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Intercession

“The idea that each of us can be directly spiritual is radical. Most religions are based not on teaching adherents to be directly spiritual, but in persuading them to trust in the intercession of ministers or priests. The problem with this approach is that we cannot gain access to spirituality except through the medium of …

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Ragin’ Eyes

Nick Lowe’s songs always have a sense of fun to them. Full lyrics HERE.

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The Boys

 The opening chords are instantly recognizeable, but there’s a reason Disney censored the lyrics: Friday night they’ll be dressed to kill Down at Dino’s Bar ‘n’ Grill The drink will flow and the blood will spill And if the boys want to fight, you better let ’em Full lyrics HERE.

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Eve Of

  Full lyics HERE.

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Can You Hear Me?

 I love songs that tell a story or sketch a portrait.  Those are rare these days. From The Washington Post: “It’s a very human story,” he (Bruce Springsteen) says. “We start carrying some of the baggage of our past as small children. And then at some point we either try to sort it out or …

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It’s All Right

  He does an amazing job with this song. Full lyrics HERE.

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But I’m Alive…

 Full lyrics HERE.

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Animal Rights

  Moby’s Animal Rights album was so poorly received that he almost left the music industry.  (He didn’t, of course, and rebounded with Play and 18.) The first time I played Animal Rights I hated it, but that was mostly on me.  I expected something different.  This album has some of his best lush, electronic …

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I Should Just Let Them Go, but-

  I prefer this cover version to Don Henley’s original.  One notable difference:  since the drummer isn’t singing lead, he’s free to give a more energetic performance.  He doesn’t have to conserve his breath. Full lyrics HERE.

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Death And

 I saw this posted to Reddit: And it reminded me of this:

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Monkeys, Guns and Money

“We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness…. We are monkeys with money and guns.” ~Tom Waits (source) And that reminded me of this: Full lyrics HERE.

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“I always knew it’d come to this…”

“Your friend hasn’t learned his limitations, and he’s not going to make it if he continues.” ~William S Burroughs on Kurt Cobain, to Cobain’s tour manager (source) Full lyrics HERE. I remember when I first heard of his death on the radio. It wasn’t the ending I’d hoped for, but it was the one I …

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