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Mon Jan 15, 2018, 02:22 PM

 

An American Tune

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tomhagen Jan 2018 OP
shadowmayor Jan 2018 #1
Squinch Jan 2018 #2
lamp_shade Jan 2018 #3
RandomAccess Jan 2018 #4
CTyankee Jan 2018 #5
dalton99a Jan 2018 #6

Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 02:29 PM

1. And I dreamed I was dying . . .

And I dreamed I was flying . . .

Thank you for this post - simply the best!

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Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 02:46 PM

2. One of my all time favorites. And as an aside, look how much he looks like

drawings of William Shakespeare.

Reincarnation? Certainly the poetry is as emotionally devastating.

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Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 03:15 PM

3. The lyrics...


Many's the time I've been mistaken
And many times confused
Yes, and often felt forsaken
And certainly misused
But I'm all right, I'm all right
I'm just weary to my bones
Still, you don't expect to be
Bright and bon vivant
So far away from home, so far away from home

And I don't know a soul who's not been battered
I don't have a friend who feels at ease
I don't know a dream that's not been shattered
or driven to its knees
But it's all right, it's all right
We've lived so well so long
Still, when I think of the road
we're traveling on
I wonder what went wrong
I can't help it, I wonder what went wrong

And I dreamed I was dying
And I dreamed that my soul rose unexpectedly
And looking back down at me
Smiled reassuringly
And I dreamed I was flying
And high up above my eyes could clearly see
The Statue of Liberty
Sailing away to sea
And I dreamed I was flying

We come on the ship they call the Mayflower
We come on the ship that sailed the moon
We come in the age's most uncertain hour
and sing an American tune
But it's all right, it's all right
You can't be forever blessed
Still, tomorrow's going to be another working day
And I'm trying to get some rest
That's all I'm trying to get some rest

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Response to lamp_shade (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 10:25 PM

4. Thanks

 

heightens the enjoyment for me severalfold. Such an exquisite melody, such exquisite lyrics.

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Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 10:48 PM

5. well, it is a little steal from "O Sacred Head now wounded."



Not that it is bad, just, well, a real steal...

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Response to tomhagen (Original post)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 01:05 AM

6. In 2015:

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