Favorite Song Lyrics

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  1. st_mark_s_eve

    st_mark_s_eve New Member

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    My favourite two songs

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    THIS IS THE MOMENT - Donny Osmond

    This is the moment,
    This is the day,
    This is the moment when I know I'm on my way.
    Every endeavour,
    I have made ever,
    Is coming into play,
    Is here and now today.
    This is the moment,
    This is the time,
    When the momentum
    And the moment are in rhyme!
    Give me this moment
    This momentous moment.
    I'll gather up my past
    And make some sense at last!
    This is the moment.
    When all I've done,
    All of the dreaming,
    Scheming and screaming,
    Become one!
    This is the day,
    Just see it shine,
    When all I've lived for,
    Becomes mine!
    This is the moment,
    This is the hour,
    When I can open up tomorrow
    Like a flower,
    And put my hand to,
    Everything I planned to,
    Fulfil my grand design,
    See all my stars align!
    This is the moment,
    My final test!
    Destiny beckoned,
    I never reckoned,
    Second best!
    I won't look down,
    I must not fall,
    This is the moment,
    The sweetest moment of them all! This is the moment,
    Damn all the odds,
    This day or never,
    I'll sit forever with the gods!
    When I look back,
    I will recall,
    Moment for moment,
    This was the moment,
    The greatest moment of them all!
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    [FONT=verdana, arial]We Belong Together (from Tristan and Isolde - the movie)
    by Gavin DeGraw

    We belong together,
    Like the open seas and shores.
    Wedded by the planet floors,
    We've all been spoken for.
    The hammer may strike,
    Me dead on the ground,
    A nail to my hand,
    A cross on his crown.
    We're done if, who we're undone,
    Finished if who we are incomplete.
    As one we are everything,
    We are everything we need.
    We belong together,
    Like the open seas and shores.
    Wedded by the planet floors,
    We've all been spoken for.
    What good is a life,
    With no one to share,
    The light of the moon,
    The honor of a swear?
    Will you try to live the way of which you speak?
    Taste the milk of your mother earth's love?
    Spread the word of consciousness you see?
    We are everything we need.
    We belong together,
    Like the open seas and shores.
    Wedded by the planet floors,
    We've all been spoken for.
    All this indecision.
    All this independent strain.
    Still we've got our hearts on save,
    We've got our hearts on save. Someday when you're lonely,
    Sometime after all this bliss,
    Somewhere lost in emptiness,
    I hope you find this gift.
    I hope you find this gift.
    I hope you find this gift.



    Looks like "safe" rather than save but apparently those are the official lyrics. The music and the words would make that the perfect wedding song. These songs are really beautiful and quite personal to me.
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  2. Käthe

    Käthe Kitchen Witch

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    *Blink* A recipe thread? Where?
     
  3. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro Moderator

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    *one of the :kitty: delegation drags a wide slip of paper to Käthe, dropping it at her feet. Käthe bends over to pick up the paper, carefully reading the scribbles:

    http://www.comparative-religion.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3564

    *Käthe quietly heads over to the address, mentally thanking the :kitty:*

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine
     
  4. Käthe

    Käthe Kitchen Witch

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    Oh, dear. Now there's two topics I want to immerse myself in and i'm goin' away for two weeks (nursing my Mom).

    I'll try to get back here a few times while I'm at her house.
     
  5. Käthe

    Käthe Kitchen Witch

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    Yesterday a child came out to wonder
    Caught a dragonfly inside a jar
    Fearful when the sky was full of thunder
    And tearful at the falling of a star
    Then the child moved ten times round the seasons
    Skated over ten clear frozen streams
    Words like, when you’re older, must appease him
    And promises of someday make his dreams
    And the seasons they go round and round
    And the painted ponies go up and down
    We’re captive on the carousel of time
    We can’t return we can only look behind
    From where we came
    And go round and round and round
    In the circle game

    Sixteen springs and sixteen summers gone now
    Cartwheels turn to car wheels thru the town
    And they tell him,
    Take your time, it won’t be long now
    Till you drag your feet to slow the circles down
    And the seasons they go round and round
    And the painted ponies go up and down
    We’re captive on the carousel of time
    We can’t return we can only look behind
    From where we came
    And go round and round and round
    In the circle game

