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Who's heard Little Richard sing "Shake a hand"?

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    This one's for you Por Por, straight from the heart

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    This song...What can I say?




    Hard Lovin' Loser
    Mimi & Richard Fariña
    Hes the kind of guy puts on a motorcycle jacket
    And he weigh about a hundred and five
    He's the kind of surfer got a ho-daddy haircut
    And you wonder how he'll ever survive
    He's the kind of frogman wearing twenty pounds of counterweights
    And sinking in the sea like a stone
    He's the kind of soldier got no sense of direction
    And they send him in the jungle alone
    But when the frost's on the pumpkin and the litle girls are jumpin'
    He's a hard loving son of a gun
    He's got them waiting down the stairs just to sample his affairs
    And they call him a spoonful of fun
    He's the kind of person going riding on a skateboard
    And his mind's raging out of control
    He's the kind of person goes to drive a Maserati
    Puts his key inside the wrong little hole
    He's the kind of ski bum tearing wild down the mountain
    Hits a patch where there ain't any snow
    He's the kind of cowboy got a hot trigger finger
    Shoots his boot 'cause he's drawing kind of slow
    But when it comes in for rolling, he's an expert at bowling
    Sets the pins up and lays 'em right down
    He's got them taking off their heels, and they like the way he feels
    And they call him a carnival clown
    He's got a parachute and screaming out "Geronimo!"
    And makes a little hole in the ground
    He's the kind of logger when the man hollers "Timber!"
    Got to stop and look around for the sound
    He's the kind of artist rents a groov
    y little attic
    And discovers that he can't grow a beard
    He's the human cannon ball come in for a landing
    And he wonders where the net disappeared
    But when he takes off his shoes, man, it won't come as news
    He's got them lining up in threes and in twos
    He's got them painting on the floor, got them begging for some more
    And they call him whatever they choose.
    Songwriters: FARINA RICHARD
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    This one bears thinking though . This one is all there, but is put together some what like an Easter egg hunt. Search for the goodies>":O}



    Reflections In A Crystal Wind
    Mimi & Richard Fariña
    If there's a way to say I'm sorry
    Perhaps I'll stay another evening beside your door
    And watch the moon rise inside your window
    Where jewels are falling, and flowers weeping, and strangers laughing
    Because you're dreaming that I have gone.
    And if I don't know why I'm going
    Perhaps I'll wait beside the pathway where no-one's coming
    And count the questions I turned away from, or closed my eyes to
    Or had no time for, or passed right over
    Because the answers would shame my pride.
    I've heard them say the word forever
    But I don't know if words have meaning when they are promised
    In fear of losing what can't be borrowed
    Or lent in blindness, or blessed by pageantry, or sold by preachers
    While you're still walking your separate way.
    Sometimes we bind ourselves together
    And seldom know the harm in binding the only feeling that cries for freedom
    And needs unfolding and understanding
    And time for holding a simple mirror
    With one reflection to call your own.
    If there's an end to all our dreaming
    Perhaps I'll go while you're still standing beside your door
    And I'll remember your hands encircling a bowl of moonstones
    A lamp of childhood, a robe of roses
    Because your sorrows were still unborn.
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    Some things we all learn the hard way




    Foolish Heart
    Grateful Dead
    Carve your name
    Carve your name in ice and wind
    Search for where
    Search for where the rivers end
    Or where the rivers start
    Do everything that's in you
    That you feel to be your part
    But never give your love, my friend,
    Unto a foolish heart
    Leap from ledges
    Leap from ledges high and wild
    Learn to speak
    Speak with wisdom like a child
    Directly from the heart
    Crown yourself the king of clowns
    Or stand way back apart
    But never give your love, my friend,
    Unto a foolish heart
    Shun a friend
    Shun a brother and a friend
    Never look
    Never look around the bend
    Or check a weather chart
    Sign the Mona Lisa
    With a spray can, call it art
    But never give your love, my friend,
    Unto a foolish heart
    A foolish heart will call on you
    To toss your dreams away
    Then turn around and blame you
    For the way you went astray
    A foolish heart will cost you sleep
    And often make you curse
    A selfish heart is trouble
    But a foolish heart is worse
    Bite the hand
    Bite the hand that bakes your bread
    Dare to leap
    Where the angels fear to tread
    Till you are torn apart
    Stoke the fires of paradise
    With coals from hell to start
    But never give your love, my friend
    Unto a foolish heart
    Unto a foolish heart [Repeats]
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    Don't recall hearing this before. The lyrics are great. The song? It's all right.
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    I remember this tune. But the brilliance of the story told by the words to it escaped me. Thank you for posting it!
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    The construction of the song seems...hackneyed, imho. Yet the lyrics are quite worth listening to.
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    You bring up a harsh truth. Failing the test of time is not something one wants to be said about their art, that's for certain.
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    This is a complicated one. "Pty" can be used in Australia or South Africa. South Africa brings back the memory of our own hideous history of apartheid, and come to think of it, Australia's too. Now also practiced in Israel-with a vengeance.
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    The Dead deserve more credit than I somewhat grudgingly tend to award them. My best friend's son was a Dead Head for a number of years late in their career. Unfortunately I can't stand this kid for he was a sweet child who became a true monster among men. Must it always be something?
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    How can one argue with Harry Houdini?
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    I should have heard this before but haven't. Mark Knopfler is a great, huge talent. I don't think I noticed that the sound of an electric guitar immediately grabs a song and becomes the dominant instrumental voice in a way that an acoustic guitar doesn't oftimes. Plain and simple fact that needed many years to become apparent. Shuh!
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    That song MUST be followed by this one!

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    I can tell that I haven't been serious about this computer- NO sound! Have to start investigating that.
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    Thank you, Cloasters!
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    For me, this is Billy's master work.
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    I have really loved this song since I was 18.
    That last last line is a song all by it's self.

    "Because your sorrows were still unborn."
    To which I would say:
    There is no deeper wave than this.":O}
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    Love isn't always kind:

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    An old standard, I really like BB's take on it.

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