Lyrics for the Day 9/11 – Benedictus

Seems appropriate for the 15th anniversary

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The wanderer has far to go
Humble must he constant be
Where the paths of wisdom lead
Distant is the shadow of the setting sun

Bless the daytime
Bless the night
Bless the sun which gives us light
Bless the thunder
Bless the rain
Bless all those who cause us pain

Yellow stars may guide the way
All diversions lead astray
While his resolution holds
Fortune and good will will surely follow him

Bless the free man
Bless the slave
Bless the hero in his grave
Bless the soldier
Bless the saint
Bless all those whose hearts grow faint

Bless the daytime
Bless the night
Bless the sun which gives us light
Bless the thunder
Bless the rain
Bless all those who cause us pain

Bless the free man
Bless the slave
Bless the hero in his grave
Bless the soldier
Bless the saint
Bless all those whose hearts grow faint

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Lyrics – It’s A Thin Line Between Love and Hate

Lots of things depend on the definition too.

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It’s a thin line between love and hate
It’s a thin line between love and hate
 
It’s five o’clock in the morning
And you’re just getting in
You knock on the front door
And a voice sweet and low says
Who is it?
She opens up the door and lets you in
Never once asks where have you been
She says are you hungry?
Did you eat yet?
Let me hang up your coat
Pass me your hat
All the time she’s smiling
Never once raises her voice
It’s five o’clock in the morning
You don’t give it a second thought
 
It’s a thin line between love and hate
It’s a thin line between love and hate
 
The sweetest woman in the world
Could be the meanest woman in the world
If you make her that way
You keep hurting her
She’ll keep being quiet
She might be holding something inside
That’ll really, really hurt you one day
I see her in the hospital
Bandaged from foot to head
In a state of shock
Just that much from being dead
You couldn’t believe the girl
Would do something like this
You didn’t think the girl had the nerve
But here you are
I guess action speaks louder than words
 
It’s a thin line between love and hate
It’s a thin line between love and hate
Yes it is
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Lyrics for the Country – Song for America

A classic from the AMERICA theme playlist

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Virgin land of forest green
Dark and stormy plains
Here all life abounds
Sunlit valley
Mountain fields
Unseen in the rain
Here all life abounds
No man rules this land
No human hand has soiled this paradise
Waiting patiently
So much to see
So rich in earth’s delights
Painted desert
Sequined sky
Stars that fill the night
Here all life abounds
Rivers flowing to the sea
Sunshine pure and bright
Here all life abounds
No man rules this land
No human hand has soiled this paradise
Waiting patiently
So much to see
So rich in earth’s delights

So the maiden lies in waiting
For the sails to reach the shore
Land of beauty and abundance
Innocent
You opened wide your door
Wanderers found the waiting treasure
Full of gifts beyond their measure
Milk and honey for our pleasure

Across the sea there came a multitude
Sailing ships upon the wave
Filled with visions of Utopia
And the freedom that they crave
Ravage, plunder
See no wonder
Rape and kill and tear asunder
Chop the forest
Plow it under

Highways scar the mountainsides
Buildings to the sky
People all around
Houses stand in endless rows
Sea to shining sea
People all around
So we rule this land
And here we stand
Upon our paradise
Dreaming of a place
Our weary race
Is ready to arise

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Lyrics for All Time – It’s Too Late

A Carole King classic still true today

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Stayed in bed all morning just to pass the time
There’s something wrong here
There can be no denying
One of us is changing
Or maybe we’ve just stopped trying
 
And it’s too late baby
Now it’s too late
Though we really did try to make it
Something inside has died and I can’t hide
And I just can’t fake it
Oh no no
 
It used to be so easy living here with you
You were light and breezy and I knew just what to do
Now you look so unhappy
And I feel like a fool
 
And it’s too late baby
Now it’s too late
Though we really did try to make it
Something inside has died and I can’t hide
And I just can’t fake it
Oh no no
 
There’ll be good times again for me and you
But we just can’t stay together
Don’t you feel it too
Still I’m glad for what we had
And how I once loved you
 
But it’s too late baby
Now it’s too late
Though we really did try to make it
Something inside has died and I can’t hide
And I just can’t fake it
Oh no no no no no
 
It’s too late
Baby
It’s too late
Now darling
It’s too late
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Lyrics for the Day – Trapped

I’d forgotten it was a Jimmy Cliff song before Springsteen made it his own.

