Learning To Love

When anger shows up on the news feed... and harsh
Words fill pages of my diary, I say...
This is learning to love.
Learning to love.

We hear a sad song on the radio, and with
All the half truths on the big show, I say...
This is learning to love.
Learning to love.

You and I, we can disagree.
We can each take a side, and I’ve come to see that...
This is learning to love.
Learning to love.

Life is short, and we’re working hard, but we can
Open our eyes and move forward.

We know that pain begets pain,
And lack of understanding meets lack of understanding.
No need to practice passing on shame... when only
Love leads to love.
Love leads to love.

People cry out when they feel pain. We
Want to be heard. It’s a human thing,
And this is learning to love.
Learning to love.

Voices will raise, and we’ll blow our horns... as we
Step into the path of a raging storm, and...
This is learning to love.
Learning to love.

You and I, we can disagree.
We can each take a side, and I’ve come to see that...
This is learning to love.
Learning to love.

Life is short, and we’re working hard. If we can
Open our eyes and move forward.

We know that pain begets pain,
And lack of understanding meets lack of understanding.
No need to practice passing on shame... when only
Love leads to love.
Love leads to love.


lyrics by Alek Vila
©2016 Racing Heart Records

“I wrote this song to remind us all to stay grounded in love while interacting with each other over heated topics on the Internet and in real life. These last several years have been some of the most intense years of political division that I have ever experienced. I sometimes wonder what has happened to our society and if humanity has a chance at redemption before we wipe ourselves out. I hope this song helps to heal our hearts so we can find our way toward understanding and cooperation.”

— Alek Vila

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performed by Alek Vila

©2016 Racing Heart Records