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Throw It Away

This song is by Abbey Lincoln and appears on the album A Turtle's Dream (1995).

I think about the life I live
A figure made of clay
And think about the things I lost
The things I gave away

And when I'm in a certain mood
I search the house and look
One night I found these magic words
In a magic book

Throw it away
Throw it away
Give your life, give your love
Each and every day

And keep your hand wide open
Let the sun shine through
Cause you can never lose a thing
If it belongs to you

There's a hand that rocks the cradle
And a hand to help us stand
With a gentle kind of motion
As it moves across the land

And the hand's unclenched and open
Gifts of life and love it brings
So keep your hand wide open
If you're needing anything

Throw it away
Throw it away
Give your love, live your life
Each and every day

And keep your hand wide open
Let the sun shine through
Cause you can never lose a thing
If it belongs to you

There's a natural obligation
To what we own and claim
Possessing and belonging to
Acknowledging a name

So keep your hand wide open
If you're needing love today
Cause you can't lose it even if
You throw it all away

Throw it away
Throw it away
Give your love, live your life
Each and every day

And keep your hand wide open
Let the sun shine through
Cause you can never lose a thing
If it belongs to you

Cause you can never lose a thing
If it belongs to you
Cause you can never lose a thing
If it belongs to you

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