    So the years spin by and now the boy is twenty
    Though his dreams have lost some grandeur coming true
    There’ll be new dreams, maybe better dreams and plenty
    Before the last revolving year is through
    And the seasons they go round and round
    And the painted ponies go up and down
    We’re captive on the carousel of time
    We can’t return, we can only look behind
    From where we came
    And go round and round and round
    In the circle game


    "The Circle Game" by Joni Mitchell

    *********

    Well, if you want to sing out, sing out
    And if you want to be free, be free
    ’cause there’s a million things to be
    You know that there are

    And if you want to live high, live high
    And if you want to live low, live low
    ’cause there’s a million ways to go
    You know that there are

    Chorus:
    You can do what you want
    The opportunity’s on
    And if you can find a new way
    You can do it today
    You can make it all true
    And you can make it undo
    You see ah ah ah
    Its easy ah ah ah
    You only need to know

    Well if you want to say yes, say yes
    And if you want to say no, say no
    ’cause there’s a million ways to go
    You know that there are

    And if you want to be me, be me
    And if you want to be you, be you
    ’cause there’s a million things to do
    You know that there are

    Chorus

    Well, if you want to sing out, sing out
    And if you want to be free, be free
    ’cause there’s a million things to be
    You know that there are
    You know that there are
    You know that there are
    You know that there are
    You know that there are


    "If You Want to Sing Out"
    by Cat Stevens
     
  6. Pathless

    Pathless Fiercely Interdependent

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    My House is the Red Earth

    Joy Harjo & John L. Williams


    My house is the red earth. It could be the center of the world. I've heard New York, Tokyo or Paris called the center of the world but I say it is magnificently humble. You could drive by and miss it. Radio waves can obscure it. Words cannot construct it for there are some sounds left to sacred wordless form. For instance, that fool crow picking through trash near the corral, understands the center of the world as greasy scraps of fat. Just ask him. He doesn't have to say that the earth has turned scarlet through fierce belief, after centuries of heartbreak and laughter.

    If you look with the mind of the swirling earth near Shiprock, you become the land beautiful, and understand how three crows at the edge of the highway laughing, become three crows at the edge of the world laughing.

    Don't bother the earth spirit who lives here. She is working on a story. It is the oldest story in the world and it is delicate, changing. If she sees you watching she'll invite you in for coffee, give you warm bread and you will be obligated to stay and listen. But this is no ordinary story. You will have to endure earthquakes, lightning, the deaths of all those you love, the most blinding beauty. It's a story so compelling you may never want to leave. This is how she traps you. See that stone finger over there? That is the only one who ever escaped.
     
  7. Vajradhara

    Vajradhara One of Many

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    Audioslave - Like a Stone


    On a cobweb afternoon
    In a room full of emptiness
    By a freeway I confess
    I was lost in the pages
    Of a book full of death
    Reading how we'll die alone
    And if we're good we'll lay to rest
    Anywhere we want to go

    (chorus)
    In your house I long to be
    Room by room patiently
    I'll wait for you there
    Like a stone
    I'll wait for you there
    Alone

    On my deathbed I will pray
    To the gods and the angels
    Like a pagan to anyone
    Who will take me to heaven
    To a place I recall
    I was there so long ago
    The sky was bruised
    The wine was bled
    And there you led me on

    (chorus)
    In your house I long to be
    Room by room patiently
    I'll wait for you there
    Like a stone
    I'll wait for you there
    Alone

    And on I read
    Until the day was gone
    And I sat in regret
    Of all the things I've done
    For all that I've blessed
    And all that I've wronged
    In dreams until my death
    I will wander on


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    Rush - Tom Sawyer


    A modern day warrior
    Mean, mean stride
    Today's Tom Sawyer
    Mean, mean pride

    Though his mind is not for rent
    Don't put him down as arrogant
    His reserve, a quiet defense
    Riding out the day's events
    The river

    What you say about his company
    Is what you say about society
    Catch the mist, catch the myth
    Catch the mystery, catch the drift

    The world is, the world is
    Love and life are deep
    Maybe as his skies are wide

    Today's Tom Sawyer
    He gets high on you
    And the space he invades
    He gets by on you

