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Old May 3rd, 2013, 06:37
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What A Wonderful World
I see trees of green – red roses too.
I see them bloom – for me and for you
And I think to myself: ‘What a wonderful world!’

I see skies of blue – clouds of white.
Bright blessed days – dark sacred nights.
And I think to myself: ‘What a wonderful world!’

The colours of a rainbow, so pretty in the sky.
Are also on the faces of people going by.
I see friends shaking hands saying: ‘How do you do?’
They’re really saying: ‘I love you.’

I hear babies cry – I watch them grow
They’ll learn much more than I’ll never know
And I think to myself: ‘What a wonderful world!’
Yes, I think to myself: ‘What a wonderful world!’

George David Weiss, George Douglas, Bob Thiele

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5TwT69i1lU


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You, with your own vision – and I, with my insight.

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And the Astro Files
http://www.raysofwisdom.com/

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Old May 17th, 2013, 07:18
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Both Sides Now
Rows and flows of Angel hair,
And ice cream castles in the air,
And feather canyons everywhere.
I’ve looked at clouds that way.

But now they only block the Sun.
They rain and snow on everyone.
So many things I would have done,
But clouds got in my way.
I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now.
From up and down, and still somehow
It’s cloud illusions I recall.
I really don’t know clouds at all.

Moons and Junes and Ferris wheel.s
The dizzy dancing way you feel,
As every fairy tale comes real.
I’ve looked at love that way.

But now it’s just another show.
You leave them laughing when you go.
And if you care, don’t let them know,
Don’t give yourself away.

I’ve looked at love from both sides now,
From give and take, and still somehow,
It’s love’s illusions I recall.
I really don’t know love at all.

Tears and fears and feeling proud,
To say ‘I love you’ right out loud.
Dreams and schemes and circus crowds.
I’ve looked at life that way.

But now old friends are acting strange,
They shake their heads, they say I’ve changed.
Well something’s lost, but something’s gained
In living every day.

I’ve looked at life from both sides now,
From win and lose and still somehow,
It’s life’s illusions I recall.
I really don’t know life at all.
I’ve looked at life from both sides now,
From up and down, and still somehow.
It’s life’s illusions I recall.
I really don’t know life at all.

Joni Mitchell

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIYu4EHq0Lo
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http://www.raysofwisdom.com/
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Old May 19th, 2013, 07:54
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‘I’ve looked at life from both sides now,
From up and down, and still somehow.
It’s life’s illusions I recall.
I really don’t know life at all.’

Joni Mitchell

I believe that life can only be understood when one learns to peer beneath its surface. Everything that ever happened in our world starts to make sense with the discovery of its eternal background.

Aquarius
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Old May 24th, 2013, 07:47
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‘It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly, who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds, who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.' Theodore Roosevelt

The Impossible Dream
To dream the impossible dream.
To fight the unbeatable foe.
To bear with unbearable sorrow.
To run where the brave dare not go.

To right the unrightable wrong.
To love pure and chaste from afar.
To try when your arms are too weary –
To reach the unreachable Star.

This is my quest:
To follow that star.
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far.
To fight for the right, without question or pause.
To be willing to march into hell, for a heavenly cause.

And I know, if I’ll only be true to this glorious quest,
That my heart will be peaceful and calm,
When I’m laid to my rest...
And the world will be better for this.
That one man [soul],
Scorned and covered with scars,
Still strove, with his last ounce of courage –
To reach the unreachable star.

From ‘The Man of La Mancha’ (Don Quixote)
Joe Darion and Mitch Leigh

From ‘The Sun In Scorpio’

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Old June 6th, 2013, 08:00
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The Way We Were
Memories
Light the corners of my mind.
Misty watercolour memories
Of the way we were.
Scattered pictures
Of the smiles we left behind.
Smiles we gave to one another
For the way we were.

Can it be that it was all so simple then
Or has time rewritten every line?
If we had the chance to do it all again,
Tell me, would we? Could we?

Memories,
May be beautiful and yet,
What’s too painful to remember
We simply choose to forget.

So it’s the laughter
We will remember,
Whenever we remember
The way we were.

Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman, Lyrics
Marvin Hamlisch, Music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNEcQS4tXgQ

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You, with your own vision – and I, with my insight.

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And the Astro Files
http://www.raysofwisdom.com/

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Old June 13th, 2013, 07:26
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If you go away
On this summer day
Then you might as well
Take the sun away
All the birds that flew
In the summer sky
When our love was new
And our hearts were high
When the day was young
And the nights were long
When the moon stood still
For the night bird’s song

If you go away
If you go away
If you go away...

But if you stay
I’ll make you a day
Like no day has been
Or will be again
We’ll sail on the sun
We’ll ride on the rain
We’ll talk to the trees
And worship the wind

But if you go
I’ll understand
Leave me just enough love
To hold in my hand

If you go away
If you go away
If you go away...

