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Ok I apologise ahead of time but I love this song :lol:

Down Under....Men at Work

Traveling in a fried-out combie

On a hippie trail, head full of zombie

I met a strange lady, she made me nervous

She took me in and gave me breakfast

And she said,

"Do you come from a land down under?

Where women glow and men plunder?

Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?

You better run, you better take cover."

Buying bread from a man in Brussels

He was six foot four and full of muscles

I said, "Do you speak-a my language?"

He just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwich

And he said,

"I come from a land down under

Where beer does flow and men chunder

Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?

You better run, you better take cover."

Lying in a den in Bombay

With a slack jaw, and not much to say

I said to the man, "Are you trying to tempt me

Because I come from the land of plenty?"

And he said,

"Oh! Do you come from a land down under? (oh yeah yeah)

Where women glow and men plunder?

Can't you hear, can't you hear the thunder?

You better run, you better take cover."

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Yeah yeah so I'm in a patriotic mood tonight :huh:

This was written by Bruce Woodley and Dobe Newton......

I came from the dreamtime from the dusty red soil plains

I am the ancient heart, the keeper of the flame

I stood upon the rocky shore

I watched the tall ships come

For forty thousand years I'd been the first Australian.

[2]

I came upon the prison ship bowed down by iron chains.

I cleared the land, endured the lash and waited for the rains.

I'm a settler.

I'm a farmer's wife on a dry and barren run

A convict then a free man I became Australian.

[3]

I'm the daughter of a digger who sought the mother lode

The girl became a woman on the long and dusty road

I'm a child of the depression

I saw the good times come

I'm a bushy, I'm a battler

I am Australian

[chorus]

We are one, but we are many

And from all the lands on earth we come

We share a dream and sing with one voice:

I am, you are, we are Australian

I am, you are, we are Australian.

[4]

I'm a teller of stories

I'm a singer of songs

I am Albert Namatjira

I paint the ghostly gums

I am Clancy on his horse

I'm Ned Kelly on the run

I'm the one who waltzed Matilda

I am Australian

[5]

I'm the hot wind from the desert

I'm the black soil of the plains

I'm the mountains and the valleys

I'm the drought and flooding rains

I am the rock, I am the sky

The rivers when they run

The spirit of this great land

I am Australian

[chorus]

We are one, but we are many

And from all the lands on earth we come

We share a dream and sing with one voice:

I am, you are, we are Australian

I am, you are, we are Australian.

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So may memories with this one. Jim, I was discovering Billie Holiday about the same time.

Stairway to Heaven, Led Zeppelin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mNjd-hnxbs

There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold

And she's buying a stairway to heaven

And when she gets there she knows if the stores are closed

With a word she can get what she came for

Woe oh oh oh oh oh

And she's buying a stairway to heaven

There's a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure

And you know sometimes words have two meanings

In the tree by the brook there's a songbird who sings

Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven

Woe oh oh oh oh oh

And she's buying a stairway to heaven

There's a feeling I get when I look to the west

And my spirit is crying for leaving

In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees

And the voices of those who stand looking

Woe oh oh oh oh oh

And she's buying a stairway to heaven

And it's whispered that soon, if we all call the tune

Then the piper will lead us to reason

And a new day will dawn for those who stand long

And the forest will echo with laughter

And it makes me wonder

If there's a bustle in your hedgerow

Don't be alarmed now

It's just a spring clean for the May Queen

Yes there are two paths you can go by

but in the long run

There's still time to change the road you're on

Your head is humming and it won't go because you don't know

The piper's calling you to join him

Dear lady can't you hear the wind blow and did you know

Your stairway lies on the whispering wind

And as we wind on down the road

Our shadows taller than our souls

There walks a lady we all know

Who shines white light and wants to show

How everything still turns to gold

And if you listen very hard

The tune will come to you at last

When all are one and one is all

To be a rock and not to roll

Woe oh oh oh oh oh

And she's buying a stairway to heaven

There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold

And she's buying a stairway to heaven

And when she gets there she knows if the stores are closed

With a word she can get what she came for

And she's buying a stairway to heaven, uh uh uh.

