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#73714 - 04/16/03 12:17 AM My Survivor CD
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Actually a 2 CD set, following somewhat a timeline of my life, thus very personal & subjective of course. Basically this is my 30 favorite songs with any theme that is "survivor" to me, telling my story from beginning to now.

1. “Hotel California” (The Eagles)
2. “Bohemian Rhapsody” (Queen)
3. ”Comfortably Numb” (Pink Floyd)
4. “Maneater” (Hall & Oates)
5. “Bad Moon Arisin” (CCR)
6. “Desperado” (The Eagles)
7. “Brain Damage/Eclipse” (Pink Floyd)
8. “Couldn't Get It Right” (Climax Blues Band)
9. “The Logical Song” (Supertramp)
10.“Gimme Shelter” (The Rolling Stones)
11.“Evil Woman” (ELO)
12."Free Bird” (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
13."Wish You Were Here” (Pink Floyd)
14.”Short People” (Randy Newman)
15.”Signs” (Five Man Electrical Band)

16.“Everybody Must Get Stoned” (Bob Dylan)
17.“Another One Bites the Dust” (Queen)
18.”No More Mr. Nice Guy” (Alice Cooper)
19.“Another Brick In the Wall 1-3/Happiest Days of Our Lives” (Pink Floyd)
20.“Africa” (Toto)
21.“Stairway to Heaven” (Led Zepplin)
22.“Sound of Silence” (Simon & Garfunkel)
23.“The Voice” (Moody Blues)
24.“I Will Survive” (Gloria Gaynor)
25.“Runnin Down a Dream” (Tom Petty)
26.“Don't Look Back” (Boston)
27.”Dream On” (Aerosmith)
28.“Mother Freedom” (Bread)
29.“We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions” (Queen)
30.“I Won't Back Down” (Tom Petty)

The Lyrics:

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On a dark desert highway
Cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas
Rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance
I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy, and my sight grew dim
I had to stop for the night
There she stood in the doorway
I heard the mission bell
And I was thinking to myself
This could be Heaven or this could be Hell
Then she lit up a candle
And she showed me the way
There were voices down the corridor
I thought I heard them say

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely place
Such a lovely place (background)
Such a lovely face
Plenty of room at the Hotel California
Any time of year
Any time of year (background)
You can find it here

Her mind is Tiffany twisted
She's got the Mercedes bends
She's got a lot of pretty, pretty boys
That she calls friends
How they dance in the courtyard
Sweet summer sweat
Some dance to remember
Some dance to forget
So I called up the Captain
Please bring me my wine
He said
We haven't had that spirit here since 1969
And still those voices are calling from far away
Wake you up in the middle of the night
Just to hear them say

Welcome to the Hotel California
Such a lovely Place
Such a lovely Place (background)
Such a lovely face
They're livin' it up at the Hotel California
What a nice surprise
What a nice surprise (background)
Bring your alibies

Mirrors on the ceiling
Pink champagne on ice
And she said
We are all just prisoners here
Of our own device
And in the master's chambers
They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives
But they just can't kill the beast
Last thing I remember
I was running for the door
I had to find the passage back to the place I was before
Relax said the nightman
We are programed to recieve
You can check out any time you like
But you can never leave

"Hotel California" by The Eagles

*************************************************

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide No escape from reality
Open your eyes Look up to the skies and see
I'm just a poor boy, I need no sympathy
Because I'm easy come, easy go
A little high, little low
Anyway the wind blows doesn't really matter to me,
to me

Mama, just killed a man
Put a gun against his head
Pulled my trigger, now he's dead
Mama, life had just begun
But now I've gone and thrown it all away
Mama, ooo
Didn't mean to make you cry
If I'm not back again this time tomorrow
Carry on, carry on, as if nothing really matters

Too late, my time has come
Sends shivers down my spine
Body's aching all the time
Goodbye everybody - I've got to go
Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth
Mama, ooo - (anyway the wind blows)
I don't want to die
I sometimes wish I'd never been born at all

I see a little silhouetto of a man
Scaramouch, scaramouch will you do the fandango
Thunderbolt & lightning-very very frightening me

Gallileo, Gallileo,
Gallileo, Gallileo,
Gallileo Figaro - magnifico

But I'm just a poor boy and nobody loves me
He's just a poor boy from a poor family
Spare him his life from this monstrosity
Easy come easy go - will you let me go
Bismillah! No-we will not let you go - let him go
Bismillah! We will not let you go - let him go
Bismillah! We will not let you go - let me go
Will not let you go - let me go (never)
Never let you go - let me go
Never let me go - ooo
No, no, no, no, no, no, no -
Oh mama mia, mama mia, mama mia let me go
Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me
for me for meeeeee

So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye
So you think you can love me and leave me to die
Oh baby - can't do this to me baby
Just gotta get out
Just gotta get right outta here

Ooh yeah, ooh yeah
Nothing really matters
Anyone can see
Nothing really matters - nothing really matters to me

Anyway the wind blows...

