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Where Do the Children Play – Song Lyric Sunday

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Where Do the Children Play – Song Lyric Sunday

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 2/18/18

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For SLS today, Helen has suggested songs about the Earth. There’s many ways to interpret this, as in saving Earth’s resources, Earth Day activities, world peace, going green, and many others.

My thoughts on this song is that yes, we’ve come a long way in commerce and technology, but at what price? More and more green spaces are being taken over by the progression of more buildings, and concrete everywhere. Wilderness areas are slowly disappearing, wildlife is being forced out, and pollution is everywhere. This seems to benefit nobody, in my opinion. Indeed, where do the children have left to play?

Thanks for the prompt, Helen!

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“Where Do the Children Play”, by Cat Stevens, can be found on his album, “Tea For the Tillerman”. It was released in 1970, was written by Cat Stevens, and is on the Island Records label.

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Where Do The Children Play
Well I think it’s fine, building jumbo planes.
Or taking a ride on a cosmic train.
Switch on summer from a slot machine.
Yes, get what you want to if you want,
Cause you can get anything.
I know we’ve come a long way,
We’re changing day to day,
But tell me, where do the children play?
Well you roll on roads over fresh green grass.
For your lorry loads pumping petrol gas.
And you make them long, and you make them tough.
But they just go on and on, and it seems that you can’t get off.
Oh, I know we’ve come a long way,
We’re changing day to day,
But tell me, where do the children play?
Well you’ve cracked the sky, scrapers fill the air.
But will you keep on building higher
‘Til there’s no more room up there?
Will you make us laugh, will you make us cry?
Will you tell us when to live, will you tell us when to die?
I know we’ve come a long way,
We’re changing day to day,
But tell me, where do the children play?
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Songwriters: Cat Stevens
Where Do The Children Play lyrics © BMG Rights Management US, LLC
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SOLAR ECLIPSE – AUGUST 21, 2017

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SOLAR ECLIPSE – AUGUST 21, 2017

Happy Eclipse Day!

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“Moonshadow”, by Cat Stevens, was released in 1970 (UK) and 1971 (US), from the album, “Teaser and the Firecat”. It was written by Cat Stevens, and is on the Island (UK) and A&M (US) label.

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE 2017 – LETTER P – PEACE/PEACE

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A  to Z BLOG CHALLENGE 2017 – LETTER P – PEACE/PEACE

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2017/04/atozchallenge-4-19-2017-letter-p.html

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The Mystery Box Chickens and I wish you Peace!

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“Peaceful Easy Feeling”, by The Eagles, was released in 1972, on the album, “Eagles”. It was written by Jack Tempchin, and is on the Asylum label.

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“Peace Train”, by Cat Stevens, was released in 1971, and appears on the album, “Teaser and the Firecat”. It was written by Cat Stevens. The label is Island (UK/Europe, and A & M (US and Canada).

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Check back here tomorrow for the opening of the next Mystery Box. The letter will be Q.

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