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Good stuff, everyone! :D

Being a VW freak, I have to correct you, Cat. ;) It's a Kombie! :lol:

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Lizzie! I love the new avatar! :D :D

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'I've been there' Heather Small

Nobody knows just where I've been - No one but me

They're on the outside looking in - No one can see

Stormy days when I was younger

In many ways they made me stronger

'Cos I've been knocked down

And I've been lifted up

Cried a thousand tears of joy and fear

I've been there

I've been there

I've been there

Seen my dreams in flames

Rise back up again

I have known despair and I've walked on air

I've been there

I've been there

I've been there

I've been there

No one can tell me how it feels to be afraid

All of the ghosts they won't lie still - They know my name

Late at night I hear them calling

But that's a place I won't be falling

'Cos I've been knocked down

And I've been lifted up

Cried a thousand tears of joy and fear

I've been there

I've been there

I've been there

Seen my dreams in flames

Rise back up again

I have known despair and I've walked on air

I've been there

I've been there

I've been there

And I'm telling you what I've been through

'Cos I'm still standing here

It's the simple truth

When hope is nowhere to be found it always comes around

'Cos I've been knocked down

And I've been lifted up

Cried a thousand tears of joy and fear-

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I've been holding on to this one, but now that this thread is picking up a little steam... ;)

(I really think about this song ALL THE TIME in relation to my "ordeal.")

Peace Train- Cat Stevens(Yusuf)

Now I've been happy lately,

thinking about the good things to come

And I believe it could be,

something good has begun

Oh I've been smiling lately,

dreaming about the world as one

And I believe it could be,

some day it's going to come

Cause out on the edge of darkness,

there rides a peace train

Oh peace train take this country,

come take me home again

Now I've been smiling lately,

thinking about the good things to come

And I believe it could be,

something good has begun

Oh peace train sounding louder

Glide on the peace train

Come on now peace train

Yes, peace train holy roller

Everyone jump upon the peace train

Come on now peace train

Get your bags together,

go bring your good friends too

Cause it's getting nearer,

it soon will be with you

Now come and join the living,

it's not so far from you

And it's getting nearer,

soon it will all be true

Now I've been crying lately,

thinking about the world as it is

Why must we go on hating,

why can't we live in bliss

Cause out on the edge of darkness,

there rides a peace train

Oh peace train take this country,

come take me home again

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I was 22 years old (I think) when I first heard this. I was living miles & miles away from my mother. She sent me a tape, and set it to start on this specific song. She said - "this is from me to you, I love you".

I was driving in my car, on the highway. I had to pull off the road......

Barbra Streisand - If I could (cover version, not sure who did the original)

If I Could

I'd protect you from the sadness in your eyes

give you courage in a world of compromise

yes I would

If I could

I would teach you all the things I've never learned

and I'd help you cross the bridges that I've burned

yes I would

if I could

I would try to shield your innocence from time

but the part of life I gave you isn't mine

I've watched you grow

so I could let you go

if I could

I would help you make it through the hungry years

but I know that I can never cry your tears

but I would

if I could

if I live in a time and place where you don't want to be

you don't have to walk along this road with me

my yesterday won't have to be your way

if I knew how

I'd try to change the world I brought you to

and there isn't very much that I can do

but I would

if I could

if I could

I would try to shield your innocence from time

but that part of life I gave you isn't mine

I watched you grow so I could let you go

if, if I could

I would help you make it through those hungry years

but I know that I can never cry your tears

but I would

if I could

yes I would

yes I would

if I could

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'I've been there' Heather Small

Nobody knows just where I've been - No one but me

They're on the outside looking in - No one can see

Stormy days when I was younger

In many ways they made me stronger

'Cos I've been knocked down

And I've been lifted up

Cried a thousand tears of joy and fear

I've been there.........

Yes. I like it a lot.

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Bob Dylan - Foerver Young

May god bless and keep you always,

May your wishes all come true,

May you always do for others

And let others do for you.

May you build a ladder to the stars

And climb on every rung,

May you stay forever young,

Forever young, forever young,

May you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous,

May you grow up to be true,

May you always know the truth

And see the lights surrounding you.

May you always be courageous,

Stand upright and be strong,

May you stay forever young,

Forever young, forever young,

May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy,

May your feet always be swift,

May you have a strong foundation

When the winds of changes shift.

May your heart always be joyful,

May your song always be sung,

May you stay forever young,

Forever young, forever young,

May you stay forever young.

Ahhhhhh, Bob Dylan is a song writing genious even if he sings like a horse (I never said that, someone else did). He is in my top favourites......one of the best!

Ally <---getting all soppy right now

:)

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Ally, you've reminded me of another Dylan tune I love. If you haven't heard this one, you gotta check it out. I was a little surprised the first time. :D

Dylan has written SO MANY songs. I wonder how many he can still remember? What is it, like 25 or 30 albums? :huh::blink:

Beyond The Horizon

Beyond the horizon, behind the sun

At the end of the rainbow life has only begun

In the long hours of twilight 'neath the stardust above

Beyond the horizon it is easy to love

I'm touched with desire

What don't I do?

