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HARRY CHAPIN lyrics - Sequel

Story Of A Life

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I can see myself it's a golden sunrise Young boy open up your eyes It's supposed to be your day. Now off you go horizon bound And you won't stop until you've found Your own kind of way. And the wind will whip your tousled hair, The sun, the rain, the sweet despair, Great tales of love and strife. And somewhere on your path to glory You will write your story of a life. And all the towns that you walk through And all the people that you talk to Sing you their songs. And there are times you change your stride, There are times you can't decide Still you go on. And then the young girls dance their gypsy tunes And share the secrets of the moon So soon you find a wife. And though she sees your dreams go poorly Still she joins your story of a life. So you settle down and the children come And you find a place that you come from. Your wandering is done. And all your dreams of open spaces You find in your children's faces One by one. And all the trips you know you missed And all the lips you never kissed Cut through you like a knife. And now you see stretched out before thee Just another story of a life. So what do you do now? When she looks at you now? You know those same old jokes all the jesters tell You tell them to her now. And all the same old songs all the minstrels sang You sing 'em to her now. But it don't matter anyhow 'Cause she knows by now. So every chance you take don't mean a thing. What variations can you bring To this shopworn melody. And every year goes by like a tollin' bell. It's battered merchandise you sell. Not well, she can see. And though she's heard it all a thousand times Couched in your attempted rhymes She'll march to your drum and fife. But the question echoes up before me Where's the magic story of a life? Now sometimes words can serve me well Sometimes words can go to hell For all that they do. And for every dream that took me high There's been a dream that's passed me by. I know it's so true And I can see it clear out to the end And I'll whisper to her now again Because she shared my life. For more than all the ghosts of glory She makes up the story, She's the only story Of my life.

Trouble

AB-SOUL
[Hook - Aloe Blacc:] I'm gonna get in my car But wherever I go Seems like trouble will find me And I don't want trouble to find me I admit I play hide and seek with the violence String theories together just like a violin Red roses, blue violets The top pick in the cockpit That's fly shit Like defecating on a private plane, it's simple G4 with it, women with me In the present, here's a test If you tour the future then the past represents death Life, will it take me under? I don't know The good die young and the ugly get dough I feel this prickly feeling on the back of my neck The reaper tippy toe behind me everywhere that I go That's why I ride slow, I used to be in a rush Fast life, slow motion These days, I'm so focused And as soon as the chauffeur hold this door open I'ma [Hook] Here's a tiny tip There's no escapin' the trouble that come with this grand hustle You willin' to give everything for the glistenin' wrists Findin' the right fabric to keep your family knit Vanity slave, runnin' red lights, smokin' weed, they in love with you When you're untouchable, sonny You was born to fuckin' die, 'til then get money The belly of the beast ain't no tummy, you mistaken Track record longer than a train station You just record tracks, what a waste of wax Name an individual exempt From a candlelight vigil and bring me his head Nobody knows the trouble I've seen Optimistic but they say I need an ophthalmologist Now they just look at me like they owe me apologies So many red eyes I might need Visine Audio pilot, that's why I'm so high up The trouble still finds us like a citation, that's why I'm hatin' The waitin' and silent conversation with God like Why the Hell is Heaven so far? Don't need a stairway, I need a rocketship to blast off So what? No buts, I work my ass off And all my champions comply It's do or die when I ride, Tracy Chapman didn't die, nah [Aloe Blacc x2:] I'm gonna get in my car, I'm gonna drive real fast But wherever I go Seems like trouble will find me And I don't want trouble to find me [Aloe Blacc:] No more, no more, no more I don't want trouble to find me no more Said I don't want trouble to find me no more I don't want trouble to find me no more No more, no more, no more, no more

As Time Goes By

ROD STEWART
This day and age we're living in Gives cause for apprehension With speed and new invention And things like third dimension.. Yet we get a trifle weary With Mr. Einstein's theory So we must get down to earth at times Relax relieve the tension And no matter what the progress Or what may yet be proved The simple facts of life are such They cannot be removed.. You must remember this A kiss is still a kiss, A sigh is just a sigh The fundamental things apply As time goes by.. And when two lovers woo They still say, 'I love you' On that you can rely No matter what the future brings As time goes by.. Moonlight and love songs Never out of date Hearts full of passion Jealousy and hate Woman needs man And man must have his mate That no one can deny.. Well, it's still the same old story A fight for love and glory A case of do or die The world will always welcome lovers As time goes by.. [Queen Latifah] Times don't change, right? [Rod Stewart] Sing it to me, Latifah.. Oh, I'm singing it to you right now Cause we're talking about Moonlight and love songs Never out of date.. Hearts full of passion Jealousy and hate Woman needs man And man must have his mate That no one can deny.. Well, it's still the same old story A fight for love and glory A case of do or die The world will always welcome lovers As time goes by As time goes by.. Time goes by..