    No his mind is not for rent
    To any god or government
    Always hopeful, yet discontent
    He knows changes aren't permanent
    But change is

    What you say about his company
    Is what you say about society
    Catch the witness, catch the wit
    Catch the spirit, catch the spit

    The world is, the world is
    Love and life are deep
    Maybe as his eyes are wide

    Exit the warrior
    Today's Tom Sawyer
    He gets high on you
    And the energy you trade
    He gets right on to the friction of the day
     
  8. taijasi

    taijasi Gnōthi seauton

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    Veteran of the Psychic Wars – by Blue Oyster Cult

    You see me now a veteran of a thousand psychic wars
    Ive been living on the edge so long
    Where the winds of limbo roar
    And Im young enough to look at
    And far too old to see
    All the scars are on the inside
    Im not sure if theres anything left of me

    Dont let these shakes go on
    Its time we had a break from it
    Its time we had some leave
    Weve been living in the flames
    Weve been eating up our brains
    Oh, please dont let theses shakes go on

    You ask me why Im weary, why I cant speak to you
    You blame me for my silence
    Say its time I changed and grew
    But the wars still going on dear
    And theres no end that I know
    And I cant say if were ever...
    I cant say if were ever gonna to be free

    Dont let these shakes go on
    Its time we had a break from it
    Its time we had some leave
    Weve been living in the flames
    Weve been eating out our brains
    Oh, please dont let theses shakes go on

    You see me now a veteran of a thousand psychic wars
    My energys spent at last
    And my armor is destroyed
    I have used up all my weapons and Im helpless and bereaved
    Wounds are all Im made of
    Did I hear you say that this is victory?

    Dont let these shakes go on
    Its time we had a break from it
    Send me to the rear
    Where the tides of madness swell
    And been sliding into hell
    Oh, please dont let shakes go on
    Dont let these shakes go on
    Dont let these shakes go on

    Wind Up – by Jethro Tull

    When I was young and they packed me off to school
    And taught me how not to play the game,
    I didnt mind if they groomed me for success,
    Or if they said that I was a fool.
    So I left there in the morning
    With their God tucked underneath my arm --
    Their half-assed smiles and the book of rules.
    So I asked this God a question
    And by way of firm reply,
    He said -- Im not the kind you have to wind up on sundays.
    So to my old headmaster (and to anyone who cares):
    Before Im through Id like to say my prayers --
    I dont believe you:
    You had the whole damn thing all wrong --
    Hes not the kind you have to wind up on sundays.
    Well you can excomunicate me on my way to sunday school
    And have all the bishops harmonize these lines --
    How do you dare tell me that Im my fathers son
    When that was just an accident of birth.
    Id rather look around me -- compose a better song
    `cos thats the honest measure of my worth.
    In your pomp and all your glory you're a poorer man than me,
    As you lick the boots of death born out of fear.
    I dont believe you:
    You had the whole damn thing all wrong --
    Hes not the kind you have to wind up on sundays.
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  9. Vajradhara

    Vajradhara One of Many

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    i really enjoy that song from BOC, taijasi!

    i saw them once in concert when they were touring as Soft White Underbelly! it was quite excellent!


    Queensryche: Revolution

    For a price I'd do about anything
    Except pull the trigger
    For that I'd need a pretty good cause
    Then I heard of Dr. X
    The man with the cure
    Just watch the television
    Yeah, you'll see there's something going on

    Got no love for politicians
    Or that crazy scene in D.C.
    It's just a power mad town
    But the time is ripe for changes
    There's a growing feeling
    That taking a chance on a new kind of vision is due

    I used to trust the media
    To tell me the truth, tell us the truth
    But now I've seen the payoffs
    Everywhere I look
    Who do you trust when everyone's a crook?

