Author Archive: Thomas Bryner

Will You Love Me Tomorrow?

 When Robin Gibb starts to sing, it’s so beautiful it just brings tears to your eyes: Full lyrics HERE.

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…with a little compassion

“If we were all perfected beings we wouldn’t be here in the physical world. The fact that we’re all here in these bodies means that we’re not perfected. So having accepted we’re not perfected, we can allow for each others inadequacies or failings with a little compassion.”  ~George Harrison 

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I wish I could’ve done more…

Of all the songs the Bellamy Brothers have done, my favorite is the one below. The lyrics are underneath.   My favorite part is the chorus.  The part I put in blue is actually from an Islamic du’a.  I wonder if they knew that? Lyrics: Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed I hit the highway Naive and full of …

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Uno Reverse Card

“No one’s allowed to speak their mind right now,.  No one’s allowed to say what they really think about things for fear of being cancelled, cancel culture. In cancel culture, disturbing the peace is probably an act of treason.”  ~Madonna (source)  First off, nobody is “cancelling” Madonna.  We are ignoring her.  Young and naked generates …

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Moose

I thought the plural of “moose” would be “mooses” or possibly “meece,” but it isn’t; it’s just “moose.” (source) Huh. And that reminded me of this: Full lyrics HERE.

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I can see them laugh at me

 This is a really nice cover version: Full lyrics HERE.

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It Doesn’t Matter

“Appreciate and rejoice, without any expectation. It doesn’t matter if people are unkind to you, it doesn’t matter if people betray you, it doesn’t matter if people don’t even say ‘thank you’ to you; by appreciating everything around you, from happy experiences to sad, your life will become meaningful, full of understanding, joy, strength and …

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Transitory

  TheCryptoNaturalist is on Twitter, HERE.

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There’s Always

 “When all else fails, there’s always delusion.”  ~Conan O’Brien

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I Had An Amplifier, Too

  I just really like the verse: From across the canyon a guitar plays Through an amplifier on long delay It was an old melody, I recognized the song I had an amplifier, too, so I played along… It sounds very friendly.  Full lyrics HERE.

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I Must Try

“If I sit next to a madman as he drives a car into a group of innocent bystanders, I can’t, as a Christian, simply wait for the catastrophe, then comfort the wounded and bury the dead. I must try to wrestle the steering wheel out of the hands of the driver.”  ~Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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The Future

The Second Coming by W.B. Yeats Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are …

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But From

 “Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it.”  ~Kahlil Gibran

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Tolerate

 

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1966

“The trouble with government as it is is that it doesn’t represent the people, it controls them.  All they seem to want to do– the people who run this country– is keep themselves in power and stop us knowing what’s going on…  I’m not saying politicians are all terrible men.  It’s just the system of …

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Saved

There have been a lot of songs written on the theme “saved by rock and roll.”  Someday I’ll make a list. But not today. Full lyrics HERE.

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The Things That Made Me Happy

“I do not miss childhood, but I miss the way I took pleasure in small things, even as greater things crumbled. I could not control the world I was in, could not walk away from things or people or moments that hurt, but I took joy in the things that made me happy.”  ~Neil Gaiman, …

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Justiniani

For A Hermit by Naomi Shihab Nye from Honeybee, ©2008    1. The hermit Justiniani walked across Europe after refusing to take his final vows. He walked across the colonial United States, coming to live in a cave in southern New Mexico. Once he walked from Las Cruces to San Antonio for a little visit. Justiniani …

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Alright

Full lyrics HERE.

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Backup Band

 There have been at least four albums where Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were essentially the backup band for somebody else: The Missing Years by John Prine Unchained by Johnny Cash American III:  Solitary Man by Johnny Cash Mystery Girl by Roy Orbison They also backed up Joe Cocker on a Rick Rubin produced album, …

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