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    ^ Must be brain waves, I was thinkin' the same thing earlier.
    When you can take the pebble from my hand, it will be time for you to leave.

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    Oh and as I watched him on the stage
    My hands were clenched in fists of rage
    No angel born in Hell
    Could break that Satan's spell

    And as the flames climbed high into the night
    To light the sacrificial rite
    I saw Satan laughing with delight
    The day the music died

    - Don McLean
    When you can take the pebble from my hand, it will be time for you to leave.

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    Better get ready
    Gonna see the light
    Love, love is the answer, whoo-hoo
    And that's all right
    So don't you give up now, whoo-hoo
    It's so easy to find
    Just look to your soul (Look to your soul)
    And open your mind

    Tommy James


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    If I had a hammer
    I'd hammer in the morning
    I'd hammer in the evening
    All over this land

    I'd hammer out danger
    I'd hammer out a warning
    I'd hammer about the love between my brothers and my sisters
    All, all over this land
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    'Westron wynde, when wilt thou blow,
    The small raine down can raine.
    Cryst, if my love were in my armes
    And I in my bedde again!'

    If I use the word "God," I sure don't mean an old man in the sky who just loves the occasional goat sacrifice. - Anne Lamott

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    No one said so specifically... but I just figgered these lyrics should be in English <G>
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    25 years of my life and still, trying to get up that great big hill of hope.. for a destination..

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    On Birmingham Sunday a noise shook the ground
    And people all over the Earth turned around
    For no one recalled a more cowardly sound
    And the choir kept singing of freedom

    Richard Farina

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    Quote Originally Posted by Durnik View Post
    25 years of my life and still, trying to get up that great big hill of hope.. for a destination..
    that is one of my norma's favorite songs in english. sometimes when she is frustrated working on something she breaks into song, in her heavy mex accent, "and i try, oh my got do i try!"

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    Must Be My Baby

    Guy Clark





    Frankie D. said he got it
    Straight from Roger Miller
    Life's just like takin' candy
    From a gorilla

    I started thinkin' man
    This ain't so tough
    That's about the time
    That the monkey showed up

    Sometimes I can't find
    My heart with both hands
    I usually got my head stuck
    Down in the sand

    I start to feel like
    I can't even breathe
    What's the little breath of fresh air
    Blowin' up my sleeve?



    Must be my baby hey hey hey
    She can make the Mississippi River
    Run the other way
    Must be my baby just in time
    How's she always know when
    I'm about to lose my mind




    Sometimes it feels like
    Everything's a drag
    I could not smile my way
    Out of a wet paper bag

    It gets so dark
    That the clock stops tickin'
    It's just like night and day
    Was playin' chicken

    I'm ridin' on the boiler of a long black train
    Tryin' to find the brakes
    In a drivin' rain
    I got smokestack lightning' pourin' out the funnel
    What's the little light at the end of the tunnel?




    Must be my baby hey hey hey
    She can make the Mississippi River
    Run the other way
    Must be my baby just in time
    How's she always know when
    I'm about to lose my mind?
    Rattling the teacups.

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    Listen up, son of mine
    Momma got something to tell you
    All about growing pains
    Life will pound away
    Where the light don't shine, son
    Take it like a man
    Suck it up, son of mine
    Thunder blowing up your horizon

    Changes come (Changes come)
    Keep your dignity (Keep your dignity)
    Take the high road (Take the high road)
    Take it like a man (Take it like a man)

    Momma said like the rain (This, too, shall pass)
    Like a kidney stone (This, too, shall pass)
    It's just a broken heart, son
    This pain will pass away

    -Pucifer

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    Bruce Cockburn, Burden of the Angel Beast

    From the lying mirror to the movement of stars
    Everybody's looking for who they are
    Those who know don't have the words to tell
    And the ones with the words don't know too well
    Could be the famine
    Could be the feast
    Could be the pusher
    Could be the priest
    Always ourselves we love the least
    That's the burden of the angel and beast
    Birds of paradise, birds of prey
    Here tomorrow, gone today
    Cross my forehead, cross my palm
    Don't cross me or I'll do you harm
    We go crying, we come laughing
    Never understand the time we're passing
    Kill for money, die for love
    Whatever was God thinking of?

