From the recording In the Heart of All

In cart Not available Out of stock

words and music by Buddy Comfort ©

Buddy Comfort -vocals, guitar
Dave Holodiloff - mandolin, mandola
Laurel Thomsen - violin, viola
Steve Uccello - electric bass

Lyrics

I’VE GOTTA TAKE CARE OF MYSELF
Words and music by Buddy Comfort © 1995

I’ve gotta take care of myself
If I don’t nobody else will
Simply to love and honor my own life
I’ve gotta take care of myself.

Some folks say if you love yourself
It’s a selfish thing to do.
If you don’t care about no one else
Then what they’re sayin’s true.

Some folks say if you love yourself
It’s the natural thing to do
Respect, forgive, and know yourself
Then what they’re sayin’s true.

I’ve gotta take care of myself
If I don’t nobody else will
Simply to love and honor my own life
I’ve gotta take care of myself.

Sometimes you can give too much,
Leave yourself behind,
Find yourself with nothing left,
And no one there to find.

Know when to say no to some
Know when to say yes.
Know when to give your all
And when to take your rest.

I’ve gotta take care of myself
If I don’t nobody else will
Simply to love and honor my own life
I’ve gotta take care of myself.

Love your neighbor as yourself
Follow the golden Rule
Walk a mile in your neighbor’s shoes
Before you call him a fool.

(Be the one to live your life
Without resenting others.
Live your truth, use your gift
To serve your sisters and brothers.)

I’ve gotta take care of myself
If I don’t nobody else will
Simply to love and honor my own life
I’ve gotta take care of myself.