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Collective Soul - "In A Moment"

Lots of thought-provoking lyrics here.

"It's a shame our world responds to life as a puzzle in disguise"

"In a moment, it could happen, we could wake up, I'd be laughing. In a moment, it could happen, we could forgive and be happy."

 

 

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I've been into Johnny Cash' American Recordings, the last few weeks. Especially "Help Me", off his final album. It's a very religious collection of songs, this one especially...but just so ridiculously, brilliantly touching, from a man mourning his soulmate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jv4i4t2hj2I

It's one of his many Kris Kristofferson covers. I think Kris wrote most of his truly great songs. But John made them eternal...especially this song would've been totally forgotten.

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On 11/19/2017 at 9:18 AM, dream_weaver said:

Disturbed—The Sound Of Silence

One of the best covers ever done IMO.

Now for something a bit more post-grungy...

Lifehouse - "First Time"

"It's easier to be broken, it's easier to hide" AKA "Thinking and self-improvement requires effort, it's easier to evade."

 

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2 hours ago, CartsBeforeHorses said:

Lifehouse - "First Time"

"It's easier to be broken, it's easier to hide" AKA "Thinking and self-improvement requires effort, it's easier to evade."

Interesting, the emphasis on evasion as of late. Assembling a puzzle can be accomplished without the box-top . . . if careful attention is distributed to identification of what factors justify the adjoining of any two (or more) pieces together.

Here are the lyrics for:

 

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11 hours ago, CartsBeforeHorses said:

Interesting use of aquatic puns. I raise you, the Swirling Eddies and a song about a "card shark."

I'll saw your Swirling Eddies and call with an eddy of the planets.
Gustav Hoist - The Planets - Mars, the Bringer of War

Spoiler

If you enjoyed that one, perhaps you might enjoy whole planetary suite.

0:00 Mars
7:27 Venus
14:52 Mercury
18:39 Jupiter
26:11 Saturn
35:26 Uranus
41:12 Neptune

If you happen to notice the conspicuous absence of Pluto from the mix, it was not due to it being decommissioned as a planet, rather it was not included due to a particular detail surrounding its discovery.

Spoiler

I saw this on the side bar and thought it fitting to close out the suite with this selection: Rachmaninov: The Isle of the Dead, Symphonic poem, Op 29 - Andrew Davis

 

 

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Glen Campbell had popularized a song that was actually written by Lawrence D. "Larry" Weiss about a year earlier (a factoid I learned today, trying to look up the cereal box upon which it might have been acquired.) When I was about 14 years old, a box of cereal was purchased by my mother that had a recording similar to this inside in the form of a vinyl record intended to be listened to on a turntable. It went as followed:

As near as I can remember, this is the first song I can remember as being "mine". In all likelihood, it was probably nothing more than a subversive childhood act.

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