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Old 06-18-2009, 10:08 PM   #26
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Default Re: Seeing It Through His Lyrics

Something about this thread...
it draws you in kind of like Gord's lyrics.
In My Fashion... the lyrics write his style
If Children Had Wings... the lyrics write his sincere love of family
...there were things that were said
there were things that were done...
The house You Live In... the lyrics write his attitude toward his fellow man
...when you're caught by the gale and you're full under sail
beware of the dangers below... respect to our powerful earth
All coloring a man of all seasons and passions...
the one that gets me over and over.... "Let go darlin'
I can feel the night wind call
Guess I'd better go"
m-m-m-m
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Old 06-23-2009, 02:07 AM   #27
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All The Lovely Ladies, the entire song, paints such kaleidoscope type images of humanity and the positions we find ourselves in from time to time...I think it's really one of the most brilliant songs he wrote.
It flows from one scenario to another and yet it includes us all at some point within it.
It always makes me ponder on thoughts of forgiveness and spiritual strength.
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Old 06-23-2009, 01:53 PM   #28
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Anne your starting to sound like a real Lighthead...

If you dont already own the "Dream Street Rose" CD, do get it. Great songwriting on that one. A" Master Poet Genius " is what he is.
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Old 06-24-2009, 03:05 AM   #29
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Thanks, Jesse Joe I am working on it...lol. Man, he has so many songs to love.
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Old 06-24-2009, 07:51 AM   #30
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Forgive me if this has been brought up before, but it would be cool to read and example of how Gord's lyrics clearly put the picture in your mind.

For instance, one of the better ones for me is "..The lake is blue, the sky is grey, the leaves have turned to gold. The wild goose will be on his way, the weather's much too cold."

Just TYPING that right now put me right on the shore. Whenever I hear RESTLESS, I make sure to stop whatever I'm doing (if anything) for that lyric. I can see myself on a wintery, stark day at one with nature. For a sunny, Californian near the big city, it's a beautiful thing to imagine.

What about you guys? Which lyric puts a vision in your head? Tell how it makes you feel too!

Sorry ANTHONY, I had not seen this first post which you started the thread...

For me there are too many, but one that comes to mind would be :

"Thinking of girls with their fingers in my curls"... from "Second Cup Of Coffee." For the obvious reason ! lol !

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Old 06-30-2009, 07:41 PM   #31
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How about these lines - "... the soul is the rock, and the rock will always roll... in circles round the sun, doin' rings around the pole. When the mind is not sure what the heart will do next, the rock becomes the master and the road becomes what's left" - from The Soul is The Rock. A little mysterious but utterly profound.

The one set of lines that never fails to generate intense imagery in my mind is from 'Now and Then': 'We tried the handle of the house on the shore, found the open door. Once inside we found a curious moonbeam doing dances on the floor. We were only playing like two children who hand stayed away from school.'

The picture that pops into my mind is that of a run-down beach house built of clapboards with a peeling coat of paint, reeds and grasses sticking out of the sand, with the moon shining down on the whole scene. You can practically smell the lake or sea air and feel the evening chill, too.

It seems to me that the use of nautical/maritime/seaside imagery has served Gord very well throughout his career!
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