Incidentally,
"Bismillah" is the opening word in the Qu'ran (Koran) & literally means "In the name of Allah."
"Scaramouch" according to the dictionary means "a stock character who appears as a boastful coward."
"Beelzebub" is one of the many names given to "The Devil."

("Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen)

**************************************************

Hello. Is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can hear me. Is there anyone home?

Come on, now. I hear you're feeling down.
Well I can ease your pain,
Get you on your feet again.

Relax. I need some information first.
Just the basic facts:
Can you show me where it hurts?

There is no pain, you are receding.
A distant ship's smoke on the horizon.
You are only coming through in waves.
Your lips move but I can't hear what you say.

When I was a child I had a fever.
My hands felt just like two balloons.
Now I got that feeling once again.
I can't explain, you would not understand.
This is not how I am.
I have become comfortably numb.

Ok. Just a little pinprick.
There'll be no more --Aaaaaahhhhh!
But you may feel a little sick.

Can you stand up?
I do believe it's working. Good.
That'll keep you going for the show.
Come on it's time to go.

There is no pain, you are receding.
A distant ship's smoke on the horizon.
You are only coming through in waves.
Your lips move but I can't hear what you say.

When I was a child I caught a fleeting glimpse,
Out of the corner of my eye.
I turned to look but it was gone.
I cannot put my finger on it now.
The child is grown, the dream is gone.
I have become comfortably numb.

"Comfortably Numb" by Pink Floyd

**************************************************

I see the bad moon arisin'
I see trouble on the way
I see earthquakes and lightnin'
I see bad times today

Chorus:
Don't go around tonight
Well, it's bound to take your life
There's a bad moon on the rise

I hear hurricanes a-blowing
I know the end is coming soon
I fear rivers overflowing
I hear the voice of rage and ruin

Chorus

All right!

Hope you got your things together
Hope you are quite prepared to die
Looks like we're in for nasty weather
One eye is taken for an eye

Chorus 2x

("Bad Moon Arisin'", CCR)

**************************************************

She'll only come out at night
The lean and hungry type
Nothing is new, I've seen her here before
Watching and waiting
She's sitting with you
but her eyes are on the door

So many have paid to see
What you think you're getting for free
The woman is wild,
a she-cat tamed by the purr of a Jaguar
Money's the matter
If you're in it for love
you ain't gonna get too far

Oh here she comes
Watch out boy she'll chew you up
Oh here she comes
She's a maneater
Oh here she comes
Watch out boy she'll chew you up
Oh here she comes
She's a maneater

I wouldn't if I were you
I know what she can do
She's deadly man,
and she could really rip your world apart
Mind over matter
The beauty is there but a beast is in the heart

Oh here she comes
Watch out boy she'll chew you up
Oh here she comes
She's a maneater

Oh here she comes (she's a maneater)
Oohh she'll chew you up.
Oh here she comes (watch out) she's a maneater.

Repeating & fade

"Maneater" by Hall & Oates

**************************************************

Desperado, why don't you come to your senses,
You've been out ridin fences for so long now,
Oh and you're a hard one,
but I know that you've got your reasons,
The things that are pleasin' you
can hurt you somehow.

Don't you draw the Queen of Diamonds boy,
she'll beat you if she's able.
You know the Queen of Hearts
is always your best bet.
Now it seems to me some fine things
have been laid upon your table,
But you only want the ones you can't get.

Desperado, you ain't gettin no younger,
Your pain and your hunger,
they're drivin you home,
And freedom, oh freedom,
well that's just some people talkin.
Your prison is walking
through this world all alone.

Don't your feet get cold in the wintertime,
The sky won't snow and the sun won't shine,
It's hard to tell the nighttime from the day.
And you're losin all your highs and lows,
Ain't it funny how the feelin goes away?

Desperado, why don't you come to your senses,
Come down from your fences- open the gates.
It may be rainin, but there's a rainbow above you.
You'd better let somebody love you,
LET SOMEBODY LOVE YOU.
You'd better let somebody love you,
before it's too late.

"Desperado" by The Eagles

**************************************************

The lunatic is on the grass.
The lunatic is on the grass.
Remembering games and daisy chains and laughs.
Got to keep the loonies on the path.

The lunatic is in the hall.
The lunatics are in my hall.
The paper holds their folded faces to the floor
And every day the paper boy brings more.

And if the dam breaks open many years too soon
And if there is no room upon the hill
And if your head explodes
with dark forebodings too
I'll see you on the dark side of the moon.

The lunatic is in my head.
The lunatic is in my head
You raise the blade, you make the change
You re-arrange me 'til I'm sane.
You lock the door
And throw away the key
There's someone in my head but it's not me.

And if the cloud bursts, thunder in your ear
You shout and no one seems to hear.
And if the band you're in
starts playing different tunes
I'll see you on the dark side of the moon.

"I can't think of anything to say except...
I think it's marvelous! HaHaHa!"


