Jones, George - The Selfishness Of Man Lyrics




I saw a little beam of sunlight
Steal across a purple sky
And bent down to kiss a rose bud
Oh, it made me wanna cry

And to think that I've been permitted
To see a part of nature's plan
Oh, there's nothing that stands out more
Than the selfishness in man

Little children painting pictures
Of the blooms and apple trees
Oh, why can't the grown up people
Have faith of one thing?

And to think those tiny fingers
Might become a killer's hand
Oh, there's nothing that stands out more
Than the selfishness in man

Why can't we see the folly?
And the uselessness of pain
Love could lead to understanding
Maybe it's not too late

Then perhaps through His great wisdom
We might learn to understand
Then there'd be no shame or sorrow
And no selfishness in man

Then perhaps through His great wisdom
We might learn to understand
Then there'd be no shame or sorrow
And no selfishness in man





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  1. Bill Doe

    this is my favorite song of George Jones next to He Stopped Loving Her Today.

  2. Sandi Clark

    Agreed

  3. William Marshall

    I'd assume the early '70s by his haircut and the awesome timbre of his voice. The Wynette years were, to me, his most incredible vicals.

  4. idic5

    when was this recorded? never hear of it , but, like the beatles or mozart, EVERYTHING geo did when he had full use of his tools and singing assets, is an absolute pleasure for us. thanks for sharing this. it is also shows a look between his crew cut and the hair do he had for the rest of his life. i'd tag this mid 60s

  5. VidorKing

    Perfect.

  6. Conrad B.

    The Greatest Country singer Ever.

  7. bearkatljl

    This is the Real King George.

  8. LauraBenson100

    incredible

  9. francaisemichif

    HE BRINGS HIS FEELINGS OUT BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE,HE WOULD HAV BEEN A GREAT ACTOR!YOU CAN CRY TO HIS SONGS!