    Revolution calling
    Revolution calling
    Revolution calling you
    (There's a) Revolution calling
    Revolution calling
    Gotta make a change
    Gotta push, gotta push it on through

    I'm tired of all this bull**it
    They keep selling me on T.V.
    About the communist plan
    And all the shady preachers
    Begging for my cash
    Swiss bank accounts while giving their
    Secretaries the slam

    They're all in Penthouse now
    Or Playboy magazine, million dollar stories to tell
    I guess Warhol wasn't wrong
    Fame fifteen minutes long
    Everyone's using everybody, making the sale

    I used to think
    That only America's way, way was right
    But now the holy dollar rules everybody's lives
    Gotta make a million doesn't matter who dies

    Revolution calling
    Revolution calling
    Revolution calling you
    (There's a) Revolution calling
    Revolution calling
    Gotta make a change
    Gotta push, gotta push it on through

    I used to trust the media
    To tell me the truth, tell us the truth
    But now I've seen the payoffs
    Everywhere I look
    Who do you trust when everyone's a crook?

    Revolution calling
    Revolution calling
    Revolution calling you
    (There's a) Revolution calling
    Revolution calling
    Gotta make a change
    Gotta push, gotta push it on through



    Queensryche: Silent Lucidity

    Hush now, don't you cry
    Wipe away the teardrop from your eye
    You're lying safe in bed
    It was all a bad dream
    Spinning in your head
    Your mind tricked you to feel the pain
    Of someone close to you leaving the game of life
    So here it is, another chance
    Wide awake you face the day
    Your dream is over... or has it just begun?

    There's a place I like to hide
    A doorway that I run through in the night
    Relax child, you were there
    But only didn't realize it and you were scared
    It's a place where you will learn
    To face your fears, retrace the years
    And ride the whims of your mind
    Commanding in another world
    Suddenly you hear and see
    This magic new dimension

    I- will be watching over you
    I- am gonna help you see it through
    I- will protect you in the night
    I- am smiling next to you, in Silent Lucidity

    If you open your mind for me
    You won't rely on open eyes to see
    The walls you built within
    Come tumbling down, and a new world will begin
    Living twice at once you learn
    You're safe from the pain in the dream domain
    A soul set free to fly
    A round trip journey in your head
    Master of illusion, can you realize
    Your dream's alive, you can be the guide but...

    I- will be watching over you
    I- am gonna help to see it through
    I- will protect you in the night
    I- am smiling next to you....


    metta,

    ~v
     
  10. China Cat Sunflower

    China Cat Sunflower Nimrod

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    China Cat Sunflower, by The Grateful Dead

    Look for a while at the China Cat sunflower,
    Proud walking jingle in the midnight sun.
    Copperdome bodhi drip a silver kimono,
    Like a crazy quilt stargown through a dream night wind.

    Crazy cat peekin' through a lace bandanna,
    Like a one-eyed Cheshire, like a diamond-eye jack.
    A leaf of all colors plays a golden-string fiddle,
    To a double-E waterfall over my back.

    Comic book colors on a violin river Cryin' Leonardo,
    Words from out a silk trombone.
    I rang a silent bell, beneath a shower of pearls,
    In the eagle-winged palace of the Queen Chinee.



    Just thought you'd like to know.:)

    Chris
     
  11. taijasi

    taijasi Gnōthi seauton

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    More Favorite Song Lyrics :)

    The Answer's At The End Lyrics

    by George Harrison

    Scan not a friend with a microscopic glass
    You know his faults, now let the foibles pass
    Life is one long enigma, my friend
    So read on, read on, the answer's at the end

    Don't be so hard on the ones that you love
    It's the ones that you love we think so little of
    Don't be so hard on the ones that you need
    It's the ones that you need we think so little of

    The speech of flowers excels the flowers of speech
    But what's often in your heart, is the hardest thing to reach
    And life is one long mystery, my friend
    So live on, live on, the answer's at the end

    Don't be so hard on the ones that you love
    It's the ones that you love we think so little of
    Don't be so hard on the ones that you need
    It's the ones that you need we think so little of

    Don't be so hard on the ones that you love
    It's the ones that you love we think so little of
    Don't be so hard on the ones that you need
    It's the ones that you need we think so little of

    Oh, we think so little of the ones that we love, sometimes
    Isn't it a pity how we hurt
    The ones that we love the most of all
    The ones we shouldn't hurt at all

    You know my faults, now let the foibles pass
    'Cause life is one long enigma, my friend
    Live on, live on, the answer's at the end

    Don't be so hard on the ones that you love
    It's the ones that you love we think so little of
    Don't be so hard on the ones that you need
    It's the ones that you need we think so little of

    Don't be so hard on the ones that you love
    It's the ones that you love we think so little of
    Don't be so hard on the ones that you need
    It's the ones that you need we think so little of

    The ones that we love
    We hurt the most of all, sometimes
    And isn't it a pity how

    We hurt the ones that we love (fade)


    ;) taijasi
     
  12. lucius

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    Acony Bell. by Gillian Welch. From the album 'Revival'

    The fairest bloom
    the mountain knows
    is not an iris
    nor a wild rose
    but a little flower
    of which I'll tell
    known as the brave
    acony bell.

