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    Ooh, fun. In no order at all....

    The Smiths - There is a light that never goes out
    Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (album)
    Janis Joplin - piece of my heart
    Hoosier - Take me to church
    Donna Summer -I feel Love
    Fun- Carry on
    Saint Saens - The Swan
    Billie Holiday - Summertime
    Broceliande - Starlit Jewel album
    Ravel - Daphnis et Chloe
    Mama Cass - Dream a little dream
    Traveling Wilburys - Handle me with care
    Looking Glass - Brandy
    George Harrison - Here comes the sun (also My Sweet Lord)
    Bruno Mars - Grenade
    Beatles - took many faves to list
    Elvis Costello - other side of summer
    Jack Johnson - Sitting waiting wishing
    Christina Perry - Jar of hearts
    Leonard Cohen - dance me to the end of love & hallelujah
    De La Soul -3 feet high (album)
    Monkeys - I'm a believer
    Simon & Garfunkel - Sound of silence
    Aha - Take on me
    Cold play - Vida la vida
    Young the giant -Cough syrup
    Blind faith - can't seem to find my way home
    Crosby, Stills, et all. - Suite Judy Blue eyes
    Treat her Right - I think she likes me

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    REM - Everybody Hurts
    U2 - I Still Havent Found What Im Lookin For
    Simon and Garfunkel- April She Will Come
    Beach Boys - wouldn’t It Be Nice
    Doobie Brothers - China Grove.....Far From Home
    JJ Cale - Devil In Disguise
    Derek and the Dominoes - Layla
    Allman Brothers Band - Soulshine

    (To be continued)

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    Booker T and the MGs - Green Onions
    Eric Clapton - Somewhere Over the Rainbow.....(Really, its very good)
    Gram Parsons and Emmy Lou Harris - Love Hurts
    Django Reinhardt - anything he played....he did it with two fingers

    (Yeah...to be continued)

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    A few more from me:

    -Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes
    -Such Great Heights by The Postal Service
    -Everybody's Changing by Keane
    -Major Tom by Peter Schilling
    -Life on Mars by David Bowie
    -Nomi Song by Klause Nomi
    -Rock The Casbah by The Clash
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    So many good songs here! UL, when I first heard the song "Dear God," I was absolutely dumbfounded. It was like someone had snatched actual thoughts from my head and was playing them on the radio!
    After giving this way too much thought, I've come up with this as at least a preliminary list:
    Eyes of the World - Grateful Dead
    The Wheel - Grateful Dead
    Bertha - Grateful Dead
    Lonesome and a Long Way from Home - Jerry Garcia Band
    Mission in the Rain - Jerry Garcia Band
    Southern Cross - Crosby, Stills and Nash
    Generation Landslide - Alice Cooper
    Beer Can - Beck
    City of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie
    Once a Day - Michael Franti & Spearhead
    Don't Get Trouble in Your Mind - Carolina Chocolate Drops
    Dueling Banjos - various artists
    Amie - Pure Prairie League
    Mad World - REM
    Old Black Water - Doobie Brothers
    Danse Macabre - Saint Saens
    Mandolin Wind - Rod Stewart
    Putting out the Fire with Gasoline - David Bowie

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    I wish I had never seen this thread. At first it made me think, this is why I have my music/mp3/ogg collection. I can listen to good/favorite music I like, without all the commercials/radio chattle.
    On occasion I listen to an NPR station and learn about some new music that I like:
    Example a song I heard the other day: Brandi Carlisle, The Joke. That I like and plan on adding to my collection.

    But the reason I wish I never read this thread, is I have been having some old music I love go through my head, particularly one song:
    Vera Lynn- We'll meet again.
    others:
    Ella Fitzgerald- At last

    I am going to take a second, as Hurt was mentioned. Some songs to me, either the covers seem like so much different songs (it took me years to realize Joe Cocker's With a Little Help from my Friends was the Beetles song as it seemed so different). Others are different enough to be their own song or to me, to feel like the song of the singer (examples some listed, Hurt, Major Tom, Nothing Compares to you).
    Another one that I loved: Zimmers-My Generation (the original band is getting to the age they could join)
    Now to where I am going, I like old music as well as much more modern stuff (Tangerine Dream- Love on Real Train), but sometimes music and the person singing it can be so shocking. I am still awaiting a cover album by this gal, and I would have preferred it from when she was this age, as it shocks the heck out of people:

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    I've been going back and forth with my alcoholic brother. He's run out of options basically and has no money for the crappy motel he's staying in in Florida. He's called me every day, several times a day, in various stages of drunkenness. Just 10 days ago he had a great room in VA transitional housing, but he blew it. I think he's really scared that he's burned all bridges. He asked me for money and I told him no. It tore my heart out because it means he'll be on the streets tonight.

    So one of my favorite songs that popped into my head was this one by Sarah McLachlan. It's so hard to love someone hell-bent on self-destruction.



    Spend all your time waiting
    for that second chance
    for a break that would make it okay
    there's always some reason
    to feel not good enough
    and it's hard at the end of the day
    I need some distraction
    oh beautiful release
    memories seep from my veins
    let me be empty
    and weightless and maybe
    I'll find some peace tonight

    so tired of the straight line
    and everywhere you turn
    there's vultures and thieves at your back
    and the storm keeps on twisting
    you keep on building the lies
    that you make up for all that you lack
    it don't make no difference
    escaping one last time
    it's easier to believe in this sweet madness oh
    this glorious sadness that brings me to my knees

    in the arms of the angel
    fly away from here
    from this dark cold hotel room
    and the endlessness that you fear
    you are pulled from the wreckage
    of your silent reverie
    you're in the arms of the angel
    may you find some comfort here
    you're in the arms of the angel
    may you find some comfort here
    "Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it--every, every minute?" Emily Webb, Our Town
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    Catherine, your post drips with raw emotion. You are so obviously doing the right thing. Yours is certainly NOT a “superficial life with no'pain and disappointment.” The situation makes me think of Mark Knopfler’s “So Far Away”.
    All the best.

    https://youtu.be/3PHaGgpFH4g

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    The Cranberries - Dreams

    Totally forgot about Dolores O’Riordan until she checked out of the hotel today, literally. Quite a unique voice. What a Shame.

    https://youtu.be/Yam5uK6e-bQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Williamsmith View Post
    The Cranberries - Dreams

    Totally forgot about Dolores O’Riordan until she checked out of the hotel today, literally. Quite a unique voice. What a Shame.

    https://youtu.be/Yam5uK6e-bQ
    Yeah, just saw that..
    "Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it--every, every minute?" Emily Webb, Our Town
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