Favorite Song Lyrics

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  1. InLove

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    Woodstock

    I came upon a child of God
    He was walking along the road
    And I ask him, where are you going
    And this he told me
    I’m going on down to Yasgur’s farm
    I’m going to join in a rock n’roll band
    I’m going to camp out on the land
    And try and get my soul free
    We are stardust
    We are golden
    And we’ve got to get ourselves
    Back to the garden

    Then can I walk beside you
    I have come here to lose the smog
    And I feel just like a cog in something turning
    Well maybe it is just the time of year
    Or maybe it’s the time of man
    I don’t know who I am
    But life is for learning
    We are stardust
    We are golden
    And we’ve got to get ourselves
    Back to the garden

    By the time we got to Woodstock
    We were half a million strong
    And everywhere there was song and celebration
    And I dreamed I saw the bombers
    Riding shotgun in the sky
    And they were turning into butterflies
    Above our nation
    We are stardust
    We are golden
    And we’ve got to get ourselves
    Back to the garden

    ---Joni Mitchell, 1969
     
  2. InLove

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    Hi, Peace--

    I keep trying to edit that last post, but so far it has not worked. Only fair that I should mention the background lyrics from "Ladies of the Canyon". After "We are golden" the words are "million-year-old-carbon".

    Maybe this will still show up in the original post. And I am not saying that I believe it, and I'm not saying I don't.:) I just like the song--and many of you may have heard it first from Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (that would be the great Neil....:)) And the song may actually have been written earlier, but Joni's version has always been my musical favorite.

    <sigh>

    InPeace,
    InLove
     
  3. lucius

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    Villanelle For Our Time.

    From bitter searching of the heart,
    Quickened with passion and with pain
    We rise to play a greater part.
    This is the faith from which we start:
    Men shall know commonwealth again
    From bitter searching of the heart.
    We loved the easy and the smart,
    But now, with keener hand and brain,
    We rise to play a greater part.
    The lesser loyalties depart,
    And neither race nor creed remain
    From bitter searching of the heart.
    Not steering by the venal chart
    That tricked the mass for private gain,
    We rise to play a greater part.
    Reshaping narrow law and art
    Whose symbols are the millions slain,
    From bitter searching of the heart
    We rise to play a greater part.

    Leonard Cohen from the album ‘Dear Heather’.
     
  4. InLove

    InLove at peace

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    Please forgive me if this is already on here. Just feels right today.

    A little mining from the mind of Sir Paul:

    Young Boy

    He's just a young boy
    Looking for away to find love
    It isn't easy, nothing you can say
    Will help him find love
    He's got to do it for himself
    And it can take so long
    He's just a young boy
    Looking for a way to find love

    He doesn't need another helping hand from someone
    But don't you think he doesn't understand what he wants Someone
    Though independence means a lot
    He's got to still be strong
    He's just a young boy
    Looking for a way to find love

    Find love, a perfect combination
    Find love, whatever you do
    Find love, a cause for celebration
    Then I might come looking
    Come looking for you

    Find love, a perfect combination
    Find love, whatever you do
    Find love, a cause for celebration
    Then I might come looking
    Come looking for you

    He's just a young boy
    Looking for away to find love
    It isn't easy, nothing you can say
    Will help him find love
    He's got to do it for himself
    And it can take so long
    He's just a young boy
    Looking for a way to find love

    Find love, a time for meditation
    Find love, a source of inspiration
    Find love, instead of confrontation
    Find love
    And love will come looking for you

    (from Flaming Pie, 1997)
     
  5. InLove

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    Going to visit some family, so here's one more for the road (no, not that song--this one:))

    The World Tonight

    I saw you sitting at the centre of the circle
    Everybody, everybody wanted something from you
    I saw you sitting there

    I saw you swaying to the rhythm of the music
    Caught you playing, caught you praying to the voice inside you
    I saw you swaying there

    I don't care what you want to be
    I go back so far I'm in front of me!
    It doesn't matter what they say
    They're giving the game away

    I can see the world tonight
    Look into the future
    See it in a different light
    I can see the world tonight

    I heard you listening to a secret conversation
    You were crying, you were trying not to let them hear you
    I heard you listening in

    Never mind what they want to do
    You've got a right to your point of view!
    It doesn't matter what they say
    They're giving the game away

