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I'm glad this thread has resurfaced... there are some amazing lyrics posted here!

Sam, I have a story about "The River".........

Many years ago, my town had an elementary school called "Old River School." The school was closed and torn down long ago... but a few years ago a new school was built on the same road as the old one, and we named it "Old River School" in honor of that long-ago school.

The principal of the "new" Old River School thought that "The River" would be a good school song, and she wrote to Garth Brooks' management company asking what the procedure and costs would be to use the song. She expected that there would be royalty fees involved, and that an elementary school probably wouldn't be able to afford them, but she figured it was worth asking.

Here's where the story gets interesting: a while later, she got a phone call from one of Garth's managers. He told her that he had lived in our town as a child and he had been a student at the "old" Old River School. Not only that, he informed her that Garth was happy to donate "The River" to the school, to use as the school song.

So, while there are many schools that have marches and ballads as their alma mater, one small elementary school in California has a genuine country-music classic!

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I'm glad this thread has resurfaced... there are some amazing lyrics posted here!

Sam, I have a story about "The River".........

Many years ago, my town had an elementary school called "Old River School." The school was closed and torn down long ago... but a few years ago a new school was built on the same road as the old one, and we named it "Old River School" in honor of that long-ago school.

The principal of the "new" Old River School thought that "The River" would be a good school song, and she wrote to Garth Brooks' management company asking what the procedure and costs would be to use the song. She expected that there would be royalty fees involved, and that an elementary school probably wouldn't be able to afford them, but she figured it was worth asking.

Here's where the story gets interesting: a while later, she got a phone call from one of Garth's managers. He told her that he had lived in our town as a child and he had been a student at the "old" Old River School. Not only that, he informed her that Garth was happy to donate "The River" to the school, to use as the school song.

So, while there are many schools that have marches and ballads as their alma mater, one small elementary school in California has a genuine country-music classic!

Wow! hat's kool.. I loe Garth, he is my all time favorite singer. He is my idol, and I can say I AM HIS #1 FAN! I can not wait till Nov. 6th so I can go get his new CD, but that's a very kool story.. Thank you for sharing that with me. I appreciate it..

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I'm glad this thread has resurfaced... there are some amazing lyrics posted here!

Sam, I have a story about "The River".........

Many years ago, my town had an elementary school called "Old River School." The school was closed and torn down long ago... but a few years ago a new school was built on the same road as the old one, and we named it "Old River School" in honor of that long-ago school.

The principal of the "new" Old River School thought that "The River" would be a good school song, and she wrote to Garth Brooks' management company asking what the procedure and costs would be to use the song. She expected that there would be royalty fees involved, and that an elementary school probably wouldn't be able to afford them, but she figured it was worth asking.

Here's where the story gets interesting: a while later, she got a phone call from one of Garth's managers. He told her that he had lived in our town as a child and he had been a student at the "old" Old River School. Not only that, he informed her that Garth was happy to donate "The River" to the school, to use as the school song.

So, while there are many schools that have marches and ballads as their alma mater, one small elementary school in California has a genuine country-music classic!

Did I forget in my last post that I LOVE GARTH.. I would absolutely pass out like a little girl if I actually got to meet him, LOL.. I have every CD, 3 scrapbooks full of pics, newspaper interviews, sales ads, LOL.. I have Garth on my friends list on myspace. YES, I AM A TRUE GARTH FAN!!!!

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Its like having a conversation with my ex. It inspires me :D

September - "Cry For You"

I never had to say goodbye

You must have known I wouldn't stay

While you were talking about our life

You killed the beauty of today

Forever and ever

Life is now or never

Forever never comes around

You never heard me break your heart

You didn't wake up when we died

Since I was lonely from the start

I think the end is mine to write

Forever and ever

Life is now or never

Forever never comes around

People love and let go

Forever and ever

Life is now or never

Forever's gonna slow you down

You'll never see me again

So now who's gonna cry for you

You'll never see me again

No matter what you do

You'll never see me again

So now who's gonna cry for you

You'll never see me again

No matter what you do

Forever and ever

Life is now or never

Forever never comes around

Forever and ever

Life is now or never

Forever never comes around

You'll never see me again

So now who's gonna cry for you

You'll never see me again

No matter what you do

You'll never see me again

So now who's gonna cry for you

You'll never see me again

No matter what you do

Forever and ever

Life is now or never

Forever never comes around

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I was listening to this earlier and thought about the wonderful words. Especially the words I put in bold type.

