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I can't carry a tune in a bucket. But I LOVE music. And some songs are like little gifts of truth to us. Sometimes the whole song, sometimes just a line that really strikes home. I think that sometimes even the writter may not understand the magnitude of what he or she is writting at the time. Other times, maybe they do. Regardless, I don't think any other medium touches as many as a positive lyric.

I think it might be cool to share some of these with each other. So, here's one...

Secret O' Life- James Taylor

The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.

Any fool can do it, there ain't nothing to it.

Nobody knows how we got to the top of the hill.

But since we're on our way down, we might as well enjoy the ride.

The secret of love is in opening up your heart.

It's okay to feel afraid, but don't let that stand in your way.

Cause anyone knows that love is the only road.

And since we're only here for a while, might as well show some style. Give us a smile.

Isn't it a lovely ride? Sliding down, gliding down,

try not to try too hard, it's just a lovely ride.

Now the thing about time is that time isn't really real.

It's just your point of view, how does it feel for you?

Einstein said he could never understand it all.

Planets spinning through space, the smile upon your face, welcome to the human race.

Some kind of lovely ride. I'll be sliding down, I'll be gliding down.

Try not to try too hard, it's just a lovely ride.

Isn't it a lovely ride? Sliding down, gliding down,

try not to try too hard, it's just a lovely ride.

The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.

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As deep as you wanna dig...

Moonshadow- Cat Stephens (Yusuf Islam)

Oh, I'm bein' followed by a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow

Leapin and hoppin' on a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow

And if I ever lose my hands, lose my plough, lose my land,

Oh if I ever lose my hands, Oh if.... I won't have to work no more.

And if I ever lose my eyes, if my colours all run dry,

Yes if I ever lose my eyes, Oh if.... I won't have to cry no more.

Oh, I'm bein' followed by a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow

Leapin and hoppin' on a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow

And if I ever lose my legs, I won't moan, and I won't beg,

Yes if I ever lose my legs, Oh if.... I won't have to walk no more.

And if I ever lose my mouth, all my teeth, north and south,

Yes if I ever lose my mouth, Oh if.... I won't have to talk...

Did it take long to find me? I asked the faithful light.

Did it take long to find me? And are you gonna stay the night?

Oh, I'm bein' followed by a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow

Leapin and hoppin' on a moonshadow, moonshadow, moonshadow

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Aerosmith have me singing at the top of my voice in the car!

especially the last few lines which you have to turn the stereo up loud to even hear!

when I first heard it, it made me 'wake up' to myself and was a real breakthrough.

(Amazing - Get A Grip)

I kept the right ones out

And let the wrong ones in

Had an angel of mercy

To see me through all my sins

There were times in my life

When I was goin' insane

Tryin' to walk through the pain

And when I lost my grip

And I hit the floor

Yeah, I tought I could leave

But couldn't get out the door

I was so sick n' tired

Of livin' a lie

I was wishing that I would die

(Chorus)

It's amazing

With the blink of an eye

You finally see the light

It's amazing

That when the moment arrives

You know you'll be alright

It's amazing

And I'm saying a prayer

To the desperate hearts tonight

That one last shot's a Permanent Vacation

And a how high can you fly with broken wings

Life's a journey - not a destination

And I just can't tell just what tomorrow brings

You have to learn to crawl

Before you learn to walk

But I just couldn't listen

To all that righteous talk

I was out on the street

Just tryin' to survive

Scratchin' to stay alive

(Chorus)

(To all of you people out there)

(Wherever you are - remember:)

(The light at the end of the tunnel)

(May be you - goodnight)

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W-O-W, wow!! That's a good one!

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Cassie bought and framed a vinyl print for me with a pic of Bob and the main line of this one...

Three Little Birds- Bob Marley and the Whalers

Rise up this mornin',

Smiled with the risin' sun,

Three little birds

Pitch by my doorstep

Singin' sweet songs

Of melodies pure and true,

Sayin', ("This is my message to you-ou-ou:")

Singin': "Don't worry 'bout a thing,

'Cause every little thing gonna be all right."

Singin': "Don't worry (don't worry) 'bout a thing,

'Cause every little thing gonna be all right!"

Rise up this mornin',

Smiled with the risin' sun,

Three little birds

Pitch by my doorstep

Singin' sweet songs

Of melodies pure and true,

Sayin', "This is my message to you-ou-ou:"

Singin': "Don't worry about a thing, worry about a thing, oh!