Through flame and through fire

I'll build my world around you

Beyond the horizon, in the Springtime or Fall

Love waits forever, for one and for all

Beyond the horizon, across the divide

'Round about midnight, we'll be on the same side

Down in the valley the water runs cold

Beyond the horizon someone prayed for your soul

My wretched heart is pounding

I felt an angel's kiss

My memories are drowning

In mortal bliss

Beyond the horizon, at the end of the game

Every step that you take, I'm walking the same

Beyond the horizon, the night winds blow

The theme of a melody from many moons ago

The bells of St. Mary, how sweetly they chime

Beyond the horizon I found you just in time

It's dark and it's dreary

I've been pleading in vain

I'm wounded, I'm weary

My repentance is plain

Beyond the horizon o'r the treacherous sea

I still can't believe that you have set aside your love for me

Beyond the horizon, 'neath crimson skies

In the soft light of morning I'll follow you with my eyes

Through countries and kingdoms and temples of stone

Beyond the horizon right down to the bone

It's the right time of the season

Somebody there always cared

There's always a reason

Why someone's life has been spared

Beyond the horizon, the sky is so blue

I've got more than a lifetime to live lovin' you

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Speaking of Oldies. How about these from the 1940"s. Since I was born in 1936, these are the songs that I learned to sing by. The '50's were my teen age years, and the music that I am more in tune with, but I sure remember these and most of the words to them still.

http://www.6thcorpsmusic.us/mp3s/myWimpy.html

Thanks Shane, I don't know about this 70 year old being "cool", but I do know that with me, "what you see is what you get". I've never been anything else.

And Ally - every morning I wake up with some song. My wife can always tell what mood I am in, by what I am singing when I come into the kitchen. They tell me that my birth parents had their own radio show during the 1930"s. My mother played the steel guitar and my father played his guitar, and both sang. I am told that being the youngest of 5 children, my parents would sit me on their lap and practice their songs to me. During my early years, I never could understand why I could sit down at a piano bar and know all of the words to the old songs. When we located my eldest sister in 1983 , ( who was 12 at the time that we were separated in the orphanage), she filled me in on all of this. Music apparantely runs in my veins from my birth heritage.

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Okay, why didn't that url thingy work? I click on the "Insert Link" Icon and I gaet a box that tell's me to insert the URL. WHERE DO I ENTER THE URL?????

In this case I tried typing it in myself, like this and it still dosen't work. Would someone tell me what am I doing wrong.......Please??

www.6thcorpsmusic.us/mp3s/myWimpy

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Okay, why didn't that url thingy work? I click on the "Insert Link" Icon and I gaet a box that tell's me to insert the URL. WHERE DO I ENTER THE URL?????

In this case I tried typing it in myself, like this and it still dosen't work. Would someone tell me what am I doing wrong.......Please??

www.6thcorpsmusic.us/mp3s/myWimpy

Hey that time it worked. (Typing in the URL that is, I still can't figure out the Icon thing.) Just click (or double click) on each song and they will play.

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What Do You Do? - Neil Innes

What do you do?

I don't know, but I know

I do it every day

Why do you do it?

I don't know, but I know

I do it anyway

I do what I do, indeed I do

I do what I do, every day

Indeed I do

I do what I do, indeed I do

I do what I do, every day

I do what I do, I am what I am

We are what we are, we do what we can

What do you do?

I don't know, but I know

I do it everyday

Why do you do it?

I don't know, but I know

I do it anyway

I do what I do, indeed I do

I do what I do, everyday

Indeed I do

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Impermanent Things-Paul Himmelman

All these impermanent things

Oh how they fool me

Dominate and rule me

They keep me waiting here forever

All these impermanent things

Well their beauty's never aging

But their worthlessness's enraging

You know we all stand alone when we're together

Why keep hanging on

To things that never stay

Things that just keep stringin' us along

From day to day

All these impermanent things

Present yet elusive

Passive yet abusive

Tearing out the heart in utter silence

All these impermanent things

Well they point in all directions

Like secondhand reflections

And they're leading us to subtle shades of violence

Why keep hanging on

To things that never stay

Things that just keep stringin' us along

From day to day

All these impermanent things

Well they're trying to convince me

Baptize my soul and rinse me

Purge my mind of honesty and fire

All these impermanent things

Well they all add up to zero

They make-believe that they're my hero

Then they fill my mind with doubt and false desires

Why keep hanging on

To things that never stay

Things that just keep stringin' us along

From day to day

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Patrick Park - Life is a song