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(Springsteen version)
Well it seems like I’m caught up in your trap again
And it seems like I’ll be wearing the same old chains
Good will conquer evil
And the truth will set me free
And I know someday I will find the key
And I know somewhere I will find the key

Well it seems like I’ve been playing your game way too long
And it seems the game I’ve played has made you strong
But when the game is over
I won’t walk out the loser
Yeah I know that I’ll walk out of here again
Yeah I know someday I’ll walk out of here again

But now I’m trapped
Ooh yeah
Trapped
Ooh yeah
Trapped
Ooh yeah
Trapped
Ooh yeah

Now it seems like I’ve been sleeping in your bed too long
And it seems like you’ve been meaning to do me harm
But I’ll teach my eyes to see
Beyond these walls in front of me
And someday I’ll walk out of here again
Yeah I know someday I’ll walk out of here again

But now I’m trapped
Ooh yeah
Trapped
Ooh yeah
Trapped
Ooh yeah
Trapped
Ooh yeah

Now it seems like I’ve been playing your game way too long
And it seems the game I’ve played has made you strong

Because I’m trapped
Ooh yeah
Trapped
Ooh yeah
Trapped
Ooh yeah
Trapped
Ooh yeah

I’m trapped
Ooh yeah
Trapped
Ooh yeah
Trapped
Ooh yeah
Trapped
Ooh yeah
I’m trapped

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Lyrics for the Day – Bootleg

Nice Los Lobos version of this Creedence Song that relates to current sociopolitics like Who’ll Stop The Rain

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Bootleg, bootleg
Bootleg, howl
Bootleg, bootleg
Bootleg, howl
 
Take you a glass of water
Make it against the law
See how good the water tastes
When you can’t have any at all
 
Bootleg, bootleg
Bootleg, howl
Bootleg, bootleg
Bootleg, howl
 
Findin’ a natural woman
Like honey to a bee
But you don’t buzz the flower
When you know the honey’s free
 
Bootleg, bootleg
Bootleg, howl
Bootleg, bootleg
Bootleg, howl
 
Suzy maybe give you some cherry pie
But you know that ain’t no fun
Better you grab it when she ain’t lookin’
‘Cause you know you’d rather have it on the run
 
Bootleg, bootleg
Bootleg, howl
Bootleg, bootleg
Bootleg, howl
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Lyrics classics – Romeo’s Tune

A Steve Forbert classic

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Meet me in the middle of the day
Let me hear you say everything’s okay
Bring me southern kisses from your room
Meet me in the middle of the night
Let me hear you say everything’s all right
Let me smell the moon in your perfume
Oh gods and years will rise and fall
And there’s always something more
It’s lost in talk
I waste my time
And it’s all been said before
While further down behind the masquerade the tears are there
I don’t ask for all that much I just want someone to care
That’s right now
 
Meet me in the middle of the day
Let me hear you say everything’s okay
Come on out beneath the shining sun
Meet me in the middle of the night
Let me hear you say everything’s all right
Sneak on out beneath the stars and run
 
It’s king and queen and we must go down now beyond the chandelier
Where I won’t have to speak my mind and you won’t have to hear
Shreds of news and afterthoughts and complicated scenes
We’ll huddle down behind the light and fade like magazines
 
Meet me in the middle of the day
Let me hear you say everything’s okay
Bring me southern kisses from your room
Hey hey
Meet me in the middle of the night
Let me hear you say everything’s all right
Let me smell the moon in your perfume
Oh now, meet me in the middle of the day
Let me hear you say everything’s okay
Let me see you smiling back at me
Hey, meet me in the middle of the night
Let me hear you say everything’s all right
Hold me tight and love and loving’s free
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