I look around me and what do I see? Sadness surrounds me, alone as can be With too much time and too much distance. These chains that bind me, They won't set me free, I look behind me and coming for me is my best friend, she's my resistance. So if you find yourself alone and so unkind, And if you've asked yourself, over and over, And even if your heartbeats hurt like goodbyes, Try, try, try Open your mind, spend some time, With the gentle kind. I was torn between the darkness and the light, Lost to all belief that it could turn out right. But my quiet friend turned me 'round, Made me see again. Took my hand, said nothing much, No lesson learned, just a gentle touch And I am coming round, I am coming round again. Chorus 'Cos in a hard world, with fastness and an eye on the money, I heard a soft voice, saying "Never worry, hold on honey," When my world was gone, a whisper kind of eased my mind, And I am holdin' on, To the gentle kind.