I Want You To Listen

In a classic exposition of active listening this song form Red's Parents' Choice "Gold" Award-winning CD, "Hello World", shows children how to use listening and language to work through their conflicts.

Themes: Conflict resolution, empathy, understanding

I Want You to Listen

I want you to listen
To every word I say
Even if you're angry
I want you to stay
To hear the words I'm speaking
And say them back out loud
So you know what I'm feeling
And we can work it out

Then it's my turn to listen
To every word you say
And even if I'm angry
I promise I will stay
To hear the words you're speaking
And say them back out loud
So I know what you're feeling
And we can work it out

‘Cause if we listen to each other
And hear the words that we are saying
Somehow something happens
To you and me my friend
And we can start out fresh again
Mmmmm

© 1995 Smilin' Atcha Music, Inc.

Written by Red and Kathy Grammer

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