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I've been trying to find songs for a conscious care group I'm involved with. The songs are supposed to evoke a pure love feeling for mankind. I admit to failing lots on pure love for all but I do try.

I came across Clouds and I fell in love with it. The real Joni Mitchell version.

So many songs out there about love between man and woman but I'm trying to find songs with meaning about living today in each moment. Mindful songs.

Any suggestions. This is the nicest job I have ever had to do. Music is so powerful at sending a message. I've fell in love again with so many older songs.

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I've been trying to find songs for a consious care group I'm involved with. The songs are supposed to evoke a pure love feeling for mankind. I admit to failing lots on pure love for all but I do try.

I came across Clouds and I fell in love with it. The real Joni Mitchell version.

So many songs out there about love between man and woman but I'm trying to find songs with meaning about living today in each moment. Mindful songs.

Any suggestions. This is the nicest job I have ever had to do. Music is so powerful at sending a message. I've fell in love again with so many older songs.

That is a very nice job, Snow White, and Clouds is a beautiful song but my favourite loving life and feeling good song is Patrick Hernadez' Born to Be Alive.

Probably not that 'mindful' but it simply makes me appreciate life.

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Check Out the Freddie Mercury wannabe half way through. What's with the walking stick prop? The audience in that video closely resembles half my wedding party. Scary.

:lol: I think it's probably one for listening - or singing, Snow White. Still, you're wedding must have been fun.

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The Kinks and the Beatles for me, Snowwhite....

Days

In my Life

Across the Universe: Rufus Wainwright

Great video... Banksy meets Magritte.. B)

Mind, you, it could be something different tomorrow... so many great songs out there. Good luck with your project. It sounds very life affirming. :D

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Ladies and gent. I am unable to open most of the you tubes that are posted. I think some UK content is blocked in this part of the world. And there are a couple of suggestions that won't allow me to view what it is at all. All I see is a blank blue screen with the start arrow slashed through. Sadly.

(Maybe the Dylan one is a bonus....like WIllie Nelson, the man cannie song fer toffie) Their words are amazing. Lyrics and music are wonderful.....they just cannie sing.

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Ladies and gent. I am unable to open most of the you tubes that are posted. I think some UK content is blocked in this part of the world. And there are a couple of suggestions that won't allow me to view what it is at all. All I see is a blank blue screen with the start arrow slashed through. Sadly.

(Maybe the Dylan one is a bonus....like WIllie Nelson, the man cannie song fer toffie) Their words are amazing. Lyrics and music are wonderful.....they just cannie sing.

I think you're right about the youtube, Snow White. Maybe better to post the lyrics?

I think Dylan sounds very ropey on some of his songs but I love Willie Nelson's voice.

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I love willies songs but his voice is too nasally for me. However, if I were to hear him singing I would probably melt and be absolutely thrilled to bits. I so admire performers and what they share. I get quite emotional at most shows. I feel the lyrics so much.

What a wonderful world we really live in. The lyrics are easier to hear in older music Nowadays I have to look them up.

It's great going through loads of old songs to find words that are just perfect for living in the moment.

Thanks for the suggestions. Much appreciated.

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Naw this lot. They are not into songs that send up religious folks. Wasn't that song sending up Catholics? This lot are too deep man. Words have to be deep. Peace and joy for fellow man.

I'm not sure the hokey cokey is that innocent

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Naw this lot. They are not into songs that send up religious folks. Wasn't that song sending up Catholics? This lot are too deep man. Words have to be deep. Peace and joy for fellow man.

I'm not sure I'd the hokey cokey is that innocent

I'm not giving it up, Snow White. Too much fun. :lol:

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(Bob Dylan via Pete Seeger)

May God bless and keep you always

May your wishes all come true

May you always do for others

And let others do for you

May you build a ladder to the stars

And climb on every rung

May you stay forever young

Forever young, forever young

May you stay forever young

May you grow up to be righteous

May you grow up to be true

May you always know the truth

And see the lights surrounding you

May you always be courageous

Stand upright and be strong

May you stay forever young

Forever young, forever young

May you stay forever young

May your hands always be busy

May your feet always be swift

May you have a strong foundation

When the winds of changes shift

May your heart always be joyful

May your song always be sung

May you stay forever young

Forever young, forever young

May you stay forever young

Coney Island (Van Morrison)

Coming down from downpatrick

Stopping off at st. johns point

Out all day birdwatching

And the craic was good

Stopped off at strangford lough

Early in the morning

Drove through shrigley taking pictures

And on to killyleagh

Stopped off for sunday papers at the

Lecale district, just before coney island

On and on, over the hill to ardglass

In the jamjar, autumn sunshine, magnificent

And all shining through

Stop off at ardglass for a couple of jars of

Mussels and some potted herrings in case

We get famished before dinner

On and on, over the hill and the craic is good

Heading towards coney island

I look at the side of your face as the sunlight comes

Streaming through the window in the autumn sunshine

And all the time going to coney island Im thinking,

Would'nt it be great if it was like this all the time.