Every little thing gonna be all right. Don't worry!"

Singin': "Don't worry about a thing" - I won't worry!

"'Cause every little thing gonna be all right."

Singin': "Don't worry about a thing,

'Cause every little thing gonna be all right" - I won't worry!

Singin': "Don't worry about a thing,

'Cause every little thing gonna be all right."

Singin': "Don't worry about a thing, oh no!

'Cause every little thing gonna be all right!

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Stop and listen to Louis Armstrong sing this and try not to smile. I dare ya'! :D :D

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD

(George Weiss / Bob Thiele)

I see trees of green, red roses too

I see them bloom for me and you

And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

I see skies of blue and clouds of white

The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night

And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

The colours of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky

Are also on the faces of people going by

I see friends shakin' hands, sayin' "How do you do?"

They're really saying "I love you"

I hear babies cryin', I watch them grow

They'll learn much more than I'll ever know

And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

Yes, I think to myself, what a wonderful world

Oh yeah

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Another great one from Cat...

Can't Keep It In

Oh I can’t keep it in, I can’t keep it in, I’ve gotta let it out.

I’ve got to show the world, world’s got to see, see all the love

Love that’s in me. I said, why walk alone, why worry when it’s

Warm over here? You’ve got so much to say, say what you mean,

Mean what you’re thinking, and think anything.

Oh why, why must you waste you’re life away?

You’ve got to live for today, then let it go

Oh, lover, I want to spend this time with you,

There’s nothing I wouldn’t do, if you let me know.

And I can’t keep it in, I can’t hide it and I can’t lock it away.

I’m up for your love, love heats my blood,

Blood spins my head, and my head falls in love, oh.

No, I can’t keep it in, I can’t keep it in, I’ve gotta let it out.

I’ve gotta show the world, world’s got to know,

Know of the love, love that lies low, so

Why can’t you say, if you know, then why can’t you say.

You’ve got too much deceit, deceit kills the light,

Light needs to shine, I said shine light , shine light.

Love, that’s no way to live your life,

You allow too much to go by, and that won’t do.

No, lover. I want to have you here by my side

Now don’t you run, don’t you hide, while I’m with you.

’n I can’t keep it in, I can’t keep it in, I’ve gotta let it out.

I’ve got to show the world, world’s got to see, see all the love

Love that’s in me. I said, why walk alone, why worry when it’s

Warm over here? You’ve got so much to say, say what you mean,

Mean what you’re thinking, and think anything. Why not?

Now why why why not?

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Stop and listen to Louis Armstrong sing this and try not to smile. I dare ya'! :D :D

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD

(George Weiss / Bob Thiele)

I see trees of green, red roses too

I see them bloom for me and you

And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

I see skies of blue and clouds of white

The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night

And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

The colours of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky

Are also on the faces of people going by

I see friends shakin' hands, sayin' "How do you do?"

They're really saying "I love you"

I hear babies cryin', I watch them grow

They'll learn much more than I'll ever know

And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

Yes, I think to myself, what a wonderful world

Oh yeah

One of my all time favorites. I can picture him singing it.

