Walk A Mile In My Shoes

Words and Music by :  

Recorded by Harry Belafonte and Lena Horne on:
Recording date: 1970
Playing time: 4:50
LP : PRS295


If I could be you and you could be me for just one hour
If we could find a way to get inside each other's mind
If you could see you through my eyes instead of your ego
I believe you'd be surprised to see that you've been blind

Walk a mile in my shoes
Walk a mile in my shoes
And before you abuse
Criticize and accuse
Walk a mile in my shoes

Now your whole world you see around you is just a reflection
And the law of common says you're gonna reap just what you sow
So unless you've lived a life of total perfection
You'd better be careful of every stone that you would throw

Yet we spend the day throwin' stones at one another
'Cause I don't think and I don't wear my hair the way you do
Oh yes I may be ordinary people but I'm still your sister
And when you strike out and try to hurt me it's a hurtin' you

There are people on reservations and out in the ghettos
And brother there but for the grace of God go you and I
If I only had the wings of little angels don't cha you know I'd fly
To the top of the mountain and then I'd cry