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‘Natural Beauty’ - Neil Young

On the roller coaster ride
That my emotions have to take me on
I heard a newborn baby cry
Through the night

I heard a perfect echo die
Into an anonymous wall
Of digital sound
Somewhere deep inside
Of my soul

A natural beauty should be preserved
Like a monument to nature
Don’t judge yourself too harsh
My love
Or someday you might find
Your soul endangered
A natural beauty should be preserved
Like a monument to nature

Amazon
You had so much
And now so much is gone
What are you gonna do
With your life?

What a lucky man
To see the earth
Before it touched his hand
What an angry fool
To condemn

One more night to go
One more sleep
Upon your burning banks
A greedy man never knows
What he’s done

A natural beauty should be preserved
Like a monument to nature
Don’t sell yourself too short
My love
Or someday you might find
Your soul endangered
A natural beauty should be preserved
Like a monument to nature

Went to the rodeo today
I saw the cowgirls
Lined up on the fence
A brand new Chevrolet
A brand new pair of seamless pants

We watched the moment of defeat
Played back over on the video screen
Somewhere deep inside
Of my soul

A natural beauty should be preserved
Like a monument to nature

Kate Bush’s Aerial album is one of my favourites ever. Only just noticed she was talking about a washing machine, always wondered what she meant by Wushy Mushy :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
Can’t get over it lol.

Slooshy sloshy slooshy sloshy
Get that dirty shirty clean
Slooshy sloshy slooshy sloshy
Make those cuffs and collars gleam
Everything clean and shiny

Washing machine
Washing machine
Washing machine

:grin::grin::grin::grin:

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The Garden

Rush

In this one of many possible worlds
All for the best or some bizarre test?
It is what it is and whatever
Time is still the infinite jest

The arrow flies when you dream
The hours tick away, the cells tick away
The Watchmaker keeps to his schemes
The hours tick away, they tick away

The measure of a life is a measure of love and respect
So hard to earn, so easily burned
The measure of a life is a measure of love and respect
So hard to earn, so easily burned

In the fullness of time
A garden to nurture and protect

In the rise and the set of the sun
'Til the stars go spinning
Spinning 'round the night
Oh, it is what it is and forever
Each moment a memory in flight

The arrow flies while you breathe
The hours tick away, the cells tick away
The Watchmaker has time up…

Watched Sea of Tranquility on Youtube discussing favourite Rush albums through the decades. When it came to Clockwork Angels, this song got a particular mention. Struck me that at the time of writing these lyrics Neal Peart was already unwell with inoperable Cancer. Listening to the track in a different light now. Will always miss him. :slightly_smiling_face:

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‘Did Ya?’ - The Kinks

Went for a walk down the Old King’s Road,
To see if anybody was there.
But there was nobody home at 3 Bywater Street,
And they had sold Cadogan Square.
And I remember myself in my tie dye sweater,
And my hipster corduroy flares.
As I knocked on doors,
And walked down one-way streets that led nowhere.

Ah, did ya ever think it wouldn’t last forever?
Did ya ever think that it would get this bad?
Did ya ever think that everything would get so crazy?

Now the Chelsea Drug Store needs a fix,
It’s in a state of ill repair.
And my Cuban heels are hurting my feet,
Just to add to my despair.
La-di-dahs drove Mini cars in the summertime.
(In the summertime)
Now they’re towed away for parking on a double yellow line,
And they can’t pay the fine.
(Did you ever think)
Did you ever think we’d all believe the hype?
(Did you ever think)
Did you ever think the classes all would revert back to type?
(Did you ever think)
Did you ever think the system ever really got it right?
Oh, baby.

They filled us full of false illusions and promiscuity,
And they led us down that class-less road to mediocrity.
As we walked down that alley way of hope,
We thought we’d found the motherload,
But we were led like lambs to that promise land,
With all the debts that we would owe.
Once trendies posed for tourist pictures in the summertime.
(In the summertime)
Not content with taking Polaroids, they purchased all the property that they could find,
And I’ve just sold mine. (Did you ever!)

Did ya ever think that this green and plesant land,
(Did ya ever think)
Would end up in the bottom of some garbage can,
(Did ya ever think)
A dustbin full of promises and half-hearted plans.
Oh, baby.

Did ya, did ya, did ya ever think?
Did you ever think?
(In the summertime)

Now miseries and groaners moan and reminisce about the good old times and whine, whine, whine.
(Did ya ever think)
Did ya ever think when things were really fab,
(Did ya ever think)
That we’d be looking through a dustbin for a dog-end to drag,
(Did ya ever think)
And sleep on park benches wrapped in plastic bags.
Oh, baby.

Did ya ever think that it would get this crazy?
(Did ya ever think)
Did ya ever think that it would get this way?
(Did ya ever think)
Did ya ever think that we would pay the price for being lazy?

That is a great song. :smiley:

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Made me laugh this one….

