Random Facebook Comment #1

Posted by Nina
Random Facebook Comment #1

When I was a kid (I will be 52 May 1) There was a record album for kids called “Free to be You and Me”. It was a pet project of the talk show host Phil Donahue, and his actress wife Margot Thomas. They got celebrities to perform feminist songs to both boys and girls. It’s one of my favorite albums of all time, even though I don’t listen to it much now that I’m an adult.
One of the songs is “It’s alright to Cry” and it’s sung by Rosie Grier, who was a former NFL star at the time. I love Rosie Grier because of that song and I will never forget what he taught me.

It’s all right to cry
Crying gets the sad out of you
It’s all right to cry
It might make you feel better
Raindrops from your eyes
Washing all the mad out of you
Raindrops from your eyes
It’s gonna make you feel better
It’s all right to feel things
Though the feelings may be strange
Feelings are such real things
And they change and change and change
Sad ‘n’ grumpy, down in the dumpy
Snuggly, hugly, mean ‘n’ ugly
Sloppy, slappy, hoppy, happy
Change and change and change
It’s all right to know
Feelings come and feelings go
It’s all right to cry
It might make you feel better
It’s all right to cry, little boy
I know some big boys that cry too.
Its alright to cry.



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