You say life is a dream where we can't say what we mean

Maybe just some roadside scene that we're driving past

There's no telling where we'll be in a day or in a week

And there's no promises of peace or of happiness

Well is this why you cling to every little thing

And polverize and derrange all your senses

Maybe life is a song but you're scared to sing along

Until the very ending

Oh, it's time to let go of everything we used to know

Ideas that strengthen who we've been

It's time to cut ties that won't ever free our minds

From the chains and shackles that they're in

Oh, tell me what good is saying that you're free

In a dark and storming sea

You're chained to your history, you're surely sinking fast

You say that you know that the good Lord's in control

He's gonna bless and keep your tired and oh so restless soul

But at the end of the day when every price has been paid

You're gonna rise and sit beside him on some old seat of gold

And won't you tell me why you live like you're afraid to die

You'll die like you're afraid to go

Oh, it's time to let go of everything we used to know

Ideas that strengthen who we've been

It's time to cut ties that won't ever free our minds

From chains and shackles that they're in

From the chains and shackles that they're in

Well life is a dream 'cause we're all walking in our sleep

You could see us stand in lines like we're dead upon our feet

And we build our house of cards and then we wait for it to fall

Always forget how strange it is just to be alive at all

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"Tears In Heaven" Eric Clapton

Would you know my name if I saw you in heaven?

Would it be the same if I saw you in heaven?

I must be strong and carry on,

'Cause I know I don't belong here in heaven.

Would you hold my hand if I saw you in heaven?

Would you help me stand if I saw you in heaven?

I'll find my way through night and day,

'Cause I know I just can't stay here in heaven.

Time can bring you down, time can bend your knees.

Time can break your heart, have you begging please, begging please.

Beyond the door there's peace I'm sure,

And I know there'll be no more tears in heaven.

Would you know my name if I saw you in heaven?

Would it be the same if I saw you in heaven?

I must be strong and carry on,

'Cause I know I don't belong here in heaven.

Now that's a kool song! Don't gewt me wrong some of the songs posted so far are kool, but Eric Clapton this song is awesome...

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And another...

Shower the People- James Taylor

You can play the game and you can act out the part

Though you know it wasn't written for you

But tell me, how can you stand there with your broken heart

Ashamed of playing the fool

One thing can lead to another; it doesn't take any sacrifice

Oh, father and mother, sister and brother

if it feels nice, don't think twice

Just shower the people you love with love

Show them the way that you feel

Things are gonna work out fine if you only will

Shower the people you love with love

Show them the way you feel

Things are gonna be much better if you only will

You can run but you cannot hide

This is widely known

And what you plan to do with your foolish pride

When you're all by yourself alone

Once you tell somebody the way that you feel

You can feel it beginning to ease

I think it's true what they say about the squeaky wheel

Always getting the grease.

Better to shower the people you love with love

Show them the way that you feel

Things are gonna be just fine if you only will

Shower the people you love with love

Show them the way that you feel

Things are gonna be much better if you only will

Shower the people you love with love

Show them the way that you feel

You'll feel better right away

Don't take much to do

Sell your pride

They say in every life

They say the rain must fall

Just like pouring rain

Make it rain

Make it rain

Love, love, love is sunshine.

Oh yes

Make it rain

Love, love, love is sunshine

Yeah, all right

Everybody, everybody

Shower the people you love with love

Hey Shane,

One of my "Idols" idol is james taylor, how kool is that?

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Speaking of Oldies. How about these from the 1940"s. Since I was born in 1936, these are the songs that I learned to sing by. The '50's were my teen age years, and the music that I am more in tune with, but I sure remember these and most of the words to them still.

http://www.6thcorpsmusic.us/mp3s/myWimpy.html

Thanks Shane, I don't know about this 70 year old being "cool", but I do know that with me, "what you see is what you get". I've never been anything else.

And Ally - every morning I wake up with some song. My wife can always tell what mood I am in, by what I am singing when I come into the kitchen. They tell me that my birth parents had their own radio show during the 1930"s. My mother played the steel guitar and my father played his guitar, and both sang. I am told that being the youngest of 5 children, my parents would sit me on their lap and practice their songs to me. During my early years, I never could understand why I could sit down at a piano bar and know all of the words to the old songs. When we located my eldest sister in 1983 , ( who was 12 at the time that we were separated in the orphanage), she filled me in on all of this. Music apparantely runs in my veins from my birth heritage.

