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 RDtoo
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"Still haven't found what I'm looking for" by U2.
 lorelei540
Joined: 8/14/2008
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Posted: 4/18/2009 12:23:52 PM
Ooh good question! "Love Love Love" by Lenny Kravitz absolutely is where I'm at these days. I've got it on my profile right now, I love love love it =)

Don't need no television
Don't need no movie stars
Don't need no custom private planes
Don't need no politicians
Don't need no stocks and bonds
Don't need no cars or boats or trains

Don't need no diamond jewelry
Don't need no rare cigars
Don't need no magnums of champagne
Don't need no penthouse mansion
Don't need no Paris fashion
Don't need no shiny golden chain

There ain't nothing you can give me
I'm already there
I got love
I got love love
I got love love love

Don't need no plastic surgery
Don't need no country clubs
Don't need no butlers, cooks or maids
Don't need no marijuana
Don't need no ecstasy
Don't need no blow or sleeping aids

Don't need no personal trainer
Don't need no fortune teller
Don't need no job that gets me paid
Don't need no more religion
Don't need no air condition
Don't need no one to get me laid

There ain't nothing you can give me
I'm already there
I got love
I got love love
I got love love love

Your ways are never ever static
You're always keeping it erratic
I want you to know I'm emphatic
About your love that's enigmatic
You, me and God makes three
My eyes are open I see
Oh baby don't you understand

Don't need no private island
Don't need no chandelier
Don't need no million dollar view
Don't need no helicopter
Don't need no magazine
Don't need nobody else but you

There ain't nothing you can give me
I'm already there
I got love
I got love love
I got love love love
 ForumFilly
Joined: 5/14/2008
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Posted: 4/18/2009 12:34:55 PM
Right now mine would be "The Dance" by Garth Brooks.

"I could have missed the pain but I'd have had to miss the dance"

Even with relationships that didn't work out, loving and losing is better than never having loved, or been loved, at all. Perhaps, it will happen again and it will last forever this time.
 Tarnished_Knight
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Posted: 4/18/2009 1:39:06 PM
The Impossible Dream

To dream ... the impossible dream ...
To fight ... the unbeatable foe ...
To bear ... with unbearable sorrow ...
To run ... where the brave dare not go ...
To right ... the unrightable wrong ...
To love ... pure and chaste from afar ...
To try ... when your arms are too weary ...
To reach ... the unreachable star ...

This is my quest, to follow that star ...
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far ...
To fight for the right, without question or pause ...
To be willing to march into Hell, for a Heavenly cause ...

And I know if I'll only be true, to this glorious quest,
That my heart will lie will lie peaceful and calm,
when I'm laid to my rest ...
And the world will be better for this:
That one man, scorned and covered with scars,
Still strove, with his last ounce of courage,
To reach ... the unreachable star ...
 cfb62
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Posted: 4/18/2009 1:41:16 PM
Greg Allman
"I'm no angel"
 TryAgan
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Posted: 4/18/2009 1:43:38 PM
what song would you chose to sing that reflects your love life now and in the future.


I would start with:
I Just Want To Dance With You - borrowed from George Strait
And after I'm done, she would sing back to me:
You Are Simply The Best - by Tina Turner

Here it goes
I dont want to be the kind to hesitate,
Be too shy, wait too late
I dont care what they say other lovers do,
I just want to dance with you.

I gotta feeling that you have a heart like mine,
So let it show, let it shine.
If we have a chance to make one heart of two,
I just want to dance with you.

I want to dance with you, twirl you all around the floor
Thats what they intended dancin for,
I just want to dance with you.
I want to dance with you, hold you in my arms once more,
Thats what they invented dancin for,
I just want to dance with you

...................................................................................

I call you,when I need you my hearts on fire
You come to me, come to me, wild and wild

You come to me, give me everything I need
Give me a lifetime of promises and a world of dreams
Speak the language of love like you know what it means
And it cant be wrong, take my heart and make it strong, baby

Youre simply the best, better than all the rest, better than anyone, anyone
Ive ever met


 lorelei540
Joined: 8/14/2008
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Posted: 4/18/2009 2:08:34 PM
Ouch jim978, I cringe when I hear that song --- "Self-Esteem" by Offspring is the same, painful to hear, I feel so bad for the guy =(

So now you need one that's about you and looking forward!
 woobytoodsday
Joined: 12/13/2006
Msg: 10
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Posted: 4/18/2009 2:10:10 PM
Sometimes When I Get to Thinkin' 'Bout You
Buffy Sainte-Marie

Sometimes I recall what others have said,
Love is for lovers, in love and full-grown.
Life's for the living, and death's for the dead,
and the depth of a heart is a fathom unknown.

