Careful, a new song inspired by the Happier Podcast

I'm a huge fan of Gretchen Rubin's Happier Podcast, and last week she posted a quote from one of her favourite children's books that inspired me to write a song (something I have not done in a while!)  The quote is:

"Being careful is not as much fun as being friends..."

I think this quote is a great marker when we are making decisions about who we have in our lives. When we feel we need to put up any kind of emotional barrier to protect ourselves, that's probably not someone you want to be close friends with. 

Here is my new song, Careful. Full lyrics are below.

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careful

 

every so often my memory hazy

time passed and photographs

blurry with age I think

maybe

 

but I don't want to be careful

I don't want to be careful

with my tender heart

 

sometimes I think I should call you

seems it's a thing that people do

then I recall the way

you let me fall the way

you let me walk away

 

and I don't want to be careful

I don't want to be careful

with my tender heart