Favorite Song?

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  1. Ina I. Wonder

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    image.jpg I just found my husband's stash of CDs, not more than an hour ago. He was a big fan of Yanni, but what caught my attention was his collection of Doo Wop. It starts with songs from 1948. So I am now listening to that, but my favorite song is The Rose by Bette Midler. It came out just after I had cancer, and it was dedicated to me by a friend. Sorry about the adds, I'm just not that techie YET.
     
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    Love the video, Val....So cute!
     
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    I always loved, and always will love "Carry On Wayward Son" by Kansas. I am in love with the lyrics, and they are very motivating, and I just find that they're fitting for just about every mood I have. It's just something I haven't found in any other song ever since I listened to this, and I don't think I ever will.
     
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    I found a John Cash song, "Heros in black and white", that I never heard before. It is not the best video, so I include the lyrics as well.


    When I was young, I'm thinkin' 'bout what
    Life would be in black and white, playing on our old TV
    You never failed me, you were all I needed to know
    On your white horse, you were my heroe
    All that lady, girl of my childhood dreams,
    the guy in black was always chasing her it seems,
    but I never worried vertue triumph in the end,
    and now I ?????? you way back then


    All those movies in black and white
    it was easy to tell the wrong from right,
    when the bad guy loses in the end
    and the good guy win the lady's hand,
    we still need you if the truth were told
    the color's fine and they improved the tone
    but I'd rather get the ending right,
    we still need heroes, heroes in black and white


    Now I'm older and the world is a different place to see,
    the black and white looks a little grey to me,
    and I have changed, cause there has been some compromised,
    and the lady looks a little sad but wise,
    late at night, far past the news ATM,
    they're on the re-runs riding for the truth again,
    sometimes I see you and I'm sure it's time you win the fight,
    I still need heroes, heroes in black and white


    All those movies in black and white
    it was easy to tell the wrong from right,
    when the bad guy loses in the end
    and the good guy win the lady's hand,
    we still need you if the truth were told
    the color's fine and they improved the tone
    but I'd rather get the ending right,
    we still need heroes
     
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    Way too many favourite songs to list one, but I love a blast of The Pogues...

     
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    I liked that, Tom! I have posted this song before, but here is the Pogue's version.
     
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    Eric Bogle, originally from Scotland but emigrated to Australia. I saw him play at a folk club in the south of England a few years ago. His other really famous song was 'No Man's Land (The Green Fields of France'), which was covered superbly by The Men They Couldn't Hang some time in the late eighties.
     
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    My favorite songs depends much on the moment I'm living, sometimes is one, sometimes is other, but usually my favorite song of the moment falls on any of my very all-time favorite singers/songwriters/bands whether J.D. Souther, The Eagles and Poco, among others.

    Simply reading this thread brought to mind my very favorite song from Christopher Cross, "Ride Like the Wind" usually playing in my head when I'm walking out there in windy days.

    For the past few months my favorite song among my favorites was J.D. Souther's "Simple man, Simple Dream," but this is my song rolling on through this week:



    While We're Still Young

    Out in the night, lovers hold hands as they stake out the light
    Sirens scream as they rush out of sight

    We whisper plans and promise to love for as long as we can
    We'll make this night the night it began

    While we're still young, while we're still young, while we're still young

    Down on the street, strangers trade glances each time their eyes meet
    Neon lights dance as if to a beat

    We take it slow and wait for our song on the car radio
    Then sing along with the words that we know

    While we're still young, while we're still young, while we're still young

    Take my hand and hold on tight, we'll go running, running from the light
    We may stand, we may fall, take a chance to lose it all

    While we're still young, while we're still young, while we're still young

    Out in the night, lovers hold hands as they stake out the light
    Sirens scream as they rush out of sight

    While we're still young, while we're still young, while we're still young
    While we're still young, while we're still young, while we're still young
    While we're still young
     
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    Always enjoy Celine Dion's music
     
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    I listened to some of those but not all of them yet. Fabulous!

