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Old 08-05-2006, 08:40 AM   #1326
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It must be a Maine thing, Marc, because I love that song as well, and I don't even live near the ocean.
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Old 08-06-2006, 06:57 AM   #1327
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"mother of a miner's child" doesn't get more real than that
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Old 08-06-2006, 06:57 AM   #1328
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"mother of a miner's child" doesn't get more real than that
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Old 08-16-2006, 08:49 PM   #1329
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"If Children Had Wings" on Endless Wire. It seems to be underrated. It's such a beauty.
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Old 08-16-2006, 08:49 PM   #1330
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"If Children Had Wings" on Endless Wire. It seems to be underrated. It's such a beauty.
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Old 08-18-2006, 12:45 PM   #1331
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Ask an easy Question, why don't you??

My favorite album has to be 'Summer Side of Life' yet my favorite songs are probably some that are most dear to me, yet not so popular and never played live. 'Looking at the Rain' has to have been written about me. I found out that a girl I had been seeing on a regular basis decided one day marry someone else and not let me in on it. Confused, I hopped in my car and drove all night with no destination in mind. It was pouring rain and Gord on the cassette keeping rhythm with the wipers gave me comfort. In 'Looking at the Rain' Gord sings about "a picture frame of lace" which only then struck me as a wedding veil! The entire song summed up my situation and emotions that rainy night. I came home as the weekend was ending and as they say "time heals everything"

I also love 'Whispers of the North' which to me is a chant best sung to the rhythmic strokes of canoe paddles cutting the remote waters of some wilderness river. Having canoed some of the rivers Gord has, it is impossible not to be inspired by this fantastic country!

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Old 08-18-2006, 08:12 PM   #1332
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"Now And Then" on Cold On The Shoulder is pretty good. I get to play my air guitar there.
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Old 08-18-2006, 08:12 PM   #1333
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"Now And Then" on Cold On The Shoulder is pretty good. I get to play my air guitar there.
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Old 09-26-2006, 09:41 PM   #1334
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I have a favorite " Circle of Steel " . To me , it speaks of life and of what we give out and what we get back . It tells us , that our actions and our reasons don't always , give us what we need . " wheels of light , on a circle of steel , as we place , our bets on the great big wheel" . To me those words , and that song ; speak about the harsh realities that often haunt our lives . It's a song of what we want , what we settle for , and what we wind up with . " .... I believe that music mirrors life . That's the reason why songs move us so much .
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Old 09-26-2006, 09:41 PM   #1335
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I have a favorite " Circle of Steel " . To me , it speaks of life and of what we give out and what we get back . It tells us , that our actions and our reasons don't always , give us what we need . " wheels of light , on a circle of steel , as we place , our bets on the great big wheel" . To me those words , and that song ; speak about the harsh realities that often haunt our lives . It's a song of what we want , what we settle for , and what we wind up with . " .... I believe that music mirrors life . That's the reason why songs move us so much .
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Old 09-27-2006, 07:47 AM   #1336
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My first favorite was If You Could Read My Mind. Then after being in the Navy and riding out a couple of typhoons, ...Edmund Fitzgerald became my all time favorite song... by anyone. When he talks of "the wind in the wire made a tattle tell sound and a wave broke over the railing"... believe me.. that really brought back memories. I can't think of a better tribute to those poor souls who were lost in that incident.
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My first favorite was If You Could Read My Mind. Then after being in the Navy and riding out a couple of typhoons, ...Edmund Fitzgerald became my all time favorite song... by anyone. When he talks of "the wind in the wire made a tattle tell sound and a wave broke over the railing"... believe me.. that really brought back memories. I can't think of a better tribute to those poor souls who were lost in that incident.
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Old 09-27-2006, 07:49 AM   #1338
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Oh yeah... Canadian Trilogy is another top favorite. I do a lot of his songs on karoke night. Trilogy is a grrreat ballad.
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Old 09-27-2006, 07:49 AM   #1339
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Oh yeah... Canadian Trilogy is another top favorite. I do a lot of his songs on karoke night. Trilogy is a grrreat ballad.
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Old 09-27-2006, 08:18 AM   #1340
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If You Could Read My Mind is my favorite, too. I remember trying to play it on the guitar when I was a teenager (and the results weren't good!)
Then in the late '90s, I was listening to it one night, with guitar in hand, and it just came to me. I said, "Is that it? That's it? It's simple! Why did it take 25 years to figure it out?"
It's a good example of the distinct Lightfoot sound... little chord variations that add so much to his music,
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Old 09-27-2006, 08:26 AM   #1341
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"Seven Island Suite," has always been my favorite Lightfoot song.
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Old 09-27-2006, 08:26 AM   #1342
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"Seven Island Suite," has always been my favorite Lightfoot song.
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Old 09-27-2006, 09:15 AM   #1343
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I think for me it is Carefree Highway. I love that song, it stirs memories of a very happy and caretree time in my life, and of my first true love, who could have been and probably was my soul mate, but alas, we went our separate ways and life went on. However, whenever I hear that song, it brings me back to those days.
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Old 09-28-2006, 02:47 AM   #1344
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I've alaways loved IYCRMM, Beautiful, and Is There Anyone Home ?, but lately, as my relationship has grown even deeper with my wife of 26 years, I'd now say my current favourite is "Always on The Bright Side" - one of the new out-takes on Songbook disk 4 track 11 I believe. Haunting Melody, and so basic a background that highlights his voice, and beat.
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Old 09-29-2006, 12:32 AM   #1345
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Too many! I'm listening to Gord's Gold right now...found this site while looking up lyrics to make it easier to sing along, and to share with a friend. The song I looked up was Minstrel of the Dawn, but Carefree Highway is playing now, and oh, how I feel. Lightfoot's music composes a good deal of my personal soundtrack, from Affair on 8th Avenue to Don Quixote.
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Old 09-29-2006, 12:32 AM   #1346
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Too many! I'm listening to Gord's Gold right now...found this site while looking up lyrics to make it easier to sing along, and to share with a friend. The song I looked up was Minstrel of the Dawn, but Carefree Highway is playing now, and oh, how I feel. Lightfoot's music composes a good deal of my personal soundtrack, from Affair on 8th Avenue to Don Quixote.
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Old 10-22-2006, 01:44 PM   #1347
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Beautiful
It reminds me of someone close to me.
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Old 10-22-2006, 01:44 PM   #1348
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Beautiful
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