1. Alfie

From the recording Let It Go

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Hal David, Burt Bacharach
© 1966 (renewed 1994) Famous Music Corp. (ASCAP)

What’s it all about, Alfie?
Is it just for the moment we live?
What’s it all about when you sort it out, Alfie?
Are we meant to take more than we give?
Or are we meant to be kind?

And if only fools are kind, Alfie
Then I guess it is wise to be cruel
And if life belongs only to the strong, Alfie
What will you lend on an old Golden Rule?

As sure as I believe there’s a heaven above, Alfie
I know there’s something much more
Something even nonbelievers can believe in

I believe in love, Alfie
Without true love we just exist, Alfie
Until you find the love you’ve missed you’re nothing, Alfie

When you’re lost, let your heart lead the way
And you’ll find love any day, Alfie