All that you touch
All that you see
All that you taste
All you feel.
All that you love
All that you hate
All you distrust
All you save.
All that you give
All that you deal
All that you buy,
beg, borrow or steal.
All you create
All you destroy
All that you do
All that you say.
All that you eat
And everyone you meet
All that you slight
And everyone you fight.
All that is now
All that is gone
All that's to come
and everything under the sun is in tune
but the sun is eclipsed by the moon.

There is no dark side of the moon really.
Matter of fact it's all dark.

Brain Damage/Eclipse by Pink Floyd

**************************************************

Time was drifting, this rock had got to roll
So I hit the road and made my getaway
Restless feeling, really got a hold
I started searching for a better way

But I kept on looking for a sign
In the middle of the night
But I couldn't see the light
No I couldn't see the light
I kept on looking for a way
To take me through the night
I couldn't get it right
I couldn't get it right

L.A. fever made me feel alright
But I must admit it got the best of me
Getting down, so deep
I could have drowned
Now, I can't get back the way I used to be

(repeat chorus)

New York City took me with the tide
And I nearly died from hospitality
Left me stranded, took away my pride
Just another no account fatality

(repeat chorus)

"Couldn't Get It Right" by The Climax Blues Band

**************************************************

When I was young
It seemed that life was so wonderful
A miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical
And all the birds in the trees
Well they'd be singing so happily
Oh joyfully, oh playfully watching me
But then they sent me away
To teach me how to be sensible
Logical, oh responsible, practical
And then they showed me a world
Where I could be so dependable
Oh clinical, oh intellectual, cynical

There are times when all the world's asleep
The questions run too deep for such a simple man
Won't you please please tell me what we've learned
I know it sounds absurd please tell me who I am

I say: Now watch what you say
Or they'll be calling you a radical
A liberal, oh fanatical, criminal
Oh won't you sign up your name
We'd like to feel you're acceptable,
respectable, oh presentable, a vegetable
whoa (tick tick tick yeah)

But at night when all the world's asleep
The questions run so deep for such a simple man
Won't you please please tell me what we've learned
I know it sounds absurd please tell me who I am, who I am, who I am, who I am.

It's so logical...
Unbelievable...
1-2-3-5!

Repeating & fading

The Logical Song by Supertramp

**************************************************

Oh, a storm is threat'ning
My very life today
If I don't get some shelter
Oh yeah, I'm gonna fade away

War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away

Ooh, see the fire is sweepin'
Our very street today
Burns like a red coal carpet
Mad bull lost its way

War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away
War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away

Rape, murder!
It's just a shot away It's just a shot away

Rape, murder!
It's just a shot away It's just a shot away

Rape, murder!
It's just a shot away It's just a shot away

The floods is threat'ning
My very life today
Gimme, gimme shelter
Or I'm gonna fade away

War, children, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away It's just a shot away
It's just a shot away It's just a shot away

I tell you love, sister, it's just a kiss away
It's just a kiss away It's just a kiss away
It's just a kiss away It's just a kiss away
Kiss away, kiss away

Gimme Shelter by The Rolling Stones

************************************************

You made a fool of me,
but them broken dreams have got to end.

Hey woman, you got the blues,
cos' you ain't got no one else to use.
There's an open road that leads nowhere,
so just make some miles between here and there.
There's a hole in my head where the rain comes in
you took my body and played to win.
Ha Ha woman it's a cryin' shame,
but you ain't got nobody else to blame.

Evil Woman, Evil woman, Evil Woman, Evil Woman.

Rolled in from another town,
hit some gold too hot to settle down.
But a fool and his money soon go separate ways'
and you found a fool lyin' in a daze.
Ha Ha woman what you gonna do,
you destroyed all the virtues
that the Lord gave you.
It's so good that you're feelin' pain,
but you better get your face on board
the very next train.

Evil Woman, Evil woman, Evil Woman, Evil Woman.

Evil woman how you done me wrong,
but now you're tryin' to wail a different song.
Ha Ha funny how you broke me up,
you made the wine now you drink a cup.
I came runnin' every time you cried,
thought I saw love smilin' in your eyes.
Ha Ha very nice to know,
that you ain't got no place left to go.

Evil Woman, Evil woman, Evil Woman, Evil Woman.

Evil Woman by ELO

**************************************************

If I leave here tomorrow
would you still remember me
For I must be travelling on now
there's too many places I gotta see

And if I stay here with you girl
things just wouldn't be the same
For I'm as free as a bird now
and this bird you cannot change
and the bird you cannot change
and the bird you cannot change
Lord knows I can't change

Bye bye it's been sweet lovin
though this feeling I can't change
Please don't take it so badly
Lord knows I'm to blame

And if I stay here with you girl
things just couldn't be the same
For I'm as free as a bird now
and this bird you cannot change
and the bird you cannot change
and the bird you cannot change
Lord knows I can't change
Lord help me I can't change-ange-ange-ange-ange

Lord I can't change,
Won't you fly, free bird yeah

Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd

**************************************************

So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from Hell, blue skies from pain.
Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail
A smile from a veil? Do you think you can tell?

