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Sister – Song Lyric Sunday – Brother/Sister

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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 4/22/18

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Today for SLS, Helen has given us the prompt word, ‘Brother/Sister’. Thanks, Helen!

This is one of my favorite songs, but it makes me sad. It has been speculated that it was written as a tribute to one of the band member’s sisters, who has passed on, but that has not been confirmed. It has also been mentioned that it was written by band member, Zac Malloy, about his sister who moved to California.

I just like it because it reminds me of my own sister. I haven’t seen her in a long time, ever since she moved out of town. We talk on the phone, but it’s just not the same as having fun, laughing, and talking about the early days.

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“Sister”, by The Nixons, was released as a single from their album, “Foma”, in 1995. It was written by Zac Malloy, and is on the MCA label.

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Here I am again,
Overwhelming feelings
A thousand miles away
From your ocean home
Part of me is near
Thoughts of what we were invade
The miles that stand between
We can’t separate
Your all I hoped you’d become
Sister I see you
Dancing on the stage
Of memory
Sister I miss you
Fleeting visits pass
Still they satisfy
Reminders of the next
Overshadow goodbye
Our flames burn as one
Sister I see you
Dancing on the stage
Of memory
Sister I miss you
All I am begins with you
Thoughts of hope understood
Half of me breathes in you
Thoughts of love remain true
Here we are again saying goodbye
Still we fall asleep underneath the same sky
You’re all I knew you’d become
Sister I see you
Dancing on the stage
Of memory
Sister I miss you
Entwined, you and I
Our souls speak from across the miles
Intertwined, you and I
Our blood flows from the same inside
Half of me, breathes in you
Thoughts of love remain true
I see you, I feel you
When I close my eyes
I see walking there…
I see you dancing in my mind
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Songwriters: Kate Marie Nash
~ Sister Lyrics @ Universal Music Publishing Group
**Note: This says it is written by Kate Marie Nash, while the other source I found, says it is written by Zac Malloy. I never know for sure, and just go by what I find on the internet.
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We’ll Sing in the Sunshine – Song Lyric Sunday – Stay

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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 4/15/18

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For SLS today, Helen has asked us to consider songs with the word “Stay”. Thanks, Helen!

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At first I couldn’t think of any songs using the word ‘stay’ in the title or in the lyrics. I got to looking around on here, and finally found a few. That said, I didn’t go with any of them. The more I kept thinking, I did remember an old song that I’ve always liked. This one below. Then I kept thinking of more, and even heard one I hadn’t seen mentioned, on the radio. Now, I had too many!

Anyway, hope you enjoy this one. 🙂

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“We’ll Sing in the Sunshine”, by Gale Garnett, was released in 1964, from her album, “My Kind of Folk Songs”. It was written by Gale Garnett, and is on the RCA Victor label.

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We’ll sing in the sunshine
We’ll laugh every day
We’ll sing in the sunshine
Then I’ll be on my way

I will never love you
The cost of love’s too dear
But though I’ll never love you
I’ll stay with you one year

And we can sing in the sunshine
We’ll laugh everyday
We’ll sing in the sunshine
Then I’ll be on my way

I’ll sing to you each morning
I’ll kiss you every night
But darlin’ don’t cling to me
I’ll soon be out of sight

But we can sing in the sunshine
We’ll laugh everyday
We’ll sing in the sunshine
Then I’ll be on my way

My daddy he once told me
“Hey, don’t you love you any man
Just take what they may give you
And give but what you can.”

You’ll laugh everyday
You’ll sing in the sunshine
Then be on your wayAnd when a year has ended
And I have gone away
You’ll often speak about me
And this is what you’ll say:We sang in the sunshine
You know we laughed everyday
We sang in the sunshine
Then she went on her way
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Lyrics found on Genius Lyrics
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© 2018 BS

Nobody’s Home – Song Lyric Sunday – Lights

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Nobody’s Home – Song Lyric Sunday – Lights

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 4/8/18

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Today for SLS Helen has challenged us to find songs with the word, ‘lights’. Thanks, Helen!

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I wasn’t inspired by looking through the list of songs with ‘light’ or ‘lights’ in the title or lyrics. I liked a lot of the songs, but I wanted to do something different. Now, this song I chose won’t be to everyone’s taste, as it is hard rock/metal, or however it’s classified. But, I’ve always liked this band, and have all their music, either on cassette tape or CD.

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“Nobody’s Home”, by Shotgun Messiah, can be found on their album, “Second Coming”. It was released in 1991, on the Relativity Records label, and was written by Tim Skold and Harry Cody.

