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Live Like You Were Dying
Tuesday, April 23, 2013      8 comments

From 2004, Tim McGraw. Disclaimer: I really like this song, and the thought that having nothing to lose gets us thinking about what's really important. What would you do if you only had a few months to live? On the other hand, I wanted to put in... Read more
Dust in the Wind
Monday, April 22, 2013      10 comments

From the band Kansas, 1977 Happy Earth Day! I close my eyes Only for a moment and the moment's gone All my dreams Pass before my eyes with curiosity Dus... Read more
Mercy Mercy Me
Sunday, April 21, 2013      7 comments

In honor of Earth Day 4/22/13 Songwriter & Artist: Gaye, Marvin P, 1971 Woo ah, mercy mercy me Ah things ain't what they used to be, no no Where did all the blue skies go? Poison is the wind that blows from the north and so... Read more
Candle in the Wind
Saturday, April 20, 2013      14 comments

Elton John, 1973. Originally written for Marilyn Monroe, he revised it in 1997 for Princess Diana. A beautiful song of loss and rememberance. Goodbye Norma Jean Though I never knew you at all You had the grace to hold yourself Whil... Read more
I Will Remember You
Friday, April 19, 2013      7 comments

So many recent tragedies ... Sarah McLachlan's hit from 1999 I will remember you Will you remember me? Don't let your life pass you by Weep not for the memories ... Read more
Rainbow Connection
Thursday, April 18, 2013      9 comments

Finally back to a total rainbow song - the 17th in my rainbow colors series. 1979, the lovable Muppet Kermit contemplates rainbows. Why are there so many songs about rainbows and what's on the other side? Rainbows are visions, but ... Read more
Red Red Wine
Wednesday, April 17, 2013      12 comments

Finally at the start of the rainbow again. Neil Diamond, 1968 Red, red wine Go to my head Make me forget that I Still need her so Red, red wine It's up ... Read more
Orange Colored Sky
Tuesday, April 16, 2013      7 comments

For the color orange in my "going up the rainbow" - from 1950, originally recorded by Nat King Cole. Songwriters: MILTON DELUGG, WILLIE STEIN I was walking along, minding my business, When out of the orange colored sky, Flash, bam... Read more
Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-dot Bikini
Monday, April 15, 2013      10 comments

Still going up the rainbow colors, here's a funny old classic from 1980. She was afraid to come out of the locker She was as nervous as she could be She was afraid to come out of the locker She was afraid that somebody would see One... Read more
Green Green Grass of Home
Sunday, April 14, 2013      12 comments

A real tear-jerker today for the color green. Porter Wagoner first made it popular in 1965 on the Country. Tom Jones made it a hit in 1966 on the pop charts. The old home town looks the same as I step down from the train, and there to... Read more
Blue Skies
Saturday, April 13, 2013      13 comments

For the "blue" song for the rainbow today. Written in 1926 for a Rodgers and Hart musical. Many, many artists have covered in, in various genres. (Including Willie Nelson's Country Western version) Pictures from Bing.com (I have trouble getting ... Read more
Deep Purple
Friday, April 12, 2013      9 comments

Since it's hard to find aongs about indigo, here's deep purple for the rainbow. Written as piano music in 1933, words were added in 1938. Many artists covered it - this is from Donny & Marie Osmond in 1976. Pictures from bing.com When t... Read more
Sweet Violets
Thursday, April 11, 2013      5 comments

I think I'll run the rainbow backwards this week. I found this cute little Dinah Shore song from 1952. There once was a farmer who took a young miss In back of the barn where he gave her a . . . Lecture on horses and chickens and egg... Read more
Roy G Biv
Wednesday, April 10, 2013      10 comments

All the colors of the rainbow in the acronym ROY G BIV Thanks to my friend LeslieLenore for letting me know about They Might Be Giants and the Roy G Biv song. From 2009 R is for red ... Read more
The Bunch of Violets
Tuesday, April 09, 2013      11 comments

Yeah! I found this song for the rainbow color violet (I was going to cheat and use Purple Haze, or maybe Purple Rain). I don't know the song, but found it on a search. Brendan Shine, 1970, Irish singer It was out in a moonlit garden, n... Read more

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