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KillgoreTrout On October - 5 - 2013

What the world needs now is many things such as hope, love, happiness, tenderness, strength, spirituality and a much larger sense of togetherness and a real appreciation of life. The brinkmanship in Congress is a sad example of a lack of any of these fore mentioned values.

The terrible use of chemical weapons, bombings, and shootings and the shameful lack of adequate health care and wellness for profit, the agonizing hunger and thirst for clean water and fresh air, is a direct result of the lack of our most precious, universal values.

So with this in mind, post your most personal, favorite songs that represent any or all of these higher ideals. Oh, and don’t forget to smile while doing so. 😉

Jackie DeShannon – What the World Needs Now Is Love

I Say a Little Prayer-Dionne Warwick

Otis Redding – Try A Little Tenderness

Blood, Sweat & Tears – You’ve Made Me So Very Happy

Nature’s Way by Spirit

Written by KillgoreTrout

Once a wander, working vagabond, fellow traveler on this 3rd stone from the sun. Hurtling through space and time. Lover of books (especially the classics), all kinds of books from novels, poetry, essay collections, fiction and nonfiction and a big Kurt Vonnegut fan. I am a secular humanist and technically an atheist.....Taoist.

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  1. SallyT says:

    KT, this doesn’t really go with your theme but I have to dedicate this one to myself. See, I got this great idea to put river rock down along the side of our house were nothing will grow. With all the work on our ancient water/sewer lines in the street running by our house, there was tons of rocks available. (We live on an ancient lake bed, lots of rocks!) So, I went and picked up rocks as the men were working, which several of the men were very nice about helping when they found a good one and putting it aside. I moved them to the side of our house. Then I placed them were I wanted them. Looked good until I realized I should have put that black stuff down so the grass wouldn’t grow up between them. Had to pick them back up again. Now I am putting down the black stuff and replacing the rocks. This is the fifth time I have moved those damn rocks! Yes, Sally, you have some brilliant ideas at time! “Ooh, aah, ooh, aah, Ooh, aah, ooh, aah (Well, don’t you know) That’s the sound of the Sally Working on the chain gang That’s the sound of Sally Working on the chain gang!”


  2. The Beatles -- Within You Without You


  3. “When I’m Cleaning Windows” performed by the late and great Peter Sellers


  4. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young -- Teach Your Children


  5. Easy To Be Hard — Three Dog Night


  6. Badfinger -- No Matter What


  7. Boston -- Rock and Roll Band


    One from my old employer, Tom Schulz.

  8. Hold Your Head Up-Argent


  9. Higher Ground…Stevie Wonder


  10. High Hopes -- Frank Sinatra


  11. Everyday People -- Sly & The Family Stone


  12. The Turtles Happy Together with Lyrics


  13. Come together -- Robin Williams & Bobby McFerrin


    A rather unique find.


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