Ne me quitte pas
Il faut oublier
Tout peut s’oublier
Qui s’enfuit déjà
Oublier le temps
Des malentendus
Et le temps perdu
A savoir comment
Oublier ces heures
Qui tuaient parfois
A coups de pourquoi
Le coeur du bonheur
Ne me quitte pas
Ne me quitte pas
Ne me quitte pas

But if you stay
I’ll make you a night
Like no night has been
Or will be again
I’ll sail on your smile
I’ll ride on your touch
I’ll talk to your eyes
That I love so much

But if you go
I’ll understand
Leave me just enough love
To hold in my hand

If you go away
If you go away
If you go away...

If you go away
As I know you must
There is nothing left
In this world to trust
Just an empty room
Full of empty space
Like the empty look
I see on your face
Though I would have been the shadow
Of your shadow
If you might have kept me
By your side

If you go away
If you go away
If you go away...

An adaptation of the 1959 Jacques Brel song ‘Ne me quitte pas’
English lyrics by Rod McKuen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XMNVZ2QoEg
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You, with your own vision – and I, with my insight.

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And the Astro Files
http://www.raysofwisdom.com/

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Old June 22nd, 2013, 07:53
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From A Distance

From a distance
The world looks blue and green
And the snow capped mountains white,
From a distance.
The ocean meets the stream
And the eagle takes to flight.

From a distance,
There is harmony
And it echoes through the land.
It’s the voice of hope,
It’s the voice of peace,
It’s the voice of every soul.

From a distance,
We all have enough
And no one is in need.
And there are no guns,
No bombs and no disease,
No hungry mouths to feed.
From a Distance,
We are instruments
Marching in a common band,
Playing songs of hope,
Playing songs of peace
That are the songs of every soul.

God is watching us,
God is guiding us
And showing the way.
Not from a distance
But from within.

From a distance,
You look like my friend,
Even though we are at war.
From a distance,
I just cannot comprehend
What all this fighting’s for.
From a distance,
There is harmony
And it echoes through the land.
It’s the hope of hopes
And the love of loves
That’s in the heart of every soul.

God is watching us,
God is guiding us
And showing the way.
Not from a distance
But from within.

Juli Gold
Adapted for Bette Midler
Edited by Aquarius

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5_YAj9lCQc
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You, with your own vision – and I, with my insight.

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http://www.raysofwisdom.com/
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Old June 29th, 2013, 07:04
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Do You Know Where You’re Going To?
Do you like the things that life is showing you?
Where are you going to?
Do you know?

Do you get
What you’re hoping for?
When you look behind you,
There’s no open doors.
What are you hoping for?
Do you know?

Once we were standing still in time,
Chasing the fantasies
That filled our minds.
You knew how I loved you,
But my spirit was free.
Laughing at the questions
That you once asked of me.

Do you know where you’re going to?
Do you like the things that life is showing you?
Where are you going to?
Do you know?

Now looking back at all we planned,
We let so many dreams
Just slip through our hands.
Why must we wait so long,
Before we see
How sad the answers
To those questions can be?

Do you know where you’re going to?
Do you like the things that life is showing you?
Where are you going to?
Do you know?

Do you get
What you’re hoping for?
When you look behind you
There’s no open doors
What are you hoping for?
Do you know?

M. Masser/G. Goffin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOil_ht0khI
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Old July 8th, 2013, 06:38
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Why Worry?

Baby, I see this world has made you sad.
Some people can be bad,
The things they do the things they say.

But baby, I’ll wipe away those bitter tears.
I’ll chase away those restless fears
And turn your blue skies into gray.

Why worry?
There should be laughter after pain.
There should be sunshine after rain.
These things have always been the same.
So why worry now?
Why worry now?

Baby, when I get down I turn to you
And you make sense of what I do,
And all the isn’t hard is the same.

But baby, just when this world seems mean and cold,
Our love comes shinning red and gold
And all the rest is by the way.

Why worry?
There should be laughter after pain.
There should be sunshine after rain.
These things have always been the same.
So why worry now?
Why worry now?

Mark Knopfler

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G03Iw8qdBCk
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Old July 14th, 2013, 06:45
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Lean On Me
Sometimes in our lives
We all have pain, we all have sorrow.
But if we are wise
We know that there’s always tomorrow.

Lean on me when you’re not strong
And I’ll be your friend. I’ll help you carry on
For it won’t be long
‘Til I’m gonna need somebody to lean on.

Please, swallow your pride.
If I have things you need to borrow,
For no one can fill those of your needs
That you won’t let show.

You just call on me, brother, when you need a hand.
We all need somebody to lean on.
I just might have a problem that you’ll understand.
We all need somebody to lean on.

Lean on me when you’re not strong.
And I’ll be your friend. I’ll help you carry on.
For it won’t be long
‘Til I’m gonna need somebody to lean on.

You just call on me, brother, when you need a hand.
We all need somebody to lean on.
I just might have a problem that you’ll understand.
We all need somebody to lean on.

If there is a load
You have to bear that you can’t carry,
I’m right up the road. I’ll share your load,
If you just call me.

Call me, if you need a friend.
Call me.

Bill Withers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9Ve0GDGgI8
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