I Am Mine

Pearl Jam

The selfish, they’re all standing in line

Faithing and hoping to buy themselves time

Me, I figure as each breath goes by

I only own my mind

The north is to south what the clock is to time

There's east and there's west and there's everywhere life

I know I was born and I know that I'll die

The in between is mine

I am mine

And the feeling, it gets left behind

All the innocence lost at one time

Significant, behind the eyes

There's no need to hide,....

We're safe tonight

The ocean is full cause everyone's crying

The full moon is looking for friends at high tide

The sorrow grows bigger when the sorrow's denied

I only know my mind

I am mine

And the meaning, it gets left behind

All the innocents lost at one time

Significant, behind the eyes

There's no need to hide,....

We're safe tonight

And the feelings that get left behind

All the innocence broken with lies

Significance, between the lines

We may need to hide

And the meanings that get left behind

All the innocents lost at one time

We're all different behind the eyes

There's no need to hide

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Another happy little song... :D

Daydream

Written By John Sebastian

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What a day for a daydream

What a day for a daydreamin' boy

And I'm lost in a daydream

Dreamin' bout my bundle of joy

And even if time ain't really on my side

It's one of those days for takin' a

walk outside

I'm blowin' the day to take a walk

in the sun

And fall on my face on somebody's

new mowed lawn

I've been havin' a sweet dream

I've been dreamin' since I woke up

today

It's starred me and my sweet dream

'Cause she's the one makes me feel

this way

And even if time is passin' me by a lot

I couldn't care less about the dues you

say I got

Tomorrow I'll pay the dues for droppin'

my load

A pie in the face for bein' a sleepy

bull toad

And you can be sure that if you're

feelin' right

A daydream will last a long into

the night

Tomorrow at breakfast you may pick

up your ears

Or you may be daydreamin' for a

thousand years

What a day for a daydream

Custom made for a daydreamin' boy

And I'm lost in a daydream

Dreamin' 'bout my bundle of joy

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This one comes from the documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" Haven't seen it yet, but think I should, soon.

Me thinks Ally will be familiar with this one?... ;)

I Need To Wake Up- Mellisa Etheridge

Have I been sleeping?

I've been so still

Afraid of crumbling

Have I been careless?

Dismissing all the distant rumblings

Take me where I am supposed to be

To comprehend the things that I can't see

Cause I need to move

I need to wake up

I need to change

I need to shake up

I need to speak out

Something's got to break up

I've been asleep

And I need to wake up

Now

And as a child

I danced like it was 1999

My dreams were wild

The promise of this new world

Would be mine

Now I am throwing off the carelessness of youth

To listen to an inconvenient truth

That I need to move

I need to wake up

I need to change

I need to shake up

I need to speak out

Something's got to break up

I've been asleep

And I need to wake up

Now

I am not an island

I am not alone

I am my intentions

Trapped here in this flesh and bone

And I need to move

I need to wake up

I need to change

I need to shake up

I need to speak out

Something's got to break up

I've been asleep

And I need to wake up

Now

I want to change

I need to shake up

I need to speak out

Oh, Something's got to break up

I've been asleep

And I need to wake up

Now

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:huh: Ooops! Not sure how that double post happened. :huh:

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Okay, Shane... we've got you down to one "Daydream"... one of my favorite little "happy songs," BTW....... :D

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Shane, "Daydream" brings back some good memories.

On The Turning Away - Pink Floyd

On the turning away from the pale and downtrodden

And the words they say which we won't understand

I Don't accept that what's happening is just a case of other's suffering

Or you'll find that you're joining in the turning away.

It's a sin that somehow light is changing to shadow

And casting its shroud over all we have known

Unaware how the ranks have grown driven on by a heart of stone

We could find that we're all alone in the dream of the proud

On the wings of the night as the daytime is stirring

Where the speechless unite in a silent accord

Using words you will find are strange, mesmerized as they light the flame

Feel the new wind of change on the wings of the night

No more turning away from the weak and the weary

No more turning away from the coldness inside

Just a world that we all must share, it's not enough just to stand and stare

Is it only a dream that there'll be no more turning away?

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Now I know what he means.

