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How about sharing some of your favourite songs? (2 Viewers)

Courtjester

Honoured/Sadly Missed
To get the ball rolling, here is my first offering:

Sweet Surrender
Lost and alone on some forgotten highway,
Travelled by many remembered by few,
Looking for something that I can believe in,
Looking for something that I’d like to do with my life.

There’s nothing behind me and nothing that ties me
To something that might have been true yesterday.
Tomorrow is open and right now it seems to be more
Than enough to just be there today

And I don’t know what the future is holding in store;
I don’t know where I’m going, I’m not sure where I’ve been.
There’s a spirit that guides me, a light that shines for me;
My life is worth the living, I don’t need to see the end

Sweet, sweet surrender;
Live, live without care;
Like a fish in the water;
Like a bird in the air.

John Denver

John Denver - Japan 81 - Sweet Surrender - YouTube
 

beanlord56

Senior Member
Reflect/Refract

All the lights are burning bright
But our bodies taking flight
Shadows cast are evidence
There is a deeper world than this
Hearts like candles light the way
Turning darkness into day
Let us all this light absorb
Until at last we are no more
Yet I am just a prism
Ceaselessly refracting
All of the light you are exacting
Flesh dissolving in the light
Soaking us all in radiation
The pathogens take hold at once
And begin the transformation
Father of lights
Shine upon us here
Take the darkness from our hearts
Make it disappear
Reflect
Refract
Break me
Remake me
A mirror that reflects your glory
Break me
Remake me
A mirror that reflects you perfectly

Reflect/Refract- Becoming The Archetype - YouTube
 

Bluesman

Senior Member
[h=1]Jack Savoretti - Chemical Courage lyrics[/h] Tonight has been long
I've smoked every breath
Trying to feel so alive
Tempting death

I've smiled at the angels
But I fear where they live
I've taken too much
With nothing to give

[Chorus]
My chemical courage
Has come to an end
The night once my lover
Is no longer my friend

Well tonignt has gone wrong
Coz I said what I said
I've been left all alone
To lie in my bed

Thinking I'm just a fake
But nothing is real
And if I'm asking to be saved
I must learn how to kneel

[Chorus]
Now my chemical courage
Has come to an end
The night once my lover
Is no longer a friend
Playing tricks on my eyes
Shining light on my tears
Pray for a new day
To hide all my fears
 

garza

Senior Member
The Stann Creek Valley Road
by Ricardo Garcia Ramirez

[FONT=&quot]Daddy rode the thunder,
Daddy rode the wind,
Daddy drove the Stann Creek Freight
and I remember when.

I remember when the shiny rail
was all the road we had
though it was covered up and gone
while I was yet a lad.

From Middlesex to Commerce Bight
down through the orchards green,
the wealth of Stann Creek Valley rolled
to lands we'd never seen.

Seven Sisters were the bridges named
along that narrow track,
and I would give all that I have
if I could now go back.

But all of that is past and gone,
smooth highway's all we see,
The people on the busses never
think what used to be.

Too few of us recall that time,
Too few of us still care,
Too few of us remember when [/FONT]
the shiny rail was there.

[FONT=&quot]Daddy rode the thunder,
Daddy rode the wind,
Daddy drove the Stann Creek Freight
and I remember when.

[/FONT]
©2007 Ricardo Garcia Ramirez
 

Sunny

WF Veterans
Don't Stop Believin' / Journey


Just a small town girl, livin' in a lonely world
She took the midnight train goin' anywhere
Just a city boy, born and raised in south Detroit
He took the midnight train goin' anywhere

A singer in a smokey room
A smell of wine and cheap perfume
For a smile they can share the night
It goes on and on and on and on

Strangers waiting, up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching in the night
Streetlights people, living just to find emotion
Hiding, somewhere in the night.

Working hard to get my fill,
Everybody wants a thrill
Payin' anything to roll the dice,
Just one more time
Some will win, some will lose
Some were born to sing the blues
Oh, the movie never ends
It goes on and on and on and on

Don't stop believin'
Hold on to the feelin'
Streetlights people

Don't stop believin'
Hold on
Streetlight people

Don't stop believin'
Hold on to the feelin'
Streetlights people
 

Gamer_2k4

WF Veterans
VNV Nation / Standing

Eyes betray the soul and bear its thinking
Beyond words, they say so many things to me
A stranger here, reborn it seems
Awaking wonders deep in me
If nothing's ventured, nothing's gained
So I must seize the day

And fighting time, so hard I pray
That this moment lasts forever
And will the world stay standing still, at least for me
Through my eyes, stare into me
I bear my heart for all to see
With my face turned to the sun, there ever standing still

It wasn't you, it wasn't me, it wasn't anything
It was a day so long awaited and a chance to be as me
I let the wind run through my hands
Before I turned to walk away
In distant days, I long to sense it, all so clear

