Time is a stubborn thing. You can make it, lose it, save it and lose track of it but you just can’t stop it.

This week’s music thread is dedicated to celebrating those we miss, whether because time has separated us or time has made it hard to see them as much as we wish we could.

They could be songs about missing someone, songs that remind you of someone or songs from someone who is missed.

Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd

There Will Never Be Another You – Nat King Cole

Time of Your Life (Good Riddance) – Green Day

Miss You – Rolling Stones

Cats in the Cradle – Harry Chapin

Pride and Joy – Stevie Ray Vaughan

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Okey dokey pokies. Leaving you with this – best line EVER – “and now your memory is just another snake I got to kill” from Big Top Hat by the late great Stephen Bruton, cutest white man on the planet….

PS – Line for Santorum: “And I hear that God can punish you by answering your prayers”

PPS Stephen is not in the video – just the song. Too bad. He was eye candy fer shure. Used to go see him a few years ago in Austin at the Saxon Pub for $5 cover.

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Susan Boyle in what I think is the best rendition ever of this song (which,frankly, has not been a huge favorite of mine until this interpretation!). “Unchained Melody”

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Bobby Darin–Beyond The Sea;

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kesmarn
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Bruno Mars “It Will Rain”

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“Danny Boy”

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Bette Midler, “In My Life”

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kes, a beautiful song and a real pleasure to hear Bette Midler sing it.

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kesmarn
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So much emotion in this version, no KT? She started to cry herself…not to mention her listeners!

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kes, I can’t sing it without getting a lump in my throat. Happens every time. Even my Dad liked this song, and he was NOT into rock and roll.

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My son is in China–has been since senior year of college-, 2007,-studying Mandarin in Southwest China. I am excited by his life and I miss him hugely. He lived through the earthquake in Chengdu China and met Abigail Washburn and helped her, with MANY others, edit her Sichuan Earthquake Relief Album. She, of course, is a favorite in our music library. We love banjo music! “A Fuller Wine”

Everywhere I go I look for you
Do you look for me where you go too?….
They say the tardy fruit’s
a fuller wine
Everywhere I go I look for you
Do you look for me where you are too?

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What a fascinating piece of music, food! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

You must be so proud of your son, and yet I’m sure you must miss him at the same time.

Great musical choice.

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There was a time that you curled up
In my lap like a child.
You’d cling to me smilin’
Your eyes wide and wild.
Now you slip through my arms,
Wave a passing hello.
Twist away and toss a kiss
Laughin’ as you go.

You used to say “Read me a story.”
And, “Sing me songs of love.”
For you were Princess Paradise
On the wings of a dove.
Now I chase you and I tease you
Tryin’ to remake you my own,
You just turn away and say,
“Please leave me alone.”

And I’m a tangled up puppet
All hangin’ in your strings.
I’m a butterfly in a spider’s web
Fluttering my wings.
And the more that I keep dancin’
And spinning ’round in knots
The more I see what used to be
And the less of you I’ve got.

You are a drawer full of make-up
And rinses and things.
You keep changing your moods,
Like your earrings and rings.
But tonight while we played tag
For five minutes in the yard,
Just for a moment I caught you off-guard.

And I’m a tangled up puppet
All hangin’ in your strings.
I’m a butterfly in a spider’s web
Fluttering my wings.
And the more that I keep dancing
And spinning ’round in knots,
The more I see what used to be
And the less of you I’ve got.

Now you write your secret poems
In a room just for your dreams.
You don’t find time to talk to me
About the things you mean,
Hey AdLib and all others! I love this theme and the photo. I will keep the image of time as waves to the shores (in good and bad, calm and stormy); lately it’s felt like a freight train! Water is better. Harry Chapin has a special place in our family’s heart. Here is his tribute to his daughter: “Tangled Up Butterfly”. Lyrics for quick read and video follows:
And what I mean is–

I have watched you take shape
From a jumble of parts
And find the grace and form
Of a fine work of art.
Hey, you, my brand new woman
Newly come into your own,
Don’t you know
That you don’t need
To grow up all alone

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Oh for crying out loud! AdLib and others–to you with daughters Harry Chapin

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And the hymn that echoes in my heart whenver I lose someone I love: Haven of Mercy

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kesmarn
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Such a pretty tune, AB. I’ve never heard this before.

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And my favorite song of all time, “If I Needed You”, from the late, great Townes Van Zandt, whom I was lucky enough to spend a few evenings with – and even one when he was sober (a rare occurrence).

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Jim Croce “Time in a Bottle”.

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This song always brings to mind someone I knew a long time ago. I wish I still knew her.

The Rolling Stones – She’s A Rainbow
https://youtu.be/tPnXkQ67spI

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Harry Nilsson–As Time Goes By;

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Ricki Lee Jones–Chuck E’s In Love;

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something didn’t work here.

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