Alfie by Hal David

Hal-David

“Poems are written to be read and lyrics are written to be sung…”
Hal David

What’s it all about Alfie?
Is it just for the moment we live?

What’s it all about
When you sort it out, Alfie?
Are we meant to take more than we give?
Or, are we meant to be kind?

And if only fools are kind, Alfie
Then I guess it is wise to be cruel
And if life belongs only to the strong, Alfie
What will you lend on an old golden rule?

As sure as I believe there’s a heaven above, Alfie
I know there’s something much more
Something even non-believers can believe in

I believe in love, Alfie
Without true love we just exist, Alfie
Until you find the love you’ve missed
You’re nothing, Alfie

When you walk let your heart lead the way
And you’ll find love any day, Alfie
Alfie

Hal David
1921-2012

Dionne Warwick “interprets my lyrics in a way that sounds as though she had written them herself…”
Hal David

Music by Burt Bacharach, lyrics by Hal David

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Russell Boyle, of russellboyle.com, is a mathematics teacher, writer, and poet. Russell is the author of a number of teaching resources, including the Year 7 to 8 Mathematics Short-Answer Tasks, the Year 7 to 10 Mathematics Multiple-Choice Tasks, the Year 9 Extended-Response Tasks, the solutions to the Year 12 VCAA Mathematics Exams and the Web-Programming For Beginners series of courses. Russell's poetry anthologies are titled The Beginning, Footprints and Loneliness.
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