Song of Being a Child (Via Van Morrison)

When the child was a child

It walked with arms hanging

Wanted the stream to be a river and the river a torrent

And this puddle, the sea

When the child was a child, it didnt know

It was a child

Everything for it was filled with life and all life was one

Saw the horizon without trying to reach it

Couldnt rush itself and think on command

Was often terribly bored

And couldnt wait

Passed up greeting the moments

And prayed only with its lips

When the child was a child

It didnt have an opinion about a thing

Had no habits

Often sat crossed-legged, took off running

Had a cow lick in its hair

And didnt put on a face when photographed

When the child was a child

It was the time of the following questions

Why am I me and why not you

Why am I here and why not there

Why did time begin and where does space end

Isnt what I see and hear and smell

Just the appearance of the world in front of the world

Isnt life under the sun just a dream

Does evil actually exist in people

Who really are evil

Why cant it be that I who am

Wasnt before I was

And that sometime i, the i, I am

No longer will be the i, I am

When the child was a child

It gagged on spinach, on peas, on rice pudding

And on steamed cauliflower

And now eats all of it and not just because it has to

When the child was a child

It woke up once in a strange bed

And now time and time again

Many people seem beautiful to it

And now not so many and now only if its lucky

It had a precise picture of paradise

And now can only vaguely conceive of it at best

It couldnt imagine nothingness

And today shudders in the face of it

Go for the ball

Which today rolls between its legs

With its Im here it came

Into the house which now is empty

When the child was a child

It played with enthusiasm

And now only with such former concentration

Where its work is concerned

When the game, task, activity, subject happens to be its work

When the child was a child

It was enough to live on apples and bread. and its still that way

When the child was a child berries fell

Only like berries into its hand. and still do

The fresh walnuts made its tongue raw. and still do

Atop each mountain it craved

Yet a higher mountain. and in each city it craved

Yet a bigger city. and still does

Reach for the cherries in the treetop

As elated as it still is today

Was shy in front of strangers. and still is

It waited for the first snow. and still waits that way

When the child was a child

It waited restlessly each day for the return of the loved one

And still waits that way

When the child was a child

It hurled a stick like a lance into a tree

And its still quivering there today

Hope this helps. X

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Ahhh when the child was a child.

I so wish that we could live in the moment like we did as children. See growing up......it sucks at times.

Ahm awae to ohmmmm. And think how to use the song about children. Swings and roundabouts and all things fun. Oh to live with that freedom again.

Thanks H H. I'm not up in songs that owel.

Ducks and runs.

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What about:

Something Inside So Strong (Labi Siffri)

The higher you build your barriers

The taller I become

The farther you take my rights away

The faster I will run

You can deny me

You can decide to turn your face away

No matter, cos there's....

Something inside so strong

I know that I can make it

Tho' you're doing me wrong, so wrong

You thought that my pride was gone

Oh no, something inside so strong

Oh oh oh oh oh something inside so strong

The more you refuse to hear my voice

The louder I will sing

You hide behind walls of Jericho

Your lies will come tumbling

Deny my place in time

You squander wealth that's mine

My light will shine so brightly

It will blind you

Cos there's......

Something inside so strong

I know that I can make it

Tho' you're doing me wrong, so wrong

You thought that my pride was gone

Oh no, something inside so strong

Oh oh oh oh oh something inside so strong

Brothers and sisters

When they insist we're just not good enough

When we know better

Just look 'em in the eyes and say

I'm gonna do it anyway

I'm gonna do it anyway

Something inside so strong

And I know that I can make it

Tho' you're doing me wrong, so wrong

You thought that my pride was gone

Oh no, something inside so strong

Oh oh oh oh oh something inside so strong

Brothers and sisters

When they insist we're just good not enough

When we know better

Just look 'em in the eyes and say

I'm gonna do it anyway

I'm gonna do it anyway

I'm gonna do it anyway

I'm gonna do it anyway

Because there's something inside so strong

And I know that I can make it

Tho' you're doing me, so wrong

You thought that my pride was gone

Oh no, something inside so strong

Oh oh oh oh oh something inside so strong

Because there's something inside so strong

And I know that I can make it

Tho' you're doing me, so wrong

You thought that my pride was gone

Oh no, something inside so strong

Oh oh oh oh oh something inside so strong

Love a duck.

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Great songs. And now that I can view the youtube posts I'm pleasantly surprised to see what they are. What a wonderful world was used the first lesson. A perfect song. Imagine is great too Rory. They all are. Thanks.

I will look up the lyrics to breath, Lynnski.

Some of the fellow students have been taking in poetry, reading passages from books and are sharing peaceful, magnificent words from far flung authors all over the world.

So much to learn about so many great people.

There is good peaceful energy in here. Its pleasant. Nice! :)

I think something inside so strong is brilliant. It's a strange class.....we are supposed to invoke or evoke ur just poke each other to feel peace right in the moment. Struggle, strife and anti war stuff isnae putting into the mind peace. Its putting in struggle.

See next course ahm taking.....it better naw involve work. This music stuff is harder to find than I thought it would be.

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Great songs. And now that I can view the youtube posts I'm pleasantly surprised to see what they are. What a wonderful world was used the first lesson. A perfect song. Imagine is great too Rory. They all are. Thanks.

I will look up the lyrics to breath, Lynnski.

Some of the fellow students have been taking in poetry, reading passages from books and are sharing peaceful, magnificent words from far flung authors all over the world.

So much to learn about so many great people.

There is good peaceful energy in here. Its pleasant. Nice! :)

I think something inside so strong is brilliant. It's a strange class.....we are supposed to invoke or evoke ur just poke each other to feel peace right in the moment. Struggle, strife and anti war stuff isnae putting into the mind peace. Its putting in struggle.

See next course ahm taking.....it better naw involve work. This music stuff is harder to find than I thought it would be.

Sounds like a great project, Snow White, and very interesting. Glad we could be part of it and sure there are plenty more. Peace is certainly worth striving for. :)

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