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Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
Thursday, May 02, 2013      9 comments

I heard this one when I was driving in to work tonight. Stuck in my head now. Really catchy tune with the driving drum beat for such a sad song. Music and lyrics ©1976 by Gordon Lightfoot He changed one line in 2010 as noted. The leg... Read more
While Strolling Thru the Park
Thursday, May 02, 2013      11 comments

A classic song for May While strolling through the park one day In the merry merry month of May I was taken by surprise By a pair of roguish eyes In a moment my poor heart was stole away ... Read more
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
Tuesday, April 30, 2013      11 comments

I used to have rose bushes in my yard. Over the last 20 something years, they've quietly given up the ghost. I have a brown thumb. That's why I'm really hoping I can get the petunias, lillies, heck, even the grass to live this year. Being in a d... Read more
Garden Party
Tuesday, April 30, 2013      6 comments

I got some bedding plants and repotted them into hanging baskets today. Here's hoping they do well! Ricky Nelson, 1972 I went to a garden party, reminisced with my old friends A chance to share old memories and play our songs again ... Read more
Don't Worry, Be Happy
Sunday, April 28, 2013      13 comments

From the Movie "Cocktails" Performed by Bobby McFerrin 1988 Here is a little song I wrote You might want to sing it note for note Don't worry be happy In every life we have some trouble When you worry you make it double Don't... Read more
The Race is On
Friday, April 26, 2013      9 comments

Country singer great George Jones passed away today. This was one of his hits from 1965. Songwriters: ROLLINS, DON I feel tears welling up Cold and deep inside Like my heart's sprung a big break And a stab of loneliness, shar... Read more
Motivation
Thursday, April 25, 2013      12 comments

OK - enough depressing stuff - time for more funnies! ... Read more
Stop All the Clocks
Wednesday, April 24, 2013      8 comments

A poem by W. H. Auden, 1938. I first heard it in the movie Four Weddings and a Funeral. Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone, Silence the pianos and with muffled drum Bring out ... Read more
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

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