And did they get you to trade
your heroes for ghosts? Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
And did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?

How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have you found? The same old fears.
Wish you were here.

"Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd

**************************************************

Short People got no reason
Short People got no reason
Short People got no reason To live

They got little hands Little eyes
They walk around Tellin' great big lies
They got little noses And tiny little teeth
They wear platform shoes On their nasty lil' feet

Well, I don't want no Short People
Don't want no Short People
Don't want no Short People `Round here

Short People are just the same
As you and I (A Fool Such As I)
All men are brothers Until the day they die
(It's A Wonderful World)

Short People got nobody
Short People got nobody
Short People got nobody To love

They got little baby legs That stand so low
You got to pick 'em up Just to say hello
They got little cars That go beep, beep, beep
They got little voices Goin' peep, peep, peep
They got grubby little fingers
And dirty little minds
They're gonna get you every time

Well, I don't want no Short People
Don't want no Short People
Don't want no Short People 'Round here

Short People Randy Newman

**************************************************

And the sign said,
"Long-haired freaky people need not apply."
So I tucked my hair up under my hat
And I went in to ask him why.
He said:
"You look like a fine upstandin' young man.
I think you'll do."
So I took off my hat and said:
"Imagine that. Huh , me workin' for you."

Whoa, sign, sign. Everywhere a sign.
Blockin' out the scen'ry. Breakin' my mind.
Do this. Don't do that. Can't you read the sign?

And the sign said,
"Anybody caught trespassin'will be shot on sight."
So I jumped on the fence & I yelled at the house,
"Hey! What gives you the right,
To put up a fence to keep me out,
But to keep Mother Nature in?
If God was here, he'd tell you to your face,
'Man, you're some kind of sinner.'"

Sign, sign. Everywhere a sign.
Blockin' out the scenery. Breakin' my mind.
Do this. Don't do that. Can't you read the sign?

Now, hey you, Mister, can't you read?
You got to have a shirt and tie to get a seat.
You can't even watch. No, you can't eat.
You ain't supposed to be here.
The sign said,
"You've got to have a membership card
To get inside." Uh!

And the sign said, "Everybody welcome.
Come in. Kneel down and pray."
But when they passed around the plate
at the end of it all,
I didn't have a penny to pay
So I got me a pen and a paper
And I made up my own little sign.
I said, "Thank you, Lord, for thinkin' 'bout me.
I'm alive and doin' fine." Whoo!

Sign, sign. Everywhere a sign.
Blockin' out the scenery. Breakin' my mind.
Do this. Don't do that. Can't you read the sign?

Sign, sign. Everywhere a sign.

Sign, sign...

Signs by The Five Man Electrical Band

**************************************************
**************************************************

They'll stone you when you're trying to be so good
They'll stone you just like they said they would
They'll stone you when you're trying to go home
They'll stone you when you're left all alone
But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned

They'll stone you when you're walkin on the street
They'll stone ya when you're tryin to keep yo seat
They'll stone you when your walking on the floor
They'll stone you when your walking to the door
But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned

They'll stone you when you're
at the breakfast table
They'll stone you when you are un-able
They'll stone you when you're tryin to make a buck
They'll stone you and then they'll say good luck
But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned

Well They'll stone you and say that it's the end
They'll stone you and then they'll come back again
They'll stone you when you're riding in your car
They'll stone you when you're playing you guitar
Yes But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned. Alright!

Well They'll stone you when you are all alone
They'll stone you when you are walking home
They'll stone you and then say they're all brave
They'll stone ya when you're set down in yo grave
But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned

"Rainy Day Woman #12 & #35" by Bob Dylan

**************************************************

Ooh, let's go
Steve walks warily down the street
With the brim pulled way down low
Ain't no sound but the sound of his feet
Machine guns ready to go

Are you ready, hey, are you ready for this
Are you hangin' on the edge of your seat
Out of the doorway the bullets rip
To the sound of the beat - yeah

Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust
And another one gone and another one gone
Another one bites the dust, eh
Hey, I'm gonna get you too
Another one bites the dust

How do you think I'm going to get along
Without you when you're gone
You took me for everything that I had
And kicked me out on my own

Are you happy ? Are you satisfied ?
How long can you stand the heat
Out of the doorway the bullets rip
To the sound of the beat - look out

Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust
And another one gone and another one gone
Another one bites the dust, eh
Hey, I'm gonna get you too
Another one bites the dust

Hey Oh take it
Bites the dust - bite the dust hey hey
Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust, ow
Another one bites the dust, hey hey
Another one bites the dust, heeey
Ooh show down

There are plenty of ways that you can hurt a man
And bring him to the ground
You can beat him
You can cheat him
You can treat him bad
And leave him when he's down, yeah

But I'm ready, yes I'm ready for you
I'm standing on my own two feet
Out of the doorway the bullets rip
Repeating to the sound of the beat
Oh yeah

Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust
And another one gone and another one gone
Another one bites the dust, yeah
Hey, I'm gonna get you too
Another one bites the dust
Shoot out
Hey, alright

"Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen

**************************************************

I used to be such a sweet, sweet thing
'Til they got a hold of me.
I opened doors for little old ladies,
I helped the blind to see.
I got no friends 'cause they read the papers.
They can't be seen with me and I'm gettin' real shot down
And I'm feeling mean.

