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Old 03-30-2006, 05:56 PM   #1
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First off, sorta sounds like a challenge for ZoneRanger doesn't it? :D

My topic is,what songs of Lightfoot's do youfind to bethe most inspirational? I mean,songs that evoke the essence or "life is good","it's going to be okay" ,kind of feelings/emotions?

I could simply say that my favoritrtes list says it all but that would be very lazy. The most poigniant ones for me,offhand are:Christian Island / Nous Vivons Ensemble / End Of All Time / Forgive Me Lord / The Pony Man / If Children Had Wings.

What are yours? I'll try to think of some at home. Been me. Later!
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Old 03-30-2006, 08:05 PM   #2
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Well, "Old Dan's Records" and "Alberta Bound" always cheer me up.
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Old 03-30-2006, 08:09 PM   #3
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Seven Island Suite, Lazy Mornin', Song for a Winter's Night, Pussy Willows, Cat Tails, Minstrel of the Dawn, Beautiful, Cold on the Shoulder, Make Way for the Lady, Mister Rock of Ages, Restless. Not in any particular order, I just flicked through the albums and put down the ones that fit this description. Believe me, there are plenty of others of Gord's songs which I absolutely adore, but, these are my "inspirational" ones. Good topic, B, thanks!
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Old 03-30-2006, 08:52 PM   #4
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In the catagory of "Life is Good" I would have to say I've always thought of Wherefore and Why, and Highway Songs as the two that make me feel that way.
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Old 03-30-2006, 09:23 PM   #5
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Good idea for a thread, Borderstone.

Sheryl, I agree. Lazy morning is inspirational in that it focuses on appreciating the little, everyday things in life. Just something like relaxing at home in the morning with a cup of coffee is something we can easily take for granted. Sometimes when things go wrong, it's the little "normal" things that we end up missing the most.
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Old 03-30-2006, 10:28 PM   #6
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Lazy Mornin' is truly great, song for a winter's night and the circle is small.
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Old 03-30-2006, 10:45 PM   #7
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The winners in my "it's going to be okay" category are:

"Stay Loose" and "Salute".

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Old 03-31-2006, 09:17 AM   #8
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my uplifting all's going to be OK list:

Mr. Rock of Ages
Somewhere USA
Bend In the Water
Don Quixote
Beautiful
The Patriot's Dream
APPT
Always On the Bright Side
Restless
Richman's Spiritual
Lazy Mornin { The literal interpretation }
Saturday Clothes
Make Way For the Lady
The Pony Man
The Soul Is the Rock
Too Late For Prayin
Is There Anyone Home (go figure)
Circle of Steel

- cool thread thanks ! - geo
and maybe #1: I'll Just Tag Along
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Old 03-31-2006, 09:41 AM   #9
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To cheer me up and make me feel like the world will be right again, I choose:

Christian Island
On Susanís Floor
Iíll Prove My Love
Minstrel of the Dawn
Summertime Dream
Cotton Jenny
Old Dan's Records
And, because it takes me to a warm, safe place: Song For A Winterís Night

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Old 03-31-2006, 10:00 AM   #10
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For me - 'Christian Island' (no surprise there). This song always takes me away from any problems I may be having,leaving me to bask in a visual of warm sun, softly lapping water and gentle breezes kissing my skin, and
'Rainy Day People',reminds me that I am indeed fortunate in my circle of friends (you know who you are). Thanks, Gord, for the amazing music.
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Old 03-31-2006, 12:16 PM   #11
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canadian railroad thrilogy
keepin on yearning
endless wire
summertime dream
rich mans spiritual
ribbon of darkness
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Old 03-31-2006, 07:34 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by SilverHeels:
For me - 'Christian Island' ...
Now, THAT was a surprise, LOL!!!
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Old 03-31-2006, 08:07 PM   #13
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Broken Dreams. "I have felt the winds of Change go stealing through my heart and soul, how wild they seem."

My wife and I found real comfort in Whisper My Name a time or two.
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Old 03-31-2006, 08:42 PM   #14
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Hey Michael - Jenney's on antibiotics for that infection...
lol
right Sparky?
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Old 04-01-2006, 02:50 PM   #15
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Wow!
Thanks for the great responses so far, all of you.

It's funny,whenever I start a topic,I always think,"I hope this doesn't come across as lame". Then you all surprise me by showing I made the right choice. (Not every time,but quite often. )

Anyhow,back with more of my own inspirational songs that truly touch me and make things okay again,for awhile. I don't have time to give a reason for all but I'll do a few.

A Message To The Wind

All The Lovely Ladies

Beautiful (I think of past loves and the one's still to come.)

Bend In The Water

(Long before I named myself this): Borderstone

Carefree Highway

Changes - Helps me accept that I have to take life as it comes,whatever the changes may be.

Don Quixote (A reminder that it's okay to be me and that nobody's perfect).

Drifters

I'll Be Alright (Self explained)

I'll Tag Along (People that care will be there for each-other)

Inspiration Lady

Rainbow Trout (child-like innocence we all once had. Sometimes I still do.)

Restless

Romance

Seven Island Suite

Triangle

Wherefore & Why (No surprise there)

Your Love's Return (Never giving up on love,even after it's gone.)

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Old 04-03-2006, 03:31 AM   #16
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Wherefore and Why
Spin Spin
Never too Close
Summer Side of Life
River of Light
Without You

A six pack of tunes that pick me up for different reasons.
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Old 04-08-2006, 12:58 PM   #17
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Sorry Borderstone, I'm a bit late chiming in on this one but I think it's a great thread.

The winners from here in the "Life is good, or at least it will be shortly" category are:

Brave Mountaineers
Broken Dreams
Carefree Highway
Drifters
Heaven Help the Devil
Hi'Way Songs
In My Fashion
Lifeline
Mountains and Maryann
Old Dan's Records
Salute
Seven Island Suite
The Soul is the Rock
Wherefor & Why
Whispers of the North
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Old 04-08-2006, 07:05 PM   #18
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Thanks for the compliment Anne. Don't worry about being late,I'd worry more if no one had replied at all!

*wah* Then my feelings would really be hurt.

Thank you & all for the compliments too.
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Old 04-08-2006, 07:31 PM   #19
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at this point in my life I have adopted SALUTE -
"A Lot More Living To Do"
as one of my inspirational songs....

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