Nobody Told Me

John Lennon

Everybody's talking and no one says a word

Everybody's making love and no one really cares

There's Nazis in the bathroom just below the stairs

Always something happening and nothing going on

There's always something cooking and nothing in the pot

They're starving back in China so finish what you got

Nobody told me there'd be days like these

Nobody told me there'd be days like these

Nobody told me there'd be days like these

Strange days indeed -- strange days indeed

Everybody's runnin' and no one makes a move

Everyone's a winner and nothing left to lose

There's a little yellow idol to the north of Katmandu

Everybody's flying and no one leaves the ground

Everybody's crying and no one makes a sound

There's a place for us in the movies you just gotta lay around

Nobody told me there'd be days like these

Nobody told me there'd be days like these

Nobody told me there'd be days like these

Strange days indeed -- most peculiar, mama

Everybody's smoking and no one's getting high

Everybody's flying and never touch the sky

There's a UFO over New York and I ain't too surprised

Nobody told me there'd be days like these

Nobody told me there'd be days like these

Nobody told me there'd be days like these

Strange days indeed -- most peculiar, mama

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Bill Withers - Lean On Me

Sometimes in our lives, we all have pain, we all have sorrow.

But if we are wise, we know that there's always tomorrow.

Lean on me, when you're not strong and I'll be your friend.

I'll help you carry on, for it won't be long 'til I'm gonna need somebody

to lean on.

Please swallow your pride, if have things you need to borrow.

For no one can fill those needs that you won't let show.

You just call on me brother when you need a hand.

We all need somebody to lean on.

I just might have a problem that you'll understand.

We all need somebody to lean on.

Lean on me when you't not strong, and I'll be your friend.

I'll help you carry on, for it won't be long 'til I'm gonna' need

somebody to lean on.

You just call on me brother if you need a friend.

We all need somebody to lean on.

I just might have a problem that you'll understand.

We all need somebody to lean on.

If there is a load you have to bear that you can't carry.

I'm right up the road, I'll share your load if you just call me.

Call me ( if you need a friend)

Call me

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Good stuff, Sparky. I LOVE Pink Floyd!

Cheryl? Down to just one daydream? Is that per day or hour? I really think I'll be needing a larger alotment than that!! :P :D :D

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This guy is my favorite of the "newer" singer/songwriters. I listened to a live version of this song a while back and he introduced it ..."when you're a kid and you get hit in the nuts with a tennis ball :blink: , it sure is great when it stops hurting. :blush: This song is about being messed up, but coming out of it." (or something like that)

JOHN MAYER

"In Repair"

Too many shadows in my room

Too many hours in this midnight

Too many corners in my mind

So much to do to set my heart right

Oh it's taking so long i could be wrong, i could be ready

Oh but if i take my heart's advice

I should assume it's still unsteady

I am in repair, i am in repair

Stood on the corner for a while

To wait for the wind to blow down on me

Hoping it takes with it my old ways

And brings some brand new look upon me

Oh it's taking so long i could be wrong, i could be ready

Oh but if i take my heart's advice

I should assume it's still unsteady

I am in repair, i am in repair

And now i'm walking in a park

All of the birds they dance below me

Maybe when things turn green again

It will be good to say you know me

Oh it's taking so long i could be wrong, i could be ready

Oh but if i take my heart's advice

I should assume it's still unready

Oh i'm never really ready, i'm never really ready

I'm in repair, i'm not together but i'm getting there

I'm in repair, i'm not together but i'm getting there

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Here is an old one that no one here has heard before :lol: :lol: :lol: Jerry

Baby call your dog off, please

There was an old bachelor, in our neighborhood

He wanted to marry a young girl, He would if he could

Haw, haw, baby call your dog off please

He combed up his hair, and shined up his shoes

And threw away his cane, that he used to use

Haw, haw, baby call your dog off please

He went to the merchant, and bought a set of clothes

Stiff collared shirt, and a pair of silk hose

Haw, haw, baby call your dog off please

He went down the road, stepping mighty spry

His heart all a flutter, and his hopes mighty high

Haw, haw, baby call your dog off please

He went through the gate, with a grin on his face

The bulldog spotted him, and lord what a race

Haw, haw, baby call your dog off please

He went across the yard, and jumped the garden fence

The bulldog hanging, from the bosom of his pants

Haw, haw, baby call your dog off please

Out through the barnyard, twice around the wagon

Down through the brier patch, his shirt tail a flagging

Haw, haw, baby call your dog off please

He went down the road, until he came to his home

Says to himself, I’ll never more roam

Haw, haw, baby call your dog off please

Now young men, my warning take

When you go a courting call at the gate

Haw, haw, baby call your dog off please

Haw, haw, baby call your dog off please

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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Excellent!