No more Mister Nice Guy,
No more Mister Clean,
No more Mister Nice Guy,
They say he's sick, he's obscene.

I got no friends 'cause they read the papers.
They can't be seen with me and I'm gettin' real shot down
And I'm feeling mean.

No more Mister Nice Guy,
No more Mister Clean,
No more Mister Nice Guy,
They say he's sick, he's obscene.

My dog bit me on the leg today.
My cat clawed my eyes.
My Ma's been thrown out of the social circle,
And dad has to hide.

I went to church incognito.
When everybody rose, the Reverend Smith,
He recognized me,
And punched me in the nose.

No more Mister Nice Guy,
No more Mister Clean,
No more Mister Nice Guy,
He said you're sick, you're obscene.

No more Mr. Nice Guy,
No more Mr. Clean,
No more Mr. Nice Guy
They say he's sick, he's obscene.

**************************************************

Daddy's flown across the ocean
Leaving just a memory
Snapshot in the family album
Daddy what else did you leave for me?
Daddy, what'd'ja leave behind for me?!?
All in all it was just a brick in the wall.
All in all it was all just bricks in the wall.

"You! Yes, you! Stand still laddy!"

We don't need no education
We dont need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers leave them kids alone
Hey! Teachers! Leave them kids alone!
All in all it's just another brick in the wall.
All in all you're just another brick in the wall.

We don't need no education
We dont need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers leave them kids alone
Hey! Teachers! Leave them kids alone!
All in all it's just another brick in the wall.
All in all you're just another brick in the wall.

"Wrong, Do it again!"
"If you don't eat yer meat, you can't have any pudding. How can you
have any pudding if you don't eat yer meat?"
"You! Yes, you behind the bikesheds, stand still laddy!"

[Sound of many TV's coming on, all on different channels]
"The Bulls are already out there"
Pink: "Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrgh!"
"This Roman Meal bakery thought you'd like to know."

I don't need no arms around me
And I dont need no drugs to calm me.
I have seen the writing on the wall.
Don't think I need anything at all.
No! Don't think I'll need anything at all.
All in all it was all just bricks in the wall.
All in all you were all just bricks in the wall.

Another Brick In the Wall Parts 1-3 by Pink Floyd

Well, when we grew up and went to school,
There were certain teachers,
Who would hurt the children in any way they could,
By pouring their derision,
Upon anything we did,
Exposing every weakness,
However carefully hidden by the kids.

But in (but in) the town it was well known,
When they got home at night,
Their fat and psychopathic wives would thrash them,
Within inches of their lives.

"Happiest Days of Our Lives" by Pink Floyd
(Precedes & leads into Part 2, commonly played with it on radio)

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I hear the drums echoing tonight
But she hears only whispers of some quiet conversation
She's coming in, 12:30 flight
The moonlit wings reflect the stars that guide me towards salvation

I stopped an old man on the way
Hoping to find some long forgotten words or ancient melodies
He turned to me as if to say,
"Hurry boy, it's waiting there for you"

(Chorus)

It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
I bless the rains down in Africa
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had, to do

The wild dogs cry out in the night
As they grow restless longing for some solitary company
I know that I must do what's right
As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti
I seek to cure what's deep inside, frightened of this thing that I've become

(Chorus)

Hurry boy, she's waiting there for you.

It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
I bless the rains down in Africa, I bless the rains down in Africa
I bless the rains down in Africa, I bless the rains down in Africa
I bless the rains down in Africa
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had to do

"Africa" by Toto

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There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold
And she's buying a stairway to heaven.
When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed
With a word she can get what she came for.
Ooh, ooh, and she's buying a stairway to heaven.

There's a sign on the wall but she wants to be sure
'Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings.
In a tree by the brook, there's a songbird who sings,
Sometimes all of our thoughts are misgiven.
Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it makes me wonder.

There's a feeling I get when I look to the west,
And my spirit is crying for leaving.
In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees,
And the voices of those who standing looking.
Ooh, it makes me wonder,
Ooh, it really makes me wonder.

And it's whispered that soon if we all call the tune
Then the piper will lead us to reason.
And a new day will dawn for those who stand long
And the forests will echo with laughter.

If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now,
It's just a spring clean for the May queen.
Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on.
And it makes me wonder.

Your head is humming and it won't go, in case you don't know,
The piper's calling you to join him,
Dear lady, can you hear the wind blow, and did you know
Your stairway lies on the whispering wind.

