Tag Archives: music

Falls

Lyrics available HERE. Unfortunately, John Prine is currently in critical condition battling the coronavirus. He had part of a lung removed several years ago as treatment for cancer, so he is at a particularly high risk. You can follow his wife’s Twitter account for updates, HERE.

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Peaches

They could have taken the time to write a really good song.  Instead, they wrote this one. 😀 Full lyrics HERE, but trust me– there’s no subtle nuance you’re missing.

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Nothin’s ever gonna be alright no-how

“I’ll never get out of this world alive” sounds more like Jim Morrison than Hank Williams, but there you go. Full lyrics HERE.

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Keeping The Issues Alive

We were so many, We were working as one, We were miles of moiling wheat In a sizzling summer’s heat. But now we are scattered and flung far apart, But you and I still live as one Through coals in the heart. And if anything is left of the coal in the soul, Oh, flash …

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Deep Purple

This song was in my head, and it was really hard to find.  There’s a rock group named “Deep Purple,” and this song has been covered dozens of times since it was written in 1933.  That resulted in a lot of red herrings popping up in my search results. This version, by siblings Nino Tempo …

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Everybody terrified, it don’t seem fair…

The tempo to this song is really slow for rock and roll, but it just powers forward like a bulldozer. Full lyrics HERE.

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Full of Meanness

Of The Empire by Mary Oliver We will be known as a culture that feared death and adored power, that tried to vanquish insecurity for the few and cared little for the penury of the many. We will be known as a culture that taught and rewarded the amassing of things, that spoke little if …

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A White Dove

When I was a kid, listening to this song on a mono AM radio with a half-inch speaker pressed tightly to my ear, I thought this was a song about a white horse– but it turns out he wasn’t saying “Palomino Blanca.” Full lyrics HERE.

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This is the bridge, and it’s really exciting!

This amused me probably more than it should have, but you have to be Of A Certain Age to really appreciate it. 😀 Full lyrics HERE.

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Anthem

My favorite line isn’t the one you probably think it is.  It’s, “Ring the bells that still can ring.” Full lyrics HERE.

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Ha’ina ‘ia mai ana ka puana

This song is absolutely beautiful and completely ridiculous. Full lyrics HERE.

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That’s Life

Frank Sinatra heard O.C. Smith’s version of That’s Life on his car radio, and was so impressed he tracked down the publisher to record his own version. His version is very different.  Smith’s version is mellower, more bluesy, while Sinatra’s is more motivational-speakerish. The final line fits seamlessly in Smith’s version, but is a little …

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