It's the Little Things

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It's the Little Things

Post by chefie » July 1st, 2017, 7:53 am

IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS

Something I've been working on . . . . . .

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a man I'd never met played a song I didn't know
a tune I'll never forget, he played it soft and slow
it was about the little things, the little things that count
because even when there’s little you can do, it could just be the right amount

what's a little silliness when you're in a serious way
what's a little quiet time at the end of a long day
what's the right word when you can’t find a rhyme
what's a little wisdom when nothing comes to mind

it's the little things, the little thing that count
even when there's little you can do, it could just be the right amount

what's a little sunshine on a cloudy day
What’s a little truth when you’re been lied to in every way
what's a little comfort when you're so far from home
what's a little company when you're all alone

what's a little smile when you're feeling sad
what's a little good when everything’s turning bad
what's a little give when everyone else takes
what's a little more time when you think that you're already late

you don’t realize unless you compare
so much of one thing to something that’s so rare
it can remove shadows and place it in the light
it can make the difference it can make things right


what's a little reason when everyone's going insane
what's a little forgiveness when there's so many you can blame
what's a little extra when you're ready to quit
what's the right size when nothing seems to fit

what's a little sleep when you just can't stay awake
what's a little luck when you can't seem to catch a break
what's a little relief when you''re trying your best to cope
what's a little miracle when you've lost all hope

it's the little things, the little thing that count
even when there's little you can do, it could just be the right amount
yes it's the little things, the little thing that count

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Re: It's the Little Things

Post by Hobson » July 1st, 2017, 12:10 pm

I'm not sure what mood you're going for. The first verse sounds positive. Then, it seems like you're saying that the little good things can't possibly make up for the big bad things. I'm sure that your intent wasn't sarcasm, but it comes across that way to me. Suggestion: instead of "what's a little," try "just a "little."
Renee

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Re: It's the Little Things

Post by chefie » July 1st, 2017, 1:19 pm

Well . . .. . I certainly didn't see that coming. I think the chorus is pretty clear that it IS the little things that count . . . . that little things can offset the bad . . . . . . . I guess it's point of view. And your suggestion does clear that up . . . I, obviously, didn't think it was pessimistic. Thanks for your input.

Neil

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Re: It's the Little Things

Post by Hobson » July 2nd, 2017, 8:21 am

I apologize. That was my first reading. Your intent does come through clearly in the chorus and maybe asking the questions in each verse gives the song a little more zing than my suggestion.
Renee

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Re: It's the Little Things

Post by chefie » July 2nd, 2017, 8:43 am

Hi Renee,

Gosh, no need to apologize. On first read you simply responded to what you felt at the time. I can easily see your point of view. By my asking the question "what" . . . . . I'm opening up the possibility of there being an different answer than the one I had projected.

Neil

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Re: It's the Little Things

Post by John Sargent » July 3rd, 2017, 6:05 am

Very nice. I like the lyrics

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Re: It's the Little Things

Post by chefie » July 3rd, 2017, 11:00 am

Thanks John.

Neil

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