Sunshower

WU-TANG CLAN "Wu-Tang Forever"
* appears on the international version of the album [RZA] Yo... this song is... Aiyyo Dunn this song is called Sunshower Cause we approachin the final hour You know I ahh all I can say to my brothers and sisters right now Is stay close to your families, and all your loved ones Cause this globe is about to explode with hatred They killin for pennies, knahmsayin Peace to the Gods, we got a heavy job... yo, yo Trouble follows behind a wicked mind, 20/20 vision of the prism of light but still blind because you lack the inner, every sinner will end up in the everlastin winter of hellfire Throw on this mix just picks your third eye out you cry out your words fly out, and sounds die out You remain unheard, sufferin eternally, internal external Along with your wicked fraternal from generals to colonels Releasin thermonuclear heat that burns you firmly And permanently upon this journey Through the journal of the book of life Those who took a life without justice will become just ice ice ice It's been taught that your worst enemy can harm you as much as your own wicked thoughts What devils fought we wrought, and let's annoint Now you're bein persecuted by that universal court court court Iron hell with the strong blend of rape and blend of sandal with rose petals and jasmine, as men use talismans Burn some incense, chantin witchcraft to reach high dimensions I'm convinced, Allah is God always has been always will be You could travel every square inch of the planet Earth and still be ninety-three million miles away from the sun Til you realize you and the sun is one, like the knowledge Know the ledge to where your heart is or fall off into the internal hell that's uncharted Light travels at the rate of 186,000 miles per second through time and space, until it reach a target And once we're freed of darkness, and show em where the path Yo as the Red Sea was parted, into these straight at the narrow gate, but why that's a road to destruction and hate What you thought life was a sport A game One hundred years short, know the soul is immortal Walk through many portals, and those who go astray will pay a judgment day, and these few years of wicked bullshit ain't worth the eternity inside a sulfur lake With dragons and snakes, and any pain you can imaginate Instead, I chose to become a newlywed to the true bread of life and fed God Degree of light to my head It's been said, the fool who sleep is already dead, so I stay awake And take care of my brother, and uncover reveal the skin so we can see each other, cause every color that makes the light appear duller, who's the colored man Who's the original, who's the biochemical Who's the grafted digital, digital, digital, digital Digital.. yo, yo, yo, yo, yo Two hundred thousand million atmosphere cubic feet of air we breath While niggaz minds are trapped twenty thousand fathoms beneath the sea of reality, they can't inhale deep, devils have em Stagnant, a trapping, the .45 magnum And shatter bone fragments Cops love the block you gettin backed up by Dragnet Thrown into a six by eight steel cabinet Flippin weights readin ancient tablets, back on the block nobody's havin it Those who haven't learnt get returned You freaky ass niggaz get burned Some walk around like they ain't concerned with the hell goin on inside the world Why do grown men molest little girls Is it because the girl's breast has swelled to the size of a woman, although she's twelve The whole world is sick, sick, sick Trapped up in six, six, six I started off as a pawn in this marathon of life Tryin to carry on, wishin I had a bomb to blow up Babylon A vagabond, tryin to steal his corpse we're from paragon goin in circles, like a ferris wheel Undernourished meals I cherish hope, drown inside the sea of life Use my third eye for a periscope, and take flight to the edge of night To far heights so dark that even wit a bright light you couldn't see a spark of light While others play ball, I recall, me and GZA, Dirty hangin in halls, bangin on walls Kickin rhymes three hours straight with no pause Boostin from Freeport sunrise to Amityville morgue Kept razorblade between the jaws, breakin all laws Started out writin fables to makin beats on lunchroom tables to wearin long cables that hung down to the navel So pack some crack and fat sacks of skunk to funnel the P-Funk, smokin woolie blunts Dust cocktails and primos, shot more dice than casinos Back when Wu-Gambinos were called F.O.I. MC's All and together now crew B.C.C. REC Posse, G.P., D.M.D. Ol Dirty stalked East New York GZA maintained Franklin Lane I was going to Thomas the Jeff, where students got slain Old Earth got nervous walked me to Shaolin sent me to Curtis Took share time in Marquis, U-God general contractin service While Meth Chef and Deck was off the Nu-dol For white boys who took steroids Buildin up bicep tricep pectoids and deltoids Back when our girlfriends was virgins Cuttin class with Ghost tryin to bag hoes in Mary Birchem A Maybeldine beacon night school Washington Irving These young Gods was seekin Hoes in Westinghouse and Clara Parton and Medina Girls who sung like Sarafina On the corner of Belmont and Picket Avenue I seen her As if I dreamed her I was dead broke, now I will use key notes to make G-notes So it's always hope See subway train run through the city like blood through the veins To the heart of Medina, but Shaolin is the brain So take heed to these words And feel the power of the Sunshower Approachin the final hour Power equality, Allah sees everything Let's come together under the wings And take flight, Wu-Tang, the saga, Ryzarecta In your sector