    I can see the world tonight
    Look into the future
    See it in a different light
    I can see the world tonight

    I can see the world tonight

    I saw you hiding from a flok of paparazzi
    You were hoping, you were hoping that the ground would swallow you
    I saw you hiding there

    I don't care what you want to be
    I go back so far I'm in front of me!
    It doesn't matter what they say
    They're giving the game away

    I can see the world tonight
    Look into the future
    See it in a different light
    I can see the world tonight

    Look into the future
    I can see the world tonight
    See it in a different light
    I can see the world tonight
    I can see the world tonight

    from Flaming Pie, again. McCartney, of course. Anyone wanna go for "Little Willow"?:)
     
  6. InLove

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    (Heh-heh, seems I've got this thread to myself for a day or two:D)​

    I'll forego "Little Willow" for now, even though it would fit in well with the previous two tunes (guess that's why it's on the same album, huh?) because I just can't resist posting the following. I just ran across it, looking for lyrics to another tune. I loved it the first time I heard it, and it still makes me smile.

    Cape
    (From Guy Clark, cd: Dublin Blues, 1995)

    Eight years old with flour sack cape
    Tied all around his neck
    He climbed up on the garage
    Figurin’ what the heck
    He screwed his courage up so tight
    The whole thing come unwound
    He got a runnin’ start and bless his heart
    He headed for the ground

    He’s one of those who knows that life
    Is just a leap of faith
    Spread your arms and hold your breath
    Always trust your cape

    All grown up with a flour sack cape
    Tied all around his dream
    He’s full of piss and vinegar
    He’s bustin’ at the seams
    He licked his finger and checked the wind
    It’s gonna be do or die
    He wasn’t scared of nothin’, boys
    He was pretty sure he could fly

    He’s one of those who knows that life
    Is just a leap of faith
    Spread your arms and hold your breath
    Always trust your cape

    Old and grey with a flour sack cape
    Tied all around his head
    He’s still jumpin’ off the garage
    And will be till he’s dead
    All these years the people said
    He’s actin’ like a kid
    He did not know he could not fly
    So he did

    He’s one of those who knows that life
    Is just a leap of faith
    Spread your arms and hold your breath
    Always trust your cape
     
  7. YO-ELEVEN-11

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    Artist: Ooh Child Lyrics
    Song: The 5 Stairsteps (Stairsteps Five) Lyrics



    Ooh-oo child, things are gonna get easier
    Ooh-oo child, things'll get brighter
    Ooh-oo child, things are gonna get easier
    Ooh-oo child, things'll be brighter

    Some day, yeah
    We'll put it together and we'll get it all done
    Some day
    When your head is much lighter
    Some day, yeah
    We'll walk in the rays of a beautiful sun
    Some day
    When the world is much brighter

    Ooh-oo child, things are gonna be easier
    Ooh-oo child, things'll be brighter
    Ooh-oo child, things are gonna be easier
    Ooh-oo child, things'll be brighter

    Some day, yeah
    We'll put it together and we'll get it all done
    Some day
    When your head is much lighter
    Some day, yeah
    We'll walk in the rays of a beautiful sun
    Some day
    When the world is much brighter

    Some day, some day, some day
    We'll get it together and we'll get it all done
    Some day
    When your head is much lighter
    Some day, some day, some day
    We'll walk in the rays of a beautiful sun
    Some day
    When the world is much brighter

    Ooh-oo child, things are gonna get easier
    Ooh-oo child, things'll be brighter
    Ooh-oo child, things are gonna get easier
    Ooh-oo child, things'll be brighter

    Right now
    You just wait and see how things are gonna be
    Right now...


