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DO SOMETHING YOU LOVE

This song was inspired by a character in Gerald Green’s wonderful novel, “The Last Angry Man,” made into a film starring Paul Muni.  Dr. Sam Abelman  is a cantankerous family doctor who remains in his slum neighborhood because he cares more about his ungrateful patients than about money or offered TV notoriety.  He calls the takers in life galoots. Among many memorable quips he says, “No one does anything for its own sake anymore.”

DO SOMETHING YOU LOVE
(To original melody)

Do something for its own sake.
Something you love.
Not for what, you can get out of it.

Do something for feeling good
Proud of yourself.
Glad to be you, because you did it.

In this mercurial world we’re riven.
Always, chasing the buck.
You never catch up.
S’ one rat-race treadmill, this life we’re livin’.
Y’ thirst for happiness, but a drop is given.
It’s time you,

Do something for its own sake.
Something you love.
Not for what, you can get out of it.

Do something for feeling good.
Proud of yourself.
Glad to be you, because you did it.

Something you love.
For its own sake
Not for a buck.
Do something you love.

© 2014 by Robert S. Steinberg, Esquire
All rights reserved.

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