Sometimes when I get to thinking about you,
And all the things that we've never said
To each other, it seems such a shame to go blue
when there's so many years to lie silent and dead.

I know, you know, all about life (might also be "love")
You know, I know, nothing at all
Still I, should I, ever feel blue
When the blink of your eye makes me glad I'm so small

Think of the years before we were a pair
Years lived apart we spent learning to farm
Sowing and growing, and learning to care
For ourselves, and preparing for each other's arms

Love is a flower blooms when we're too young
Pluck it, it's gone, tend it, it grows
We've been tending since the first sprout was sprung
To the most patient farmer the best harvest goes

Sometimes I recall what others have said,
Love is for lovers, in love and full-grown.
Life's for the living, and death's for the dead,
and the depth of heart is a fathom unknown.

 tinkerbellcgy
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Posted: 4/18/2009 3:47:56 PM
For the music that most reflects my love life right now, I'd really like to say "Raise a Little Hell" by Trooper but, in reality, I'm afraid that it's more like "Yesterday" by the Beatles. As for the future of my life love, I have yet to find proof that there will be a future!!
 OldFolkie
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Posted: 4/18/2009 4:19:37 PM
Great post and there have been some great songs posted by folks. Kaptain Obvious, Kathy Mattea's "Where Have You Been" is one of my favorites as well.
I'm an old folk singer, and I have a ton of songs that speak to the OP.

Where am I in my life now? Kate Wolf's "Across The Great Divide" answers that for me:

I've been walkin' in my sleep
Countin' troubles 'stead of countin' sheep.
Where the years went, I can't say.
I just turned around and they've gone away.

I've been siftin' through the layers
Of dusty books and faded papers.
They tell a story I used to know,
And it was one that happened so long ago.

chorus:
It's gone away in yesterday.
Now I find myself on the mountainside
Where the rivers change direction
Across the Great Divide.

Now I heard the owl a-callin'
Softly as the night was fallin'
With a question and I replied
But he's gone across the borderline.

Chorus

The finest hour that I have seen
Is the one that comes between
The edge of night and the break of day.
It's when the darkness rolls away.
Chorus

What do I hope for? A love that endures...always. One song that comes to mind is
"The Dutchman" by Michael P. Smith":

The Dutchman's not the kind of man
Who keeps his thumb jammed in the dam
That holds his dreams in
But that's a secret that only Margaret knows

When Amsterdam is golden in the morning
Margaret brings him breakfast
She believes him
He thinks the tulips bloom beneath the snow
He`s mad as he can be, but Margaret only sees that sometimes
Sometimes she sees her unborn children in his eyes

CHO: Let us go to the banks of the ocean
Where the walls rise above the Zuiderzee
Long ago, I used to be a young man
And dear Margaret remembers that for me

The Dutchman still wears wooden shoes
His cap and coat are patched with the love
That Margaret sewed in
Sometimes he thinks he's still in Rotterdam
He watches tug boats down canals
And calls out to them when he thinks he knows the Captain
'Til Margaret comes to take him home again
Through unforgiving streets
That trick him though she holds his arm
Sometimes he thinks that he's alone and calls her name
CHO: Let us go to the banks of the ocean
Where the walls rise above the Zuiderzee
Long ago, I used to be a young man
And dear Margaret remembers that for me

The windmills swirl the winter in
She wraps his muffler tighter,
They sit in the kitchen
Some tea with whiskey keeps away the dew
He sees her for a moment, calls her name
She makes the bed up humming some old love song
She learned it when the tune was very new.
He hums a line or two, they hum together in the night
The Dutchman falls asleep and Margaret blows the candle out.

CHO: Let us go to the banks of the ocean
Where the walls rise above the Zuiderzee
Long ago, I used to be a young man
And dear Margaret remembers that for me
 ankkka
Joined: 8/29/2007
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Posted: 4/18/2009 5:30:33 PM
"La Vie en rose"by Edith Piaf.