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“If you’d like to make a call
Please hang up and try again
If you need help
Hang up and then dial your operator”

Just another day, livin’ in a dream
Doesn’t make no difference, nothin’s what it seems
Had it up to here, gotta get away
Think I’m goin’ crazy, don’t know what I s-s-s-say

I would go insane if I had a brain

Weirdorama, psychodome
The lights are on but nobody’s home
Weirdorama, psychodome
The lights are on but nobody’s home
Nobody’s home

Majorly confused, don’t know what to feel
Soon I’m gonna lose it, nothin’ is for real

Me, I’m just like you, I don’t have a clue

Weirdorama, psychodome
The lights are on but nobody’s home
Weirdorama, psychodome
The lights are on but nobody’s home
Nobody’s home

I would go insane if I had a brain

Weirdorama, psychodome
The lights are on but nobody’s home

Weirdorama, psychodome
The lights are on but nobody’s home
Weirdorama, psychodome
The lights are on but nobody’s home
Nobody’s home

Gettin’ lovey-dovey with my semi-automatic
Trippin’ on acid and TV static
Civilization turned creature feature
The Jung at heart are going back to Nietzsche
Leave name and number after the tone
‘Cause nobody’s home
Nobody’s home
Nobody’s home!

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Lyrics found on LyricWiki

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© 2018 BS

 

Those Were the Days – Song Lyric Sunday – Days

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Those Were the Days – Song Lyric Sunday – Days

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 4/1/18

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Hello again! Happy new month of April!  Happy Easter!

Today is Song Lyric Sunday, and Helen has given us the prompt word, ‘Days’. Thanks, Helen.

There were so many songs with the word ‘days’ or ‘day’ in the titles or lyrics, it was hard to choose. They were all good. I decided to just go with a couple of TV sit-com theme songs. Maybe you’ve heard the songs, or watched the TV shows?

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“Those Were the Days”, the theme song for the television show, “All in the Family”, was written by Lee Adams & Charles Strouse. It was performed on the TV show by Carroll O’Conner & Jean Stapleton. A longer version of this song was released in 1972, on Atlantic Records.

The lyrics are on the video.

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The “Happy Days” original theme song was written by Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox. It was released as a single from the album, “Pratt & McClain Featuring Happy Days”, and is on the Reprise Records label. The original version was performed by Jim Haas, and a group of session singers.

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Sunday, Monday, happy days
Tuesday, Wednesday, happy days
Thursday, Friday, happy days
The weekend comes
My cycle hums
Ready to race to you
These days are all
Happy and free (those happy days)
These days are all
Share them with me (oh baby)
Goodbye grey sky, hello blue
There’s nothing can hold me when I hold you
Feels so right, it can’t be wrong
Rockin’ and rollin’ all week long
Sunday, Monday, happy days
Tuesday, Wednesday, happy days
Thursday, Friday, happy days
Saturday, what a day
Groovin’ all week with you
These days are all
Share them with me (those happy days)
These days are all
Happy and free (oh baby)
These happy days are your’s and mine
These happy days are your’s and mine, happy days

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Lyrics found on Genius Lyrics

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© 2018 BS

The Night Has a Thousand Eyes – Song Lyric Sunday

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The Night Has a Thousand Eyes – Song Lyric Sunday

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 3/25/18

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Today, Helen has asked us to find songs with the subject of ‘seeing’. Thanks, Helen.

This is the first song I thought of. It was pretty popular, and played on the radio a lot back in 1962. I always liked the song, and why I remember it is because of my birthday that year. I was 12 years old, and for a present, my parents got me a transistor radio. It was the first one I ever had. We were going over to  my grandparent’s house for lunch that day, and I was already listening to my radio. This song is the very first song I heard on it.

I had that radio for many years, and listened to lots of good music, and even stayed awake long into the night to hear far off radio programs. That would be a habit of mine for a long time. I’d put the radio under my pillow, and could hear stations from all over the United States. The programs were music, comedy albums, talk programs, call in programs, and all kinds of things.

That was one reason I love radio, even to this day. I still listen to one of my many transistor radios, daily, and even my shortwave radio, and police scanner radio. The other reason is because my dad built from scratch his own ham radio, and we’d listen to that, too.

Later on, after I married, my husband was sent to Viet Nam. I’d send him care packages every week, and I sent this radio to him. He enjoyed listening to it, too. My husband came back from the war just fine, but he left the radio for others to listen to. So, you could say this special radio had a great history.