JudyH

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Hands- Jewel

If I could tell the world just one thing

It would be that we're all OK

And not to worry 'cause worry is wasteful

And useless in times like these

I won't be made useless

I won't be idle with despair

I will gather myself around my faith

For light does the darkness most fear

My hands are small, I know

But they're not yours, they are my own

But they're not yours, they are my own

And I am never broken

Poverty stole your golden shoes

It didn't steal your laughter

And heartache came to visit me

But I knew it wasn't ever after

We'll fight, not out of spite

For someone must stand up for what's right

'Cause where there's a man who has no voice

There ours shall go singing

My hands are small I know

But they're not yours, they are my own

But they're not yours, they are my own

I am never broken

In the end only kindness matters

In the end only kindness matters

I will get down on my knees, and I will pray

I will get down on my knees, and I will pray

I will get down on my knees, and I will pray

My hands are small I know

But they're not yours, they are my own

But they're not yours, they are my own

And I am never broken

My hands are small I know

But they're not yours, they are my own

But they're not yours, they are my own

And I am never broken

We are never broken

We are God's eyes

God's hands

God's mind

We are God's eyes

God's hands

God's heart

We are God's eyes

God's hands

God's eyes

We are God's hands

We are God's hands

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I got a name- Jim Croce

Like the pine trees linin' the windin' road

I've got a name, I've got a name

Like the singin' bird and the croakin' toad

I've got a name, I've got a name

And I carry it with me like my daddy did

But I'm livin' the dream that he kept hid

Movin' me down the highway

Rollin' me down the highway

Movin' ahead so life won't pass me by

Like the north wind whistlin' down the sky

I've got a song, I've got a song

Like the whippoorwill and the baby's cry

I've got a song, I've got a song

And I carry it with me and I sing it loud

If it gets me nowhere, I'll go there proud

Movin' me down the highway

Rollin' me down the highway

Movin' ahead so life won't pass me by

And I'm gonna go there free

Like the fool I am and I'll always be

I've got a dream, I've got a dream

They can change their minds but they can't change me

I've got a dream, I've got a dream

Oh, I know I could share it if you want me to

If you're going my way, I'll go with you

Movin' me down the highway

Rollin' me down the highway

Movin' ahead so life won't pass me by

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Shane, I've been feeling rather "uninspired" recently, so I've really been enjoying this thread! Keep 'em coming... perhaps I'll find something of my own that's up to the level you're setting here!

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Don't look at me

Every day is so wonderful

And suddenly, it's hard to breathe

Now and then, I get insecure

From all the fame, I'm so ashamed

I am beautiful no matter what they say

Words can't bring me down

I am beautiful in every single way

Yes, words can't bring me down

So don't you bring me down today

To all your friends, you're delirious

So consumed in all your doom

Trying hard to fill the emptiness

The piece is gone and the puzzle undone

That's the way it is

You are beautiful no matter what they say

Words won't bring you down

You are beautiful in every single way

Yes, words won't bring you down

Don't you bring me down today...

No matter what we do

(no matter what we do)

No matter what they say

(no matter what they say)

When the sun is shining through

Then the clouds won't stay

And everywhere we go

(everywhere we go)

The sun won't always shine

(sun won't always shine)

But tomorrow will find a way

All the other times

We are beautiful no matter what they say

Yes, words won't bring us down

We are beautiful no matter what they say

Yes, words can't bring us down

Don't you bring me down today

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Cold play, Fix You.

simply beautiful, crank the volume UPPPPPP!!!! and throw your head back, and SING your heart out! :lol:

When you try your best but you don't succeed

When you get what you want but not what you need

When you feel so tired but you can't sleep

Stuck in reverse

When the tears come streaming down your face

When you lose something you can't replace

When you love someone but it goes to waste

could it be worse?

Lights will guide you home

and ignite your bones

And I will try to fix you

High up above or down below

when you too in love to let it go

If you never try you'll never know

Just what your worth

Lights will guide you home

and ignite your bones

And I will try to fix you

Tears stream down your face

When you lose something you cannot replace

Tears streaming down your face and I

Tears stream down your face

I promise you I will learn from my mistakes

Tears stream down your face and I

Lights will guide you home

And ignite your bones

And I will try to fix you

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just one more,

The first few lines of this Faithless track are incredible

If you place a thing into the center of your life

That lacks the power to nourish

It will eventually poison everything that you are

And destroy you

A simple a thing as an idea

Or your perspective on yourself of the world

No one can be the source of your contempt,

It lies within, in the center.

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Jim Croce is one of my all time favorites, Shane. I'm really showing my age now, but his album, Photographs & Memories was great. The title song is good too.

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This is a song that touched me with it's passion and it's simple truths.

From Missy Higgins (Please imagine an Aussie accent singing :P )

"The Special Two"

I've hardly been outside my room in days,

'cause I don't feel that I deserve the sunshine's rays.

The darkness helped until the whiskey wore away,

And it was then I realize the conscience never fades.

When you're young you have this image of your life:

That you'll be scrupulous and one day even make a wife.

And you make boundaries you'd never dream to cross,

And if you happen to you wake completely lost.

But I will fight for you, be sure that

I will fight until we're the special two once again.

And we will only need each other, we'll bleed together,

Our hands will not be taught to hold another's,

When we're the special two.

And we could only see each other, we'll bleed together,

These arms will not be taught to need another,

'Cause we were the special two.

I remember someone old once said to me:

"That lies will lock you up with truth the only key."

But I was comfortable and warm inside my shell,

And couldn't see this place would soon become my hell.

So is it better to tell and hurt or lie to save their face?

Well I guess the answer is don't do it in the first place.

I know I'm not deserving of your trust from you right now,

But if by chance you change your mind you know I will not let you down

'cause we were the special two, and we'll be again.

