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Christmas

Ding ,dong

ding ,dong

all the bells are ringing ,

la – la – la

la – la – la

all the choirs are singing ,

about hope ,joy and love

coming from heaven above ,

with the candlelights burning

mankind’s ageless yearning ,

lifting all the gloom

in that tiny tiny room ,

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A 1980’s Bruce Springsteen Song

HOMETOWN WARS

We fought all our battles so long ago
out on the fields of play ,
one more home run to win
one more heroic hit and a garlanded presentation to come ,
But that was all before My Lai
that was all before we got called up ,
called up to fight all our battles
on someone else’s field ;
and we knew in our hearts
there’d never be a lucky home run
no garlanded presentation to come ,
That was all after My Lai
all after we got called up
and left behind all our memories
of those battles we fought
so long ago on the fields of play ;
With just one more home run to win ,
one more heroic hit
and a garlanded presentation to come.

A 1990’s REM Song

Second Letter.

I never saw what you heard

and I never heard what you saw ,

back there back then

that time outside Wichita ;

And may be I don’t need to

cos all I know or ever knew

was what you wrote me

in that letter ,

the second one ;

First one got trashed

got thrown away I never

opened it ,never read it ,never needed to ,

and you never saw what I heard

and you never heard what I said

back there ,back then

that time outside Wichita.

1980’s Elvis Costello Song

We get our boarding passes
and head on thro’ the gate ,
we always get there early
so that we’re never ever late.

(Chorus):And we don’t know
until the Plane crashes
just how long
this flight’s gonna take

We sit next to each other
say “hello” and have a chat ,
though neither of us knows which
of our names is gonna be pulled from the hat.

And we don’t know
until the Plane crashes
just how long
this flight’s gonna take

Drinks are served as we watch the in-flight movie
“Airport 75 “,that’s okay,
smiling at the thought how we’ll get
into separate cabs when we land at JFK

And we don’t know
until the Plane crashes
just how long
this flight’s gonna take

During our brief time together
we’ll buy presents for our spouses ,
so that we don’t have to talk to them
when we return back home to our separate houses.

And we don’t know
until the Plane crashes
just how long
this flight’s gonna take.

1970’s Rock Song

Stood at the mouth of the Volcano
staring down from on high ,
right into the heart of the inferno
can’t you see mankind’s troubles
can’t you hear our cry ?

There in the flames
millions of faces
choking with despair
their lives thrown on the Pyre
by Rulers who don’t care ;

the Rich and powerful do as they please
chaining millions to war.poverty,hunger and disease ,
Presidents ,Kings and bosses burning all our hopes with their greed ,
turning our dreams into ashes
as they sit back and watch us bleed ;

Stood at the mouth of the Volcano
staring down from on high ,
can’t you see mankind’s troubles
can’t you hear our cry ?

( second in an occasional series of Homages To Popular Music
see also ” 1960’s Pop Song ” )

1960’s Pop Song

Dream those dreams tomorrow
that you didn’t dream today ,
dream again those dreams
tomorrow’s heading your way.

Say those words tomorrow
you didn’t say today ,
say the words ,”I love you”
tomorrow to the one heading your way.

Open your eyes tomorrow
look at the world you can’t see today ,
see all the colours and beauty
before tomorrow fades away .

Sing a song of freedom tomorrow
the one that you can hear in your dreams ,
there will be Peace tomorrow
tomorrow’s closer than it seems.