2018-06-12: Song of the day

Arlo Guthrie – City of New Orleans

 

Riding on the City Of New Orleans
Illinois Central, Monday morning rail
Fifteen cars and fifteen restless riders
Three conductors; twenty-five sacks of mail
All along the southbound odyssey – the train pulls out of Kankakee
And rolls along past houses, farms, and fields
Passing trains that have no name, and freight yards full of old black men
And the graveyards of the rusted automobiles

Good morning, America, how are you?
Say, don’t you know me? I’m your native son
I’m the train they call the City Of New Orleans
I’ll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done

Dealing card games with the old man in the club car
Penny a point – ain’t no one keeping score
As the paper bag that holds the bottle
Feel the wheels rumbling ‘neath the floor
And the sons of Pullman Porters, and the sons of engineers
Ride their father’s magic carpets made of steel
And, mothers with their babes asleep rocking to the gentle beat
And the rhythm of the rails is all they feel

Good morning, America, how are you?
Say, don’t you know me? I’m your native son
I’m the train they call the City Of New Orleans
I’ll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done

Night time on the City Of New Orleans
Changing cars in Memphis, Tennessee
Halfway home – we’ll be there by morning
Through the Mississippi darkness, rolling down to the sea
But, all the towns and people seem to fade into a bad dream
And the steel rail still ain’t heard the news
The conductor sings his songs again – the passengers will please refrain
This train got the disappearing railroad blues

Good night, America, how are ya?
Said, don’t you know me? I’m your native son
I’m the train they call the City Of New Orleans
I’ll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done


Peace, black coffee, and a cheesecake.  ☘

 

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2017-10-29: Song of the day

Rag’n’Bone Man – Human

I’m only human
I’m only, I’m only
I’m only human, human

Maybe I’m foolish
Maybe I’m blind
Thinking I can see through this
And see what’s behind
Got no way to prove it
So maybe I’m blind
But I’m only human after all
I’m only human after all
Don’t put your blame on me
Don’t put your blame on me

Take a look in the mirror
And what do you see
Do you see it clearer
Or are you deceived
In what you believe
‘Cause I’m only human after all
You’re only human after all
Don’t put the blame on me
Don’t put your blame on me

Some people got the real problems
Some people out of luck
Some people think I can solve them
Lord heavens above
I’m only human after all
I’m only human after all
Don’t put the blame on me
Don’t put the blame on me

Don’t ask my opinion
Don’t ask me to lie
Then beg for forgiveness
For making you cry
Making you cry
‘Cause I’m only human after all
I’m only human after all
Don’t put your blame on me
Don’t put the blame on me

Oh, some people got the real problems
Some people out of luck
Some people think I can solve them
Lord heavens above
I’m only human after all
I’m only human after all
Don’t put the blame on me
Don’t put the blame on me

I’m only human
I make mistakes
I’m only human
That’s all it takes
To put the blame on me
Don’t put the blame on me

I’m no prophet or Messiah
Should go looking somewhere higher
I’m only human after all
I’m only human after all
Don’t put the blame on me
Don’t put the blame on me

I’m only human
I do what I can
I’m just a man
I do what I can
Don’t put the blame on me
Don’t put your blame on me


Peace, black coffee, and a cheesecake.  ☘

 

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2017-10-03: Song of the day

Alanis Morissette – Empathy

There are so many parts that I have hidden and denied and lost
There are so many ways that I have cut off my nose to spite my face

There are so many colors that I still try to hide while I paint
And there are so many tunes that I secretly sing as I wait

You come along and invite these parts out of hiding
This invitation is the one that I’ve stopped fighting….

Thank you for seeing me
I feel so less lonely
Thank you for getting me
I’m healed by your empathy
Oh this intimacy

There were so many times, I thought I’d die not being truly known
There’ve been so many moments: forever lonely in my vocation

You come along and celebrate each feeling
And there you are all honor and inquiring…….

Thank you for seeing me
I feel so less lonely
Thank you for getting me
I’m healed by your empathy
Oh this intimacy

There was a day where the trust that was being asked of me
Required too much you see
To accept your generosity
And to know myself enough to let you help me

Thank you for seeing me
I feel so less lonely
Thank you for getting me
I’m healed by your empathy
Oh this intimacy


Here’s to stopping the hate and/or indifference towards all living beings.

Peace, black coffee, and a cheesecake.  ☘

 

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2017-09-15: Song of the day

Gabriella Cilmi – Sanctuary

That old pair of jeans
You always see me wearing when it’s grey
You know what I mean
I’m riding a lazy mood

Cause you’ve been waiting got me ready to go
And I’ve been straying off the way that I know, keep me
Wise enough, nothing to owe
Guess I need ya and I want it to show

Lying here in my sanctuary
Days go past it’s autumn already
And I wish it would thunder
Lying here in my sanctuary
Days go past it’s autumn already
And I sit here and wonder

And I’ll kick off my shoes
Think about the things I’d like to do
Everything going smooth
There ain’t nothing I’d rather do

Cause you’ve been waiting got me ready to go
And I’ve been straying off the way that I know, keep me
Wise enough, nothing to owe
Guess I need ya and I want it to show

Lying here in my sanctuary
Days go past it’s autumn already
And I wish it would thunder
Lying here in my sanctuary
Days go past it’s autumn already
And I sit here and wonder

What I say and what I mean, are two very different things
Can’t tell life from lies got a bad sense of spins
What I say and what I mean are two very different things, babe, it’s time to figure it out

Holding my hands in your hand and I won’t let go
Keeping your words and your face is a place like home
I’ve been blind don’t you know


Peace, black coffee, and a cheesecake.  ☘

 

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2017-08-25: Song of the day

Rag’n’Bone Man – As You Are

You raised the lights when it was frightening
You calmed the storm when it was rising
You found me there where I was hiding
All I have is here and now

If the ground beneath our feet has disappeared
I’ll be here beside you, always be right near you
Remember me, won’t you?

I know we’ve all got our problems
And it’s a blessing that we made it here so far
If you lay here in these arms tonight I promise
I promise to take you, take you as you are

When I was reaching out in the dark
When the streets below just looked so far
When I forgot everything that I was
All I needed was your love

If the earth beneath our feet is old and caves in
For a second we will fight, when it’s late in the evening
Don’t let me go, dear

I know we’ve all got our problems
And it’s a blessing that we made it here so far
If you lay here in these arms tonight I promise
I promise to take you, take you as you are

Take you as you are, as you are
Take you as you are, as you are
Take you as you are, as you are
As you are

I know we’ve all got our problems
And it’s a blessing that we made it here so far
If you lay here in these arms tonight I promise (I promise)
I promise to take you, take you as you are

I know we’ve all got our problems
And it’s a blessing that we made it here so far
If you lay here in these arms tonight I promise
I promise to take you, take you as you are


Peace, black coffee, and a cheesecake.  ☘