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"Cause James is a freedom fighter and he
   lives for the moment
 His parents are hippies
   and he sees everything through a rainbow

 He’s never unhappy
   cause he never wears a watch

 He lives on his mountain bike and he sees beauty in everyone

 James says he’s gonna change the world

 James says that I am his flower girl
   and James and I we’re gonna make a 
difference
   just wait and see we’re gonna set the world free”

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"He answers to a higher calling
   the moon - and the sun - and the stars are 
falling
   through his time - and his space
    and I’m lucky to be part of it all
 He is bigger than life he sees things he knows things he is not like you
   and 
me…”

 

State Your Peace

  • Hootie & The Blowfish
  • Looking for Lucky

"You can try and be a hero but people keep dying everyday 
 You can keep earning money but your money keeps burning away 
 And it feels like the future’s always waiting on the tip of my tongue 
 Like a cat holding back ‘till it’s too late the damage is done”

I thought I was smart - I thought I was right
I thought it better not to fight - I thought there was a
Virtue in always being cool - so when it came time to
Fight I thought I’ll just step aside and that time would
Prove you wrong and that you would be the fool -

I don’t know where the sun beams end and the star
Light begins it’s all a mystery

Oh to fight is to defend if it’s not
Now than tell me when would be the time that you would stand up
And be a man - for to lose I could accept but to surrender
I just wet and regretted this moment - oh that I - I
Was the fool

I don’t know where the sun beams end and the star
Light begins it’s all a mystery
And I don’t know how a man decides what right for his
Own life - it’s all a mystery

Cause I’m a man not a boy and there are things
You can’t avoid you have to face them when you’re not prepared
To face them -
If I could I would but you’re with him now it’d do no good
I should have fought him but instead I let him - I let
Him take it -

I don’t know where the sun beams end and the star
Light begins it’s all a mystery
And I don’t know how a man decides what right for his
Own life - it’s all a mystery

/ - such a great song with devastating lyrics…

"it’s all a mystery"

Father And Son

  • Cat Stevens
  • Tea For The Tillerman (Remastered)
Father
It’s not time to make a change,
Just relax, take it easy.
You’re still young, that’s your fault,
There’s so much you have to know.
Find a girl, settle down,
If you want you can marry.
Look at me, I am old, but I’m happy.

I was once like you are now, and I know that it’s not easy,
To be calm when you’ve found something going on.
But take your time, think a lot,
Why, think of everything you’ve got.
For you will still be here tomorrow, but your dreams may not.

Son
How can I try to explain, when I do he turns away again.
It’s always been the same, same old story.
From the moment I could talk I was ordered to listen.
Now there’s a way and I know that I have to go away.
I know I have to go.

Father
It’s not time to make a change,
Just sit down, take it slowly.
You’re still young, that’s your fault,
There’s so much you have to go through.
Find a girl, settle down,
if you want you can marry.
Look at me, I am old, but I’m happy.

Son
All the times that I cried, keeping all the things I knew inside,
It’s hard, but it’s harder to ignore it.
If they were right, I’d agree, but it’s them you know not me.
Now there’s a way and I know that I have to go away.
I know I have to go.

/ - one of my favorite songs - so sad and deep and true…

I always thought Cat Stevens’ Father and Son and The Flaming Lips’ Fight Test were some sort of companion songs - they sound similar and have similar overall themes - check them out in the following post and see for yourselves…

Don't Dream It's Over

  • Crowded House
  • Crowded House

"in the paper today 
 tales of war and of waste
 but you turn right over to the T.V. page”

The City

  • Joe Purdy
  • Only Four Seasons

Grand Central Station and got wind they’re coming on
And the goodness yesterday
No one round oh and I still recognize
Her after all these years and she still looks the same
She still looks the same

The city keeps on going
We just keep on rolling
The city keeps on going
We just keep on rolling, rolling on, rolling on

Life is full of extremes

We spent the day at a movie studio - seeing all the behind the scenes - and where a lot of movies and tv shows are filmed - drove past the Disney Studios - got out to take pictures - made our way to Griffith Park to find the merry-go-round that Walt Disney used to take his daughters to - where he got the idea for Disneyland - while my daughter was riding I was thinking about how the world changed because of this place - about Walt Disney coming here - about my daughter being on the same merry-go-round as his daughters - about how fast she was growing up - about life and vacations and time - then my phone buzzed - and I saw the news about Robin Williams… High-res

Life is full of extremes

We spent the day at a movie studio - seeing all the behind the scenes - and where a lot of movies and tv shows are filmed - drove past the Disney Studios - got out to take pictures - made our way to Griffith Park to find the merry-go-round that Walt Disney used to take his daughters to - where he got the idea for Disneyland - while my daughter was riding I was thinking about how the world changed because of this place - about Walt Disney coming here - about my daughter being on the same merry-go-round as his daughters - about how fast she was growing up - about life and vacations and time - then my phone buzzed - and I saw the news about Robin Williams…

Take me out tonight
Where there’s music and there’s people
Who are young and alive
Driving in your car
I never never want to go home
Because I haven’t got one anymore

Take me out tonight
Because I want to see people
And I want to see life
Driving in your car
Oh please don’t drop me home
Because it’s not my home, it’s their home
And I’m welcome no more

And if a double-decker bus
Crashes in to us
To die by your side
Is such a heavenly way to die