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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, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: ABBEY LINCOLN

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monte michel bleu

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



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



Dearly Beloved

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


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Robert Harrison

Thank you Abbey Lincoln, for giving us such wonderful stories and philosophies in song. Yes, the Magic is in the Music!I've had the pleasure of seeing her in performance many times, and she always leaves her audiences much wiser at the final curtain. She's the real deal, and like Billie Holiday proves that you don't need four octaves to make the ultimate musical expression. Each time she sings a song, it's Always New.

Sabrina Wooldridge

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

G A

Hopefully Sydney met her already in the kingdom of living peace ✌️

G A

How come you never met her when she just died in 2010?

Steve Carty Photographer

I met her. photographed her in the mid 90's. she was a gift.

Ali Abarca

Abbey Lincoln was an amazing artist. I highly respect her. And coming up when she did as a smart talented woman she had a lot to go up against and she found her true voice.

zikakrak

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

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jeh500

A heartbreaking lyric - that remains positive! She was a genius. Sort of a modern day Billie Holiday. Seeing her live was an moving experience I will never forget. Definitive jazz.. A great musician. A great songwriter. She had few peers. Quite a lady. R.I,P,

Mylene Capitan

Lovely..."Give your love, live your life" should be everyone's mantra to make this world a beautiful place to live in

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.

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