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AdLib On February - 18 - 2012

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

Categories: Music Thread

Written by AdLib

My motto is, "It is better to have blogged and lost hours of your day, than never to have blogged at all."

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  1. AlphaBitch says:

    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.

  2. kesmarn says:

    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”

  3. Bobby Darin--Beyond The Sea;

  4. kesmarn says:

    Bruno Mars “It Will Rain”

  5. kesmarn says:

    “Danny Boy”

  6. kesmarn says:

    Bette Midler, “In My Life”

  7. foodchain says:

    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?

    • kesmarn says:

      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.

  8. foodchain says:

    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

  9. AlphaBitch says:

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

  10. AlphaBitch says:

    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).

  11. AlphaBitch says:

    Jim Croce “Time in a Bottle”.

  12. LFer says:

    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

  13. Harry Nilsson--As Time Goes By;

  14. Ricki Lee Jones--Chuck E’s In Love;

  15. something didn’t work here.

  16. Ricki Lee Jones--Last Chance Texaco;

    Such emotion in song, as this, is very rare.

  17. Heart--Dreamboat Annie;

    This may be where I got the name for my beautiful daughter.

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