Kind & Generous

Natalie Merchant

About Kind & Generous

"Kind & Generous" is a song by Natalie Merchant and the first single from her second solo album, Ophelia. It became a hit North America, peaking at number 18 in the United States and number 19 in Canada.


Year:
2005
4:07
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You've been so kind and generous
I don't know how you keep on giving
For your kindness I'm in debt to you
For your selflessness, my admiration
And for everything you've done

You know I'm bound
I'm bound to thank you for it

You've been so kind and generous
I don't know how you keep on giving
For your kindness I'm in debt to you
And I never could have come this far without you
So for everything you've done

You know I'm bound
I'm bound to thank you for it

I want to thank you
For so many gifts
You gave with love and tenderness
I want to thank you

I want to thank you
For your generosity
The love and the honesty
That you gave me

I want to thank you
Show my gratitude
My love and my respect for you
I want to thank you

I want to

Thank you
Thank you
Thank you
Thank you
Thank you
Thank you

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Natalie Merchant

Natalie Anne Merchant (born October 26, 1963) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. She joined the alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs in 1981 and left it to begin her solo career in 1993. more »

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Written by: NATALIE MERCHANT

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13 facts about this song

Song's Popularity
"Kind & Generous" by Natalie Merchant was a popular hit in her album "Ophelia" and peaked at number 3 on the Adult Top 40 in 1998, making it one of her most successful releases.
Video Features
The music video of the song showcased behind-the-scenes graphics of Merchant herself and her band, mixing in various scenes of landscapes and living creatures.
Song's Recognition
"Kind & Generous" has enjoyed enduring popularity and recognition over time and it has been frequently used to express gratitude or pay tributes in various events.
Artist's Inspiration
Natalie Merchant has stated that she was inspired by her fans and their love and support for her music is what gave her the inspiration to write "Kind & Generous".
Chart Performance
The song spent a staggering 29 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. It did not leave the chart until the end of 1998, demonstrating its immense popularity.
Song's Meaning
Lyrically, the song is about expressing gratitude and expressing thanks, which gives the song a universal appeal.
Use in Media
The song has been featured in various TV shows and movies, including Dawson's Creek and Practical Magic.
Live Performances
Merchant often ends her concerts with this song and encourages the audience to sing along.
Generous Gestures
Merchant often donates the proceeds from her music sales to charities, making her truly 'kind and generous' in the spirit of the song.
Album's Success
Owing largely to the popularity of "Kind & Generous", the album "Ophelia" from which the song is taken, rose to the top 10 on Billboard 200 album chart.
Cover Versions
On the TV show Glee, the song was briefly covered by the character Rachel Berry and Mercedes Jones.
Song's Sampling
The song has also been sampled by other artists in their own music.
Becoming an Anthem
Due to its gratitude-centric lyrics, the song has often been used as a thank-you-note or gratitude anthem in various occasions.

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