And as we wind on down the road
Our shadows taller than our soul.
There walks a lady we all know
Who shines white light and wants to show
How everything still turns to gold.
And if you listen very hard
The tune will come to you at last.
When all are one and one is all
To be a rock and not to roll.

And she's buying a stairway to heaven.

Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin

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Hello darkness, my old friend
I've come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence
In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
'Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence
And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence
"Fools", said I, "You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you"
But my words, like silent raindrops fell
And echoed
In the wells of silence
And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said, "The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls"
And whispered in the sounds of silence

Sounds of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel

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Won't you take me back to school
I need to learn the golden rule
Won't you lay it on the line
I need to hear it just one more time
Oh won't you tell me again
Can you feel it
Won't you tell me again
Tonight

Each and every heart it seems
Is bounded by a world of dreams
Each and every rising sun
Is greeted by a lonely one
Oh won't you tell me again
Can you feel it
Oh won't you tell me again
Tonight

'Cos out on the ocean of life my love
There's so many storms we must rise above
Can you hear the spirit calling
As it's carried across the waves
You're already falling
It's calling you back to face the music
And the song that is coming through
You're already falling
The one that it's calling is you

Make a promise take a vow
And trust your feelings it's easy now
Understand the voice within
And feel the changes already beginning
Oh won't you tell me again
Can you feel it
Won't you tell me again
Tonight

And how many words have I got to say
And how many times will it be this way
With your arms around the future
And your back up against the past
You're already falling it's calling you
On to face the music
And the song that is coming through
You're already falling
The one it's calling is you

Each and every heart it seems
Is bounded by a world of dreams
Each and every rising sun
Is greeted by a lonely one
Won't you tell me again
Can you feel it
Oh won't you tell me again
Tonight

("The Voice", Moody Blues)

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First I was afraid, I was petrified!
Kept thinkin' I could never live
without you by my side
But then I spent so many nights
thinking how you did me wrong,
and I grew strong, and I learned how to get along.

So now you're back from outer space,
I just walked in to find you here
with that sad look upon your face
I should have changed that stupid lock,
I should have made you leave your key
If I had known for just one second
you'd be back to bother me.

Go on now go, walk out the door.
Just turn around now,
cause you're not welcome anymore.
Weren't you the one
who tried to hurt me with goodbye?
You think I'd crumble?
You think I'd lay down and die?

Oh no not I! I will survive!
Oh, as long as I know how to love,
I know I'll stay alive.
I've got all my life to live,
And I've got all my love to give,
I'll survive, I will survive!
Hey hey..

It took all the strength I had not to fall apart,
Just tryin' hard to mend the pieces
of my broken heart.
And I spent oh so many nights
just feelin' sorry for myself,
I used to cry
But now I hold my head up high,

And you see me, somebody new;
I'm not that chained up little person who is still in love with you.
So you felt like dropping in and just expect me to be free,
But now I'm saving all my lovin' for someone who's lovin' me,

Go on now go, walk out the door.
Just turn around now, cause you're not welcome anymore.
Weren't you the one who tried to break me with goodbye?
You think I'd crumble? You think I'd lay down and die?

Oh no not I! I will survive!
Oh as long as I know how to love I know I'll stay alive,
I've got all my life to live,
And I've got all my love to give,

I'll survive, I will survive!
Oh..

Go on now go, walk out the door.
Just turn around now, cause you're not welcome anymore.
Weren't you the one who tried to break me with goodbye?
You think I'd crumble? You think I'd lay down and die?

Oh no not I! I will survive!
Oh as long as I know how to love I know I'll stay alive,
I've got all my life to live,
And I've got all my love to give,

I'll survive, I will survive!
I'll survive.....

("I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor)

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It was a beautiful day, the sun beat down
I had the radio on, I was drivin'
The trees went by, me and Del were singin'
Little Runaway, I was flyin'

Yeah runnin' down a dream
That never would come to me
Workin' on a mystery, goin' wherever it leads
I'm runnin' down a dream

I felt so good, like anything was possible
I hit cruise control and rubbed eyes
The last three days the rain was unstoppable
It was always cold, no sun shine

Yeah runnin' down a dream
That never would come to me
Workin' on a mystery, goin' wherever it leads
I'm runnin' down a dream

I rolled on as the sky grew dark
I put the pedal down to make some time
There's something good waitin' down this road
I'm pickin' up whatever is mine

Yeah runnin' down a dream
That never would come to me
Workin' on a mystery, goin' wherever it leads
I'm runnin' down a dream

"Runnin Down a Dream" by Tom Petty

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Don't look back, a new day is breakin'
It's been too long since I felt this way
I don't mind where I get taken
The road is callin', today is the day

I can see it took so long to realize
I'm much too strong not to compromise
Now I see what I am is holding me down
I'll turn it around