    From the album Dart to the Heart

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    People Get Ready

    People get ready
    There's a train a-coming
    You don't need no baggage
    You just get on board
    All you need is faith
    To hear the diesels humming
    Don't need no ticket
    You just thank the Lord

    People get ready
    For the train to Jordan
    Picking up passengers
    From coast to coast
    Faith is the key
    Open the doors and board them
    There's room for all
    Among the loved the most

    There ain't no room
    For the hopeless sinner
    Who would hurt all mankind just
    To save his own
    Have pity on those
    Whose chances are thinner
    Cause there's no hiding place
    From the Kingdom's Throne

    So people get ready
    For the train…

    -- Jeff Beck (but Curtis Mayfield made it famous)

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    Pretty much anything Bruce Cockburn writes, but some John Hiatt tidbits:

    There's only two things in life but I forget what they are

    Mixin' up drinks with mixed feelings

    Put the cowhorns back on the Cadillac & change the message on the codaphone
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.W. Baxter View Post
    that is one of my norma's favorite songs in english. sometimes when she is frustrated working on something she breaks into song, in her heavy mex accent, "and i try, oh my got do i try!"

    I started singing that song '40 some years..' - went to '50 some..' - been at '60 some.. ' for a while.

    And appears Norma knows..

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    There's some big ol' Buicks at the Baptist church
    Cadilacs at the church of Christ
    I parked my camel by an ol' haystack
    I'll be lookin' for that needle all night
    There ain't gonna be no radial tires
    Turnin' down the streets of gold
    I'm goin' down to the railroad tracks
    And watch them lonesome boxcars roll

    Butch Hancock

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    the days on the mountain i remember so well, for 39 years i thought this was bruce cockburn,i kept looking for it , then i found out this year its by tom verlaine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Durnik View Post
    I started singing that song '40 some years..' - went to '50 some..' - been at '60 some.. ' for a while.

    And appears Norma knows..
    I don't recognize it- what's the song?

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    Weather you do or weather you don’t
    You could give more but you won’t
    Like you’re riding your bike up in the air
    pedaling along without a care
    Some people say you’re riding high
    Others reckon you're gunna die


    First come best dressed is what you say
    Pull up the ladder jack cause I’M OK


    Some day son I don’t know when
    You’ll come a cropper
    and have to start all over again.

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    Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci.

    If war is the answer........... it must be a profoundly stupid question.

    "Freighters on the nod on the surface of the bay, One of these days we're going to sail away"
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayInOz View Post
    I don't recognize it- what's the song?
    4 Non Blondes.. What's Up.


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    Woman music... created to make men feel weak!
    Good song...thanks, Bobby...

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    0-:

    and them 4 women didn't care terribly much 'bout men..

    Welcome, Glen

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    He's a real nowhere man
    Sitting in his nowhere land
    Making all his nowhere plans for nobody

    He's as blind as he can be
    Just sees what he wants to see
    Nowhere Man can you see me at all?
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    Yeah!
    We had a flyin' guitar man
    Maybe the fastest in the land
    But he was goin' no where fast
    Speed ain't nothing without class

    He couldn't play tasty (Oh, No)
    Tasty like this (Man, Yeah) (guitar solo)
    Tasty, Tasty - Ain't it time we mellow out

    We had a man named crazy Ott
    He overplayed his bass a lot
    We hadda kick him in the pants
    His fingers moved like vitus dance

    He couldn't play tasty (Oh, No)
    Tasty like this (Man, Yeah) (bass solo)
    Tasty, Tasty - Ain't it time we mellow out