Literal Translation.
Eyes that caress mine
A laugh that looses itself on his lips
This is the unaltered picture
Of the man to whom I belong

When he takes me in his arms
He speaks to me softly
I see life through rose-colored glasses

He tells me words of love
Everyday words
And that does something to me

Some happiness has
Come into my heart
Of which I know the cause

It's him for me,me for him
Throughout life
You said it to me,you've sworn it for life

And ever since
I can feel inside of me
My beating heart

Nights of love that will never end
Happiness replaces
Troubles and sorrows
Happiness,happiness to die for
 jonas63
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Posted: 4/18/2009 6:01:46 PM
I love this song since when I could only understand the music.


Artist: REO Speedwagon

I can't fight this feeling any longer.
And yet I'm still afraid to let it flow.
What started out as friendship,
Has grown stronger.
I only wish I had the strength to let it show.

I tell myself that I can't hold out forever.
I said there is no reason for my fear.
Cause I feel so secure when we're together.
You give my life direction,
You make everything so clear.

And even as I wander,
I'm keeping you in sight.
You're a candle in the window,
On a cold, dark winter's night.
And I'm getting closer than I ever thought I might.

And I can't fight this feeling anymore.
I've forgotten what I started fighting for.
It's time to bring this ship into the shore,
And throw away the oars, forever.

Cause I can't fight this feeling anymore.
I've forgotten what I started fighting for.
And if I have to crawl upon the floor,
Come crushing through your door,
Baby, I can't fight this feeling anymore.

My life has been such a whirlwind since I saw you.
I've been running round in circles in my mind.
And it always seems that I'm following you, girl,
Cause you take me to the places,
That alone I'd never find.

And even as I wander,
I'm keeping you in sight.
You're a candle in the wind,
On a cold, dark winter's night.
And I'm getting closer than I ever thought I might.

And I can't fight this feeling anymore.
I've forgotten what I started fighting for.
It's time to bring this ship into the shore,
And throw away the oars, forever.

Cause I can't fight this feeling anymore.
I've forgotten what I started fighting for.
And if I have to crawl upon the floor,
Come crushing through your door,
Baby, I can't fight this feeling anymore.
 sk1960
Joined: 8/11/2008
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Posted: 4/18/2009 6:14:23 PM
omg woobytoodsday... can't believe someone chose Buffy Saint Marie..... touches your heart and your soul with the words to her songs.... got to hear her sing just this past fall as she had come home home to Saskatchewan to visit family and she sang a couple songs accapella .... age has not dimmed her spirit or the intensity of her songs....we would all do well to remember that....

If I picked one of her songs as my theme song it would be "Until its time for you to go"

the chorus says it all:

Don't ask why
Don't ask how
Don't ask forever
Love me now

.....
 OldFolkie
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Posted: 4/18/2009 6:54:54 PM
Wooby, I forgot to say thank you for reminding me of Buffy's song. I loved it when it was new so many years ago, and I love it still.

I agree, Breath~. It's been "neat" reading.

There are so very many songs about love, in every genre and in every culture. Songs about falling in love, songs about being in love, songs about losing love.

You'd almost think that love is an important part of the human psyche.
 beautifuldancer400
Joined: 6/12/2007
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Posted: 4/18/2009 7:19:42 PM
"What's Love Got To Do With It" by Tina Turner
 *mae* flowers
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Posted: 4/18/2009 7:39:18 PM
...The song that best describes my love life right now:

Fishing in the Dark...Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.


...The song that best describes my future love life:

The Canadian Dream...Sam Roberts

...maeflowers
 bliss serendipity
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Posted: 4/19/2009 1:05:21 AM
I absolutely love this song, "Both Sides of Goodbye", it doesn't reflect where I am right now in regards to my love life, I would love to be able to sing like Chrissie Hynde and love Willie Nelson's voice.

"Break Up The Concrete is the new album-- the first since Artemis released the mostly unheraldedLoose Screw six years ago-- from The Pretenders. I love it. So many great references to Dylan! And, like most Pretenders' albums I love it because of Chrissie's songwriting. And yet, tonight we're listening to one of the two songs on the album, the other being "Rosalee," not written by Chrissie. Actually this isn't even officially on the regular album. It's a bonus track offered by a certain unnamed big box retailer for CDs sold in their store. And, fittingly, it's a song, "Both Sides Of Goodbye," by Hank Williams, Jr. Fortunately Chrissie chose Willie Nelson to sing it with her."

