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Libramum


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Posted Sun Sep 7th, 2008 4:25am Post subject: Song-A-Week
Thought I'd see how this goes over lol.

Once a week I'm going to post a song I really enjoy on here, and a small story or simple reason why. It would be great if others did too because it's a fun way to learn about each other and fill the iPods with recommended tunes!

Anyways, my SOTW is Terri Clark's :She Didn't Have Time
I'm generally not a big C&W fan, but I find this song inspiring as a single mom.

Back in July of 2002, my ex and I found out we were expecting our third child (due date of March'03) We were happy as we had recent ly moved and settled in nicely to a new town outside of the city. We had even started to meet new friends around our age and with kids the same age as ours.
My ex started hanging around alot with one friend in particular and over the next few months was home less and less. He became irresponsible with the finances and house repairs and we headed into fall with the gas cut off and half the house with no electricity. We argued alot over him not being home and whom he was away with. It was about to get worse. Two weeks before Christmas (and me Santa size - 7.5 months preggo), he told me he no longer had feelings for me. I was devastated! We had been together since 94, married since 97....my best friend.

I stayed until Emma was born and a bit longer after that praying he hadn't meant it and had just been frustrated/upset. It didn't get better. He disappeared for a cpl days at a time and we eventually lost the phone, cable, and internet. I had married him to make him happy, not to make him miserable so I decided to honour his wishes.

In August 2003 I packed up myself the kids, and a few boxes of belongings. I had him drive us into the town nearby. He dropped us off in the grocery store's parking lot and left when our cab showed up. The only word he had said was "sorry" when I asked him if he was sure this is what he wanted.

Things have gotten so much better since then. We have gone from women's shelter to transition home to regular home and I returned to school going from GED (high school equivalent) to upgrading to college.
We had had quite the trials since then and thus my admiration for
this song Only poopie part is I haven't met that guy to fix the flat yet Lol

She Didn't Have Time
He said goodbye from the edge of the porch
Like she'd been some casual friend
He said "You're better off without me, I'm not what you need" like her momma had said about him
He started the car pulled out of the drive didn't waste anytime lookin back
She watched him go thinkin even a stranger would show more compassion than that

[Chorus:]
She could've cried but she didn't have time
She had a baby to feed, a pink blanket to find, to rock their little one to sleep
She could've laid in bed for hours giving misery the power
But she didn't have time

She got a sitter and she got a job 'cause she had a promise to keep
Her day was a factory and evenin survival and night was exhaustion and sleep
Sometimes she felt life was passing her by and watching was all she could do
Her friends said "You gotta get outta the house and maybe you'll meet someone new"

[Chorus:]
She could've tried but she didn't have time
She had a five years old to feed, she had ballet class, piano lessons and t-ball little league
She could've laid awake for hours giving lonely nights the power
But she didn't have time

Not time, where would she find the time to trust a man again
Not time, for that flat tire, a crowded parking lot and then,
Not time, but yes have coffee with the man that got her tire fixed
She was thinking "Gosh, he's handsome"
When he asked
"Do you have kids?"

She could've lied but she didn't have time, all she said was "She's five"
He said "I saw the car seat, I love kids, does she have your eyes"
And they sat and talked for hours givin destiny its power
She could've been afraid to fall in love that night
But she didn't have time

She could've been afraid to fall in love that night
But she didn't have time

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Brasselfrat


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Posted Sun Sep 7th, 2008 7:50am Post subject: Song-A-Week
Those lyrics are really great, sadly I can't listen to the song as it is not available in my country...

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Libramum


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Posted Mon Sep 8th, 2008 4:25am Post subject: Song-A-Week
That's too bad, it really is a beautiful song.
Are there any that mean alot to you or you just highly recommend?