And fighting time, so hard I pray
That this moment lasts forever
And will the world stay standing still, at least for me
Through my eyes stare into me
I bear my heart for all to see
With my face turned to the sun, there ever standing still

And fighting time, so much I ask
I will this moment last forever
Though seasons change and things come to pass
Remain inside of me
And fighting time, so hard I pray
That this moment lasts forever
And will the world stay standing still, at least for me

I had no faith before that time in any vow or deed
Days followed days and years were meaningless
Despite the wisdom of defeat
I bore my heart for all to see, the wonders I'd seen
The wonders I'd seen

And fighting time, so hard I pray
That this moment lasts forever
And will the world stay standing still, at least for me
Through my eyes stare into me
I bear my heart for all to see
With my face turned to the sun, there ever standing still

And fighting time, so much I ask
I will this moment last forever
Though seasons change and things come to pass
Remain inside of me
And fighting time so hard I pray
That this moment lasts forever
And will the world stay standing still, at least for me
 

Courtjester

Honoured/Sadly Missed
Try To Remember

Thank you so much for all your beautiful contributions.

Here's another one of mine:

Try To Remember
Try to remember the kind of September
When life was slow and oh, so mellow.
Try to remember the kind of September
When grass was green and grain was yellow.
Try to remember the kind of September
When you were a tender and callow fellow.
Try to remember, and if you remember,
Then follow.

Try to remember when life was so tender
That no one wept except the willow.
Try to remember when life was so tender
That dreams were kept beside your pillow.
Try to remember when life was so tender
That love was an ember about to billow.
Try to remember, and if you remember,
Then follow.

Deep in December, it's nice to remember,
Although you know the snow will follow.
Deep in December, it's nice to remember,
Without a hurt the heart is hollow.
Deep in December, it's nice to remember,
The fire of September that made us mellow.
Deep in December, our hearts should remember
And follow.

"Try To Remember" - (Nana Mouskouri) - YouTube

 

Courtjester

Honoured/Sadly Missed
Time Is A Healer

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I found a picture of your smiling face,
Bringing old memories that I had locked away.
The burden of anger from a heart filled with pain
Was finally lifted and I smile at you again.

If time is a healer,
Then all hearts that break
Are put back together again,
‘Cos love heals the wound it makes.

I spoke such harsh words before goodbye.
Well, I wanted to hurt you for the tears you made
You made me cry.
All my hopes and dreams, they started vanishing and
Those tender hurt feelings became a dangerous thing.

All of those years we spent together,
They’re now part of my life forever.
I hold the joy with the pain
And the truth is: I miss you, my friend.

Well time is a healer...

Eva Cassidy

Eva Cassidy - Time Is A Healer - YouTube
 

Bluesman

Senior Member
People should smile more
Im not saying theres nothing to cry for but you've got
Everything laid out for you
Just close your eyes, take a deep breath and start another war

Keep buying, keep moving, this city, is sitting,
next to me, well laid out, it's gona come, one thing is certain

I can't change the world
Cos tryin' to make a difference makes things worst
It's just an observation I can't ignore
That people should smile more

People should smile more
But the lights are so bright that they blind you, just one more
Meaningless scientific break through
The more we know, the less we care whilst damaged on the way

Keep moving, keep buying, this city, is sitting
Next to me, well laid out, it's gona come, one thing is certain

I can't change the world
Cos tryin' to make a difference makes things worst
It's just an observation I can't ignore
That people should smile more


Doo doo ba doo da doo dee dee do x4

I can't change the world
Cos tryin' to make a difference makes things worst
It's just an observation I can't ignore
That people should smile more

I can't change the world
Cos tryin' to make a difference makes things worst
It's just an observation I can't ignore
That people should smile more
 

Courtjester

Honoured/Sadly Missed
Changing The World

Do not try to change the world.
You will fail.
Try to love the world.
And lo, the world is changed,
Changed forever.

Sri Chinmoy

If we try to change our world
Without first changing ourselves, we are sure to fail.
But when we come to terms with its true purpose
And perceive it in a new light, we learn to love it and
For us, quite magically, the world changes forever.

As our inner eyes open, we begin to recognise
The good in all people and situations.
Our heart and soul then fills with compassion and love
For those who, trapped in the darkness of
Their ignorance and greed, still insist on creating suffering,
Maybe for millions, and therefore negative Karma for themselves.
We no longer sit in judgement over anyone
And that helps us to create ever more positive Karma
For ourselves and our world.

Aquarius
 

Courtjester

Honoured/Sadly Missed
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

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I wish I knew how
It would feel to be free.
I wish I could break
All the chains holding me.
I wish I could say
All the things that I should say,
Say 'em loud say 'em clear,
For the whole round world to hear.

