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Redhead’s Rap-Try a little tenderness by Sherri Rosen

Try a Little Tenderness

Traffic jams, late nights at the office, the endless stream of advertisements that bombard us…our lives can be sooo very crazy. Crazy sometimes just doesn’t capture it. Life can be a downright blur. From paying the utility bills to renewing your membership at the gym, from grocery shopping to cleaning out your apartment. What to do? So much to live and so little time? How can we remember what’s really important?

Oh, she may be weary
Young girls they do get weary
Wearing that same old shaggy dress, yeah yeah
But when she gets weary
Try a little tenderness, yeah yeah

Why not, as Otis Redding puts it, try a little tenderness? Tenderness is the one thing needful. It’s so important because even though life can be crazy, what’s more frightening and demanding is that we can be crazy. Our minds can feel like they’re in a blender. Our hearts can feel like they were on a roller coaster. Our spirits can feel weighted.

You know she’s waiting
Just anticipating
For things that she’ll never never never never possess, yeah yeah
But while she’s there waiting, without them
Try a little tenderness (that’s all you gotta do)

We run around speedy as ever or we are so down and out we cannot move, we are paralyzed. We want to do so many things, that we overwhelm ourselves. So again, what do we do? Try a little tenderness. Dig down deep and love from the heart. Take a deep breath, clean the windows, and just gawk at the sky. Tell the woman or man you love that you love ‘em to pieces.

It’s not just sentimental, no no no
She has her grief and care, yeah yeah yeah
But the soft words they are spoke so gentle, yeah
It makes it easier, easier to bare, yeah

When I look back over my life, I certainly didn’t learn about tenderness to myself growing up. Too often loving others could be about performing, making others happy, making others comfortable, not giving them a hard time. There was no room for me showing up for me. So what? So I say to you show up for yourself. We all can be crazy. If you don’t send a little tenderness your way, who’s gonna do it? Love from your deepest reserves and without reservation. And, heck, why not throw a little romance into the mix? Life is just too short to go without a little tenderness.

You won’t regret it, no no
Some girls they don’t forget it
Love is their only happiness, yeah
But it’s all so easy
All you gotta do is try, try a little tenderness, yeah
All you gotta do is…just try a little tenderness, ooh yeah yeah yeah

And oh yeah, Father’s Day is tommorrow. Try A Little Tenderness

Try a little tenderness

Try a little tenderness


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