    :)
     
  8. InLove

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    Hey! I see that YO found a way to get a word in edgewise! Good tune, YO--even better with the music. Kind of goes along with "Little Willow"(coming soon to a screen near you.:))

    But (rubbing hands together and assuming the typing position) I see it is Saturday morning again. Hmmm...been a week since I posted any lyrics, so I've been thinking about this song. Oldie, but goody. Great poetry. I'm not sure, but I think that "Margaret" may have been trying to fix the lights in an old house when she wrote this. The rest is open to interpretation, of course. And I think there may have been some Canadian money lying around somewhere. And I think that, even though this appears to be about the relationship between a man and a woman, I think it is possibly even more about the relationships between everyone. Just my thoughts.:)

    Electricity

    The Minus is loveless
    He talks to the land
    And the leaves fall
    And the pond over-ices
    She don't know the system Plus
    She don't understand
    She's got all the wrong fuses and splices
    She's not going to fix it up
    Too easy

    The masking tape tangles
    It's sticky and black
    And the copper
    Proud Headed Queen Lizzie
    Conducts little charges
    That don't get charged back
    Well the technical manual's busy
    She's not going to fix it up too easy
    And she holds out her flashlight
    And she shines it on me
    She wants me to tell her
    What the trouble might be
    Well I'm learning
    It's peaceful
    With a good dog and some trees
    Out of touch with the breakdown
    Of this century
    They're not going to fix it up
    Too easy

    We once loved together
    And we floodlit that time
    Input output electricity
    But the lines overloaded
    And the sparks started flying
    And the loose wires
    Were lashing out at me
    She's not going to fix that up
    Too easy
    But she holds out her candle
    And she shines it in
    And she begs him to show her
    How to fix it again
    While the song that he sang her
    To soothe her to sleep
    Runs all through her circuits
    Like a heartbeat
    She's not going to fix it up

    Too easy

    From "For The Roses", Joni Mitchell, 1971
     
  9. YO-ELEVEN-11

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  10. taijasi

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    The Moody Blues

    "Don't You Feel Small"

    Ask the mirror on the wall
    Who's the biggest fool of all,
    Bet you feel small,
    It happens to us all.

    See the world
    Ask what's it for,
    Understanding, nothing more,
    Don't you feel small,
    It happens to us all.

    Time is now to spread your voice,
    Time's to come there'll be no choice,
    Why do you feel small,
    It happens to us all.

    Look at progress,
    Then count the cost,
    We'll spoil the seas
    With the rivers we've lost.

    See the writing on the wall,
    Hear the mirror's warning call.
    That's why you feel small,
    It happens to us all.

    Ask the mirror on the wall
    Who's the biggest fool of all,
    Bet you feel small,
    It happens to us all.
     
  11. taijasi

    taijasi Gnōthi seauton

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    Writing's On The Wall
    George Harrison

    The writing's on the wall brother
    Your life is in your hands
    It's up to you to see the writing's on the wall.

    It looks you in the eye mister
    It's time we stand up tall
    Go see and understand the writing's on the wall.

    Strange we hold on to things that have no grace
    or power
    While death holds on to us much more with every
    passing hour
    And all the time you thought it would last
    Your life, your friends would always be
    'Til they're drunk away or shot away or die away
    from you.

    There's nothing that you need sister
    The Lord is in you all
    Life is designed to see the writing's on the wall.

    The music's in the air mothers
    You may have heard it call
    To you that you may see the writing's on the wall.

    Be careful going home sister
    Be watchful down that road
    You've got a lot of love sister
    More to grow.

    The writing's on the wall brothers
    Your life is in your hands
    It's up to you to see the writing's on the wall
    I hope that you may see the writing's on the wall.
     
  12. InLove

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    Saturday morning again--time for lyrics. :) Lemme see...we got some Moody Blues going on, so I think I'll post this one for Jack Halyard.

    The Best Way To Travel

    And you can fly, high as a kite if you want to.
    Faster than light if you want to.
    Speeding through the universe,
    Thinking is the best way to travel.

    It's all a dream, light passing by on a screen.
    And there's you and I on a beam.
    Speeding through the universe,
    Thinking is the best way to travel.

    We ride the waves,
    Distance is gone will we find out?
    How life began will we find out?
    Speeding through the universe,
    Thinking is the best way to travel.

    And you can fly, high as a kite if you want to.
    Faster than light if you want to.
    Speeding through the universe,
    Thinking is the best way to travel.


    (Mike Pinder, from The Search for the Lost Chord)
     
  13. InLove

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    I get two-for-one on Saturdays, don't I? :)

    Okay, here is another one that may look like it is only talking about the relationship between a couple of people. But I think it goes beyond that, as well. And it may seem a bit like a one-sided argument, but there may be two or three sides to the words.

