The holidays provide us with the time to reflect and be grateful for what and who we have. With this in mind, below are the beautiful lyrics to the Bacharach and David song “Be Aware.”
When the sun is warm where you are, and it’s comfortable and safe where you are, well it’s not exactly that way all over.
And somewhere in the world, someone is cold, be aware.
And while you’re feeling young, someone is old, be aware.
And while your stomach is full, somewhere in this world, someone is hungry.
When there is so much, should anyone be hungry?
When there’s laughter all around me and my family embraces surround me, if I seem to be forgetful, remind me.
That somewhere in the world, people are weak, be aware.
And while you speak your mind, others can’t speak, be aware.
And while your children sleep, somewhere in this world, a child is homeless.
When we have so much, should any child be homeless? Homeless?
No, not even one child! Be aware.