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CollectorManiac


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Posted Mon Sep 8th, 2008 6:42pm Post subject: Song-A-Week
Wow beautiful song =]
Seeing as I'm in a melancholy and reflective mood I thought I'd post one
The Only One by Bill Bragg
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=HOcMZY1sB3A
[posted on my account seeing as somehow it's not up there much to my sadness lol]
This song reminds me of one of my very very best friends and something of our past, who I adore, however I never see as he lives quite a vast distance away, a sad song, but like most of Billy's love songs [and indeed his political songs] really beautiful =]
There are plenty more on my account if it takes, I never have too much of the guy lol
HOWEVER
Seeing as that was a tad depressing for a Monday evening, here's a song I think a lot of people on here will enjoy for it's lyrical quality, seeing as it refernces our nice Mr Fry
What About The Future by Moist Bamboo
http://www.myspace.com/moistbamboo
Moment over

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Libramum


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Posted Tue Sep 9th, 2008 3:27am Post subject: Song-A-Week
The first one was nice! It's looks like your seats were too! Was he the only one who performed that night?

As for your second choice....loved it too! His style reminds me of one of our Canadian groups called Barenaked Ladies, very fun and off the wall lol.

He's defintely right about Mr. Fry...afterall, Stephen is a pretty F***ing clever guy LMAO!

Thanks for sharing!

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IdeaCollector


Member

Posted Tue Sep 9th, 2008 5:22pm Post subject: Song-A-Week
Oooo the moist bamboo song was fun!

One of my favorite songs in recent memory is from Avenue Q. While I find the whole album to be hilarious, one song that is less funny has helped me through a few rough patches recently.

Predominantly that I had decided to devote my life to making my best friend happy only to have her be cruel to me and steal my cat.

There's A Fine Fine Line from Avenue Q

There's a fine, fine line between a lover and a friend;
There's a fine, fine line between reality and pretend;
And you never know 'til you reach the top if it was worth the uphill climb.

There's a fine, fine line between love
And a waste of time.

There's a fine, fine line between a fairy tale and a lie;
And there's a fine, fine line between "You're wonderful" and "Goodbye."
I guess if someone doesn't love you back it isn't such a crime,
But there's a fine, fine line between love
And a waste of your time.

And I don't have the time to waste on you anymore.
I don't think that you even know what you're looking for.
For my own sanity, I've got to close the door
And walk away...
Oh...

There's a fine, fine line between together and not
And there's a fine, fine line between what you wanted and what you got.
You gotta go after the things you want while you're still in your prime...

There's a fine, fine line between love
And a waste of time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZOyQzGAC2w <--- a video for it

I used to be EternalStudent on these forums until the switch over. So don't get excited..I'm not someone new and exciting. I'm just me :P

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CollectorManiac


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Posted Tue Sep 9th, 2008 9:33pm Post subject: Song-A-Week
The first one was nice! It's looks like your seats were too! Was he the only one who performed that night?

As for your second choice....loved it too! His style reminds me of one of our Canadian groups called Barenaked Ladies, very fun and off the wall lol.

He's defintely right about Mr. Fry...afterall, Stephen is a pretty F***ing clever guy LMAO!

Thanks for sharing!

Tar =D and yeah he was the only one on, well, he was supported by a young folk artist called Wallis Bird, who was rather good, but Bragg is fantastic, I saw him supporting the pogues and just had to see him on his own =]

and yes I see exactly what you mean about Barenaked Ladies, perhaps an inspiration for old Moist lol

And of course there are few effing cleverer =D

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Shyamz


Member

Posted Wed Sep 10th, 2008 7:53pm Post subject: Song-A-Week
This is a great idea, is it O.K if I post a song by a band I got into a few months ago and would like to share with more people?

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=R0UMLuBla6o

And there's more here, including their great version of Sexual Healing:
http://www.myspace.com/hot8brassband

They're an amazing New Orleans brass band, who do great fusions of rap, soul and traditional brass band sounds. They rock, and they do a lot of work for charities in their community too including a charity set up to help the local people after Hurricane Katrina, so they're nice people too...which is nice to see these days. : )

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Libramum


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Posted Fri Oct 3rd, 2008 3:35am Post subject: Song-A-Week
I'm sorry for the delay in my response. I have not been on here for a few weeks. It is such a beautiful song, and her voice is so pretty! I'm thinking she should've lost the puppet for that one song though lol. Is she a childrens entertainer?

Oooo the moist bamboo song was fun!

One of my favorite songs in recent memory is from Avenue Q. While I find the whole album to be hilarious, one song that is less funny has helped me through a few rough patches recently.