I wish I could share
All the love that's in my heart,
Remove all the bars
That keep us apart.
I wish you could know
What it means to be me,
Then you'd see and agree
That every man should be free.

I wish I could give
All I'm longin' to give.
I wish I could live
Like I'm longin' to live.
I wish I could do
All the things that I can do.
And though I'm way over-due,
I'd be starting anew.

Well I wish I could be
Like a bird in the sky.
How sweet it would be
If I found I could fly.
Oh I'd’ soar to the Sun
And look down at the sea.
Then I'd sing cos I know – yea,
Then I'd sing cos I know – yea,
Then I'd sing cos I know
I'd know how it feels.
Oh I know how it feels to be free.
Yea Yea!
Oh, I know how it feels
Yes I’ know,
Oh, I’ know,
How it feels,
How it feels,
To be free!

Nina Simone

Nina Simone - I wish I knew how - YouTube
 

beanlord56

Senior Member
The Breaker's Commission - For Today


Life
Love
Forgiveness
Acceptance
Stripping demons right off my back
Trying to leech life off me
Get off of me, you'll feel my Father's fury, oppressor
One day you'll feel the full blast of His vengeance, Beelzebub
But for now I'll love, 'cause I got strength
He blew courage in my backbone
Now I'll stand straight and militant
Lining up in Jehovah's battalion
Knowing you can't challenge Him, so we march forward
Swift as eagles, set like talons
Ready to grip souls from your grasp, slick snake in the grass
My Lord seize you, and vengeance is His
But for now I retaliate
Propelled by a Holy mandate to heal
Because I know how bad it hurts
Full of madness at first
But now gladness burst out the seams of our being
'Cause we overflow with the oil of joy
The ointment of anointed
Mending any torn soul, healing any broken bone
He is here
He was there
He is peace
He is faithful


 
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Winston

WF Veterans
The Mayor of Simpleton by XTC

Never been near a university,
Never took a paper or a learned degree,
And some of your friends think that's stupid of me,
But it's nothing that I care about.

Well I don't know how to tell the weight of the sun,
And of mathematics well I want none,
And I may be the Mayor of Simpleton,
But I know one thing,
And that's I love you.
When their logic grows cold and all thinking gets done,
You'll be warm in the arms of the Mayor of Simpleton.

I can't have been there when brains were handed round
(please be upstanding for the Mayor of Simpleton),
Or get past the cover of your books profound,
(please be upstanding for the Mayor of Simpleton),
And some of your friends thinks it's really unsound,
That you're ever seen talking to me.

Well I don't know how to write a big hit song,
And all crossword puzzles well I just shun,
And I may be the Mayor of Simpleton,
But I know one thing,
And that's I love you.

I'm not proud of the fact that I never learned much,
Just feel I should say,
what you get is all real,
I can't put on an act,
It takes brains to do that anyway. (And anyway...)

And I can't unravel riddles, problems and puns,
How the home computer has me on the run,
And I may be the Mayor of Simpleton,
But I know one thing,
And that's I love you (I love you).

If depth of feeling is a currency,
(please be upstanding for the Mayor of Simpleton),
Then I'm the man who grew the money tree,
(no Chain of Office and no hope of getting one).
Some of your friends are too brainy to see,
That they're paupers and that's how they'll stay.

Well I don't know how many pounds make up a ton,
Of all the Nobel prizes that I've never won,
And I may be the Mayor of Simpleton,
But I know one thing,
And that's I love you.

When all logic grows cold and all thinking gets done,
You'll be warm in the arms of the Mayor of Simpleton.
You'll be warm in the arms of the Mayor of Simpleton.
You'll be warm in the arms of the Mayor.
(Please be upstanding for the Mayor of Simpleton.)http://www.ringtonematcher.com/co/r...ILWros&artist=XTC&song=The+Mayor+Of+Simpleton
 

Levi6588

Senior Member
My soul longs for You my soul longs for you
Nothin' else will do nothin' else will do
[ Lyrics from: Misty Edwards - My Soul Longs For You Lyrics ]
My soul longs for You my soul longs for you
Nothin' else will do nothin' else will do...

I believe You will come like the rain...

You'll come like the rain

So let it rain let it rain let it rain let it rain...
Hallelujah Halleljujah You'll make all things new
 

Courtjester

Honoured/Sadly Missed
The Last Rose Of Summer

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'Tis the last rose of summer,
Left blooming alone.
All her lovely companions
Are faded and gone.
No flower of her kindred
No rosebud is nigh,
To reflect back her blushes,
Or give sigh for sigh.

I’ll not leave thee, thou lone one,
To pine on the stem,
Since the lovely are sleeping,
Go, sleep thou with them

Thus kindly I’ll scatter
Thy leaves o’er the bed,
Where thy mates of the garden
Lie scentless and dead.

