What's it all about, Alfie?
Is it just for the moment we live?
What's it all about when you sort it out, Alfie?
Are we meant to take more than we give,
Or are we meant to be kind?
And if only fools are kind, Alfie,
Then I guess it is wise to be cruel.
And if life belongs only to the strong, Alfie,
What will you lend on an old golden rule?
As sure as I believe there's a heaven above, Alfie,
I know there's something much more.
Something even non-believers can believe in.
I believe in love, Alfie.
Without true love we just exist, Alfie,
Until you find the love you've missed you're nothing, Alfie.
When you walk let your heart lead the way
And you'll find love any day, Alfie, Alfie.
Barbra Streisand tells the story of how she
was once in the back of a taxi cab and heard Dionne Warwick's version on
the radio. She thought to herself "what a great song! I ought to record
it." Then she realized she already had recorded it.