Predominantly that I had decided to devote my life to making my best friend happy only to have her be cruel to me and steal my cat.

There's A Fine Fine Line from Avenue Q

There's a fine, fine line between a lover and a friend;
There's a fine, fine line between reality and pretend;
And you never know 'til you reach the top if it was worth the uphill climb.

There's a fine, fine line between love
And a waste of time.

There's a fine, fine line between a fairy tale and a lie;
And there's a fine, fine line between "You're wonderful" and "Goodbye."
I guess if someone doesn't love you back it isn't such a crime,
But there's a fine, fine line between love
And a waste of your time.

And I don't have the time to waste on you anymore.
I don't think that you even know what you're looking for.
For my own sanity, I've got to close the door
And walk away...
Oh...

There's a fine, fine line between together and not
And there's a fine, fine line between what you wanted and what you got.
You gotta go after the things you want while you're still in your prime...

There's a fine, fine line between love
And a waste of time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZOyQzGAC2w <--- a video for it

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Libramum


Member

Posted Fri Oct 3rd, 2008 3:44am Post subject: Song-A-Week
I offer the same apologies for the delay in reply!
Ahhh, your submission choice takes me back to younger days of high school and our brass enemble. My weapon of choice was trumpet and I actually got to be quite good at it lol.
They're really good and it's so wonderful to see an entertainment group out helping in the community!

This is a great idea, is it O.K if I post a song by a band I got into a few months ago and would like to share with more people?

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=R0UMLuBla6o

And there's more here, including their great version of Sexual Healing:
http://www.myspace.com/hot8brassband

They're an amazing New Orleans brass band, who do great fusions of rap, soul and traditional brass band sounds. They rock, and they do a lot of work for charities in their community too including a charity set up to help the local people after Hurricane Katrina, so they're nice people too...which is nice to see these days. : )

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Libramum


Member

Posted Fri Oct 3rd, 2008 4:26am Post subject: Song-A-Week
All righty...I have been MIA for a bit and I am back and despite feeling pretty shitty, I am ready to get it rocking in here. The occasion? It's my birthday. Why do I not get it 'rockin' some where else?
...Well this year I am doing what I have done for the last 5 years for my birthday...STUDYING MY BRAINS OUT! One of the lovely joys of being an October babe is having the good fortune of having exam week prior, during, and/or after your bday. Since remembering everything doesn't come easy for me already in a state of 'soberness', I must resort to picking up the books instead of a Canadian or Coke n' Bacardi.

Speaking of Bacardi (oh what a segway! Lol)....here is my first music pick.
It is not lyrically a great song, but it's definitely guaranteed to get the heads a bopping. (It's true...apply it as your ring tune and have someone call you while on a bus Lol.) Anyways, "In Da Club" has become a popular and traditional pick for a birthday boy or gal....GGGGG-Unit! Lol

A second pick I wanna revisit and share is one from the early to mid 80's I remember dancing as a kid to. This song was played over and over and OVER again and we still never got sick of it. You can be the world's worst dancer, just totally hate it and STILL not be able to resist to this song's addictiveness.
When this song is played, you MUST cut loose....yes!
FOOTLOOSE!!!!
I been working so hard
Keep punching my card
Eight hours, for what?
Oh, tell me what I got
I get this feeling
That time's just holding me down
I'll hit the ceiling
Or else I'll tear up this town
Tonight I gotta cut
(Chorus)
Loose, footloose
Kick off your Sunday shoes
Please, Louise
Pull me offa my knees
Jack, get back
C'mon before we crack
Lose your blues
Everybody cut footloose
You're playing so cool
Obeying every rule
Dig way down in your heart
You're yearning, burning for some
Somebody to tell you
That life ain't passing you by
I'm trying to tell you
It will if you don't even try
You can fly if you'd only cut
(Chorus)
Loose, footloose
Kick off your Sunday shoes
Oowhee, Marie
Shake it, shake it for me
Whoa, Milo
C'mon, c'mon let go
Lose your blues
Everybody cut footloose
FIRST - we got to turn you around
SECOND - You put your feet on the ground
THIRD - Now take a hold of your soul
FOUR - Whooooooooa, I'm turning it
Loose, FOOTLOOSE
(Chorus)
_____________
Kenny Loggins



Sorry for the crappy sound quality (not my video, best I found). I assure you properly recorded, it sounds MUCH better! Lol ;O)

Enjoy the picks (and a drink or two for me! *sniff sniff*)

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IdeaCollector


Member

Posted Fri Oct 3rd, 2008 5:26pm Post subject: Song-A-Week
Actually the puppet is the 'singer"....its from Avenue Q which has human characters, puppet character and huge full body suit style puppets.

