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Throw It Away
Abbey Lincoln Lyrics


I think about the life I live
A figure made of clay
And think about the things I lost
The things I gave away

And when I'm in a certain mood
I search the house and look
One night I found these magic words
In a magic book

Throw it away
Throw it away
Give your love, live your life
Each and every day

And keep your hand wide open
Let the sun shine through
'Cause you can never lose a thing
If it belongs to you

There's a hand to rock the cradle
And a hand to help us stand
With a gentle kind of motion
As it moves across the land

And the hand's unclenched and open
Gifts of life and love it brings
So keep your hand wide open
If you're needing anything

Throw it away
Throw it away
Give your love, live your life
Each and every day

And keep your hand wide open
Let the sun shine through
'Cause you can never lose a thing
If it belongs to you

Throw it away
Throw it away
Give your love, live your life
Each and every day

And keep your hand wide open
Let the sun shine through
'Cause you can never lose a thing
If it belongs to you

'Cause you can never lose a thing
If it belongs to you
You can never ever lose a thing
If it belongs to you

You can never ever lose a thing
If it belongs to you
You can never ever lose a thing
If it belongs to you

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management
Written by: ABBEY LINCOLN

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Kal Naga

seems all lyrics online miss a verse:


There's a natural obligation
to what we fool! and claim
possessing and belonging to
acknowledging a name


here it is complete:






Abbey Lincoln: Throw It Away


I think about the life I live
A figure made of clay
And think about the things I lost
The things I gave away


And when I'm in a certain mood
I search the house and look
One night I found these magic words
In a magic book


THROW IT AWAY...
Throw-it away...
Give your life,  Give your love
Each and every day


And keep your hand wide open
Let the sunshine through
'Cause you can never lose a thing
If it belongs to you
...
...


There's a hand to rock the cradle
And a hand to help us stand
With a gentle kinder motion
As it moves across the land


And the hands unclenched and open
Gifts of life and love it brings
So keep your hand wide open
If you're needing... anything!


THROW IT AWAY...
Throw-it away...
Give your love, live your life
Each and every day


And, keep your hand wide open
Let the sunshine through
'Cause you can never lose a thing
If it belongs
to you
...
...
...
...
...
There's a natural obligation
to what we fool! and claim
possessing and belonging to

acknowledging a name


So keep your hand wide open
If you're needing love today


'Cause you can't  lose it
even if you...
Throw it all away...


THROW IT AWAY...
Throw-it away...


Give your love, live your life
Each and every day


And keep your hand wide open
Let the sunshine through


'Cause you can never lose a thing
If it belongs to you...


'Cause you can never lose a thing
If it belongs to you
...
'Cause you can never lose a thing
If...
it belongs...
to-you...




Source: Kal Naga
Songwriter: Abbey Lincoln



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I think about the life I live
A figure made of clay
And think about the things I lost
The things I gave away

And when I'm in a certain mood
I search the house and look
One night I found these magic words
In a magic book

Throw it away
Throw it away
Give your love, live your life
Each and every day

And keep your hand wide open
Let the sun shine through
'Cause you can never lose a thing
If it belongs to you

There's a hand to rock the cradle
And a hand to help us stand
With a gentle kind of motion
As it moves across the land

And the hand's unclenched and open
Gifts of life and love it brings
So keep your hand wide open
If you're needing anything

Throw it away
Throw it away
Give your love, live your life
Each and every day

And keep your hand wide open
Let the sun shine through
'Cause you can never lose a thing
If it belongs to you

Throw it away
Throw it away
Give your love, live your life
Each and every day

And keep your hand wide open
Let the sun shine through
'Cause you can never lose a thing
If it belongs to you

'Cause you can never lose a thing
If it belongs to you
You can never ever lose a thing
If it belongs to you

You can never ever lose a thing
If it belongs to you
You can never ever lose a thing
If it belongs to you

Written by Abbey Lincoln • Copyright © BMG Rights Management US, LLC



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Sabrina Wooldridge

This is my great aunt abbey never met her but I have always looked up to her and her amazing music

zikakrak

Your great aunt is a great Lady
Uplifting lyrics
Inspiring voice & dedication
Love from Martinique
PapaSlam

Roy Yoshioka

@rokysunspotb be

juicearibe

What do you look like

OC45

You have some great genes 🧬

rokysunspot

I heard her 1982 at Wiesen Jazz Festival in Austria. She was great!

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Gebre Menfes Kidus

I had the privilege of seeing Abby Lincoln in concert at the Atlanta Jazz Festival back in 1989 (might have been 1990). I got to meet her. Talked with her for about an hour. Such a beautiful, classy, kind and gracious woman. She will always be my favorite jazz singer. A true original.

Tt Pp

What a Beautiful Blessing🙏 This is My Favorite Version💕

Patrick COUTELAN

I can listen to this masterpiece over and over without any moderation. Music, lyrics and voice are awesome. One of my Top 10 songs ever recorded.

Louis Alemayehu

We have another Ancestor now. Work with spirit and walk in love and wisdom.

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