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I have never felt salvation in nature.  I love cities above all.
   —  Michelangelo Antonioni
[“I think I’ll spend eternity in the city,
Let the carbon and monoxide
Choke my thoughts away.
  —  Lyrics from “She’s Gone” by Hall and Oates
See the full lyrics and video here.  One of my favorite songs of all time!
  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2014 Still
2013 Dare = Hope
2012 Check My Math
2011 Just Asking

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Today I’ve added two song lyrics to my Poems page.  I’ve also updated six more of the ones already on the page to include the YouTube videos.
The additions are: “Lydia – The Tattooed Lady” and “People Got To Be Free“.  The performances are by Groucho Marx, and The Young Rascals, respectively.
Both of these songs are songs which just popped into my head when I woke up and stuck there for the rest of the day.  Both are from my earlier years – the first (“Lydia“) before I understood the “implications” of being a female in the circus and “tattooed”.  While humorously presented, it has a quite serious side.
The second song is from one of my all time favorite groups as an early youth: “The Young Rascals“, later shortened to just “The Rascals“.  These guys had a string of hits, and this is one of my favorites.  I’m sure there will be more to come…
My favorite lines are:
Ask me my opinion,
My opinion will be
It’s a natural situation
For a man to be free
The six updates are:
I Am A Rock
Like A Rock
I Hope You Dance
She’s Gone
Like A Rolling Stone
I’m A Believer
If you don’t know these songs or haven’t read the lyrics lately, you owe it to yourself to check them out.  Then you can drop down to the bottom of the page to enjoy the performance.
As always, read the lyrics, enjoy the performances, then go support these artists or the artists of your choice.  Participate in supporting the Arts locally!  Keep Art alive in your community!
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On This Day In:
2012 Telling Her
2011 On Torture

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Back in Germany, when I was in the Army, my roommate was a former college DJ from Texas.  He found out I enjoyed rhythm and blues music and he turned me on to a group he said was going to be a breakout group “someday”.  They did end up with a few top-40 hits, but they were never as big as I thought they might have been. 

The group was Hall and Oates and my favorite song by them is “She’s Gone“.  It has two of my all-time favorite lines from any song in the lyrics.  The first is about getting up, looking in a mirror and looking as worn as a toothbrush hanging in the stand.  If you keep the same brushes as long as I have (DO!), you have a vivid image of how worn out he is. 

The second great line is about going to the city to let the carbon and monoxide choke your thoughts away.  Summer nights!  Sometimes, it just beez that way!

As usual, enjoy the imagery and poetry of the lyrics, then go listen to Hall and Oates perform the song!

Gone…

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