Chorus:
I finally see the dawn arrivin'
I see beyond the road I'm drivin'
Far away and left behind

It's a new horizon and I'm awakin' now
Oh I see myself in a brand new way
The sun is shinin', the clouds are breakin'
'Cause I can't lose now, there's no game to play

I can tell there's no more time left to criticize
I've seen what I could not recognize
Everything in my life was leading me on
But I can be strong

chorus

"Don't Look Back" by Boston

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Every time that I look in the mirror
All these lines on my face gettin' clearer
The past has gone
It went by like dusk to dawn
Isn't that the way
Everybody's got their dues in life to pay

Yeah, I know nobody knows
Where it comes and where it goes
I know it's everybody's sin
You got to lose to know how to win

Half my life's in books written pages
Livin' and learnin' from fools and from sages
You know it's true
All these things come back to you

Sing with me, sing for the year
Sing for the laughter and sing for the tear
Sing with me, if it's just for today
Maybe tomorrow the good Lord will take you away

Well...sing with me, sing for the year
Sing for the laughter
And sing for the tear
Sing with me, if it's just for today
Maybe tomorrow the good Lord will take you away

Dream on, dream on, dream on
Dream yourself a dream come true
Dream on, dream on, dream on
And dream until your dream comes true
Dream on, dream on, dream on, dream on
Dream on, dream on, dream on...aaahhh

Sing with me, sing for the year
Sing for the laughter
And sing for the tear
Sing with me, if it's just for today
Maybe tomorrow good Lord will take you away

Sing with me, sing for the year
Sing for the laughter
And sing for the tear
Sing with me, if it's just for today
Maybe tomorrow the good Lord will take you away.

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Freedom - keep walkin'
Keep on your toes and don't stop talkin' 'bout
Freedom - get goin'
Lots to be learned and lots to be knowin' 'bout
People - gotta reach 'em
Sit 'em right down and then you gotta teach 'em 'bout
Freedom - gotta win it
Gotta put yourself smack dab in it

Hey tomorrow
Now don't you go away
'Cause freedom
Just might come your way

Freedom - keep tryin'
People stay alive and people keep dyin' for
Freedom - so don't lose it
Ya gotta understand ya just can't abuse it
Freedom - get movin'
Never gonna stop till everybody's groovin' on
Love for - one another
Callin' some friend and callin' some brother

Hey tomorrow
You're not so far away
Mother freedom
we'll know you well someday

("Mother Freedom", Bread)

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Aah
Buddy you're a boy make a big noise
Playin' in the street gonna be a big man some day
You got mud on yo' face
You big disgrace
Kickin' your can all over the place
Singin'

We will we will rock you
We will we will rock you

Buddy you're a young man hard man
Shouting in the street gonna take on the world some day
You got blood on yo' face
You big disgrace
Wavin' your banner all over the place

We will we will rock you
Sing it
We will we will rock you

Buddy you're an old man poor man
Pleadin' with your eyes gonna make you some peace some day
You got mud on your face
Big disgrace
Somebody betta put you back into your place

We will we will rock you
Sing it
We will we will rock you
Everybody
We will we will rock you
We will we will rock you
Alright

I've paid my dues
Time after time
I've done my sentence
But committed no crime
And bad mistakes
I've made a few
I've had my share of sand
Kicked in my face
But I've come through

And we mean to go on and on and on and on

We are the champions - my friends
And we'll keep on fighting
Till the end
We are the champions
We are the champions
No time for losers
'Cause we are the champions of the World

I've taken my bows
And my curtain calls
You brought me fame and fortune
And everything that goes with it
I thank you all
But it's been no bed of roses
No pleasure cruise
I consider it a challenge before
The whole human race
And I ain't gonna lose

And we mean to go on and on and on and on

We are the champions - my friends
And we'll keep on fighting
Till the end
We are the champions
We are the champions
No time for losers
'Cause we are the champions of the World

We are the champions - my friends
And we'll keep on fighting
Till the end
We are the champions
We are the champions
No time for losers
'Cause we are the champions

("We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions", Queen)

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Well I won't back down
No I won't back down
You could stand me up at the gates of Hell
But I won't back down
No I'll stand my ground
Won't be turned around
And I'll keep this world from draggin' me down
Gonna stand my ground
And I won't back down.

Hey, baby. There ain't no easy way out.
Hey, I will stand my ground.
And I won't back down.

Well I know what's right
I got just one life
In a world that keeps on pushin' me around
But I'll stand my ground
And I won't back down.

Hey, baby. There ain't no easy way out.
Hey, I will stand my ground.
And I won't back down.

Hey, baby. There ain't no easy way out.
Hey, I won't back down
Hey, baby. There ain't no easy way out.
Hey, I will stand my ground
And I won't back down.

("I Won't Back Down," Tom Petty)

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Victor

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#73715 - 04/17/03 07:59 PM Re: My Survivor CD
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Sorry Vic' but Bohemian Crapsody has GOT to go, it's one of the few songs that make me turn off the radio, it just irritates the hell out of me.