But in the case of this song...the woman singing is on stage in the park exactly as she is on stage and its meant to be the puppet singing.

Footloose...how fun!

I used to be EternalStudent on these forums until the switch over. So don't get excited..I'm not someone new and exciting. I'm just me :P

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Shyamz


Member

Posted Wed Nov 12th, 2008 12:00am Post subject: Song-A-Week

FOOTLOOSE!!!!
I been working so hard
Keep punching my card
Eight hours, for what?
Oh, tell me what I got
I get this feeling
That time's just holding me down
I'll hit the ceiling
Or else I'll tear up this town
Tonight I gotta cut
(Chorus)
Loose, footloose
Kick off your Sunday shoes
Please, Louise
Pull me offa my knees
Jack, get back
C'mon before we crack
Lose your blues
Everybody cut footloose
You're playing so cool
Obeying every rule
Dig way down in your heart
You're yearning, burning for some
Somebody to tell you
That life ain't passing you by
I'm trying to tell you
It will if you don't even try
You can fly if you'd only cut
(Chorus)
Loose, footloose
Kick off your Sunday shoes
Oowhee, Marie
Shake it, shake it for me
Whoa, Milo
C'mon, c'mon let go
Lose your blues
Everybody cut footloose
FIRST - we got to turn you around
SECOND - You put your feet on the ground
THIRD - Now take a hold of your soul
FOUR - Whooooooooa, I'm turning it
Loose, FOOTLOOSE
(Chorus)
_____________
Kenny Loggins



Oh I remember that, I can't hear that or see the words written down without thinking about the opening of an episode of The Smell Of Reeves And Mortimer when they did it as their opening song and dance number. And Vic's dancing at the start just cracks me up.

Two Owls!!!! Oh I loved that.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=C5xpPKktQ0w

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Libramum


Member

Posted Thu Jan 8th, 2009 4:05am Post subject: Song-A-Week
OMG too funny! For a second there I thought the one was going to break off into some Saturday Night Fever boogie haha!

....and those owls!! I was lmao....reminded of the Chipmunks

I have missed this topic...thought of often, but sadly neglected....ty for resurecting it



FOOTLOOSE!!!!
I been working so hard
Keep punching my card
Eight hours, for what?
Oh, tell me what I got
I get this feeling
That time's just holding me down
I'll hit the ceiling
Or else I'll tear up this town
Tonight I gotta cut
(Chorus)
Loose, footloose
Kick off your Sunday shoes
Please, Louise
Pull me offa my knees
Jack, get back
C'mon before we crack
Lose your blues
Everybody cut footloose
You're playing so cool
Obeying every rule
Dig way down in your heart
You're yearning, burning for some
Somebody to tell you
That life ain't passing you by
I'm trying to tell you
It will if you don't even try
You can fly if you'd only cut
(Chorus)
Loose, footloose
Kick off your Sunday shoes
Oowhee, Marie
Shake it, shake it for me
Whoa, Milo
C'mon, c'mon let go
Lose your blues
Everybody cut footloose
FIRST - we got to turn you around
SECOND - You put your feet on the ground
THIRD - Now take a hold of your soul
FOUR - Whooooooooa, I'm turning it
Loose, FOOTLOOSE
(Chorus)
_____________
Kenny Loggins



Oh I remember that, I can't hear that or see the words written down without thinking about the opening of an episode of The Smell Of Reeves And Mortimer when they did it as their opening song and dance number. And Vic's dancing at the start just cracks me up.

Two Owls!!!! Oh I loved that.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=C5xpPKktQ0w

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