    Just a simple flower
    so small and plain
    with a pearly hue
    and a little known name
    but the yellow birds sing
    when they see it bloom
    for they know that spring
    is coming soon.

    Well it makes its home
    in the rocks and rills
    where the snows lie deep
    on the windy hills
    and it tells the world
    'why should I wait?'
    this ice and snow
    is gonna melt away.

    And so I'll sing that yellow bird's song
    for the troubled times will soon be gone.
     
  13. InLove

    InLove at peace

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    Navajo Rug
    (Written by Ian Tyson and Tom Russell)
    Well it's two eggs up on whiskey toast, home fries on the side,
    Wash it down with some road house coffee, burns up your insides,
    Just a canyon Colorado diner, and a waitress I did love,
    I sat in the back ‘neath an old stuffed bear, and a worn out Navajo rug....

    Now old Jack, the boss, he left at six,and it's Katie, bar the door,
    She'd pull down that Navajo rug, and spread it ‘cross the floor--
    Hey I saw lightnin’ cross the sacred mountains, saw woven turtle doves,
    I was lying next to Katie on that old Navajo rug...

    Aye, aye, aye, Katie, shades of red and blue,
    Aye, aye, aye, Katie, whatever became of the Navajo rug and you,
    Katie? Shades of red and blue…

    Well I saw old Jack, about a year ago, said the place burned to the ground,
    And all I saved was this old bear tooth, and Katie, she left town,
    Ah, but Katie got her souvenir too; Jack spat a tobacco plug,
    Well you should have seen her comin' through the smoke,
    Draggin that Navajo rug...

    Aye, aye, aye, Katie, shades of red and blue,
    Aye, aye, aye, Katie, whatever became of the Navajo rug and you?

    So everytime I cross the sacred mountains, and lightnin’ breaks above,
    It always takes me back in time to my long lost Katie love,
    But everything keeps on moving, and everyone’s on the go,
    Hey, you don't find things that last anymore, like the weavings of a Navajo…

     
  14. China Cat Sunflower

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    Poems, Prayers, and Promises, by John Denver


    I've been lately thinking about my life's time, all the things I've done and how it's been.
    And I can't help believing in my own mind, I know I'm gonna hate to see it end.
    I've seen a lot of sunshine, slept out in the rain, spent a night or two all on my own.
    I've known my lady's pleasures, had myself some friends, spent a time or two in my own home.

    I have to say it now, it's been good life all in all, it's really fine to have a chance to hang around.
    and lie there by the fire and watch the evening tire
    while all my friends and my old lady sit and pass a pipe around.
    And talk of poems and prayers and promises and things that we believe in.
    How sweet it is to love someone, how right it is to care.
    How long it's been since yesterday, what about tomorrow
    and what about our dreams and all the memories we share?

    Days they pass so quickly now, the nights are seldom long.
    Time around me whispers when it's cold.
    The changes somehow frightens me, still I have to smile. It turns me on to think of growing old.
    For though my life's been good to me there's still so much to do.
    So many things my mind has never known.
    I'd like to raise a family, I'd like to sail away and dance across the mountains on the moon.

    I have to say it now, it's been good life all in all, it's really fine to have a chance to hang around.
    and lie there by the fire and watch the evening tire
    while all my friends and my old lady sit and pass a pipe around.
    And talk of poems and prayers and promises and things that we believe in.
    How sweet it is to love someone, how right it is to care.
    How long it's been since yesterday, what about tomorrow
    and what about our dreams and all the memories we share?
     
