Akira The Don – Be Humble Lyrics

I’ve been free to do whatever I want
To make the shows I want anywhere I want with whom I want
In any style I want
So I, at first I don’t know any other way
And by now I won’t have it any other way
Life is good
Why settle for less?

Be open to experience
Be willing to try new things
Don’t have a rigid plan except random acts of hospitality without judgment or fear
Don’t be afraid to wander
Don’t be afraid to eat a bad meal
You know, if you don’t risk the bad meal you’ll never get the magical one
But I think most important

[Chorus]
Be humble, bе grateful, be humble, bе grateful, be humble, be grateful
Be humble, be grateful, be humble, be grateful, be humble, be grateful
Be humble, be grateful, be humble, be grateful, be humble, be grateful
Be humble, be grateful

Before I started traveling I thought that the human race as a whole will turn on itself at any moment, you know, venal, petty, cruel, arbitrarian
And it’s true that all of those things exist in this world, but
I meet mostly pretty nice people
Doing the best they can, often under very, very difficult conditions
I met a lot of very nice people who’ve done very, very bad things that conflict with my deeply-held conceptions of justice and sexual equality or acceptable practice or religious views

There are a lot of gray areas in travel
But I think that on balance the world is filled with people doing the best they can, you know?
The best they can, you know?

[Chorus]
Be humble, be grateful, be humble, be grateful, be humble, be grateful
Be humble, be grateful, be humble, be grateful, be humble, be grateful
Be humble, be grateful, be humble, be grateful

I’ve been fired many times during my cooking career
I was not a particularly good chef
I had a lot of problems at various parts of my career with narcotics
You know, I accepted failure as a chef because I was at various times a bad chef
And even a bad person
These days if I fail it’s because I try to do something and did not succeed
Or I just was just was not able to do what I hoped to do or wanted to do
But I would much rather that
I would much rather fail gloriously than
Not try
I’m not interested in telling stories with competence
I’m looking at telling ’em with some style and originality and some creativity