The Songs We Will Sing.

#3 There’s No Formula for Happiness / Open up your Heart -1972

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Graham Wayne Thomas, better known a G Wayne Thomas was born in New Zealand but moved to Australia in 1968. Again there is much which can be read about Thomas and his successful career in music and creative arts on the www. So it is not my intention to repeat his life story. I mention G Wayne Thomas for his 1972 hit There’s no Formula for Happiness because it is another of those songs with lyrics that are poetic, profound and timeless. These lyrics have become more meaningful to me as life has progressed and I share them with you to ponder over like a piece of precious poetry which carries a message of sage advice.

There’s No Formula for Happiness -words and music by G Wayne Thomas

There’s no formula for happiness, that’s guaranteed to work
It all depends on how you treat your friends
And how much you’ve been hurt
But it’s a start, when you open up your heart
And try not to hide, what you feel inside
Just open up your heart
There’s no dreamer who’s ever dreamed, and seen it all come true
Takes a lot of time and breaks a lot of hearts, to see an idea through
And love’s just a simple word, it’s truth is eas’ly lost
And sorry’s said so easily, nobody counts the cost
But it’s a start, when you open up your heart
Give your love to others, they become your brother
You open up your heart, come on, make a start
Try not to hide, what you feel inside
Just open up your heart
But it’s a start, you open up your heart
Give your love to others, they become your brother
You open up your heart, come on, make a start
Try not to hide, what you feel inside
Just open up your heart
There’s no formula for happiness that’s guaranteed to work
And no lover’s ever been in love, and not been hurt
No dreamer’s ever dreamed, and seen it all come true
In the end you find the things that count, a look to me and you
But it’s a start, you open up your heart
Give your love to others, they become your brother
You open up your heart, come on, make a start
Try not to hide, what you feel inside
Just open up your heart, look for another love
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There is such truth in the above lyrics because in fact there is no formula for happiness; it is one of those elusive qualities that the more folks search for it, the more it seems to be just out of reach. But a basic requirement for happiness is an open heart and the sheer courage to show, speak and share love.

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Open Up Your Heart by G Wayne Thomas – Picking Version – standard speed – Chords, Lyrics, & TAB – YouTubeT

Thank you, G Wayne Thomas. An absolute gem.

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