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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 06/11/2008 :  14:33:20  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Dave,
I have listened to nothing but "I Came to Hear the Music" these past two weeks going to and from work.

I think it is real Newbury. Many have heard but not really listened...

Craig
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aussiedave
Swinger

Australia
509 Posts

Posted - 06/11/2008 :  20:29:44  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Send aussiedave a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Don't you just love 'Baby's Not Home'
such a lay-back song with mickey's beautiful lay-back voice.

From the very opening of the song,the sax interlude,the climax and the subtle ending,Mickey's sententious,concise singing makes this song an unforgettable experience.

But then..........that's Newbury.

cheers

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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 06/11/2008 :  20:43:49  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
(From Looks Like Rain)

And then there is...

"She's my baby, once in awhile she's a lady
But the lady don't smile too much lately
The lady's got her blues"

I could have seen Ricky Nelson doing this song...

Craig
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aussiedave
Swinger

Australia
509 Posts

Posted - 06/11/2008 :  21:31:55  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Send aussiedave a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Is this a coincidence...[you posting this comment]or what!!
I was listening to 'Looks Like Rain' last week....was working last night....went to bed late....'she's my baby' was playing in the back of my mind.....woke up this morning.....and there it was again.

now I just love this track....

there is something about this song that just.....grips you.

to choose one word to describe it??.........the word 'haunting' comes to mind.

but then.......that's Newbury.
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aussiedave
Swinger

Australia
509 Posts

Posted - 07/09/2008 :  03:48:43  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Send aussiedave a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Dancin' diamonds......midnight cities..all the glitter...all the gold
all the snow,it feels so pretty;to the touch it is so cold.
cruising down the avenue,suddenly I see the truth.
I know what I never knew:... ... .... ...... ... blue
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TR Davis
Starting Member

USA
41 Posts

Posted - 07/12/2008 :  21:00:04  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
As I read the words and heard the music going through my head It once
again became so absolutely crystal clear.....the man was the greatest song writer of our time.
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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 07/24/2008 :  16:41:27  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Here comes the rain, baby
Guess its goodbye again, baby
For a while we had fun, oh we walked in the sun
But you never could stand the rain, could you, baby.

See the rain in my eyes, baby
I never could stand goodbyes, baby
For a while you were mine
But the sun can't always shine
And you never could stand the rain could you, baby.

Here comes the rain, baby
Guess it's goodbye again..

For a while you were mine
But the sun cant always shine
And you never could stand the rain could you, baby.

But I tried to keep the rain from falling
You know I tried to keep the rain from falling
Its not the rain in the sky
But the rain here in my eyes
That wont ever stop falling, baby.

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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 07/25/2008 :  20:28:07  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
I'm gonna plant me some seeds
I'm gonna grow me an ocean
Cut down some trees
And build me an island
I'm gonna stand on the corner
I'm gonna flag down a streetcar
Go somewhere and phone her
And ask her where my thoughts are

I'm gonna say to her
Are my thoughts with you, babe?
How twisted they are,babe
Since you went away, babe
I ain't been thinking too straight

If that don't get through
I'm gonna build me a flower
And sit down in the morning dew
And kiss it every hour

Yes, I'm gonna turn out the light
Turn on the night
Give up the fight
Catch me a kite
Go for a flight
Who cares what's right or wrong
When I get to the moon
Rent me a room
Sit in the gloom
All alone
I'm gonna cry to her...
Are my thoughts with you babe
How twisted, babe, are they
Since you left me this way, babe
I ain't been thinking too straight



I hope this is right, Laura...
Craig
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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 08/18/2008 :  20:30:06  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
All the years and the miles
Will never erase my love for you
Etched in my heart
Circled in gold captured in blue
Born in a fire that will never grow cold
A circle of love joining two souls

Flowers and light satin and lace
Borrowed and blue
Do you take this man to have and to hold
Yes I do
Give me your hand it is now bound in gold
In a circle of love joining two souls

My darling I need you so much

I'll follow the stars how long is forever
Where are the dreams carefully gathered
Locked in a space secret and old
In a castle of love all loving souls
Captured in blue circled in gold

Captured in blue circled in gold

Captured in blue

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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 08/20/2008 :  19:32:53  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Do you remember me
Dear hearts and gentle people
I pray I have not stayed away too long
Do you think of me
Dear hearts and gentle people
You can buy my memories for a song

Can you see the blue hills of Kentucky
Can you see my old Kentucky home
Can you hear my sweetheart sadly singing
In a voice as pure and sweet
As heather in the gloam

Will you pray for me
Dear hearts and gentle people
For what I have seen has brought me to my knees
On those lonely nights I could find no sleep
Oh I would unlock my heart and soul
On strings and ivory keys

Now I come to you
Dear hearts and gentle people
A voice across an endless sea of time
Where ever there are songs I will be singing
Dear hearts and gentle people goodnight
Dear hearts and gentle people goodnight

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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 08/21/2008 :  19:41:03  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
I'll be as tall as a mountain
I'll be as small as a bee
Any way you want me
Thats the way I'm gonna be

I'll be as wild as a river
Or as gentle as wind in the trees
Any way you want me
Thats the way I'm gonna be

I'll be what you want to make me
And you can make me or break me
Take me and make me a King
Or leave me and leave me nothing

I'll be as helpless as a baby
Or as strong as an old oak tree
Any way you want me
Thats the way I'm gonna be

Any way you want me darlin'
Thats the way I'm gonna be

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aussiedave
Swinger

Australia
509 Posts

Posted - 08/22/2008 :  09:52:32  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Send aussiedave a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
This is crazy.....
you ain't gonna believe it,but I'm gonna tell ya anyway.