And we will only need each other, we'll bleed together,

Our hands will not be taught to hold another's,

When we're the special two.

And we can only see each other we'll bleed together,

These arms will not be taught to need another...

'cause we're the special two.

I step outside my mind's eye's for a minute.

And I look over me like a doctor looking for disease,

Or something that could ease the pain.

But nothing cures the hurt you, you bring on by yourself,

Just remembering, just remembering how we were...

When we would only need each other, we'd breathe together,

Our hands would not be taught to hold another's,

We were the special two.

And we could only see each other, we'd bleed together,

These arms would not be taught to need another,

'Cause we're the special two.

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I've posted this elsewhere as "if I had a theme song." But, hey, I just gotta... :D

Watching The Wheels- John Lennon

People say I'm crazy doing what I'm doing

Well they give me all kinds of warnings to save me from ruin

When I say that I'm o.k. well they look at me kind of strange

Surely you're not happy now you no longer play the game

People say I'm lazy dreaming my life away

Well they give me all kinds of advice designed to enlighten me

When I tell them that I'm doing fine watching shadows on the wall

Don't you miss the big time boy you're no longer on the ball

I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round

I really love to watch them roll

No longer riding on the merry-go-round

I just had to let it go

Ah, people asking questions lost in confusion

Well I tell them there's no problem, only solutions

Well they shake their heads and they look at me as if I've lost my mind

I tell them there's no hurry

I'm just sitting here doing time

I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round

I really love to watch them roll

No longer riding on the merry-go-round

I just had to let it go

I just had to let it go

I just had to let it go

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Ok now I have to put this one on :P

By Peter Gabriel and the gorgeous Kate Bush (It's sung in two parts)

Could be our theme song :)

Don't Give Up

in this proud land we grew up strong

we were wanted all along

I was taught to fight, taught to win

I never thought I could fail

no fight left or so it seems

I am a man whose dreams have all deserted

I've changed my face, I've changed my name

but no one wants you when you lose

don't give up

'cos you have friends

don't give up

you're not beaten yet

don't give up

I know you can make it good

though I saw it all around

never thought I could be affected

thought that we'd be the last to go

it is so strange the way things turn

drove the night toward my home

the place that I was born, on the lakeside

as daylight broke, I saw the earth

the trees had burned down to the ground

don't give up

you still have us

don't give up

we don't need much of anything

don't give up

'cause somewhere there's a place

where we belong

rest your head

you worry too much

it's going to be alright

when times get rough

you can fall back on us

don't give up

please don't give up

'got to walk out of here

I can't take anymore

going to stand on that bridge

keep my eyes down below

whatever may come

and whatever may go

that river's flowing

that river's flowing

moved on to another town

tried hard to settle down

for every job, so many men

so many men no-one needs

don't give up

'cause you have friends

don't give up

you're not the only one

don't give up

no reason to be ashamed

don't give up

you still have us

don't give up now

we're proud of who you are

don't give up

you know it's never been easy

don't give up

'cause I believe there's the a place

there's a place where we belong

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"Don't give up" is one of my all time favourite songs - if you hadn't put it here Cat, I would have.

Another of my favourites are…

If

If I were a swan

I'd be gone

If I were a train

I'd be late

And if I were a good man

I'd talk with you more often than I do

If I were to sleep

I could dream

If I were afraid

I could hide

If I go insane

Please don't put your wires in my brain

If I were the moon

I'd be cool

If I were a rule

I would bend

If I were a good man

I'd understand the spaces between friends

If I were alone

I would cry

And if I were with you

I'd be home and dry

And if I go insane

Will you still let me join in with the game?

If I were a swan

I'd be gone

If I were a train

I'd be late again

If I were a good man

I'd talk with you more often than I do

…and…

Fearless

You say the hill's to steep to climb, climbing

you say you'd like to see me try, climbing

you pick the place and I'll choose the time

and I'll climb the hill in my own way

just wait a while for the right day

and as I rise above the tree-line and the clouds

I look down, hearing the sounds of the things you've said today

Fearlessly the idiot faced the crowd, smiling

merciless the magistrate turns round, frowning

and who's the fool who wears the crown

go down in your own way

and every day is the right day

and as you rise above the fear-lines in his crown

you look down, hearing the sound of the faces in the crowd

You never walk alone, you never walk alone

walk on, walk on with hope in your heart

and you never walk alone, you never walk alone

both of which are (old) Pink Floyd songs.

