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Old 04-06-2000, 06:05 PM   #26
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Here is yet another lyric which I enjoy:

'I'm sailing down the summer day
Where the fish and seagulls play
I put my troubles all away
And when the gales comes up I'll fill my cup
With the whiskey of the Highlands
She's a good old ship and she'll make the trip
From the lee of Christian Island'

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Old 04-06-2000, 11:42 PM   #27
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and so it goes.............
it's an endless list of life and feelings and I can't for the life of me choose a lyric, a phrase or thought that would be my favourite! It is such an emotional, heartfelt grab on my very soul each and every time I hear a Lightfoot song that I am too weak to even verbalize how I feel.
Mostly I want to weep at the beauty of it all. It's been like that for almost 3 decades and I hope I never get over it. Bless you Gordon Lightfoot.
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Old 04-07-2000, 07:13 AM   #28
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One of my faves: "the house you live in will never fall down
if you pity the stranger who stands at your gate"

If only we could remember that, and treat each other more kindly.

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Old 04-07-2000, 07:13 AM   #29
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One of my faves: "the house you live in will never fall down
if you pity the stranger who stands at your gate"

If only we could remember that, and treat each other more kindly.

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Old 04-07-2000, 09:18 AM   #30
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You know, one of the interesting things about this song is that originally - back in the late 70s when he first released it - Gord would occasionally say in concert that this song was about US immigration policy. He never says that today; he just says that it was his mother's favorite song. But you really hit on the key lines in it.

quote:Originally posted by Simone:
One of my faves: "the house you live in will never fall down
if you pity the stranger who stands at your gate"

If only we could remember that, and treat each other more kindly.





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Old 04-11-2000, 05:50 PM   #31
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quote:Originally posted by Florian:
Hi Frank v,

What a great topic idea!
(and some new ideas for my Spotlight on Lyrics! section).

Let's go, here are some of my favorite lyrics (~259 others to follow soon )

Did She Mention My Name, The Way I Feel:
But as she walks, she waits for him
the pavement is a shoulder for her tears
But in her heart she knows there is no way
She can hope to change him
Florian,fyi,I think the above lyrics are from the song "Go Go Round"Regards,Jay K

Carefree Highway, Sundown:
Turnin' back the pages to the times I love best
I wonder if she'll ever do the same
Now the thing that I call livin' is just bein' satisfied
With knowin' I got no one left to blame

If Children Had Wings, Endless Wire:
With a smile on my face and a tear in my eye
Everything will be fine by and by

Christian Island, Don Quixote:
I'm sailing down the summer wind
I got whiskers on my chin
And I like the mood I'm in
As I while away the time of day
In the lee of Christian Island

Fine As Fine Can Be, Cold On The Shoulder:
Like the rain is for the crops
You're like food for my thoughts
You're like true is for knowin' what's not
You're like leaves are for trees
You're like bees are for buzzin'
You're as fine as fine can be


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Old 04-11-2000, 05:50 PM   #32
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quote:Originally posted by Florian:
Hi Frank v,

What a great topic idea!
(and some new ideas for my Spotlight on Lyrics! section).

Let's go, here are some of my favorite lyrics (~259 others to follow soon )

Did She Mention My Name, The Way I Feel:
But as she walks, she waits for him
the pavement is a shoulder for her tears
But in her heart she knows there is no way
She can hope to change him
Florian,fyi,I think the above lyrics are from the song "Go Go Round"Regards,Jay K

Carefree Highway, Sundown:
Turnin' back the pages to the times I love best
I wonder if she'll ever do the same
Now the thing that I call livin' is just bein' satisfied
With knowin' I got no one left to blame

If Children Had Wings, Endless Wire:
With a smile on my face and a tear in my eye
Everything will be fine by and by

Christian Island, Don Quixote:
I'm sailing down the summer wind
I got whiskers on my chin
And I like the mood I'm in
As I while away the time of day
In the lee of Christian Island

Fine As Fine Can Be, Cold On The Shoulder:
Like the rain is for the crops
You're like food for my thoughts
You're like true is for knowin' what's not
You're like leaves are for trees
You're like bees are for buzzin'
You're as fine as fine can be