    We had a drummer named Joe
    He played so fast we let him go
    He ran away with all our songs
    Now he's school where he belongs

    He couldn't play tasty (Oh, No)
    Tasty like this (Man, Yeah) (drum solo)
    Tasty, Tasty - Ain't it time we mellow out

    We got some tasty harmony
    Sometimes there's two sometimes there's three
    We like to sing it now and then
    Mostly we save it 'till the end

    We gonna sing tasty (Oh, Yeah)
    Tasty like this - now (acapella voices)
    Badadadadadadapapadpow
    Tasty, Ooh Tasty
    Ain't it time we mellow out

    We like to play that Rock and Roll,
    Man it's the only way to go
    A Drummer, Bass and two Guitars
    When you're playin' tasty you'll go far

    We gonna play Tasty (Oh, Yeah)
    Tasty rock and roll - Alright!
    Tasty, Tasty - Ain't it time we mellow out

    We gonna do Tasty (Oh yeah) - Tasty like this (Man, Yeah)
    (Guitar, Bas and Drum solos in succession)

    Tasty, ooh Tasty - Ain't it time we mellow out!


    Tasty
    -The Good Rats

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    I woke up this morning with a bad hangover
    And my penis was missing again.
    This happens all the time.
    It's detachable.

    This comes in handy a lot of the time.
    I can leave it home, when I think it's gonna get me in trouble,
    Or I can rent it out, when I don't need it.
    But now and then I go to a party, get drunk,

    And the next morning I can't for the life of me
    Remember what I did with it.
    First I looked around my apartment, and I couldn't find it.
    So I called up the place where the party was,

    They hadn't seen it either.
    I asked them to check the medicine cabinet
    'Cause for some reason I leave it there sometimes
    But not this time.

    So I told them if it pops up to let me know.
    I called a few people who were at the party,
    But they were no help either.
    I was starting to get desperate.

    I really don't like being without my penis for too long.
    It makes me feel like less of a man,
    And I really hate having to sit down every time I take a leak.
    After a few hours of searching the house,

    And calling everyone I could think of,
    I was starting to get very depressed,
    So I went to the Kiev, and ate breakfast.
    Then, as I walked down Second Avenue towards St. Mark's Place,

    Where all those people sell used books and other junk on the street,
    I saw my penis lying on a blanket
    Next to a broken toaster oven.
    Some guy was selling it.

    I had to buy it off him.
    He wanted twenty-two bucks, but I talked him down to seventeen.
    I took it home, washed it off,
    And put it back on. I was happy again. Complete.

    People sometimes tell me I should get it permanently attached,
    But I don't know.
    Even though sometimes it's a pain in the ass,
    I like having a detachable penis.

    Detachable Penis - King Missle

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    The Band - Stage Fright

    See the man with the stage fright
    Just standing up there to give it all his might
    And he got caught in the spotlight
    But when we get to the end
    You want to start all over again
    Structures uninformed by geometry tend towards the ramshackle.

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    "Yesterday, upon the stair,
    I met a man who wasn't there!
    He wasn't there again today,"
    Neither was I……………

    (apoligies to W Mearns)


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    Show a little faith, there's magic in the night.
    You ain't a beauty but hey you're alright.

    The boss getting all romantic like.
    It's all fun and games until Darth Vader comes.

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    Sugar Magnolia

    Sugar Magnolia, blossoms blooming
    Heads all empty and I don't care
    Saw my baby down by the river
    Knew she'd have to come up soon for air


    Sweet blossom, come on under the willow
    We can have high times if you'll abide
    We can discover the wonders of nature
    Rolling in the rushes down by the riverside


    She's got everything delightful
    She's got everything I need
    Takes the wheel when I'm seeing double
    Pays my ticket when I speed


    She comes skimming through rays of violet
    She can wade in a drop of dew
    She don't come and I don't follow
    Waits backstage while I sing to you


    She can dance a Cajun rhythm
    Jump like a Willys in four wheel drive
    She's a summer love in the spring, fall and winter
    She can make happy any man alive


