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Even You (live)

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written and performed by Justin Solonynka

Story

I started writing this song during my first big road trip across the USA in 1999. I'd been cut off while driving on a highway in Montana, and I channeled my brief road rage into this.

Lyrics

EVEN YOU - lyrics by Justin Solonynka
Copyright 2001 Tiny Lights Music. All rights reserved.

Now I've been told that love's the thing that makes the world go 'round
It's all you need, it's patient and it's kind
And I know that it's not easy to love your enemies
So often matter wins out over mind...

But I'm gonna love everybody, love my friends and love my lover
Love my father and my mother and all other families too
I'm gonna love everybody, even those who criticize me
Those who wrong me or despise me, I'm gonna love...
Even you.

You pass me when I'm speeding, and then start driving slow
You come to hear me play and then you talk right through my show
You smile when I'm here and then reject me when I'm gone
And when autumn comes you'll rake your leaves and dump them on my lawn

But I'm gonna love everybody, love my friends and love my lover
Love my father and my mother and all other families too
I'm gonna love everybody, even those who criticize me
Those who wrong me or despise me, I'm gonna love...
Even you.

You push me 'round in meetings, you skimp on your okays
You terminate my job and then you give yourself a raise
You say it must be true because you heard it on TV
You make your own mistakes and then you blame them all on me

But I'm gonna love everybody, love my friends and love my lover
Love my father and my mother and all other families too
I'm gonna love everybody, even those who criticize me
Those who wrong me or despise me, I'm gonna love...
Even you.

We're bludgeoned by our careless acts, we're paralyzed with rage
The angels up in heaven turn away
So you know now it's just us down here and we have to start the change
And decide to love each other anyway

And I'm gonna love everybody, love my friends and love my lover
Love my sisters and my brothers and all other families too
I'm gonna love everybody, even those who criticize me
Those who wrong me or despise me, I'm gonna love...
I'm gonna love everybody, love my friends and love my lover
Let's all just love each other, and each other's families too
I'm gonna love everybody, even those who criticize me
Those who wrong me or despise me, I'm gonna love...
Even you.

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