    If I had to pick a favorite right now, it would be "Sunshine" by John Denver. Of course, five minutes from now, it might be another one. But that one always remains high on my list.

    I love Celtic Women.
     
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    I have many favourite songs, but this one I have always loved over the years, I met Ralph a few times at concerts during the '80s and found him very kind and approachable.



    Ralph McTell Streets of London

    Have you seen the old man
    In the closed-down market
    Kicking up the paper,
    with his worn out shoes?
    In his eyes you see no pride
    Hand held loosely at his side
    Yesterday's paper telling yesterday's news

    Chorus: So how can you tell me you're lonely,
    And say for you that the sun don't shine?
    Let me take you by the hand and lead you through the streets of London
    Show you something to make you change your mind

    Have you seen the old girl
    Who walks the streets of London
    Dirt in her hair and her clothes in rags?
    She's no time for talking,
    She just keeps right on walking
    Carrying her home in two carrier bags.

    Chorus

    In the all night cafe
    At a quarter past eleven,
    Same old man sitting there on his own
    Looking at the world
    Over the rim of his teacup,
    Each tea lasts an hour
    And he wanders home alone

    Chorus

    Have you seen the old man
    Outside the Seaman's Mission
    Memory fading with the medal ribbons that he wears
    In our winter city,
    The rain cries a little pity
    For one more forgotten hero
    And a world that doesn't care

    Chorus



    Read more: Ralph McTell - Streets Of London Lyrics | MetroLyrics
     
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    One of my favorite songs is Journey's Don't Stop Believing.

    There are many favorite songs that I have. One of them is this one that I like to listen to every so often. When I don't get to hear it on the radio I go to youtube.com and find it to listen to. I like jazz by Hiroshima where they have the electrified koto that's so interesting to hear!
     
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  16. Ike Willis

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    I like anything by Buddy Holly. His music takes me back to the days of the great cars and motorcycles of the 1950's. The girls in tight sweaters and skirts dancing and twirling, the all night campfire beer parties on a remote river bank. On the other hand, I like AC/DC music too.
     
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  17. Terry Page

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    Yes Ike I love Buddy Holly's music too lots of memories associated with his songs.



     
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    One of my many favorites.
    The Dangling Conversation ...I like the lyrics (below)…



    "The Dangling Conversation"

    It's a still life water color,
    Of a now late afternoon,
    As the sun shines through the curtained lace
    And shadows wash the room.
    And we sit and drink our coffee
    Couched in our indifference,
    Like shells upon the shore
    You can hear the ocean roar
    In the dangling conversation
    And the superficial sighs,
    The borders of our lives.

    And you read your Emily Dickinson,
    And I my Robert Frost,
    And we note our place with bookmarkers
    That measure what we've lost.
    Like a poem poorly written
    We are verses out of rhythm,
    Couplets out of rhyme,
    In syncopated time
    And the dangled conversation
    And the superficial sighs,
    Are the borders of our lives.

    Yes, we speak of things that matter,
    With words that must be said,
    "Can analysis be worthwhile?"
    "Is the theater really dead?"
    And how the room is softly faded
    And I only kiss your shadow,
    I cannot feel your hand,
    You're a stranger now unto me
    Lost in the dangling conversation.
    And the superficial sighs,
    In the borders of our lives.
     
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  19. Terry Page

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    Yes a lovely song Lara and beautiful lyrics :)
     
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    Whenever your name pops up Lara I am reminded of Lara's theme from one of my favourite films Doctor Zhivago

     
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    That song has always been one of my favorites too. I had the album when it first came out, then the video (2 parts), and watched it twice. I rarely ever watch movies twice. That reminds me. You have a trip scheduled for Russia soon….be sure to share pics when you return.
     
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    Yes I will Lara, probably while I am there even, I often watch movies twice to imprint them on my memory, and I see more in detail on the second viewing, plus after a while I can't even remember the movie when watching it again lol
     
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