Malvina Reynolds: Song Lyrics and Poems  



Love Somebody

Notes: words and music by Malvina Reynolds; copyright 1977 Schroder Music Company, renewed 2005. Malvinaís response to the Anita Bryant anti-gays campaign of the time.


Love somebody, No matter who,
Love somebody, No matter who, no matter who.

If it's a horse or a canary,
If it's a dyke, if it's a fairy,
If it's alive and needs your caring,
Love somebody, don't matter who,
Even someone straight will do.

Well the sin of sins is pride,
And an empty heart inside,
And self-righteousness will send you where
Old Satan dare not go, Down below.

Jesus said, "Love one another,
Ev'ry sister and brother."
Don't go posing on your steeple,
Throwing stones at other people;
Take a moment out and try
To note the mote in your own eye.

Miss Anita get behind us,
We don't need the Citrus Gang to guide us
In the way we should go.

'Cause we do love one another
As the Good Lord bade us do,
Though it gets a little arduous loving you.

Love somebody, No matter who,
Love somebody, No matter who, no matter who.

If it's the same sex or complementing,
If it's an adult who's consenting,
If it's alive and needs your caring,
Love somebody, don't matter who,
Even someone straight will do.


Malvina Reynolds songbook(s) in which the music to this song appears:
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Malvina Reynolds recording(s) on which this song is performed:
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Recordings by other artists on which this song is performed:
---- Gay and Straight Together (Folkways FS 8580, 1980)


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