Jivin’ Miss Daisy - Ian McNabb

They threw a little party down in old Keystone,
in a maximum security nursing home,
I was just a DJ tryna pay the rent,
wonderin’ where the money and the good times went,

breakin’ out the bangers that the old folks dig,
spied a little cutie in a bingo wig,
left the record playin’ stepped out to the floor, me and that mama cut a rug for sure…

I was jivin’ Miss Daisy, (jivin’ Miss Daisy)
jivin’ Miss Daisy (jivin’ Miss Daisy),
jivin’ Miss Daisy (jivin’ Miss Daisy)
this old lady is drivin’ me crazy…

tapped her for a couple of her happy pills,
loaded as seventies Stephen Stills,
meet me at the gate man we’re gonna hit the town,
wear somethin’ tight gonna shake 'em on down,

she looked me in the eye said “You’re younger than my son,
age is just a number when all said and done.”
Told her not to worry and to take the wheel,
she said “Ain’t you got any Howard Keel?”

I was jivin’ Miss Daisy, (jivin’ Miss Daisy)
jivin’ Miss Daisy (jivin’ Miss Daisy),
jivin’ Miss Daisy (jivin’ Miss Daisy)
this old lady is drivin’ me crazy…

for seven days straight we burned round the coast,
doin’ what Daisy digs the most,
jumpin’ and a jivin’, puttin’ on the style,
turnin’ off the clock for a little while,

when we got back they threw me in the can,
now my partner is a tattooed man,
when I get out man you know I’m gonna be,
given’ back care in the community…

I’ll be jivin’ Miss Daisy, (jivin’ Miss Daisy)
jivin’ Miss Daisy (jivin’ Miss Daisy),
jivin’ Miss Daisy (jivin’ Miss Daisy),
this old lady is drivin’ me crazy…

Jivin’, ja, ja, jivin’, Miss Daisy around.

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‘The Grave’ - Don McLean

The grave that they dug him had flowers
Gathered from the hillsides in bright summer colours,
And the brown earth bleached white at the edge of his gravestone.
He’s gone.

When the wars of our nation did beckon,
A man barely twenty did answer the calling.
Proud of the trust that he placed in our nation,
He’s gone,
But Eternity knows him, and it knows what we’ve done.

And the rain fell like pearls on the leaves of the flowers
Leaving brown, muddy clay where the earth had been dry.
And deep in the trench he waited for hours,
As he held to his rifle and prayed not to die.

But the silence of night was shattered by fire
As guns and grenades blasted sharp through the air.
And one after another his comrades were slaughtered.
In morgue of Marines, alone standing there.

He crouched ever lower, ever lower with fear.
“They can’t let me die! They can’t let me die here!
I’ll cover myself with the mud and the earth.
I’ll cover myself! I know I’m not brave!
The earth! the earth! the earth is my grave.”

The grave that they dug him had flowers
Gathered from the hillsides in bright summer colours,
And the brown earth bleached white at the edge of his gravestone.
He’s gone.

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“Resurrection Day” lyrics

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"Resurrection Day"

I was just living on
On the day they dropped the bomb
I was numb with a hard road in front of me
In the eye of the storm
So many long days I won’t mourn
But I wept with joy when the black clouds
disappeared

From a long, lonely night
I’m back into the light
And it feels just like it’s resurrection day

Battle lines been drawn
You’re in the dark before the dawn
And you’re wondering why luck’s such a
random thing
Every plan from before
In dust upon the floor
And it’s tough as hell when you’re lower
than a submarine

But you live through the fight
And you touch the other side
And it feels just like resurrection day
It feels just like it’s resurrection day

Somehow you break through tin
barricades
While the fires are burning
Sometimes you fall on your knees and pray

From a cold, lonely night
I’m back into the light
It feels just like resurrection day
Yes it feels just like resurrection day
I been waiting so long for resurrection day

Thought these lyrics were quite relevant.

‘From Now On’ - Ron Sexsmith

Have we been blind?
Have we been lied to?
Best keep our eyes open
From now on

There’s no peace of mind
When the war’s inside you
It feels like something’s broken
Something’s gone

But it’s a new day from now on
And this time I won’t wonder
From dusk 'til dawn
If a new day’s coming
It’s a new day from now on

We live in times
Where choice is frowned upon
Afraid to even raise
Our voice in song

Or speak our minds
For fear of falling on
The wrong side of opinion
Where has freedom gone?

But it’s a new day from now on
And this time I won’t wonder
From dusk 'til dawn
If a new day’s coming
It’s a new day from now on

They’re in the business
Of panic and control
We’re in the business of the heart
And of the soul

Have we been blind?
Have we been lied to?
Best keep our eyes open
From now on

But it’s a new day from now on
And which case I won’t wonder
When Monday’s gone
If Tuesday’s coming
It’s a new day from now on

New day from now on
And this time I won’t wonder
From dusk 'til dawn
If a new day’s coming
It’s new day from now on

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Fascinating look at American Pie’s mythical lyrics.