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Old 10-17-2008, 11:04 PM   #51
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"Heroes often fail", from IYCRMM. Incredibly concise, but pretty much sums up the struggles of the ages and reminds that we are all fallible and that the good people unfortunately don't always win or even do what is right.
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Old 10-18-2008, 08:18 AM   #52
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Boy is that ever true Texan Tom... Welcome to Corfid, hope to hear from you more.
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Old 04-04-2020, 04:26 AM   #53
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What a great topic!

So many great lines in "On The High Seas" but my very favorite Lightfoot line is "I don't want to own the key to some ghostly mansion where souls are set free."
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Old 04-04-2020, 06:45 AM   #54
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I LOVE the imagery & rhyme in "Sea of Tranquility" - There's otters & frogs & spotted ground hogs, & wily old weasels in rotted out logs." - Certainly not romantic lyrics, but the whole song just blows me away!



"In my fashion, I have been a father, I have loved & I have lost ..."


Even if I don't "get" the meaning of the rest of the imagery in the song, I still think it's brilliant - "And the seeds of the earth that were planted long ago, still yield a better harvest than the rock was prone to grow." - "The Soul is the Rock"


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Old 04-04-2020, 10:46 PM   #55
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"Got one more nothin' I'd like to say"

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Old 04-05-2020, 12:18 PM   #56
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My lines just have to be from ‘Something very Special’, as they sum up my girlfriend at the time we met.
That was forty years ago and she’s now my wife...

‘She could be straight-laced, or homespun
Or free and easy, on the run
She could be meek and mild or full of fun’

‘She liked country lanes and aeroplanes
And cigarettes would make her strange
And when she wanted you she made it plain’

The whole song takes me right back to 1979 and falling in love.

Thank you, Gordon Lightfoot.
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