    We Can Work It Out
    (John Lennon/Paul McCartney)

    Try to see it my way
    Do I have to keep on talking till I can't go on?
    While you see it your way
    Run the risk of knowing that our love may soon be gone
    We can work it out
    We can work it out

    Think of what you're saying
    You can get it wrong and still you think that it's all right
    Think of what I'm saying
    We can work it out and get it straight or say good night
    We can work it out
    We can work it out

    Life is very short and there's no time
    for fussing and fighting, my friend
    I have always thought that it's a crime
    So I will ask you once again

    Try to see it my way
    Only time will tell of I am right or I am wrong
    While you see it your
    There's a chance we might fall apart before too long
    We can work it out
    We can work it out

    Life is very short and there's no time
    for fussing and fighting, my friend
    I have always thought that it's a crime
    So I will ask you once again

    Think of what you're saying
    You can get it wrong and still you think that it's all right
    Think of what I'm saying
    We can work it out and get it straight or say good night
    We can work it out
    We can work it out
     
  14. InLove

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    Oh--I almost forgot! This is for YO:

    :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) (11)

    InPeace,
    InLove
     
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    Yesterday When I Was Young
    Herbert Kretzmer (sung by Roy Clark)

    Yesterday when I was young
    the taste of life was sweet as rain upon my tongue.
    I teased at life as if it were a foolish game,
    the way the evening breeze may tease a candle flame.
    The thousand dreams I dreamed, the splendid things I planned
    I always built alas on weak and shifting sand.
    I lived by night and shunned the naked light of the day
    and only now I see how the years ran away.

    Yesterday when I was young
    so many drinking songs were waiting to be sung,
    so many wayward pleasures lay in store for me
    and so much pain my dazzled eyes refused to see.
    I ran so fast that time and youth at last ran out,
    I never stopped to think what life was all about
    and every conversation I can now recall
    concerned itself with me and nothing else at all.

    Yesterday the moon was blue
    and every crazy day brought something new to do.
    I used my magic age as if it were a wand
    and never saw the waste and emptiness beyond.
    The game of love I played with arrogance and pride
    and every flame I lit too quickly quickly died.
    The friends I made all seemed somehow to drift away
    and only I am left on stage to end the play.
    There are so many songs in me that won't be sung,
    I feel the bitter taste of tears upon my tongue.
    The time has come for me to pay for yesterday when I was young.
     
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    Today's CR is brought to you by the letter "Y" and the number "11"
    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
     
  17. taijasi

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    Favorite Song Lyrics of this moment, in the New Era

    Led Zeppelin - Night Flight

    I received a message from my brother across the water
    He sat laughin' as he wrote the end's in sight
    So I said goodbye to all my friends
    And packed my hopes inside a matchbox
    'Cause I know it's time to fly

    Come on, meet me in the morning, Meet me in the middle of the night
    The morning light is comin', don't it make you wanna go and feel alright

    I just jumped a train that never stops,
    So now somehow I'll know I never finished payin' for my ride
    Just n' someone pushed a gun into my hand
    Tell me I'm the type of man to fight the fight that I'll require

    Come on, meet me in the morning, Meet me in the middle of the night
    The morning light is comin', don't it make you wanna go and feel alright


    Oh, mama, well I think it's time I'm leavin'
    Nothin' here to make me stay
    Whoa, mama, well it must be time I'm goin'
    They're knockin' down them doors
    They're tryin' to take me away

    Please Mr. Brakeman, won't you ring your bell. And ring loud andclear
    Please Mr. Fireman, won't you ring your bell
    Tell the people they got to fly away from here

    I once saw a picture of a lady with a baby
    Southern lady, had a very, very special smile

    We are in the middle of a change in destination
    When the train stops, all together we will smile :)
    Oh, meet me in the morning.
    Won't you meet me in the middle of the night, night, night
    Everybody know the mornin' time is comin'
    Don't it make you wanna feel alright. Ah, ah, yeah
    Make me feel alright. Fly now, baby
    Get to fly, yeah. Fly now, baby
     
  18. Vajradhara

    Vajradhara One of Many

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    Namaste all,

    Rush from the album 2112


    "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..."

    I. Overture

    And the meek shall inherit the earth...

    II. Temples of Syrinx

    ... "The massive grey walls of the Temples rise from the heart of every Federation city. I have always been awed by them, to think that every single facet of every life is regulated and directed from within! Our books, our music, our work and play are all looked after by the benevolent wisdom of the priests..."