So I guess I'll have to put my list up for a flaming as well then ? \:D ( soon, remind me )

Dave

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#73716 - 04/17/03 08:07 PM Re: My Survivor CD
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Dave:

Funny Bohemian Rhapsody used to kinda irritate me too until I really started listening to the words & found myself applying them to my childhood & CSA
Now it's one of my favorites.

Well, music may be the universal language, but clearly people like a diversity of dialects. The music would be rather redundant otherwise eh? ;\)

Dave I look forward to reading your list.

Victor

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#73717 - 05/07/03 09:04 AM Re: My Survivor CD
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Victor
as promised here's my "Top Forty" songs that get me through the day, well it's slightly more than forty.

In no particular order -

The Doors. L.A. Woman & Riders on the Storm ( plus all the rest )

Led Zeppelin. Gallows Pole & Whole Lotta Love

Isley Bro's. Behind a Painted Smile

Emminem. Cleaning out my Closet

Pogues. Fairytale of New York

Stevie Ray Vaughan. Pride and Joy. & Life by the Drop

Buddy Guy. Tramp & Where is the next one coming from ?

Jimi Hendrix. Voodoo Chile. & All Along the Watchtower

Chicken Shack. What you did last night

Lou Reed. Walk on the Wild Side

Oasis. Cigarretes and Alcohol & Wonderwall

Etta James. I'd rather go blind. ( or the Christine Perfect version )

Rolling Stones. Gimme Shelter ( plus all the rest )

Cream. White Room

B.B. King. The thrill is gone. & I'm moving on

Van Morrison. Gloria

Iggy Pop. Lust for Life

John Lee Hooker. The Healer & Dont look back. ( plus all the rest )

The Who. My Generation & Substitute

Elmore James. Ice Cream Man

The Beatles. Get Back

Howlin' Wolf. I asked for water - she gave me gasoline.

Robbie Williams. Karma Killer.

Nina Simone. Ain't got no - I got life.

Gloria Lynne. Speaking of Happiness

Elvis. Suspicious Minds

Marvin Gaye. Can I get a Witness & I heard it through the Grapevine

Robert Johnson. Love in Vain & Terraplane Blues

Eric Clapton. Let it grow

Elvis Costello. Complicated Shadows

Jefferson Airplane. White Rabbit

And finally - the complete works of Tom Waits. Especially the track "Please call me baby" from the album "The Heart of Saturday Night"

I'll leave you with a few lines from this masterpiece.

"If I exorcise my devils
well my angels may leave too.
And when they leave they're so hard to find."

Keep rockin'
Dave

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#73718 - 05/07/03 11:25 AM Re: My Survivor CD
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Wow Dave that's quite a list. Some I'm not too familiar with, but I know most of them and you've got some really hot tunes there bro!

The Doors--a definite survivor group. I like "Riders on the Storm" too.

"White Room" just missed my list. Great song.

Ditto "Suspicious Minds."

My favorite version of "Heard it Through the Grapevine" is by CCR; damn what hot guitar! Guess I wasn't really thinking of it as a survivor
song, but it's definitely one of my very favorites

Stones. Beatles. Zepplin. Hendrix.

What else can you say?

Good stuff man thanks for sharing it!

Victor

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#73719 - 05/07/03 11:45 AM Re: My Survivor CD
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Vic'
if you're a Doors fan read "Wonderland Avenue" by Danny Sugerman - the story of he came to manage the Doors and Iggy Pop while still a teenager.

It's the best, and funniest, rock and roll autobiography I've ever read.

And here's a question for you - which singer in my list links Chicken Shack - a British Blues band fronted by Stan Webb and still touring - with Fleetwood Mac ?

Dave

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#73720 - 05/07/03 12:21 PM Re: My Survivor CD
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OK Dave but I don't know much about British Blues so I get three guesses ok?

1) Lou Reed

2) B. B. King

3) Tom Waits

OK here's one for you:

Who else besides Marvin Gaye and CCR had a big hit
version (in the USA at least) of "Heard It Through the Grapevine"?

You get three guesses--but no looking it up! :p

Victor

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#73721 - 05/07/03 08:27 PM Re: My Survivor CD
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Vic'
you've got me there... I know Paul Young did a lot of Marvin Gaye covers, and I seem to remember someone like the Isley Bro's having a go at it at about the same time....but I'm grasping at straws now.

The link between Chicken Shack and Fleetwood Mac is the adorable Christine McVie - Nee Christine Perfect.
When they were doing the pub circuit here in the late 60's she was Stan Webb's girlfriend and sang for them.
He's rated as one of the best blues guitarists ever, and she can sing. Stan still plays the pub circuit.

I should know the answer to Grapevine.....

Dave

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#73722 - 05/08/03 12:42 AM Re: My Survivor CD
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Dave, you had me on that one too!

And the answer to yours is...

...Gladys Knight and The Pips!

Victor

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