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Jerry, that's way awesome!! I was hoping I'd recognize the song and prove you wrong, but NOPE! Even this old mountain girl hasn't heard that song!! :D

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Jerry, that is my sort of lyric, never heard this side of the pond.

Wally Pleasant - Two For One Coupon

Friday afternoon and I get home early

I call you up cause I got to see my girly

I thought about you, all day

And I just want to celebrate in a real special way

So fix your hair up just right

Put your best dress on

I got a two for one coupon

Being with you is like being in paradise

Especially when I don't pay full price

I got a two for one coupon

That's you and me

Buy one get one free

I got a two for one coupon

And I just got to say

It expires today

The way your looking at me is giving me chills

Man, I hope this place has free refills

And the flowers that I got you that you hold so dear

Make me glad I passed the cemetery on the way here

And I don't want to ruin this magical moment that were sharing

But on the way home can we stop at the store and return the suit that I'm wearing

And after that we'll walk under the moonlight and hold hands

While we search for returnable cans

I got a two for one coupon

That's you and me

Buy one get one free

I got a two for one coupon

And I just got to say

It expires today

Baby, baby, your heaven sent

Let me move in with you cause right now I live in a tent

And if things don't work out I won't lament

I'll just crash out on your couch and we can split the rent

I got a two for one coupon

That's you and me

Buy one get one free

Let's celebrate this love between us

Until we have to catch our bus

Whoahoahoahoahoahoahoahoa

Could you get the tip

I got a two for one

I got a two for one

I got a two for one coupon, baby

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Another by John Mayer that I'm sure we can all relate to. :P :lol:

"Gravity"

Gravity is working against me

And gravity wants to bring me down

Oh I'll never know what makes this man

With all the love that his heart can stand

Dream of ways to throw it all away

Oh Gravity is working against me

And gravity wants to bring me down

Oh twice as much aint twice as good

And can't sustain like a one half could

It's wanting more

That's gonna send me to my knees

[repeat]

Oh gravity, stay the hell away from me

And gravity has taken better men than me (Now how can that be?)

Just keep me where the light is

Just keep me where the light is

Keep you all where the light is

Just keep us where the light is

Ohh.. where the light is! [repeat]

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Did I mention I'm really diggin' John Mayer lately? This one's a tricky subject, but....well? :huh:

Belief

Is there anyone who

Ever remembers changing their mind from

The paint on a sign?

Is there anyone who really recalls

Ever breaking rank at all

For something someone yelled real loud one time

Everyone believes

In how they think it ought to be

Everyone believes

And they're not going easily

Belief is a beautiful armor

But makes for the heaviest sword

Like punching under water

You never can hit who you're trying for

Some need the exhibition

And some have to know they tried

It's the chemical weapon

For the war that's raging on inside

Everyone believes

From emptiness to everything

Everyone believes

And no ones going quietly

We're never gonna win the world

We're never gonna stop the war

We're never gonna beat this

If belief is what we're fighting for

What puts a hundred thousand children in the sand

Belief can

Belief can

What puts the folded flag inside his mother's hand

Belief can

Belief can

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...and another from him.

Stop This Train

No I'm not color blind

I know the world is black and white

Try to keep an open mind; I just can't sleep on this tonight

Stop this train I want to get out and go home again

I can't take the speed it's moving in

I know I can

But honestly will someone stop this train

Don't know how else to say it, don't want to see my parents go

One generation's length away

From fighting life out on my own

Come on stop this train

I want to get off and go home again

I can't take the speed it's moving in

I know I can but honestly won't someone stop this train

So afraid of getting older

I'm only good at being young

So I play the numbers game to find away to say that life has just begun

Had a talk with my old man

Said help me understand

He said turn 68, you'll renegotiate

Don't stop this train

Don't for a minute change the place you're in

Don't think I couldn't ever understand

I tried my hand

John, honestly we'll never stop this train

See once in a while when it's good

It'll feel like it should

When you're all still around

And you're still safe and sound

And you don't miss a thing so you cry when you're driving away in the dark.

Singing stop this train I want to get out and go home again

I can't take this speed it's moving in

I know I can

Cause now I see I'll never stop this train

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I heard this, for the first time in years, the other day and thought it needed a spot here. Really good stuff. :D :D

Everybody's Free (to wear sunscreen)

Artist(Band): Baz Luhrmann

Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of '97.

Wear sunscreen.