Bliss
 John Wisdom
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Posted: 4/20/2009 3:28:54 AM
Past : "House of Pain", Van Halen -- "If I had it all to do I'd keep it just the same, 'cept I'd fix it so you'd never leave ... this house of pain."

Present: "One More Time", Joe Jackson -- "Tell me I should know you never were my kind of woman. Tell me we were fools to fall."

Future: "'Cause We've Ended as Lovers", Jeff Beck -- instrumental (think Ravel's Bolero)
 Rythmn
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Posted: 4/21/2009 9:33:17 AM
for me, that kind of song is created at the moment with "him" and it then becomes "our song". i don't know what it will be. as a daily practice: bits of jazz, zumba, african rhythmns. in the outside world, just marching to the tune of a different drum (or so i'm told).
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Posted: 4/25/2009 10:45:18 AM
Leonard Cohen came back from his Zen Buddhist retreat, into this other reality of instant gratification and the desperate grasping for, "something."


"A Thousand Kisses Deep"

The ponies run, the girls are young,
The odds are there to beat.
You win a while, and then it’s done –
Your little winning streak.
And summoned now to deal
With your invincible defeat,
You live your life as if it’s real,
A Thousand Kisses Deep.

I’m turning tricks, I’m getting fixed,
I’m back on Boogie Street.
You lose your grip, and then you slip
Into the Masterpiece.
And maybe I had miles to drive,
And promises to keep:
You ditch it all to stay alive,
A Thousand Kisses Deep.

And sometimes when the night is slow,
The wretched and the meek,
We gather up our hearts and go,
A Thousand Kisses Deep.

Confined to sex, we pressed against
The limits of the sea:
I saw there were no oceans left
For scavengers like me.
I made it to the forward deck.
I blessed our remnant fleet –
And then consented to be wrecked,
A Thousand Kisses Deep.

I’m turning tricks, I’m getting fixed,
I’m back on Boogie Street.
I guess they won’t exchange the gifts
That you were meant to keep.
And quiet is the thought of you,
The file on you complete,
Except what we forgot to do,
A Thousand Kisses Deep.

And sometimes when the night is slow,
The wretched and the meek,
We gather up our hearts and go,
A Thousand Kisses Deep.

The ponies run, the girls are young,
The odds are there to beat . . .
 Brownlady1953
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Posted: 4/25/2009 1:15:22 PM
"Pick Up The Pieces", that 35 year old classic (I'm a 55 year old classic), by AWB
 onlyfootprints
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Posted: 4/25/2009 9:57:02 PM
Another Bonnie Raitt fan here. The song of my lifetime lover who keeps coming into my life for periods of time, loves me intensely and then carves up my heart and leaves me bleeding as she walks away.

"I Can't Make You Love Me".

Turn down the lights;
Turn down the bed.
Turn down these voices
Inside my head.

Lay down with me;
Tell me no lies.
Just hold me close;
Don't patronize.

Don't patronize me.

[Chorus:]
'Cuz I can't make you love me
If you don't.
You can't make your heart feel
Something it won't.
Here in the dark
In these final hours,
I will lay down my heart
And I'll feel the power;
But you won't.
No, you won't.
'Cuz I can't make you love me
If you don't.

I'll close my eyes,
Then I won't see
The love you don't feel
When you're holding me.

Morning will come,
And I'll do what's right;
Just give me till then
To give up this fight.

And I will give up this fight.
 Puppydog54
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Posted: 4/26/2009 10:18:55 AM
When I was going through my separation / divorce from my wife several years ago the song that really hit close to home was "The Impossible" by Joe Nichols... about how the very things we think can never happen often do.

Presently, the older I get the more I can appreciate and relate to that beautiful 60s classic, "Sunrise... Sunset".
 Puppydog54
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Posted: 4/26/2009 10:51:12 AM
To Park Labrea...

What incredibly beautiful lyrics! Gave me goosebumps!

I've loved Leonard Cohen ever since I heard "Suzanne" way back in the 60s!
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