So soon may I follow,
When friendships decay
And from love’s shining circle
The gems drop away.
When true hearts lie withered
And fond ones are flown,
Oh! Who would inhabit
This bleak world alone?

Thomas Moore

Sung by The Furey And Davey Arthur

the last rose of summer - YouTube

Or by Clannad

Clannad - The Last Rose of Summer - YouTube

 

Bluesman

Senior Member
One U2


Is it getting better
Or do you feel the same
Will it make it easier on you now
You got someone to blame
You say...

One love
One life
When it's one need
In the night
One love
We get to share it
Leaves you baby if you
Don't care for it

Did I disappoint you
Or leave a bad taste in your mouth
You act like you never had love
And you want me to go without
Well it's...

Too late
Tonight
To drag the past out into the light
We're one, but we're not the same
We get to
Carry each other
Carry each other
One...

Have you come here for forgiveness
Have you come to raise the dead
Have you come here to play Jesus
To the lepers in your head

Did I ask too much
More than a lot
You gave me nothing
Now it's all I got
We're one
But we're not the same
Well we
Hurt each other
Then we do it again
You say
Love is a temple
Love a higher law
Love is a temple
Love the higher law
You ask me to enter
But then you make me crawl
And I can't be holding on
To what you got
When all you got is hurt

One love
One blood
One life
You got to do what you should
One life
With each other
Sisters
Brothers
One life
But we're not the same
We get to
Carry each other
Carry each other
 

Sunny

WF Veterans
Wait - White Lion


Wait, wait, I never had a chance to love you,
now I only wanna say I love you one more time...

wait just a moment before our love will die
cause I must know the reason why we say goodbye
wait just a moment and tell me why
cause I can show you lovin´ that you won't deny

I say wait and show your lovin´ like it was before
cause I won't let that feelin walk out through the door
I say wait just a moment and try once more
cause babe I need to hold you like I did before

so if you go away I know that I will follow
cause there's a place inside my heart that tells me
hold out, hold out, hold out

wait - wait
I never had a chance to love you
wait - wait
if only our love could show you
wait - wait
I never wanna be without you
wait - wait
no I never had a chance to love you
now I only wanna say I love you
one more time

<solo>

wait - wait
I never had a chance to love you
wait - wait
if only our love could show you
wait - wait
I never wanna be without you
wait - wait
no I never had a chance to love you
now I only wanna say I love you
wait...
 

beanlord56

Senior Member
Requiem Aeternam (Music of the Spheres, Elemental Wrath, Xenosynthesis) - Becoming the Archetype

Music of the Spheres
(instrumental)

Elemental Wrath
Deep within the ocean's keep
There lies a corpse in endless sleep
A searchlight pierces the abyss
And the darkness groans in great distress
"I am the ocean
Keeper of every darkened soul
The never-ending throat of death
The swallows continents whole"
Now the ground is shaking
Midst the grinding gears
Dead for the taking
An iron hand appears
Moving up through time and space
Sun and sky reveal their face
A shock runs through the atmosphere
The wrath of air awakens here
"I am the blackened sky
The waters quake beneath my hand
I am the end of nations
That rains death upon the land"
There is a void where the heart should be
But a stone has held its place
While there is a likeness of the human form
No existence lights his face
Take this heart if you'd survive
The coming wrath
Now come alive
All the earth is silent
The universe has shifted
Creation holds its breath
As the curse of death is lifted

Xenosynthesis
The heart of flesh has taken root inside
The light of life has been injected
Like circuitry across the expanse of space and time
Another darkened soul has been connected
Soli deo gloria
You can't save yourself
Enemies are rising up against the light
Yet it will go on shining even in the darkest night
Lifted up from the ocean's tomb
His body modified, surgically improved
Given a heart that never stops beating
Given lungs for underwater breathing
To return to the ocean floor
To walk among the dead below
Despite the flesh, light will outpour
And in the darkness, hope will grow
The ocean echoes back the music of eternity
The blackest sky gives way to perfect music
Requiem aeternam
Soli deo gloria



 

Courtjester

Honoured/Sadly Missed
I Know You By Heart

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Midnights in Winter.
The glowing fire
Lights up your face in orange and gold.
I see your sweet smile
Shine through the darkness,
Its line is etched in my memory,
So I’d know you by heart.

Mornings in April.
Sharing our secrets,
We’d walk until the morning was gone.
We were like children,
Laughing for hours.
The joy you gave me lives on and on.
‘Cos I know you by heart.

I still hear your voice
On warm Summer nights
Whispering like the wind.
You left in Autumn,
The leaves were turning.
I walked down roads of orange and gold.
I saw your sweet smile,
I heard your laughter,
You’re still here beside me every day.

‘Cos I know you by heart,
‘Cos I know you by heart.

Eva Cassidy for her Mother

Eva Cassidy - I Know You By Heart - YouTube
 

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