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Old 04-12-2000, 03:01 PM   #33
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quote:Originally posted by char:
and so it goes.............
it's an endless list of life and feelings and I can't for the life of me choose a lyric, a phrase or thought that would be my favourite! It is such an emotional, heartfelt grab on my very soul each and every time I hear a Lightfoot song that I am too weak to even verbalize how I feel.
Mostly I want to weep at the beauty of it all. It's been like that for almost 3 decades and I hope I never get over it. Bless you Gordon Lightfoot.
Char
Cha

Char, you spoke my thoughts exactly. It is an impossible task. The man is a genius, long may he continue to move us, excite us and bring us his own very special kind of beauty.
And it is so good to be among so many others who feel the same way.

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Old 04-12-2000, 03:01 PM   #34
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quote:Originally posted by char:
and so it goes.............
it's an endless list of life and feelings and I can't for the life of me choose a lyric, a phrase or thought that would be my favourite! It is such an emotional, heartfelt grab on my very soul each and every time I hear a Lightfoot song that I am too weak to even verbalize how I feel.
Mostly I want to weep at the beauty of it all. It's been like that for almost 3 decades and I hope I never get over it. Bless you Gordon Lightfoot.
Char
Cha

Char, you spoke my thoughts exactly. It is an impossible task. The man is a genius, long may he continue to move us, excite us and bring us his own very special kind of beauty.
And it is so good to be among so many others who feel the same way.

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Old 04-12-2000, 09:43 PM   #35
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Silver Heels...you said it best. Hearing and feeling the voice, overlays, inspiration, lyrics and heart, at one of
Gordons concerts, causes one to hold on to
every second wishing you could remain there
for eternity. I find myself wondering how many in attendance share the same thought
and feelings.

I love all of Gordo's lyrics but I especially get a chuckle out of "I wish that I could love them one by one" from
"All The Lovely Ladies"
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Old 04-12-2000, 09:43 PM   #36
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Silver Heels...you said it best. Hearing and feeling the voice, overlays, inspiration, lyrics and heart, at one of
Gordons concerts, causes one to hold on to
every second wishing you could remain there
for eternity. I find myself wondering how many in attendance share the same thought
and feelings.

I love all of Gordo's lyrics but I especially get a chuckle out of "I wish that I could love them one by one" from
"All The Lovely Ladies"
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Old 04-12-2000, 11:05 PM   #37
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I can't remember ever leaving Massey Hall right after a Lightfoot show. I always am planted in my seat by some unseen force and I literally have no power to get up. I don't want to leave. The lights are on and the set is dismantled, the usher has come by and given me the "time to leave" look a couple of times but I can't focus on getting up and leaving. My head is so full of "Lightfoot" that I can't stand the idea that it's over for another 12 months or 18 months - I sense a slight panic start and I feel my husband tap me on the shoulder, saying, "come on they want us to leave." I get up reluctantly, looking back at the stage several times. I hesitate in the lobby and slowly leave throught the huge doors and out into the night. I walk to the marquee and look at Gord's name there and sigh. It takes me until I am almost home to realize that it is over and I have once again heard the finest singer/songwriter/poet that Canada (and probably any other country for that matter) has ever had. I smile and give thanks for the beauty of it all and wish Gord a silent prayer of safety so we can do it all again the next time.
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Old 04-12-2000, 11:44 PM   #38
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Let us all keep him in our prayers as, for sure, it is not too late.

I love the flow of "Dreamland" and the lyrics
that jumps out at me are:

"you make me do what you want me to do then you ran the rules on me"

"you could rap me around your finger till it
caused my heart to break"

I think we've all experienced the above at one time or another. His lyrics take us from the valleys to the peaks and it's such a nice journey.



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Old 04-12-2000, 11:44 PM   #39
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Let us all keep him in our prayers as, for sure, it is not too late.

I love the flow of "Dreamland" and the lyrics
that jumps out at me are:

"you make me do what you want me to do then you ran the rules on me"

"you could rap me around your finger till it
caused my heart to break"

I think we've all experienced the above at one time or another. His lyrics take us from the valleys to the peaks and it's such a nice journey.



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She was all dolled up like a rainbox trout...
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Old 04-12-2000, 11:49 PM   #40
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Let us all keep him in our prayers as, for sure, it is not too late.

