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500 miles

Today I woke up with this song in my head.  I will share the lyrics also and in my mind I’ll replace man with “woman”!   Anyhow, how appropriate I find the sentiments of this song for me today.  This song, for me is a symbol of integrity in sticking to your friends and being loyal to them, helping others to your utmost, which is what I think that I do.

Yes I would walk 500 miles to help a friend!  Here is a cover version that I like !

I’m Gonna Be by the Proclaimers

When I wake up, well I know I’m gonna be,
I’m gonna be the man who wakes up next you
When I go out, yeah I know I’m gonna be
I’m gonna be the man who goes along with you
If I get drunk, well I know I’m gonna be
I’m gonna be the man who gets drunk next to you
And if I waver , yeah I know I’m gonna be
I’m gonna be the man who’s wavering next to you
But I would walk 500 miles
And I would walk 500 more
Just to be the man who walks a thousand miles
To fall down at your door
When I’m working, yes I know I’m gonna be
I’m gonna be the man who’s working hard for you
And when the money, comes in for the work I do
I’ll pass almost every penny on to you
When I come home (when I come home) well I know I’m gonna be
I’m gonna be the man who comes back home to you
And if I grow-old (when I grow-old) well I know I’m gonna be
I’m gonna be the man who’s growing old with you
But I would walk 500 miles
And I would walk 500 more
Just to be the man who walks a thousand miles
To fall down at your door
Da da da (da da da)
Da da da (da da da)
Da da da dun diddle un diddle un diddle uh da
Da da da (da da da)
Da da da (da da da)
Da da da dun diddle un diddle un diddle uh da
When I’m lonely, well I know I’m gonna be
I’m gonna be the man who’s lonely without you
And when I’m dreaming, well I know I’m gonna dream
I’m gonna dream about the time when I’m with you
When I go out (when I go out) well I know I’m gonna be
I’m gonna be the man who goes along with you
And when I come home (when I come home) yes I know I’m gonna be
I’m gonna be the man who comes back home with you
I’m gonna be the man who’s coming home with you
But I would walk 500 miles
And I would walk 500 more
Just to be the man who walks a thousand miles
To fall down at your door
Da da da (da da da)
Da da da (da da da)
Da da da dun diddle un diddle un diddle uh da
Da da da (da da da)
Da da da (da da da)
Da da da dun diddle un diddle un diddle uh da
Da da da (da da da)
Da da da (da da da)
Da da da dun diddle un diddle un diddle uh da
Da da da (da da da)
Da da da (da da da)
Da da da dun diddle un diddle un diddle uh da
And I would walk 500 miles
And I would walk 500 more
Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles
To fall down at your door
Songwriters: Charles S. Reid / Craig M. Reid


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Do you Hear what I hear?

Do You Hear What I Hear

Carrie Underwood

Said the night wind to the little lamb
Do you see what I see
Way up in the sky little lamb
Do you see what I see
A star, a star
Dancing in the night
With a tail as big as a kite
With a tail as big as a kite
Said the little lamb to the Shepard boy
Do you hear what I hear
Ringing through the sky Shepard boy
Do you hear what I hear
A song, a song
High above the trees
With a voice as big as the sea
With a voice as big as the sea
Said the Shepard boy to the mighty king
Do you know what I know
In your palace wall mighty king
Do you know what I know
A child, a child
Shivers in the cold
Let us bring him silver and gold
Let us bring him silver and gold

Said the king to the people everywhere
Listen to what I say
Pray for peace people everywhere
Listen to what I say
The child, the child
Sleeping in the night
He will bring us goodness and light
He will bring us goodness and light
He will bring us goodness and light

 

Songwriters: Noel Regney / Gloria Shayne

I love this song, do you?


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Those were the Days

1968  –  5 years after I was born.  I remember when I wanted to be a ballerina – far too small, not tall.  I remember playing computer games – Atari – Alley Cat / Kid Chameleon / Zor – text adventure games ( press the keys – Go North – Go South etc. )  I recall playing “Lollipop” by myself alone on the lawn pre-occupying my time –  TIME PAST and is passing.  Those were the days that I missed out on, but MUSIC sometimes keeps me going.

We played outdoors …. we sat by the telephone waiting for the dial to spin back to ring the next number. No TV — the golf ball typewriter was the best thing.  Re-visited Uni to witness the first compact disc databases …. those were the days ..