  15. InLove

    InLove at peace

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    China Cat Sunflower—you will appreciate this one, I’ll bet. It is a song I wrote as a tribute to John Denver in 1985 (the lyrics and tune are copyrighted in my real name at the time, in a collection of songs for which I will not give the title here, for obvious reasons). It sounds a bit corny (like the man himself), and looking back, perhaps it seems a tad “worshipful” —I was young. I had arranged to get this song to him when he came to the area one time, but I never made it to the concert. Later, when he died, the owner of a café in Fort Worth where John had spent a lot of time over the years, said that he took this song to the family at the time of the funeral, and also presented it to another very well-known artist who considered singing it at a memorial tribute which never materialized! So close…


    Song for J.D.

    Friend of my spirit, singer of my soul;
    The music of your old guitar playing low;
    Oh, the times you’ve helped me see
    What love can do for me
    When sweet misery sought my company…

    Lover of life, now, believer in the land—
    Reborn in the mountains, alive in the sea and sand;
    And I know that I will fly
    Like the eagle in your sky—
    And I know that I’ll never die…

    And you sang to me of children,
    Of reason and of rhyme,
    About the friend we have in time—
    Ah, you’ve been so kind!
    You sang to me of aspen trees
    In your snow-capped mountain home;
    You helped me hold the hand of my child
    When we were on our own.

    Poet of hope and author of shining light,
    Dancing with west winds that whisper cold at night;
    The poem, the prayer, the promise—
    Rainbow colors reflect from us
    And all who know the song of spirit in flight…

    And you played the strings of memories—
    You wrote the highways in your songs;
    You sang the heart of family—
    At times you sang me strong.
    If old Matthew was for real,
    Then I know how he must feel,
    Riding on the wings of your offerings—
    With his Father, Heaven sings!

    Painter of sunsets, spinner of cowboy dreams;
    Somewhere in my mind live all of your prairie scenes—
    And the mountains rise within me,
    And in my heart, it’s windy
    Out at sea;
    Your music carries me….
     
  16. Dondi

    Dondi Active Member

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    Joe Satriani
    Flying in a Blue Dream (1989)
    I Believe

    I've been out walking for hours.
    I've got something on my mind.
    How did we get here? Where are we going?
    And why is life so hard?

    I read the stories, see the photographs.
    World's in a crazy space.
    I've got to hold on to my dreams;
    There's just no other place.
    There's just no other place.

    CHORUS:
    I believe
    We can change anything.
    I believe
    We can rise above this.
    I believe
    There's a reason for everything.
    I believe
    In my dream.


    I've seen the shadows of the living.
    Seen them turn and walk away.
    And I keep searching for the right words
    To send these thoughts away.

    There's a picture I like to look at,
    A picture of a beautiful face.
    And I see something in her eyes,
    Sends me to a better place.
    Sends me to a better place.

    CHORUS

    I believe
    We can change anything.
    I believe
    In my dream.
     
  17. China Cat Sunflower

    China Cat Sunflower Nimrod

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    That's a lovely and fitting tribute to John Denver, In Love!

    I was a little sheepish about admitting I liked John Denver when I was a kid in the seventies and early eighties. It wasn't exactly cool. The man sang from the heart, though, and his sincerity touch me. Plus, I'm just a big, stupid softy!

    Chris
     
  18. InLove

    InLove at peace

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    Yeah, I know what you mean, China Cat. It wasn't (and sometimes still isn't) considered too cool to be a J.D. fan--so it makes one wonder how the heck he sold all those records! (Lots of closet admirers out there, I guess:)). Well, one more from the man, and this one kind of goes along with Dondi's post, too. Some pretty prophetic words here....

    Rhymes and Reasons

    So you speak to me of sadness
    And the coming of the winter;
    The fear that is within you now
    It seems to never end;
    And the dreams that have escaped you
    And the hope that you’ve forgotten,
    You tell me that you need me now
    You want to be my friend,

    And you wonder where we’re going--
    Where’s the rhyme, where’s the reason?
    And as you cannot accept,
    It is here we must begin
    To seek the wisdom of the children
    And the graceful way of flowers in the wind…

    For the children and the flowers
    Are my sisters and my brothers;
    Their laughter and their loveliness
    Could clear a cloudy day;
    Like the music of the mountains
    And the colors of the rainbow,
    They’re a promise of the future
    And a blessing for today.


