02-29-2012, 06:21 PM
So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell,
blue skies from pain.
Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?
And did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?
How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have you found? The same old fears.
Wish you were here.
Today's music can't compare.
02-29-2012, 06:34 PM
In all honesty, I do not remember actively praying in school, but certainly pledged allegiance to the Flag, sang Christmas carols, passed out Easter candy/eggs, and otherwise was FREE to either embrace it or reject it, as I chose.
I find the current practice of freedom FROM religion a far cry from freedom OF religion.
Sorry -- I got a little wistful there.
Thinking about the freedoms we all used to have and no longer have does that to me.U.S. Army, Retired
02-29-2012, 06:47 PM
03-01-2012, 03:01 PM
It's also one of my favorite songs. It always makes me think of friends I've lost.
I bought a CD of Bettye Lavette covering songs by british groups, and Wish You Were Here was one of them. She changes the lyrics a little, because she is singing it for her old Motown buddies who have died, Marvin Gaye and the guy from the Temptations. She covers "The Word" (The Beatles), "Nights in White Satin", "All Of My Love" and a few others.
Bettye Lavette was a Detroit singer who never joined the Motown label (like Jackie Wilson), so she always was kind of in the backround during the Motown years. She's having a resurgence in her career in the past few years.
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03-01-2012, 03:43 PM--Odysseus
Sic Hacer Pace, Para Bellum.
Before you can do things for people, you must be the kind of man who can get things done. But to get things done, you must love the doing, not the people!
03-01-2012, 05:08 PMThe 21st century. The age of Smart phones and Stupid people.
It is said that branches draw their life from the vine. Each is separate yet all are one as they share one life giving stem . The Bible tells us we are called to a similar union in life, our lives with the life of God. We are incorporated into him; made sharers in his life. Apart from this union we can do nothing.
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