For we were young and sure to have our way.

Those Were the Days
Once upon a time there was a tavern
Where we used to raise a glass or two
Remember how we laughed away the hours
And think of all the great things we would do
Those were the days my friend
We thought they’d never end
We’d sing and dance forever and a day
We’d live the life we choose
We’d fight and never lose
For we were young and sure to have our way
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la La la la la la la
Then the busy years went rushing by us
We lost our starry notions on the way
If by chance I’d see you in the tavern
We’d smile at one another and we’d say
Those were the days my friend
We thought they’d never end
We’d sing and dance forever and a day
We’d live the life we choose
We’d fight and never lose
Those were
Just tonight I stood before the tavern
Nothing seemed the way it used to be
In the glass I saw a strange reflection
Was that lonely woman really me
Those were the days my friend
We thought they’d never end
We’d sing and dance forever and a day
We’d live the life we choose
We’d fight and never lose
Those were the days, oh yes those were the days
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la La la la la la la
la la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la La la la la la la
Through the door there came familiar laughter
I saw your face and heard you call my name
Oh my friend we’re older but no wiser
For in our hearts the dreams are still the same
Those were the days my friend
We thought they’d never end
We’d sing and dance forever and a day
We’d live the life we choose
We’d fight and never lose
Those were the days, oh yes those were the days
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la La la la la la la
Songwriters: Gene Raskin


Feeling Happy

Let my Love Open Your Heart

Pete Townshend ( from The Who )

When people keep repeating
That you’ll never fall in love
When everybody keeps retreating
But you can’t seem to get enough

Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
To your heart

Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door

When everything feels all over
Everybody seems unkind
I’ll give you a four leaf clover
Take all worry out of your mind

Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
To your heart

Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door

I have the only key to your heart
I can stop you falling apart
Try today, you’ll find this way
Come on and give me a chance to say

Let my love open the door, it’s all I’m living for
Release yourself from misery
There’s only one thing gonna set you free
That’s my love, that’s my love

Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door

When tragedy befalls you
Don’t let it drag you down
Love can cure your problems
You’re so lucky I’m around

Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
Let my love open the door
To your heart

Songwriters
PETE TOWNSHEND


Sing

Well, lately Karen Carpenter’s version of “SING” popped into my head, so I had to go & find the You Tube version with the lyrics and post it here!  I have a suspicion that I suddenly thought of it as part of my motivating myself to stay happy and positive amidst the “maddening crowd” ( or not pleasant world and other events in 3-D at the moment ) – to assist in my recuperation from major surgery in mid October.

It also reminded myself that several years ago I myself wrote a poem, about Christmas, which could be a song!  I have no idea how to set it to music or make amendments to set it to music.  If anyone reading this wants to do so, and let me know, PLEASE do so.  This poem is my Gift to you.  It is nice to give back / to Pay it forward / and to be in the PRESENT.

Namaste,  Celine

Wish upon Your  Star

Starry, starry starlight

The first star that I see tonight

I wish I may, wish I might

Have this Star-felt wish tonight

Peace, wonder, love and light

For love, that is what is right

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Popcorn

I have no idea why, but today while at work the POPCORN tune (the original was in 1969 by Gershon Kingsley) popped into my head, and I can’t get it outa my head.  Maybe it is a sublime message for me?  Perhaps this reflects the changes on the horizon, or my Life personally right at this point of time.  It is a great tune anyway, I think so.   Enjoy, if you do.  It’s from the 80s.   I was 20 years old in 1983, yay for the good ol’ 80s especially for those whom are around my age now, haha.

The second version is nice to dance to, maybe that is why I am remembering it now.   I have had a very difficult life and the 80s should have been, coulda been  years of  music and dance, of fun and pretty things, of joy and happiness, for ME, as well as days of me helping make the world a better place.   The fun and joy part didn’t really happen for me, but now I feel that I am going through my Renaissance.   This tune makes me feel joyful and alive.  Go Popcorn!

I like this synthesia version here – clear and crisp but as it won’t embed for me anyhow, I will give a link to it   HERE   on You Tube.

Star Wise

the above includes a portrait photo of me, well not drawn by that man

(but could have been, may have been in another world)

taken in 2004