    Though the cities start to crumble
    And the towers fall around us,
    The sun is slowly fading
    And it’s colder than the sea,
    It is written from the desert
    To the mountains they shall lead us,
    By the hand and by the heart
    They will comfort you and me;
    In their innocence and trusting
    They will teach us to be free…

    For the children and the flowers
    Are my sisters and my brothers;
    Their laughter and their loveliness
    Could clear a cloudy day;
    And the song that I am singing
    Is a prayer to non believers:
    Come and stand beside us
    We can find a better way….

    Lyrics and music by John Denver
     
  19. taijasi

    taijasi Gnōthi seauton

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    Deep Purple - Child in Time

    Sweet child in time you'll see the line
    The line that's drawn between the good and the bad
    See the blind man shooting at the world
    Bullets flying taking toll
    If you've been bad, Lord I bet you have
    And you've been hit by flying lead
    You'd better close your eyes and bow your head
    And wait for the ricochet

    sighhhhh ....

    taijasi
     
  20. Dondi

    Dondi Active Member

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    A couple of favorites from Rush:

    The Trees

    There is unrest in the forest,
    There is trouble with the trees,
    For the maples want more sunlight
    And the oaks ignore their pleas.
    The trouble with the maples,
    (And they're quite convinced the're right)
    They say the oaks are just too lofty
    And they grab up all the light.
    But the oaks can't help their feelings
    If they like the way they're made.
    And they wonder why the maples
    Can't be happy in their shade.
    So the maples formed a union
    And demanded equal rights.
    "These oaks are just too greedy;
    We will make them give us light."
    Now there's no more oak oppression,
    For they passed a noble law,
    And the trees are all kept equal
    By hatchet, axe, and saw.





    2112 - Discovery/Presentation

    "I lie awake, staring out at the bleakness of Megadon. City and sky become one, merging into a single plane, a vast sea of unbroken grey. The Twin Moons, just two pale orbs as they trace their way across the steely sky. I used to think I had a pretty good life here, just plugging into my machine for the day, then watching Templevision or reading a Temple Paper in the evening.
    My friend Jon always said it was nicer here than under the atmospheric domes of the Outer Planets. We have had peace since 2062, when the surviving planets were banded together under the Red Star of the Solar Federation. The less fortunate gave us a few new moons.
    I believed what I was told, I thought it was a good life, I thought I was happy. Then I found something that changed it all..."

    ... "Behind my beloved waterfall, in the little room that was hidden beneath the cave, I found it. I brushed away the dust of the years, and picked it up, holding it reverently in my hands. I had no idea what it might be, but it was beautiful"....

    ... "I learned to lay my fingers across the wires, and to turn the keys to make them sound differently. As I struck the wires with my other hand, I produced my first harmonious sounds, and soon my own music! How different it could be from the music of the Temples! I can't wait to tell the priests about it! ..."

    -- Anonymous, 2112


    What can this strange device be?
    When I touch it, it gives forth a sound
    It's got wires that vibrate and give music
    What can this thing be that I found?

    See how it sings like a sad heart
    And joyously screams out its pain
    Sounds that build high like a mountain
    Or notes that fall gently like rain.

    I can't wait to share this new wonder
    The people will all see its light
    Let them all make their own music
    The Priests praise my name on this night.

    I know it's most unusual
    To come before you so
    But I've found an ancient miracle
    I thought that you should know

    Listen to my music
    And hear what it can do
    There's something here as strong as life
    I know that it will reach you.


    Yes, we know it's nothing new
    It's just a waste of time
    We have no need for ancient ways
    The world is doing fine

    Another toy will help destroy
    The elder race of man
    Forget about your silly whim
    It doesn't fit the plan.


    I can't believe you're saying
    These things just can't be true
    Our world could use this beauty
    Just think what we might do.

    Listen to my music
    And hear what it can do
    There's something here as strong as life
    I know that it will reach you.


    Don't annoy us further
    We have our work to do.
    Just think about the average
    What use have they for you?

    Another toy will help destroy
    The elder race of man
    Forget about your silly whim
    It doesn't fit the plan.
     

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