Many Lovely People

Many lovely people came close by my door today
I wish that I had tried to say a kindly word
To help them on their way
But I was much too busy
Thinkin’ ‘bout myself
And what I might do
I hope that no one ever seems to be like that to you

I learned through all my younger years
That we should love our fellow man
No matter who they are or where they came from
We should say, “Won’t you come again?”
But once their backs are turned away
I’ve heard a different view
I hope that no one ever seems to be like that to you

  No matter what we’ve seen or what’s been done
  We try to tell ourselves we do no wrong
  That everyone is free, we all belong
  But now I know I cannot understand why
  Some men will leave a friend alone to cry
  Why can’t we live the way we say we are

Many lovely people came close by my door today
I wish that I had tried to say a kindly word
To help them on their way
But I was much too busy thinkin’ ‘bout myself
And what I might do
I hope that no one ever seems to be like that to you