I can say I find that way kool!

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Ok you guys , i have loved all these post, with all these songs, but I must say i have a few songs I came up with from my Idol Garth Brooks.. These songs have alot of meaning as well. When I am home cleaning, or riding in the car, i am always singing with Garth..

When There's No One Around

This is a song that nobody knows

I couldn't begin to describe how it goes

But it makes me cry or laugh right out loud

It's a song that I sing when there's no one around

This is the man that nobody sees

He wears my old clothes and he looks just like me

Just one of the boys who gets lost in the crowd

He's the man that I am when there's no one around

It's four in the morning

I'm lyin' in bed

A tape of my failures

Playin' inside my head

It's heartache and hard knocks

And things I don't know

I listen and I wonder

Where will it go

This is a glimpse of a child that's within

He's so immature but he's still my best friend

If he could learn how to fly he'd never touch down

He's the kid that I am when there's no one around

This is the dance I do every day

I let my feet go and get carried away

I let my soul lead and follow the sound

It's the dance that I do when there's no one around

It's four in the morning

I'm lyin' in bed

A tape of my failures

Playin' inside my head

It's heartache and hard knocks

And things I don't know

I listen and I wonder

Where will it go

This is a song that nobody knows

I still can't begin to describe how it goes

But it makes me cry or laugh right out loud

It's a song that I sign when there's no one around

It's a song that I sign when there's no one around

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This one has real meaning to the world today!!

We Shall Be Free

This ain't comin' from no prophet

Just an ordinary man

When I close my eyes I see

The way this world shall be

When we all walk hand in hand

When the last child cries for a crust of bread

When the last man dies for just words that he said

When there's shelter over the poorest head

We shall be free

When the last thing we notice is the color of skin

And the first thing we look for is the beauty within

When the skies and the oceans are clean again

Then we shall be free

We shall be free

We shall be free

Stand straight, walk proud

'Cause we shall be free

When we're free to love anyone we choose

When this world's big enough for all different views

When we all can worship from our own kind of pew

Then we shall be free

We shall be free

We shall be free

Have a little faith

Hold out

'Cause we shall be free

And when money talks for the very last time

And nobody walks a step behind

When there's only one race and that's mankind

Then we shall be free

We shall be free

We shall be free

Stand straight, walk proud, have a little faith, hold out

We shall be free

We shall be free

We shall be free

Stand straight, have a little faith

We shall be free

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The River is the one i lived by for so long, cause I never lost my dream in life, and haven;t to this day..

The River

You know a dream is like a river

Ever changin' as it flows

And a dreamer's just a vessel

That must follow where it goes

Trying to learn from what's behind you

And never knowing what's in store

Makes each day a constant battle

Just to stay between the shores.. and

I will sail my vessel

'Til the river runs dry

Like a bird upon the wind

These waters are my sky

I'll never reach my destination

If I never try

So I will sail my vessel

'Til the river runs dry

Too many times we stand aside

And let the waters slip away

'Til what we put off 'til tomorrow

Has now become today

So don't you sit upon the shoreline

And say you're satisfied

Choose to chance the rapids

And dare to dance the tide.. yes

I will sail my vessel

'Til the river runs dry

Like a bird upon the wind

These waters are my sky

I'll never reach my destination

If I never try

So I will sail my vessel

'Til the river runs dry

And there's bound to be rough waters

And I know I'll take some falls

But with the good Lord as my captain

I can make it through them all.. yes

I will sail my vessel

'Til the river runs dry

Like a bird upon the wind

These waters are my sky

I'll never reach my destination

If I never try

So I will sail my vessel

'Til the river runs dry

Yes, I will sail my vessel

'Til the river runs dry

'Til the river runs dry

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My very Favorite Garth song..

The Dance

Looking back on the memory of

The dance we shared 'neath the stars alone

For a moment all the world was right

How could I have known that you'd ever say goodbye

And now I'm glad I didn't know

The way it all would end the way it all would go

Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain

But I'd of had to miss the dance

Holding you I held everything

For a moment wasn't I a king

But if I'd only known how the king would fall

Hey who's to say you know I might have chanced it all

And now I'm glad I didn't know

The way it all would end the way it all would go

Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain

But I'd of had to miss the dance

Yes my life is better left to chance

I could have missed the pain but I'd of had to miss the dance

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