Anyway, here’s the song. Hope you enjoy listening to it, too. 🙂

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“The Night Has a Thousand Eyes”, by Bobby Vee, was released from his album of the same name, in 1962. It is on the Liberty label, and was written by Benjamin Weisman, Dorothy Wayne, and Marilyn Garrett.

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They say that you’re a runaround lover
Though you say it isn’t so
But if you put me down for another
I’ll know, believe me, I’ll know

‘Cause the night has a thousand eyes
And a thousand eyes can’t help but see if you are true to me
So remember when you tell those little white lies
That the night has a thousand eyes

You say that you’re at home when you phone me
And how much you really care
Though you keep telling me that you’re lonely
I’ll know if someone is there

‘Cause the night has a thousand eyes
And a thousand eyes can’t help but see if you are true to me
So remember when you tell those little white lies
That the night has a thousand eyes

One of these days you’re gonna be sorry
‘Cause your game I’m gonna play
And you’ll find out without really tryin’
Each time that my kisses stray

‘Cause the night has a thousand eyes
And a thousand eyes will see me too
And no matter what I do
I could never disguise all my little white lies
‘Cause the night has a thousand eyes

That the night has a thousand eyes
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Lyrics found on Genius Lyrics
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© 2018 BS

Shadow of a Ghost – Song Lyric Sunday

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Shadow of a Ghost – Song Lyric Sunday

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 3/18/18

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Today, for SLS, Helen has challenged us to find songs that have to do with shadows. Thanks, Helen!

This really was a challenge for me, because I couldn’t just think of one right off. I know there is the Moonshadow song by Cat Stevens, and I love it, but it seemed too obvious a choice. So, I looked on google for songs about shadows, and didn’t recognize any of them that were listed.

I then thought of typing in ‘ghost shadows’, because when do I not ever think about ghosts. Anyway, this song popped up, and I listened to it. I’d never heard of the singer, or the song. I was pleasantly surprised. This was a really good song, and it has great music.

Now, I don’t quite know what to say about the video. It is strange. There are zombies roaming around. First the singer is on stage singing, then there are zombies chasing her. Why? It’s like a horror movie type deal, but interesting to watch, and I wanted to follow the story to see what happened.

For a brand new to me song and singer, I give it a 10 out of 10. You know, I love horror stories, movies, and all things ghosts, so yeah, I liked this one a lot.

Anyway, give it a listen, see what you think.

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“Shadow of a Ghost”, by Emma Lee, was released as a single from her album, “Backseat Heroine”, in 2012. It was written by Emma Lee and Karen Kosowski.

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Red light, red light please turn green
Do you know what you’re doin’ to me?
Don’t you know I’ve got somewhere to be?
Midnight, midnight please come clean
Give me brand new air to breathe
Don’t you know I’m struggling?
When I need you most you’re a shadow of a ghost
You’re sleeping on the job
My slumbering god
When the whistle blows you’re a cinder in the smoke
So quick to disappear
I wonder are you even here?
Taxman, coming to collect
I’ve overpaid my debt
Don’t you know I’ve nothing left?
Thunder, thunder over head
Are you finished with me yet?
Don’t you know I’m soaking wet?
When I need you most you’re a shadow of a ghost
You’re sleeping on the job
My slumbering god
When the whistle blows you’re a cinder in the smoke
So quick to disappear
I wonder are you even here?
Even here…even here…even here…even here…
Goodbye, goodbye mystery
You’ve lead me to believe
My only hope is me

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Lyrics found on Genius Lyrics

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© 2018 BS

Get Together – Song Lyric Sunday – Unity

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Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 3/11/18

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Today for SLS, Helen asked us to find songs about ‘unity’. I found a lot of songs with this theme, and really like this one. I’ve heard it many times, and agree with the lyrics and thoughts of this song.

Thanks for all the fun and interesting prompts, Helen!

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“Get Together”, by the Youngbloods, was released in 1966, from their album, “The Youngbloods”. It was written by Chet Powers, and is on the RCA Victor label.

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This video is a bit blurry, but I still like it better than just a one photo of the band.

