Daily Archives: May 6, 2013

Radio XIXX, side B, track 2: “Put A Little Love In Your Heart” by Annie Lennox and Al Green

Annie Lennox Al Green Put a Little Love In Your HeartOh, Annie Lennox and Al Green, put a little love in my heart?  Put a little tear in my eye is more like it.  Seriously, Annie Lennox and Al Green, I was physically unable to NOT record this song any time I heard it, which is why it won’t be the last time you hear this song on this particular blog.  I always wonder if I’m just being a grumpy old man, or maybe it’s just because I was just a kid during the time, but it always seems like the 80’s were this little oasis of naivete.  After all, it was a time when a song about putting a little love in your heart could get some serious airplay, or songs about not worrying and being happy could be sung without a hint of irony.  It was the decade of Hands Across America and Farm Aid and shows like “Family Ties” and “The Cosby Show”.  It feels like it was the last gasp of a sarcasm-free zone, like the 50’s in hot pink with a Valley Girl accent, before everyone watched “Reality Bites” and America either covered itself in flannel and stopped washing its hair and/or became one giant self-referential smirk.  Or maybe I’m just getting all weepy and sentimental because your song is so ridiculously good. . .

“Put A Little Love In Your Heart”

Think of your fellow man
Lend him a helping hand
Put a little love in your heart

You see it’s getting late
Oh, please, don’t hesitate
Put a little love in your heart

And the world
Will be a better place
And the wooooorld
Will be a better place
For you
 
And me

You just wait
 
And seeee-hee-hee

Another day goes by
And still the children cry
Put a little love in your heart

You want the world to know
We won’t let hatred grow
Put a little love in your heart

And the world (and the world)
Will be a better place
And the wooorld (and the world)
Will be a better place
For you (for you)
And me (and me)
You just wait (just wait)
And seeeee
Wait and seeeeeeeee, oooo-ooooo-oooooo!

Take a good look around (wa-oo)
And if you’re lookin’ down (wa-oo)
Put a little love in your heart (wa-oo)
Yeah yeah! (wa-oo)

I hope when you decide (wa-oo)
Kindness will be your guide (wa-oo)
Put a little love in your heart

And the world (and the world)
Will be a better place (oh, I know it)
And the wooorld (and the world)
Will be a better place
For you (for you)
And me (and me)
You just wait (just wait)
And seeeee
Ohhh!

(Put a little love in your heart)
Put a little love now
(Put a little love in your heart)
All you’ve got ta do is just’a
(Put a little love in your heart)
That’s right
(Put a little love in your heart)
That’s right, that’s right
(Put a little love in your heart)
Hey!!!  Put a little love in your heart, yeah
(Put a little love in your heart)
Every, every day in your heart noooow
(Put a little love in your heart)
Yeeeeeah!
(Put a little love in your heart)
Hey!!!  Little bit’a love, little bit’a love
(Put a little love in your heart)
Each and every day (bow bow bow ba ba bow bow bow bow)
(Put a little love in your heart)
Little little little little love in your heart, yeah
(Put a little love in your heart)
Little bit’a love, little bit’a love
(Put a little love in your heart)
Great big piece of love in your heart, yeah
(Put a little love in your heart)
Deedledeedledeedledeedle
(Put a little love in your heart)
Woo!
(Put a little love in your heart)
You’ve got love, got it in your heart, yeah
(Put a little love in your heart)
All I wanna do is love me an’ you

Oh, love, come on, yeah yeah

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