Humble and Kind

While googling, I found an interesting website, called spinditty, with a blog titled called “79 Best Songs that Give Life Advice”.  On it, I found “Humble and Kind” written by Lori McKenna in 2016 and performed by Tim McGraw, which really stood out for me.

I hadn’t heard it before but thought it would be a great song to use as a listening exercise. The music video touched me as this song seemed very American and international all at the same time. 

Lori was inspired to write this song as a way to give advice to her children during these modern times: She wanted a way to pass on words of wisdom from days gone past.  How many of them sound familiar to you?

Here’s the music video and below the lyrics to the song.

Humble And Kind
You know there’s a lot that goes by the front door.
Don’t forget the keys under the mat.
Childhood stars shine.
Always stay humble and kind.
Go to church ’cause your momma says to.
Visit grandpa every chance that you can.
It won’t be a waste of time.
Always stay humble and kind.
Hold the door say please say thank you.
Don’t steal, don’t cheat, and don’t lie.
I know you got moutains to climb but
Always stay humble and kind.
When the dreams you’re dreamin’ come to you,
When the work you put in is realized,
Let yourself feel the pride but
Always stay humble and kind.
Don’t expect a free ride from no one.
Don’t hold a grudge or a chip and here’s why.
Bitterness keeps you from flying.
Always stay humble and kind.
Know the difference between sleeping with someone
And sleeping with someone you love.
“I love you” ain’t no pick up line so
Always stay humble and kind.
Use to translate it into your own language!

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