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Decibel – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Loud

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Loud

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Dec. 14/19

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “loud.” Find any word that means “loud,” and use it any way you’d like in your post. Enjoy!

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For SOCS today we have the word ‘loud’, or any word that means the same thing for our topic. Thanks Linda!

To join in this fun weekly challenge, and to see other entries, just click the above link.

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Well, I learned something today. I’ve been pronouncing a word wrong for as long as I can remember. The word is ‘decibel’. I’ve always said ‘debicel’. The word means the measurement of sound waves – how loud or soft a sound is. Yes, I looked it up.

Anyway, I’ve heard some really loud sounds before.

I’ve heard the loud booms of cannon fire that shakes the house and rattles the windows. This was when we lived on the Army base at Ft. Hood. The soldiers were way out in the field learning and practicing with the cannons. Still, even from far away from our house, it was so loud.

I’ve been to really loud concerts – enjoyed every minute of the amplified music.

One day my daughter and I were screaming as loud as we could, and still couldn’t hear ourselves. That’s because a large military cargo plane was flying over the house.

A strange noise you wouldn’t think would be all that loud is the sound of locusts – thousands of locusts – screeching or chirping or whatever it is they do. Hour after hour with the noise, and it was loud with so many of the insects doing their thing at the same time. It was funny, that when they took a short break, it was all at the same time, too. In that sudden silence our ears would be ringing just like if we’d been at a rock concert. They can sure amp up the decibels.

So, I hope this weekend you don’t have to live with many of those booming, rattling, screaming, screeching, chirping, ringing, and amped up decibels.

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SONG LYRIC SUNDAY – YELLOW RIVER

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SONG LYRIC SUNDAY – YELLOW RIVER

https://helenswordsoflife.com/2017/05/27/song-lyric-sunday-theme-for-52817/

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Today, for Song Lyric Sunday, we are asked to post a song about the military, for Memorial Day.

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This song, “Yellow River” is one of my favorites. I still have the 45 record of it (see photo).

It is said that the song was inspired by the thought of a soldier coming home after fighting in the Civil War. As it was released during the era of the Viet Nam war, some thought it was about a place there.

I think it is a good song, a happy song, that conveys the relief of a soldier coming home to his family and friends after a long time away, fighting for his country.

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As an Army wife for over 21 years, we are now retired. I have been, and later our children have been on the home front side, giving support for our soldier, husband, and father.I honor all those who serve in the military, whatever branch they choose. It is not easy. We knew the relief of our loved one coming home after war, when so many of our friends and families did not.

I do not like war. I am for Peace…worldwide.

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“Yellow River”, by Christie, was released as a single from the album, “Christie”, in 1970, on the labels CBS (UK) and Epic (US). It was written by Jeff Christie.

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YELLOW RIVER

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So long boy you can take my place got my papers I’ve got my pay
So pack my bags and I’ll be on my way to yellow river

Put my guns down the war is won
Fill my glass high the time has come
I’m going back to the place that I love yellow river

Yellow river yellow river is in my mind and in my eyes
Yellow river yellow river is in my blood it’s the place I love
Got no time for explanation got no time to lose
Tomorrow night you’ll find me
Sleeping underneath the moon at yellow river

Cannon fire lingers in my mind I’m so glad that I’m still alive
And I’ve been gone for such a long time from yellow river

I remember the nights were cool I can still see the water pool
And I remember the girl that I knew from yellow river

Yellow river yellow river is in my mind and in my eyes
Yellow river yellow river is in my blood it’s the place I love

Songwriters
JEFF CHRISTIE

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Lyrics found on MetroLyrics – http://www.metrolyrics.com/yellow-river-lyrics-tony-christie.html

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© 2017 BS