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[Intro]

[Verse 1]
Love is but a song we sing
Fear’s the way we die
You can make the mountains ring
Or make the angels cry
Though the bird is on the wing
And you may not know why

[Chorus]
Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another right now

[Verse 2]
Some may come and some may go
We will surely pass
When the one that left us here
Returns for us at last
We are but a moment’s sunlight
Fading in the grass

[Chorus]
Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now

Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now

[Bridge]

[Chorus]
Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now

[Intro]

[Verse 3]
If you hear the song I sing
You will understand (listen!)
You hold the key to love and fear
All in your trembling hand
Just one key unlocks them both

It’s there at your command

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Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now

Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now

(I said) Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now
Right now
Right now

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Lyrics found on Genius Lyrics

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© 2018 BS

1, 2, 3, 4 – Song Lyric Sunday – Numbers

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1, 2, 3, 4 – Song Lyric Sunday – Numbers

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 3/4/18

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Hey, y’all! Happy Sunday!

It’s time for another SLS, and Helen has asked us for songs with numbers. Thanks, Helen!

Helen mentioned how people tend to see numbers in a funny way. I know I’ve seen the numbers on the clock read 1:11, or 11:11, and usually take note of it. Sometimes I see the numbers in order, as 12:34, and this morning I woke up at 5:55.

Is there some special meaning to seeing numbers like this? I don’t know if there is any significance to it, but it’s fun to think there is, and maybe we’re supposed to make a wish!

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This song I chose, I’ve heard on the radio a few times, and always liked it. I had no idea who sang it, or the title, but knew it had numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 in it. So, I just typed in 1 2 3 4 song, and yay! it was the right one! 🙂

I think it is just a simple and sweet song, don’t you!

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“1, 2, 3, 4”, by the Plain White T’s, was released in 2008, from their album, “Big Bad World”. It was written by Tom Higgensen, and is on the Hollywood label.

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Return to Sender – Song Lyric Sunday

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Return to Sender – Song Lyric Sunday

Song Lyric Sunday Theme for 2/25/18

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This week for SLS, Helen has reminded us of the days when actual pen and paper letters were written and sent. So, the suggested prompt is ‘letters’.

Thank you, Helen!

Find out more about this fun, musical challenge that happens weekly, by clicking the above link!

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“Return to Sender”, by Elvis Presley, was released as a single from the album, “Girls, Girls, Girls”, in 1962. It was written by Winfield Scott, and Otis Blackwell, and is on the RCA Victor label.

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[Intro: Elvis Presley]
Return to sender!
Return to sender!

[Verse 1: Elvis Presley]
I gave a letter to the postman
He put it in his sack
Bright in early next morning
He brought my letter back

[Verse 2: Elvis Presley]
She wrote upon it
Return to sender, address unknown
No such number, no such zone
We had a quarrel, a lover’s spat
I write I’m sorry but my letter keeps coming back

[Verse 3: Elvis Presley]
So then I dropped it in the mailbox
And sent it special D

Bright in early next morning
It came right back to me

[Bridge: Elvis Presley]
She wrote upon it
Return to sender, address unknown
No such person, no such zone

This time I’m gonna take it myself
And put it right in her hand
And if it comes back the very next day
Then I’ll understand the writing on it

[Outro: Elvis Presley]
Return to sender, address unknown
No such number, no such zone
Return to sender
Return to sender
Return to sender
Return to sender

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Lyrics found on GeniusLyrics

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Now, here’s another one. I actually chose this one first, but then found someone else had already picked this one. Oh well, I figure we all have lots of different readers on our blogs, so I’m including this one, too.

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“P. S. I Love You”, by the Beatles, was released as the B side of the single, “Love Me Do”, in 1962 (UK), and 1964 (US). It was credited to the John Lennon/Paul McCartney team, as the writers, but I read that it was mostly the creation from Paul McCartney. It is on the Parlophone, and Tollie 9008 labels.

This song I found is a cover of the Beatles song. I found that most all of the Beatles song videos have been removed from Youtube.

I don’t know who did this cover, but it’s very good, in my opinion, and the photos included are nice for remembering. It also fits the prompt of writing letters.

Hope you enjoy going down memory lane with this one!

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As I write this letter
Send my love to you

Remember that I’ll always
Be in love with you

[Chorus 2]
Treasure these few words till we’re together
Keep all my love forever
P.S. I love you
You, you, you

[Chorus 3]
I’ll be coming home again to you, love
And till the day I do, love
P.S. I love you
You, you, you

[Chorus 1]
As I write this letter
Send my love to you
Remember that I’ll always
Be in love with you

[Chorus 2]
Treasure these few words till we’re together
Keep all my love forever
P.S. I love you
You, you, you

As I write this letter
Send my love to you

Remember that I’ll always
Be in love with you

[Chorus 3]
I’ll be coming home again to you, love
And till the day I do, love
P.S. I love you
You, you, you
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Lyrics found on GeniusLyrics

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© 2018 BS

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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