I was just listening to this track tonight.......and you Craig go and post it.

are you psychic,or am I going crazy here?

more than a coincidence,some would say.

cheers

AD
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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 08/22/2008 :  15:19:38  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Dave,
This isn't the first time this has happened on "all the neon lights are...". I suppose we both should just get used to it. Maybe we're not psychic, just a little crazy.

Craig
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aussiedave
Swinger

Australia
509 Posts

Posted - 08/22/2008 :  22:25:26  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Send aussiedave a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Just thought I would share this with you.
Last night,I was driving my taxi,had Mickey on cd,turned down low,when I picked up this guy and his wife with two of their friends.

Anyway,this guy sitting in the front seat,I think he was german or austrian,suddenly says to his wife and friends sitting in the back seat,'hey, be quiet,who is this singing' he says to me.

Mickey is in full voice singing 'An American Trilogy'

'turn it up,please,who is the singer?'

'He is american' I say.

'Yes,is he black or white?' he says.

I'm thinking,now does it really matter,it is the voice that is important here.

I say,'He is white'

'oh,such a beautiful tenor voice'he says

'I am a fan of Caruso,the italian opera singer' he says
'This singer has a beautiful tenor voice'he says.

I'm thinkin' you ain't tellin' me something I don't know.

Anyway,I offered to make him a copy.

He was more than thankful for the offer and once we arrived at our destination,he was reluctant to alight from the taxi as Mickey launched into 'Danny Boy'

I turned the taxi back toward our base,with Mickey and me singing 'Blue Sky Shinin'

cheers

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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 08/26/2008 :  17:46:50  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
On his mountain Lord sits an old grey bearded ancient hermit
Sadly staring at the caption in the San Mateo Times
It reads today the prophets all agree that California
Is to be swallowed in the twinkling of an eye

He goes thumbing through his growing stack
Of half unfinished rhymes
Til he finds the one he'd once submitted
to the New York Times

They just laughed at him
And said you senile wino
drunk old fool!
Get out of here!
You must have lost your mind!

So he went back to his mountain
where he began to pray
Prayed for those in ignorance
That would treat a man that way

For the truth will fall like his mountain
On all that have gone deaf
The day the world is swallowed up...
And California's left
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Laura Shayne
Rocker

USA
188 Posts

Posted - 10/08/2008 :  10:20:36  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
You've been down a long long stone cold road
from where you were to where you gone
Leavin' you all hollow reaching way down deep inside
It's a feeling like there ain't nobody home

And they say you say you feel down-hearted
How everything is goin' wrong
They say you're feelin' now you've got no place to hide
from that chill that cuts you to the bone

Well, my arms will always be nearby
and my heart it is your own
No matter where you are
wherever you may go
There will always be
a place right here with me

There will always be somebody home...


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aussiedave
Swinger

Australia
509 Posts

Posted - 10/11/2008 :  03:12:50  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Send aussiedave a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Here's to tomorrow;
Here's to today
Here's to whatever I never did say

Here's to your love,you are happy,I pray....

[I'm still]out on this long stretch of Interstate 10,
that ol' Del Rio station just keeps rollin' right in.
Many the night it was my only friend
Just me and the radio......
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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 10/15/2008 :  19:51:51  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
The dragon lays asleep in his bed
While the little mouse is busy
Swiftily stealing his bread
In the sugar bowl it tumbles
Having to stand on his head
Surely I will never see tomorrow
For I will be dead
What a way to go
I know that I was so foolish he said
Then he broke down and cried

Waking he jumped to his feet
The firey dragon
Hearing something squeaking
Disturbing his sleep
Maybe there was something funny
Happening down on the street
Walking to the window
Peering what in the world can it be
In the sugar bowl the little mouse

He could now feel the heat
He was so terrified

Well since I'm already awake
He said I do believe
I might as well have
Some tea and some cake
And then even firey dragons
Like to occasionally beg
Walking through the kitchen stopping
Short said for goodness sakes
As he narrowed his eyes

Wouldn't you like to be free
He proceeded to the cupboard
Holding the mouse in his teeth
I was just about to sit awhile
And have something to eat
Even firey dragons do
Get lonley occasionally
Please do step inside

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Laura Shayne
Rocker

USA
188 Posts

Posted - 10/16/2008 :  08:33:38  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Craig,

I am in the middle of getting 'Dragon & the Mouse' together to put into my sets. I LOVE the song and it's amazing to see a crowd on the edge of their seats, listening for the next piece of the puzzle.... a masterpiece for sure.

Laura
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Craig
Firefly

Kyrgyzstan
3794 Posts

Posted - 10/20/2008 :  19:00:48  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Far beyond the edge of evenin'
Theres a land between the moon and the sun
Where the blessed Queen of emptiness
Her singing has begun

To soothe the savage warriors
Who feel themsleves betrayed
By the caravan of circus clowns
That joined the parade

Her melody falls gently
To where I stand below
God I listen so intently
I want so much to know

The Queens soft velvet laughter
Trips lightly through my mind
Singing once their words had meaning
But now they barely rhyme

So desperately I follow
As she leads me up a hill
Sharply tempting roses
And poison daffodils

Where a thousand velvet voices
Fill the morning air
Where we ran through the meadow
With flowers in her hair

Beyond the edge of evenin'
In the a land between the moon and the sun
The blessed Queen of emptiness
Her singing has begun

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