If I could offer you one tip for the future, sunscreen

would be it. The

long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by

scientists whereas the

rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my

own meandering

experience... I will dispense this advice now

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh,

nevermind, you will not

understand the power and beauty of your youth until

they've faded. But trust

me, in 20 years you'll look back at photos of yourself

and recall in a way

you can't grasp now, how much possibility lay before

you and how fabulous

you really looked. You are NOT as fat as you imagine.

Don't worry about the future; or worry, but know that

worrying is as

effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by

chewing bubblegum. The

real toubles in life are apt to be things that never

crossed your worried

mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle

Tuesday

Do one thing everyday that scares you.

Sing.

Don't be reckless with other people's hearts. Don't

put up with people who

are reckless with your's.

Floss.

Don't waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you're

ahead, sometimes you're

behind. The race is long, and in the end, it's only with

yourself.

Remember compliments you receive. Forget the

insults. If you suceed in doing

this, tell me how.

Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank

statements.

Stretch.

Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do

with your life.

The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22

what they wanted to do

with their lives; some of the most interesting 40 year

olds I know still

don't.

Get plenty of calcium.

Be kind to your knees, you'll miss them when they're

gone.

Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll

have children, maybe you

won't. Maybe you'll divorce at 40. Maybe you'll dance

the funky chicken on

your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do,

don't congratulate

yourself too much or berate yourself either - your

choices are half chance,

so are everybody else's.

Enjoy your body, use it every way you can... don't be

afraid of it, or what

other people think of it... it's the greatest instrument

you'll ever own.

Dance... even if you have nowhere to do it but in

your own living room.

Read the directions, even if you don't follow them.

Do NOT read beauty magazines they will only make

you feel UGLY.

CHORUS

Brother and sister together we'll make it through.

Someday your spirit will take you and guide you there.

I know you've been hurting, but I've been waiting to be there for you.

And I'll be there just helping you out whenever I can.

Get to know your parents, you never know when they

might be gone for good.

Be nice to your siblings; they're your best link to your

past and the

people most likely to stick with you in the future

Understand that friends come and go, but for the

precious few you should

hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography

and lifestyle because the

older you get, the more you need the people you knew

when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes

you hard. Live in

Northern California once, but leave before it makes

you soft.

Travel.

Accept certain inalienable truths. Prices will rise,

Politicians will

philander, you too will get old. And when you do, you'll

fantasize that when

you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians

were noble, and children

respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe

you have a trust fund,

maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse; but you never

know when either one might

run out.

Don't mess too much with your hair, or by the time you're

40, it will look 85.

Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with

those who supply it.

Advice is a form of nostalgia; dispensing it is a way of

fishing the past

from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly

parts, and

recycling it for more than it's worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen.

CHORUS

Everybody's free. Everybody's free

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11 year old, Declan. If this doesn't move you, I think you're already dead......

Tell me why.....

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Well, what can I say? :unsure:

I am VERY alive!

Everyone that supports war, all the way up the chain, should have to listen to this young man and then...

ANSWER THE QUESTION! Answer the question without pointing at everyone else in the world. Stop trying to force your beliefs on everyone else, simply because you THINK you have a monopoly on the truth.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. - Gandhi

Ally- Thanks! :D

Shane<---------One footin' it down off the soap box.

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clearcna27 being the garth fan that you are I am really supprized that you did not use this one for the video itself deals with people with challanges

Garth Brooks Standing outside the fire

We call them cool

Those hearts that have no scars to show

The ones that never do let go

And risk it the tables being turned

We call them fools

Who have to dance within the flame

Who chance the sorrow and the shame

That always come with getting burned

But you got to be tough when consumed by desire

'Cause it's not enough just to stand outside the fire

We call them strong

Those who can face this world alone

Who seem to get by on their own

Those who will never take the fall

We call them weak

Who are unable to resist

The slightest chance love might exist

And for that forsake it all

They're so hell bent on giving, walking a wire

Convinced it's not living if you stand outside the fire

Chorus:

Standing outside the fire

Standing outside the fire

Life is not tried it is merely survived

If you're standing outside the fire

There's this love that is burning

Deep in my soul

Constantly yearning to get out of control

Wanting to fly hiher and higher

I can't abide standing outside the fire

Repeat Chorus(twice)

I have used this song many a times to keep me going and well I am still here thanks to music and wonderful friends like the ones I have made on here I want to take this time to thank all of you for being here and being supportive and a special thanks to lizzie2 for being so wonderful and inviting me here

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