
all we need is love
all we need is peace
breathe in the love
breathe out the peace
breathe in the love


“If you judge people, you have no time
to love them.”
~ Mother Theresa

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.”
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

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from Family Values, released November 6, 2012

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Charity and the JAMband San Francisco

Fermenting fun amidst the organic and inspirational environment of San Francisco, Charity and the JAMband have spent the past decade-and-a-half serving up delightfully groovy tunes for young ones and their big people. Come join the JAM! www.jamjamjam.com ... more

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