David

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this is turning into an excellent thread!!! keep em coming! B)

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"Don't give up" is one of my all time favourite songs - if you hadn't put it here Cat, I would have.

Isn't it awesome?

I've listened to the two of them sing it 100's of times and it still makes me shiver

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This is all really good, good, good, good, good stuff. Cat's latest reminded me of this one:

Morning Has Broken

As sung by Cat Stevens

lyrics by Eleanor Farjeon

Morning has broken, like the first morning

Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird

Praise for the singing, praise for the morning

Praise for the springing fresh from the word

Sweet the rain's new fall, sunlit from heaven

Like the first dewfall, on the first grass

Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden

Sprung in completeness where his feet pass

Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning

Born of the one light, Eden saw play

Praise with elation, praise every morning

God's recreation of the new day

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Flipping through the channels the otherday, I caught a video of Harry Connick, Jr doing this one. It's taken me a few days, but I finally tracked this gem down...

Yes We Can Can- Pointer Sisters

Now's the time for all good men

to get together with one another.

We got to iron out our problems

and iron out our quarrels

and try to live as brothers.

And try to find a piece of land

without stepping on one another.

And do respect the women of the world.

Remember you all have mothers.

We got to make this land a better land

than the world in which we live.

And we got to help each man be a better man

with the kindness that we give.

I know we can make it.

I know darn well we can work it out.

Oh yes we can, I know we can can

Yes we can can, why can't we?

If we wanna get together we can work it out.

And we gotta take care of all the children,

the little children of the world.

'cause they're our strongest hope for the future,

the little bitty boys and girls.

We got to make this land a better land

than the world in which we live.

And we got to help each man be a better man

with the kindness that we give.

I know we can make it.

I know darn well we can work it out.

Oh yes we can, I know we can can

yes we can can, why can't we?

If we wanna, yes we can can.

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How could you NOT turn this up?!! :huh:

Bachman Turner Overdrive - Takin Care Of Business

You get up every morning

From your alarm clock's warning

Take the 8:15 into the city

There's a whistle up above

And people pushin', people shovin'

And the girls who try to look pretty

And if your train's on time

You can get to work by nine

And start your slaving job to get your pay

If you ever get annoyed

Look at me I'm self-employed

I love to work at nothing all day

And I'll be...

Taking care of business every day

Taking care of business every way

I've been taking care of business, it's all mine

Taking care of business and working overtime

Work out

If it were easy as fishin'

You could be a musician

If you could make sounds loud or mellow

Get a second-hand guitar

Chances are you'll go far

If you get in with the right bunch of fellows

People see you having fun

Just a-lying in the sun

Tell them that you like it this way

It's the work that we avoid

And we're all self-employed

We love to work at nothing all day

And we be...

Taking care of business every day

Taking care of business every way

I've been taking care of business, it's all mine

Taking care of business and working overtime

Take good care of my business

When I'm away, every day whoo!

You get up every morning

From your alarm clock's warning

Take the 8:15 into the city

There's a whistle up above

And people pushin', people shovin'

And the girls who try to look pretty

And if your train's on time

You can get to work by nine

And start your slaving job to get your pay

If you ever get annoyed

Look at me I'm self-employed

I love to work at nothing all day

And I'll be...

Taking care of business every day

Taking care of business every way

I've been taking care of business, it's all mine

Taking care of business and working overtime

Takin' care of business

Takin' care of business

Takin' care of business

Takin' care of business

Takin' care of business.....

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Everybody Hurts- REM

When the day is long and the night, the night is yours alone,

When you're sure you've had enough of this life, well hang on.

Don't let yourself go, everybody cries and everybody hurts sometimes.

Sometimes everything is wrong. Now it's time to sing along.

When your day is night alone, (hold on, hold on)

If you feel like letting go, (hold on)

When you think you've had too much of this life, well hang on.

Everybody hurts. Take comfort in your friends.

Everybody hurts. Don't throw your hand. Oh, no. Don't throw your hand.

If you feel like you're alone, no, no, no, you are not alone

If you're on your own in this life, the days and nights are long,

When you think you've had too much of this life to hang on.

Well, everybody hurts sometimes,

Everybody cries. And everybody hurts sometimes.

And everybody hurts sometimes. So, hold on, hold on.

Hold on, hold on. Hold on, hold on. Hold on, hold on. (repeat & fade)

(Everybody hurts. You are not alone.)

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