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The Greatest Ever Song Lyrics

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(scuse the vid, found in a rush) Nina Simone, Aint got no / I've got life

When you sometimes need a mental Murray Mint, this does it.....

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Okay, the last two, then my work is done. The Who, at Woodstock http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=m7AHblQ3_oM&feature=related

And, Otis, I've Been Loving You Too Long, at Monterey, 1967. A fitting end to my musical outburst. Hauntingly, tear jerkingly, beautiful... http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=YBiUFhYMu2s&feature=related

Guys and gals. I know theis has all been posted in the wrong place and that I have been way too self indulgent. But, I love all this stuff. It's all about feel, nuances, significance, and emotion. Yeah, I'm a little lubed, but I know what sounds right and wrong. I hope you felt some of it tonight too.....

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Guys and gals. I know theis has all been posted in the wrong place and that I have been way too self indulgent. But, I love all this stuff. It's all about feel, nuances, significance, and emotion. Yeah, I'm a little lubed, but I know what sounds right and wrong. I hope you felt some of it tonight too.....

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On the contrary Sir, it's been great following you, been blasting the wee one out bed - but he knows it's our subliminal way of music education. Cheers Steve :)

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Beck is ****ing brilliant. And blog checked...

I'll find my rhyme. You'll know.

Listening to The Wind Cries Mary. Possibly in my top 5 Hendrix tunes of all time.

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Okay, the last two, then my work is done. The Who, at Woodstock http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=m7AHblQ3_oM&feature=related

And, Otis, I've Been Loving You Too Long, at Monterey, 1967. A fitting end to my musical outburst. Hauntingly, tear jerkingly, beautiful... http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=YBiUFhYMu2s&feature=related

Guys and gals. I know theis has all been posted in the wrong place and that I have been way too self indulgent. But, I love all this stuff. It's all about feel, nuances, significance, and emotion. Yeah, I'm a little lubed, but I know what sounds right and wrong. I hope you felt some of it tonight too.....

All I will say is read your own signature and you'll find the answer.

Wrong place? Nah. Its right there. As always.

Cheers, ears.

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I'm crying my eyes out here, allowing myself a Jack D or 8, listening to I'm Alive by Jackson Browne.

Such a raw song that hits a few emotions.

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John: Glad to know anyone who remembers Nina Simone...

Steve: Monterey Pop (1967) was an incredible event, well captured on film. Highlights for me when the film came out: Hendrix, Joplin and Otis. If you haven't seen it, try to catch up with the documentary on STAX Records for dozens of reasons but especially for Mr. Redding.

Stephy: When I go for a walk late at night the wind always cries Mary.

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I'm crying my eyes out here, allowing myself a Jack D or 8, listening to I'm Alive by Jackson Browne.

Such a raw song that hits a few emotions.

'Late For The Sky' always reminds me of 'Taxi Driver' and the build up to the inevitable explosion.

Steve: Monterey Pop (1967) was an incredible event, well captured on film. Highlights for me when the film came out: Hendrix, Joplin and Otis. If you haven't seen it, try to catch up with the documentary on STAX Records for dozens of reasons but especially for Mr. Redding.

I have the Monterey '67 DVD box set and it's quite magnificent. Yes, the Hendrix set is awesome. It's been so well documented over the years that I have almost taken for granted just how good it was. In a way the whole burning the guitar thing during 'Wild Thing' overshadows what is Jimi at his earliest, most raw and therefore thoroughly enjoyable, warts and all. His rendition of Dylan's 'Like A Rollong Stone' is unique, especially with his bottom 'E' string not being quite pitch perfect. It kind of parallel's with a certain irony Dylan's ultimate shortfall in the vocal department. Joplin's 'Ball And Chain' is mighty.

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Some friends came round last night, they're big into American country music, so over a few beers we spent a while being educated to country (never really looked at it seriously me'self), they came up with a guy that apparently did well on the American Idol series, Bucky covington.

I don't know if they're his lyrics, but two of his songs, the lyrics just hit the spot, really hit home...

"A Different World"

We were born to mothers who smoked and drank

Our cribs were covered in lead-based paint

No childproof lids

No seatbelts in cars

Rode bikes with no helmets

and still here we are

Still here we are

We got daddy’s belt when we misbehaved

Had three TV channels you got up to change

No video games and no satellite

All we had were friends and they were outside

Playing outside

It was a different life

When we were boys and girls

Not just a different time

It was a different world

School always started the same everyday

the pledge of allegiance, then someone would pray

not every kid made the team when they tried

We got disappointed but that was alright

We turned out alright

It was a different life

When we were boys and girls

Not just a different time

It was a different world

No bottled water

We’d drink from a garden hose

And every Sunday,

All the stores were closed.

It was a different life

When we were boys and girls

Not just a different time

It was a different world

It was a different life

When we were boys and girls

Not just a different time

It was a different world

It was a different world

"A Father's Love (The Only Way He Knew How)"

For the longest time guess I thought he didn’t give a damn

Hard to read, hard to please, yeah that was my old man

On the day I left for college, it was nothing new

We never had the heart to heart, there was too much to do

He checked the air in my tires, the belts and all the spark plug wires

He said, “when in hell’s the last time you had this oil changed?”

And as I pulled out the drive, he said “be sure to call your mom sometime”

And I didn’t hear it then, but I hear it now,

He was saying I love you…the only way he knew how.

A 120,000 miles, six years down the road

A brand new life and a brand new wife and we’d just bought our first home

When he finally came to visit, I thought he’d be so proud

He never said he liked the place, he just got his tool belt out

And put new locks on the doors, went back and forth to the hardware store

Said ‘come and hold this flashlight,’ as he crawled beneath the sand

These old wires ain’t up to code and that old circuit box is going to overload

And I didn’t hear it then, but I hear it now

He was saying I love you…the only way he knew how

Last Sunday we all gathered for his 65th birthday,

I knew he’d stiffen up but I hugged him anyway,

When it was finally time to say goodbye I knew what was next,

Just like he always does, right before we left…

He checked the air in my tires, the belts and all the spark plug wires

He said, “when in hell’s the last time you had this oil changed?”

And as I pulled out the drive, he said “be sure to call your mom sometime”

And I didn’t hear it then, but I hear it now,

He was saying I love you,

He was saying I love you…the only way he knew how.

I'm now a country convert ;) OK. take the p1ss all you like, but I've never heard those times described so well as they are in "A Different World", and the last one is just special.

Edited by medilloni

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Nothing wrong with country music. I listen to the old greats all the time, in fact Boxcar Willie is my favourite country music artist.

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