Always Lift Him Up/Kanaka Wai Wai (Ry Cooder)

When a fellow has the blues he feels discouraged And there's nothing else but trouble all his life When he's always crumbled there and never happy Living with a scold and aggravating wife If he's sick and tired of life takes the drinking Do not pass him by, don't greet him with a frown Do not fail to lend a hand and try to help him Always lift him up and never knock him down If he stays out late at night because he's worried And because his home is not what it should be Ever smile for him wherever you should meet him It would help him the right way, don't you see If he gambles when he's in the town or city Tell him what he ought to do to gain the crown Lend a hand and do not fail to show him pity Always lift him up and never knock him down [He cannot pace this, he feels disgusted ]??? If he's blue he doesn't have a word to say Let him know you as friend can be trusted It would cheer this lonely fellow on his way If he finds it hard for him to keep his family [Let a kind word greet him when he's around ]??? Don't say anything at all to make against him Always lift him up and never knock him down [If he has no friends, never warns against him ]??? If he's failed at everything that he has tried Try to lift his load, help him bear his burden Let him know that you are walking by his side And if he feels that all is lost, he's falling [Try to place ... and feet on solid ground ]??? Just remember he's a mother precious darling Always lift him up and never knock him down Always lift him up and never knock him down