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Kinder (We All Need a Little Reminder…)

Over the summer, we had the pleasure of hosting musical artist-in-residence Alan Goodis. Alan helped us to bring Crane Lake’s Culture of Kindness alive as he worked with groups of campers to write an original song! Our songwriters loved using their creativity to reflect on camp’s values. “Kinder” became an instant hit and will be a great part of camp’s repertoire for many summers to come! Below, you can listen to it on SoundCloud, check out the lyrics, and download a chord sheet so you can play it at home!

Click here for the “Kinder” Chord Sheet

KINDER
Lyrics: URJ Crane Lake Camp Songwriting Intensive 2017 and Alan Goodis, Music: Alan Goodis
Hebrew Text: Micah 6:8, Asot mishpat v’ahavat chesed. Do justice and love kindness עֲשׂוֹת מִשְׁפָּט וְאַהֲבַת חֶסֶד

It won’t cost a thing
No matter what you bring
Build it up all around
Take it home once it’s found
It won’t leave you

The world is tough
You don’t get enough
When life drags you down
If you just look around
I can be there

We all need a little reminder
To be a little kinder
Cause it’s hard, you forget
It gets lost and you just stop looking (x2)

It can stop your pain
Just get on the train
Make the choice
Use your voice
Hear our call crying out, it is speaking

It’s a sign you’re strong
Looks for right and wrong
A-sot mish-pat עֲשׂוֹת מִשְׁפָּט
V’a-ha-vat che-sed וְאַהֲבַת חֶסֶד

We all need a little reminder
To be a little kinder
Cause it’s hard, you forget
It gets lost and you just stop looking
Let’s all light a little fire
To make each other’s brighter
Watch it glow, love will flow
Help to heal the world around us

ENDING
A-sot עֲשׂוֹת
Mish-pat מִשְׁפָּט
V’a-ha-vat וְאַהֲבַת
Che-sed חֶסֶד
Cause it’s hard
Don’t forget
Help to heal
The world around us