    We've taken care of everything
    The words you hear, the songs you sing
    The pictures that give pleasure to your eyes.
    It's one for all and all for one
    We work together, common sons
    Never need to wonder how or why.

    We are the Priests of the Temples of Syrinx
    Our great computers fill the hallowed halls.
    We are the Priests, of the Temples of Syrinx
    All the gifts of life are held within our walls.

    Look around at this world we've made
    Equality our stock in trade
    Come and join the Brotherhood of Man
    Oh, what a nice, contented world
    Let the banners be unfurled
    Hold the Red Star proudly high in hand.

    We are the Priests of the Temples of Syrinx
    Our great computers fill the hallowed halls.
    We are the Priests, of the Temples of Syrinx
    All the gifts of life are held within our walls.

    III. Discovery

    ... "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! ..."

    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.

    IV. Presentation

    ... "In the sudden silence as I finished playing, I looked up to a circle of grim, expressionless faces. Father Brown rose to his feet, and his somnolent voice echoed throughout the silent Temple Hall." ...

    ... "Instead of the grateful joy that I expected, they were words of quiet rejection! Instead of praise, sullen dismissal. I watched in shock and horror as Father Brown ground my precious instrument to splinters beneath his feet..."

    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!

    V. Oracle: The Dream

    ... "I guess it was a dream, but even now it all seems so vivid to me. Clearly yet I see the beckoning hand of the oracle as he stood at the summit of the staircase" ...

    ... "I see still the incredible beauty of the sculptured cities and the pure spirit of man revealed in the lives and works of this world. I was overwhelmed by both wonder and understanding as I saw a completely different way to life, a way that had been crushed by the Federation long ago. I saw now how meaningless life had become with the loss of all these things ..."

    I wandered home though the silent streets
    And fell into a fitful sleep
    Escape to realms beyond the night
    Dream can't you show me the light?

    I stand atop a spiral stair
    An oracle confronts me there
    He leads me on light years away
    Through astral nights, galactic days
    I see the works of gifted hands
    That grace this strange and wondrous land
    I see the hand of man arise
    With hungry mind and open eyes

    They left the planet long ago
    The elder race still learn and grow
    Their power grows with purpose strong
    To claim the home where they belong
    Home to tear the Temples down...
    Home to change!

    VI. Soliloquy

    ... "I have not left this cave for days now, it has become my last refuge in my total despair. I have only the music of the waterfall to comfort me now. I can no longer live under the control of the Federation, but there is no other place to go. My last hope is that with my death I may pass into the world of my dream, and know peace at last."

    The sleep is still in my eyes
    The dream is still in my head
    I heave a sigh and sadly smile
    And lie a while in bed
    I wish that it might come to pass
    Not fade like all my dreams...

    Just think of what my life might be
    In a world like I have seen!
    I don't think I can carry on
    Carry on this cold and empty life

    My spirits are low in the depths of despair
    My lifeblood...
    ...spills over...

    VII. The Grand Finale
    Attention all Planets of the Solar Federation
    Attention all Planets of the Solar Federation
    Attention all Planets of the Solar Federation
    We have assumed control.
    We have assumed control.
    We have assumed control.
     
  19. InLove

    InLove at peace

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    Wow. Thanks Vaj. This seems like a good place for a short guitar instrumental.





    Wasn't that great?
    :D

    InPeace,
    InLove
     
  20. InLove

    InLove at peace

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    Night Vision

    By day give thanks
    By night beware
    Half the world in sweetness
    The other in fear
    When the darkness takes you
    With her hand across your face
    Don't give in too quickly
    Find the thing she's erased
    Find the line, find the shape
    Through the grain
    Find the outline, things will
    Tell you their name
    The table. the guitar
    The empty glass
    All will blend together when
    Daylight has passed
    Find the line, find the shape
    Through the grain
    Find the outline, things will
    Tell you their name
    Now I watch you falling into sleep
    Watch your fist uncurl against the sheet
    Watch your lips fall open and your eyes dim
    In blind faith
    I would shelter you
    Keep you in light
    But I can only teach you
    Night vision
    Night vision
    Night vision


    (Suzanne Vega, from Solitude Standing)
     

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