Favorite Song?

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  1. Mal Campbell

    Mal Campbell Well-Known Member
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    I heard this today and remembered how much I like it. I thought everyone here would enjoy it too.

    Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah


    Well I heard there was a secret chord
    That David played and it pleased the Lord
    But you don't really care for music do you
    Well it goes like this:
    The fourth, the fifth, the minor fall and the major lift
    The baffled king composing Hallelujah

    Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah...

    Well your faith was strong but you needed proof
    You saw her bathing on the roof
    Her beauty and the moonlight overthrough ya
    She tied you to her kitchen chair
    She broke your throne and she cut your hair
    And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

    Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah...

    Baby I've been here before
    I've seen this room and I've walked this floor (you know)
    I used to live alone before I knew ya
    And I've seen your flag on the marble arch
    And love is not a victory march
    It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

    Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah...

    There was a time when you let me know
    What's really going on below
    But now you never show that to me do ya
    But remember when I moved in you
    And the holy dove was moving too
    And every breath we drew was Hallelujah

    Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah...

    Maybe there's a God above
    But all I've ever learned from love
    Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew ya
    And it's not a cry that you hear at night
    It's not somebody who's seen the light
    It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

    Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah...
    Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah...
    Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah
    Hallelujah, hallelujah
     
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    This is a beautiful song no doubt about that. My favorite song is Wind Beneath my Wings, Bette Midler's version. The reason being is I dedicated this song to my mom years ago for mother's day. Now when I hear this song I can't help but think of her. This may sound silly but there are times when I hear it on the radio and I feel like my mother is trying to send a message to me, I know like a said its sounds a bit silly.
     
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    It's funny how some songs can so vividly bring back memories - of places, of times, of people. Good memories, sad ones, melancholy ones. I have one song that I really like called "Be Somebody" by 3 Doors Down. It talks about a boy moving out and his mother lamenting the fact -

    "The day has come
    The son is moving on
    She don't know where he'll go
    Or when he's coming home

    She said 'Son take care, don't let your dreams get too far out of sight'
    He said 'I love you now, don't worry about me, you know I'll be fine'

    Cause I'm trying to be somebody
    I'm not trying to be somebody else
    This life is mine I'm living
    Don't you know me? I wont ever let you down"


    It came out around the time my son went off to college 8 years ago. Every time I hear it, I think of him packing up and us moving him to New York and getting him settled in his dorm room. I think of the success he is today, working on his PhD and doing so well in his relationships, etc. It always touches me. I want to reach out and hug him.
     
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    Gary, I assume you're a Vietnam Vet? If so, thank you so much for your service and sacrifice.

    As to your song, I, too, love Enya. She has such a unique voice and her songs can be haunting. My favorite from her is "Anywhere Is" - in fact, my husband and I named our first sailboat that. It reminds me that we have to keep living life, that we never know where live is taking us and we have to be open to whatever comes our way. It also reminds me that life can be short.



    I walk the maze of moments
    But everywhere I turn to
    Begins a new beginning
    But never finds a finish
    I walk to the horizon
    And there I find another
    It all seems so surprising
    And then I find that I know

    [Chorus:]
    You go there you're gone forever
    I go there I'll lose my way
    If we stay here we're not together
    Anywhere is

    The moon upon the ocean
    Is swept around in motion
    But without ever knowing
    The reason for its flowing
    In motion on the ocean
    The moon still keeps on moving
    The waves still keep on waving
    And I still keep on going

    [Chorus]

    I wonder if the stars sign
    The life that is to be mine
    And would they let their light shine
    Enough for me to follow
    I look up to the heavens
    But night has clouded over
    No spark of constellation
    No Vela no Orion

    The shells upon the warm sands
    Have taken from their own lands
    The echo of their story
    But all I hear are low sounds
    As pillow words are weaving
    And willow waves are leaving
    But should I be believing
    That I am only dreaming

    [Chorus]

    To leave the thread of all time
    And let it make a dark line
    In hopes that I can still find
    The way back to the moment
    I took the turn and turned to
    Begin a new beginning
    Still looking for the answer
    I cannot find the finish
    It's either this or that way
    It's one way or the other
    It should be one direction
    It could be on reflection
    The turn I have just taken
    The turn that I was making
    I might be just beginning
    I might be near the end.
     
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    thank you, yes i served in Nam from 1966-70. USN.

    I downloaded a lot of her music and made a CD. well actually two. one for home and one for the car.

    I didn't see any welcome wagon so im just jumping in.

    where you go sailing?? after 4 years at sea I don't even sit in a rocking chair :)
     
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    Welcome aboard (no pun intended). We're glad to have you here. It's pretty laid back and everyone is friendly. We all get along well, even if we don't always agree. I think you will enjoy your time here. We all look forward to getting to know you better.

    We lived in Virginia at the time, so we sailed around the Chesapeake Bay. Unfortunately, my husband lost his job and the boat had to go bye-bye. We still dream, though, of getting another sailboat, sailing down the intra-coastal, around the Florida Keys and eventually getting to Belize. Knowing full well it will take years to get there - it's the journey, after all, not the destination.
     
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    @Gary R, this was one of my favorites way back. I always loved when it came on the radio.

    Since we seem to be on a theme, here's one I like and have been listening to a lot. There are several "remixes" of it, but I like this one best. It's pretty hard, so you guys might not like it, but it has a strong bass line which makes it interesting.

    "Sail" by AWOLNATION

     
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    Don Williams is one of my most favorite singers, and this song is my favorite, I think. All of Don's songs are so beautiful, it is hard to make a choice.

     
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    That's why I love dogs... They have a way of winning your heart.;)
     
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    A new song for the official soundtrack of the new film San Andreas

     
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