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Less Can Be More

Less Can Be More is a song written by Maury Laws (music) and Jules Bass (lyric) and performed by Glenn Yarbrough for the 1980 animated movie The Return of the King. The song is about being happy with the simple things in life.

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Less can be more,
And small can be beautiful,
For life isn't all
Just big and wonderful.

And what do I need,
When you get right down to it?
All my cares come from greed,
And it's time that I knew it.

Things I can't do without
Are the small things that life is all about.

Less can be more,
And small can be beautiful,
I don't want it all;
Just part of wonderful.

For what do I need,
When you get right down to it?
Just a garden and seed,
And the love to pursue it.

Things I can't do without
Are the small things that life is all about.