Welcome To Try

GORDON LIGHTFOOT "Waiting For You"
I have been down in the valley of tears I have stood on the highest peak For the best part of a week Battered and bruised I had pulled myself through Every seen I would never repeat I have hung out with the beasts of the field And with them I've spent many long nights Got in some awful bad fights I came unstuck, I was down on my luck And I'm still gettin' over the bites Sounds of my own heart breaking, not to mention my mind Nothing can hurt me, a small voice said into a mike, take a hike No one will lead me astray anymore You are welcome to try if you like Welcome to try if you like I had been down in the valley so long I had almost run out of respect Got in right up to my neck Battered but wise to the truth and the lies That no layman would ever accept Reaching for all of the good things in life Can provide some suprises I guess It may be the way we are dressed These threads that you see mean so little to me They don't count when they put us to rest Late about dusk I would start to feel One more day had been lost Nothing I'd say ever seemed to convey How I felt with that I have dealt All of my children are healthy and sane They may say anything that they like Say anything that they like Sitting alone in the Blue Ridge Saloon Is no place for an angel to be Ladies make faces at me Battered but clean I had pulled my machine Off the road, I was too tired to see Wearing a smile like the rim of a cup I will get down to my final point There is no one left to annoint And the sowing of seed was it good, yes indeed It thrills me but only to a point Use your imagination, try every trick in the book My mother said with the life that I led I'd be broke Holy smoke All of my children are healthy and wise They may say anything that they like If they want ta preach and are not within reach They may say anything that they like Say anything that they like

Children R The Future

Big Daddy Kane "It's a Big Daddy Thing"
On and on and on and on Me say the beat don't stop until the break of dawn Nor does the growth of our young world Yes the children, be buildin, each boy and girl Cause you are the cream of the planet earth The new birth, now take that for what it's worth And give the child room, to blossom and bloom Livin large, it's your destiny to consume To take flight and ignite to a brand new height Cause that's your goal in life - am I right (Yeah!) To start reachin, come on each and every single one of y'all comprehend what I'm teachin I said listen up, listen up, listen up youngster Learn from a lesson that the Big Daddy brung ya It's nothin but knowledge, I shall bring to you And I'm not Mr. Rogers or Captain Kangaroo, but I know children, children - are the future (variations 4X) children, children Where we goin now Take my hand my child, and let me show you how Cause I'm here to help.. .. those who need Knowledge of Self Young brothers and sisters, considered the cream that must rise to the top and fulfill the dream And there are desires that we all want to achieve but remember, respect is most greatest to receive And we don't have to gain it by bein TOUGH Or sellin our own kind that cooked white stuff So bring your negative mind from out of the shade Find your true self and let's all get paid, because children, children - are the future (variations 4X) People, people, why we live illegal Your life just ends short and you know that there's no sequel (sequel) They'll say that it was fun while it lasted You run wild, stickin up and gettin blasted Pregnant girls livin solo, on the welfare Cause your so-called man said go to hell dere And young brothers that could be tryin to rap Instead, are out boostin clothes at the Gap Now what kind of life is that for a child Runnin wild livin foul, hey, change your lifestyle Get some knowledge, and open your eyes Just take a little bit of time, how fully you'll come to realize, that children, children - are the future (variations 4X) [Kane * singing *] I believe the children are the future Teach them well and let them lead the way Show them all of the beauty they posess inside Give them, a sense of pride to make it easier, let the children laughter remind us how we used to be

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