I love the flow of "Dreamland" and the lyrics
that jump out at me are:

"you make me do what you want me to do then you ran the rules on me"

"you could rap me around your finger till it
caused my heart to break"

I think we've all experienced the above at one time or another. His lyrics take us from the valleys to the peaks and it's such a nice journey.



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She was all dolled up like a rainbox trout...
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Old 04-12-2000, 11:49 PM   #41
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Let us all keep him in our prayers as, for sure, it is not too late.

I love the flow of "Dreamland" and the lyrics
that jump out at me are:

"you make me do what you want me to do then you ran the rules on me"

"you could rap me around your finger till it
caused my heart to break"

I think we've all experienced the above at one time or another. His lyrics take us from the valleys to the peaks and it's such a nice journey.



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Old 04-13-2000, 07:38 PM   #42
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There are so many lyrics to list its hard to narrow it down, but here goes.


"Picking up the peices of my dream shatter'd sleep, I wonder how the old folks are tonight."


"The fire is dying, now the lamp is growing dim. the shades of night are lifting."


"There were no illusions on the summer side of life."

Well those are just a couple lyrics that come to mind,although there are so many more. Great topic Frank.



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Old 04-13-2000, 07:38 PM   #43
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There are so many lyrics to list its hard to narrow it down, but here goes.


"Picking up the peices of my dream shatter'd sleep, I wonder how the old folks are tonight."


"The fire is dying, now the lamp is growing dim. the shades of night are lifting."


"There were no illusions on the summer side of life."

Well those are just a couple lyrics that come to mind,although there are so many more. Great topic Frank.



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Old 04-15-2000, 09:20 AM   #44
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another line I like:

I'm on my second cup of coffee and I still can't face the day

from Second Cup of Coffee on Don Quixote
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Old 04-15-2000, 12:16 PM   #45
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Not to even start on lines because there are too many perfect ones, but, Florian - Second Cup of Coffee is just so well written!
"I'm on my second cup of coffee and I still can't face the dawn
The radio is playing a soft country song
And if I don't stop these trembling hands from reaching for the phone
I'll be reaching for the bottle, Lord, before this day is done."

Been there.

Don Quixote is such an excellent piece of work. Probably my favorite of the whole bunch - but right in the middle of an incredible string...
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Old 04-15-2000, 12:16 PM   #46
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Not to even start on lines because there are too many perfect ones, but, Florian - Second Cup of Coffee is just so well written!
"I'm on my second cup of coffee and I still can't face the dawn
The radio is playing a soft country song
And if I don't stop these trembling hands from reaching for the phone
I'll be reaching for the bottle, Lord, before this day is done."

Been there.

Don Quixote is such an excellent piece of work. Probably my favorite of the whole bunch - but right in the middle of an incredible string...
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Old 04-15-2000, 09:53 PM   #47
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Yes Florian and Fezo..."2nd cup of coffee" is great and what about "out on the road like a low down joe and the bar where we are is so cool I'd like like to stay" from "Somewhere USA".

How about: "Where the road runs down by the butternut grove to ole Bill Skinners Stream do tell at the noonday bell it's time for a summertime dream"

also

"Birds in all creation will be twitterin' in the trees and down below is a pond I know you can swim in it if you please"

"If you'll come around when the mill shuts down you can see what chivalry means lets steal away in the noonday sun it's time for a Summertime Dream"

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Yes Florian and Fezo..."2nd cup of coffee" is great and what about "out on the road like a low down joe and the bar where we are is so cool I'd like like to stay" from "Somewhere USA".

How about: "Where the road runs down by the butternut grove to ole Bill Skinners Stream do tell at the noonday bell it's time for a summertime dream"

also

"Birds in all creation will be twitterin' in the trees and down below is a pond I know you can swim in it if you please"

"If you'll come around when the mill shuts down you can see what chivalry means lets steal away in the noonday sun it's time for a Summertime Dream"

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Old 04-16-2000, 05:31 PM   #49
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More great lyrics..."I can see it in your eyes and feel it in the way you kiss my lips"

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More great lyrics..."I can see it in your eyes and feel it in the way you kiss my lips"

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