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    I found a harp duet cover for this song by Camille and Kennerly that I like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvI5oy25QO4

    Now to think up some lyrics.

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    Don’t You Know?

    The lotus closes up at night
    Awaiting dawn with a better light.
    Nothing’s better until it’s bright
    And that’s what we’re here for.

    When you told me that time goodbye,
    I wondered when and I wondered why
    Some must stay while some others fly
    If that’s what we’re here for.

    In the night there is time to dream
    When reality will not seem
    Like a light that forgot to beam.
    Is that what we’re here for?

    I never said that you should go.
    I always thought there’d be a way.
    Don’t you know?

    The lotus closes up at night
    Awaiting dawn with a better light.
    Nothing’s better until it’s bright
    And that’s what we’re here for.
    Last edited by YesNo; 08-09-2014 at 11:26 PM.

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    Living life and going fast
    How quickly all the moments pass
    A freeway between life and death
    Isn't that what we're here for?

    Chasing every single dream
    Charging down the road full steam
    Nothing is quite what it seems
    But that's what we're here for!

    Sometimes friends hang around
    Sometimes up and sometimes down
    Silence is a dreadful sound
    God, is that what we're here for?

    No one ever said life was easy
    A walk in the park
    Sorrow just makes me queasy

    Living life and going fast
    How quickly all the moments pass
    A freeway between life and death
    Isn't that what we're here for?

    Pendragon
    (C) Tuesday, August 12, 2014
    Some of us laugh
    Some of us cry
    Some of us smoke
    Some of us lie
    But it's all just the way
    that we cope with our lives...

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    2-entries... any other takers ? Deadline 8/19/2014

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
    tailor STATELY
    Enchant Me

    Your very being a desire for answer
    Lament not your unassailable mystery
    Enchant me with your dreams

    5-14-2005

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    Enjoyed both interpretations.

    My favorite lines from YesNo:
    "The lotus closes up at night
    Awaiting dawn with a better light."

    My favorite lines from Pendragon:
    "Charging down the road full steam
    Nothing is quite what it seems"

    The deciding factor for my decision comes with the differences in the structure of S4................... the winner: YesNo... Congratulations !

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
    tailor STATELY
    Enchant Me

    Your very being a desire for answer
    Lament not your unassailable mystery
    Enchant me with your dreams

    5-14-2005

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    Congrats, YesNo, and thanks Tailor for kind comments!
    Some of us laugh
    Some of us cry
    Some of us smoke
    Some of us lie
    But it's all just the way
    that we cope with our lives...

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    Thanks you, tailor STATELY and Pendragon.

    The next song will be "Greensleeves".

    Deadline: September 15th.

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    Still open?

    Is this thread submission still open, Please?
    Thanks,
    (Z)

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    Here is what I could scribe

    ...when the Westerner arrived
    the seas brewed in filter
    the tillage bore fecund to barren
    the mills on the mend to heed windy
    the Civil had wound affable 'round our Preferred
    Valleys descend in tolls they Hades
    When Heaven descend...

    ...the Hanker after fauna began
    lechery bestowed gracefully
    Maidens merit in effleurage
    saturated (their) sanity with opulence
    only in time would greed revere, tactile sense detest
    Lust marooned median in the Boulevard
    and into Hell (they) descend

    Babylon's den our beach became
    Myriad umpteen must a villain accrue
    that He might plunder his own proportion
    diurnal demise cast up before Kinfolks start to drown
    Nineteenth hole swallow (our) existence
    to a descent where Nothing Else Matters

    (Z)

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    Yes, ZacheirII, the contest has just begun. Thank you for your entry and welcome!

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    This contest is still open. I will give it one more week until the end of September.

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    For What it's Worth

    Sometimes I actually miss the Sixties. In the Sixties there was a counter culture that voiced protest. It felt like every song on the radio was protest song. Look at the world today... It's not as if there's nothing to protest about, but where are the protest songs? Rap just doesn't cut it. It's a minority single-issue genre. Take a look at the world guys. Take a look at what's going on, what's being done every day. Say something!

