Kristina Furey

Extra blog and a day early

Verse 1:  

Hello!

Good morning!

Nice to see you.

How you doing? 

Little smiles we get to share along the way.

Lovely weather!

How's your mother? 

Come on by and see me.

Bout time that we catch up.

Have a great day!

 

Verse 2:  

I can mention

bout a dozen

other things we should be saying. 

Little things

to help us get on through the day.

But their texting

while we're talkin’. 

Everything is so important.

Seems the niceties of life

have slipped away.

 

Chorus:  

Now we never take the time to say "hello". 

No, we never take the time to say "hello".

I will wonder all my life as I wander down the road

why we never took the time to say "hello". 

Oh, why we never took the time to say "hello".

 

Verse 3:  

People trolling. 

Lots of problems.

In our homes

and at the office. 

And parents scared to send their kids to school.

Are you wondering

what's the problem? 

Well it's time we all get talking

and maybe thinking bout

that Golden Rule.

 

Chorus:  

Cause we never take the time to say "hello". 

No, we never take the time to say "hello".

I will wonder all my life as I wander down the road,

why we never took the time to say "hello".

Oh, we never took the time to say "hello".

 

Bridge:  

It's the simple niceties that change a moment. 

It's all those moments that make up a day.

And all those memories, they, make up a lifetime. 

It's these moments that are building yours and my life, everyday.

So maybe say "hello"?

Let's see how it goes…

 

Chorus Reprise:  

Could we take the time to say "hello". 

Could we all just take some time to say "hello"?   

Can we set the tone of life as we wander down the road. 

That person by your side could be that friend that you don't know. 

If you only take the time to say "hello".

Oh, if you only take the time to say "hello"!

Since blog punctuality has not been my strong suit lately, I decided I should post an extra blog, a day early.   Well, also because this song I wrote years ago has been running through my brain a lot lately and today, I edited it, re-wrote some and I wanted to share.  I was inspired by Dolly Parton's "Nine to Five" song years ago and I wanted to capture that kind of feeling in one of my songs.   One day, I was walking my dog and I said "Hi" to a neighbor who either ignored me or completely shunned me and I found myself going from a Katrina and the Waves, "Walking on Sunshine" moment to record scratch followed by an Arrested Development, sad Charlie Brown moment.  I got the last laugh though because when I got home I wrote this song, well the original version of it.  :-)
 

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