Author Archive: Abbie's Tree House

I can still remember…

 I’m not sure what she’s going for in the video– it’s a little distracting– but it’s a surprisingly good cover version: Full lyrics HERE.

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Passive Voice

  Jackson Katz is on the web HERE.

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So We Missed Out

I can’t find an accurate source for the lyrics, so we may never know what kind of bottles the doe-eyed models are sucking on.   Oh well.  It’s still a beautiful song.

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The Line

The song takes an interesting turn vocally about 2:39.  I don’t know what you would call that.  “Falsetto” doesn’t feel right.  Wikipedia calls it “Steven Tyler’s trademark scream,” but that’s not a clean fit, either. Tyler seems to have created something uniquely his own. Full lyrics HERE.

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I’ve lived to see the sun break through the storm…

Joe Cocker was nominated for a Grammy for this song in the early 80s, but somehow it never made it onto one of his albums and I don’t think it was performed in concert.  It’s a pity- it’s a beautiful song. Full lyrics HERE.

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Yeah…

  ButtPoems is on the web HERE.

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What I *Really* Mean

  The bible verses check out!  You can read them for yourself here: Judges 4 Proverbs 31

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That’s Nice

“I’d rather be hated or loved, rather than just thought of as all right or nice. ‘Nice’ is the worst insult you could pay anybody. It means you are utterly without threat, without values. Nice is a cup of tea.”  John Lydon, in his autobiography Rotten:  No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs, ©1994

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Hook me up a new revolution…

This is a beautiful cover of a Foo Fighter’s song.  Full lyrics HERE.

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Propaganda

Excerpted from The New Yorker article “The Frustration with Productivity Culture”, by Cal Newport: “I was inundated with requests for writing and speaking,” she (Celeste Headlee) said. She tried to say “no” more often, but found that “the offers got harder and harder to turn down.” She was soon overwhelmed. “I was more stressed out, …

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I Want You

Full lyrics available at BobDylan.com, HERE.

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Have No Effect

 Excerpted from the poem “How Finite Minds Most Want To Be” by Rumi: Metaphors mentioning the moonhave no effect upon the moon

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