Category Archives: Lyrics

Prisoner no. 9

“Every day is an opportunity!” “Padre, why are you telling me this?” “Every day is an opportunity for everyone.” “So what do you want me to do? Flutter out of here? Spread my wings?” “Even the caged bird sings.” – … Continue reading

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A different kind of communication

I’m going to let Buffy Sainte-Marie speak on the topic of telephone – because this song is what came to my mind first when I read Sunday Scribblings‘ invitation … Moonshot Off into outer space you go my friends we … Continue reading

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Stranded two summers ago

Not my own take for One Single Impression, but Shawn Colvin’s – worlds colliding, worlds apart, a relationship two light years past… Stranded Was it really two summers ago Or was it outer space We both had nowhere to go … Continue reading

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Kindness and rock’n roll

When I visited One Single Impression today and saw the “kindness” prompt, I immediately thought of this Richard Thompson song. It is actually a hard-hitting, rocky number. But kindness doesn’t necessarily have to be meek and mild, does it? Hand … Continue reading

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Dimming Of The Day

This old house is falling down around my ears I’m drowning in a river of my tears When all my will is gone you hold me sway I need you at the dimming of the day You pull me like … Continue reading

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When the earth moves again

The J.A. in possibly the configuration (with Papa John Creach) in which they recorded 30 Seconds Over Winterland in the early 1970s. Is this Jefferson Airplane song simply an example of drug-induced hallucination or does it actually have a deeper … Continue reading

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Beat the Retreat

The lyrics of one of Richard Thompson’s greatest songs have a mystic or sufi ring: Beat the Retreat I’m beating my retreat Back home to you I’m beating my retreat Back home to you I’m burning all my bridges I’m … Continue reading

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