    Sugar Magnolia
    Ringing that bluebell
    Caught up in sunlight
    Come on out singing and I'll walk you in the sunshine
    Come on honey, come along with me


    She's got everything delightful
    She's got everything I need
    A breeze in the pines and the sun and bright moonlight
    Lazing in the sunlight, yes indeed


    Sometimes when the cuckoo's crying
    When the moon is half way down
    Sometimes when the night is dying
    I take me out and I wander around
    I wander round

    Robert Hunter
    “Retiring feels like death of self, but I'm looking forward to the rebirth - The opportunity to re-imagine my purpose.”

    Michael Bennett

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    Cooksferry Queen

    Richard Thompson



    Well, there's a house in an alley
    In the squats and low-rise
    Of a town with no future
    But that's where my future lies



    It's a secret, but no secret
    It's a rule, but no rule
    Where you find the darkest avenue
    There you'll find the brightest jewel



    Now my name, it is Mulvaney
    And I'm known quite famously
    People speak my name in whispers
    What higher praise can there be



    But I'd trade my fine mohair
    For tied-dyes and faded jeans
    If she wanted me some other way
    She's my Cooksferry Queen



    She gave me one pill to get bigger
    She gave me one pill to get small
    I saw snakes dancing all around her feet
    And dead men coming through the wall




    Well, I'm the prince of this parish
    I've been ruthless and I've been mean
    But she blew my mind as she opened my eyes
    She's my Cooksferry Queen



    Well, she's got every rare perfection
    All her looks beyond compare
    She's got dresses that seem to float in the wind
    Pre-raphaelite curls in her hair



    She could get the lame to walking
    She could get the blind to see
    She could make wine out of Thames river water
    She could make a believer out of me



    Yes, I'd trade it all tomorrow
    All the wicked things I've been
    She's my bright jewel of the alley
    She's my Cooksferry Queen



    Yes, I'd trade it all tomorrow
    All the wicked things I've been
    She's my bright jewel of the alley
    She's my Cooksferry Queen
    Rattling the teacups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Longino View Post
    Woman music... created to make men feel weak!
    Good song...thanks, Bobby...
    Well, there is a dude in the band...

    Linda Perry was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. She wrote a TON of hits.

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    My favorite and is played/sung on every big turn.

    Everybody's talking at me

    I don't hear a word they're saying
    Only the echoes of my mind

    People stopping, staring
    I can't see their faces
    Only the shadows of their eyes

    I'm going where the sun keeps shining
    Through the pouring rain
    Going where the weather suits my clothes

    Banking off of the northeast winds
    Sailing on a summer breeze
    And skipping over the ocean like a stone

    I won't let you leave my love behind
    No, I won't let you leave
    I won't let you leave my love behind

    - Fred Neil
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    That’s one more kid who’ll never go to school,
    Never get to fall in love,
    Never get to be cool.
    ~Neil Young
    \"A little too tall, coulda used a few pounds...\"

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    'Cause love's such an old fashioned word,
    And love dares you to care for the people on the
    Edge of the night, and love dares you to
    Change our way of caring about ourselves.
    This is our last dance.
    This is ourselves.

    Under pressure.
    \"A little too tall, coulda used a few pounds...\"

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    Well, I came to the city
    I was running from the past
    My heart was bleeding
    And it hurt my bones to laugh
    Stayed in the city
    No exception to the rule
    He was born to love me
    I was raised to be his fool

    Walk that line, torn apart
    Spend your whole life trying
    Ride that train, free your heart
    It's midnight up in Harlem

    I went down to the river
    And I took a look around
    There were old man's shoes
    There were needles on the ground
    No more mysteries, baby
    No more secrets, no more clues
    The stars are out there
    You can almost see the moon
    The streets are windy
    And the subway's closing down
    Gonna carry this dream
    To the other side of town

    --Midnight in Harlem


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