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Autumn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 09:40 AM
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Paul Simon. The Sounds of Silence
That was the perfect song for this "celebration". Their voices are silent, our government was silent.
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rsmith6621 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 09:51 AM
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1. I Killed Two Scott Tissues


Very moving indeed.
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REACTIVATED IN CT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 03:41 PM
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11. I went thru almost an entire box today n/t
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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 10:06 AM
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2. Youtube link
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 11:01 AM
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5. This Video is Private?
What's up with that?
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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 11:06 AM
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6. It should work.
It is a PBS Newshour video. I also posted it over in political videos.

:shrug:

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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 11:08 AM
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7. Try this link...
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Paladin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 10:07 AM
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3. He Wiped Out The Entire Crowd With That One. God Bless Paul Simon. (n/t)
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riverwalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 10:32 AM
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4. it could have been written for today
Paul Simon began writing the song after the JFK assasination. It was released in 1966. I remember a group of 14 year olds in 1966, pondering what the lyrics meant. I said it's about apathy. They said "whats that?".
In 45 years, not much has changed.
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watercolors Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 11:55 AM
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8. Just beautiful, thanks for the post.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 11:59 AM
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9. Honestly I have never paid attention to the lyrics closely
Thank you. I just did.

And I remember that this was also a song that my 6th grade music teacher taught us...along with Blowin in the Wind, Where have all the Flowers Gone?, One Tin Soldier, etc.

It took me a few years to get his point...I thought we were just learning songs. :D
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bklyncowgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 12:34 PM
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10. A great song can have multiple meanings. I cried. Good work Paul. nt
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