    There’s too much happenin’ here
    The reasons aren’t exactly clear
    There’s a guy with a saw over there
    He’s cutting heads off while I stare

    I think it’s time we stop, children, what’s that sound?
    Those’re bombs exploding on the ground

    There’s battles fought in the east
    A teddy bear’s becoming a beast
    Some people annexin’ land
    It’s really much too much, it’s out of hand

    Time they stop. Hey, what’s that sound?
    Only an airbus; shoot it down

    Somebody’s fighting for hate
    (Hmm, hmm, hmm)
    Don’t want to live in a caliphate
    (Hmm. Hmm, hmm)
    Chant slogans for a positive war
    (Hmm, hmm, hmm)
    We’re indoctrinated to the core
    (Hmm, hmm, hmm)

    It’s time we stop. Hey, what’s that sound?
    Everybody look! Boots on the ground!

    So what if there ain’t no jobs?
    Stop the dole, there’s still dosh for the knobs
    Keep the proles in a state of fear
    Can’t pay the rent? Then you’re out on your ear

    We better stop. Hey what’s that sound?
    Ain’t a protest song that’s going down

    We better stop. Hey, what’s that sound?
    Those’re bombs exploding on the ground

    We better stop. Hey what’s that sound?
    Only an airbus; shoot it down

    We better stop, children, what’s that sound?
    Everybody look! Boots on the ground
    Last edited by Hawkman; 10-07-2014 at 12:29 PM.

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    Thank you for both for the entries! I just realized this contest should be over by now, so here's the verdict:

    ZacheirII: I enjoyed the "descent" idea at the end of the three stanzas.

    Hawkman: I don't want to live under a caliphate either unless it provides civil liberties. I remember that song as well.

    Well, neither of these sounded like they could fit into the melody of Greensleeves, which is OK. Now to choose:

    The winner is Hawkman! Congratulations!

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    Greensleeves? Ooops! I think I may have posted this in the wrong thread! Didn't Auntie have a similar one a while back? No matter, at least you got to judge, Y/N Well done for playing Zacheir II.

    OK. So let's stick with protest songs. I want everyone to get worked up and complain. Protest, guys! You can choose your own protest song from the 60s but you must identify it with a link to a youTube clip so we can tell which one it's supposed to be You gotta protest about something rotten in the modern world, so make it a relevant update of an old favourite. The winner will be required to sing it, so make sure you get the phrasing right You've got until midnight GMT on 30th October.

    Looking forward to reading your entries...

    LLAP - H

    PS you get extra brownie points if it's funny...
    Last edited by Hawkman; 10-07-2014 at 04:50 PM.

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    How many ways can a dollar be taxed, it's now worth about thirty cents?
    How many years can a person be vexed, before they go postal and lose all their sense?
    And how many lies must one swallow in life, before hurling becomes a defense?
    Take your money my friend, and throw it to the wind, at least will float in the wind...

    How many years must the middle class chaff, under the excess of the one percent?
    They spent four million dollars on Fabergé eggs, and Hell I can't even pay my rent!
    How long can we put up with these pigs, before the French guillotine makes perfect sense?
    Burn them my friend, throw their ashes in the wind, they'll blow away in the end!

    How much traffic can bottleneck the road, when I really need to make an event?
    Flipping off guys who are cutting the line, and just end up making a mess?
    We're backed up for miles and the cop on the shoulder, still is running his speed trap I guess
    Take your petrol my friend and burn it in the wind, it makes such dark smoke in the wind

    Pendragon
    C) October 10, 2014
    Last edited by Pendragon; 10-11-2014 at 06:11 AM.
    Some of us laugh
    Some of us cry
    Some of us smoke
    Some of us lie
    But it's all just the way
    that we cope with our lives...

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