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Grant Bentley: Music

Open Your Heart

(Grant Bentley)
August 1, 2015
Written by Grant Bentley
As a parent I have found that my children have become virtual ambassadors for the family. There is not question that I have gained friends through the connections made between each of my kids and playmates from school. This can sometimes work out great and sometimes it can create hurt feelings - it just depends on the adults you meet through your children. What I aspire to is to approach everything with an open heart and not let hurt feelings get in the way of that. Easy to say - hard to keep in mind in practice.
My little girl she turned seven last month
Some of her friends came over for brunch.
Each little friend from a family apart
We opened our hands and opened our hearts.

There is a rule if you move to our town
Invite my kid or it’s a put down.
We were too new so we found out this way
Now the parents of the rejects shun us each day.

CHORUS:
A casual word at the grocery store
Never sharing feelings we try to ignore
Running home to hide behind solid doors.
Are we doomed to feel this way evermore?

What can I say to my daughter that sticks?
Mommy and Dad are in a big fix
Keep making friends it’s so easy to start
Open your hand and OPEN YOUR HEART.

CHORUS:
Don’t be afraid if someone gets hurt
It was not your plan and I know for sure
That you try, you try your best.

Keep on trying your best; don’t even worry about the rest.
Keep on trying your best; don’t even worry about the rest.

My little girl she turned seven last month
Some of her friends came over for brunch.