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More songs for each enneagram type

The first blog on songs for each enneagram type from October 2017 was so popular, here is a part 2, with a set of new songs and lyrics. When played along with the melody, they become even more amusing.

One | ‘Tis the Gift to be Simple (Shaker song by Joseph Brackett)
‘Tis the gift to be simple
‘Tis the gift to be free
‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be
And when we find ourselves in the place just right
It will be in the valley of love and delight


Two | People Who Need People (Barbra Streisand)
People who need people
Are the luckiest people in the world,
We’re children, needing other children
And yet letting our grown-up pride
Hide all the need inside,
Acting more like children
Than children.

Three | You’re So Vain (Carly Simon)
You walked into the party
Like you were walking on a yacht
Your hat strategically dipped below one eye
Your scarf, it was apricot
You had one eye on the mirror
And watched yourself gavotte
And all the girls dreamed that they’d be your partner
They’d be your partner, and

You’re so vain
You probably think this song is about you
You’re so vain,
I’ll bet you think this song is about you
Don’t you?
Don’t you?

Four | Anything for You (Gloria Estefan)
Anything for you
Though you’re not here
Since you said we’re through
It seems like years
Time keeps dragging on and on
And forever’s been and gone
Still I can’t figure what went wrong

Five | If  You could Read My Mind (Gordon Lightfoot)
If you could read my mind love
What a tale my thoughts could tell
Just like an old time movie
About a ghost from a wishing well
In a castle dark or a fortress strong
With chains upon my feet
You know that ghost is me
And I will never be set free
As long as I’m a ghost you can see

Six | Devoted to You (Everly Brothers)
Darlin’, you can count on me
Till the sun dries up the sea
Until then I’ll always be devoted to you

I’ll be yours through endless time
I’ll adore your charms sublime
Guess by now you know that I’m devoted to you

I’ll never hurt you, I’ll never lie
I’ll never be untrue
I’ll never give you reason to cry
I’d be unhappy if you were blue

Seven | Happy Talk (Rodgers and Hammerstein from South Pacific)
Happy talk, keep talkin’ happy talk
Talk about things you’d like to do.
You gotta have a dream, if you don’t have a dream,
How you gonna have a dream come true?

Eight | If I Were King of the Forest (Arlen and Harburg from The Wizard of Oz)
If I Were King Of The Forest not queen, not duke, not prince.
My regal robes of the forest would be satin, not cotton, not chintz.

I’d command each thing, be it fish or fowl,
with a woof and a woof, and a royal growl.
As I’d click my heel all the trees would kneel
and the mountains bow and the bulls kowtow
And the sparrows would take wing, if I were king.

Nine | Watching the River Run (Loggins and Messina)
If you’ve been thinkin’ you were all that you’ve got
Then don’t feel alone anymore
‘Cause when we’re together then you’ve got a lot
‘Cause I am the river and you are the shore

And it goes on and on, watching the river run
Further and further from things that we’ve done
Leaving them one by one
And we have just begun, watching the river run
Listening and learning and yearning to run, river, run

Ginger Lapid-Bogda PhD, the author of six best-selling Enneagram-business books, is a speaker, consultant, trainer, and coach. She provides certification programs for professionals around the world who want to bring the Enneagram into organizations with high-impact business applications, and is past-president of the International Enneagram Association. Visit her website: TheEnneagramInBusiness.com. ginger@theenneagraminbusiness.com

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