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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:06 pm
  

Hi everybody from Cork in Ireland...just had a few flakes of snow today for the first time in about three years!!!

What songs of Arlo's bring tears to your eyes?

John


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:11 pm
  

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Amazing Grace, When A soldier Makes It Home, My Peace, You Are the Song...


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:23 pm
  

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Will The Circle Be Unbroken... almost 20 years ago when I saw him shortly after my mother's funeral. :cry:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:04 pm
  

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Cheryl Harrell wrote:
Amazing Grace, When A soldier Makes It Home, My Peace, You Are the Song...

I thought I was the only one!

The first ( and only ) time I heard Arlo sing these songs, and heard the stories (MY Peace) , tears that could not be controlled rolled down my face. I creid until the collar on my shirt was soaked. I cried in frustration - of lack of progress, I cried for the soldiers, I cried for more hope, for peace in my lifetime, for a love I was missing. I was deeply moved.

I was going to post this on the other thread ( about My Peace) but when this came along, I thought I would bare my soul. :oops:
I am in good company , then!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:38 am
  

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MG wrote:
I thought I was the only one!


He can make me laugh and cry during the same song.


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MG, you have LOTS of company here.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:09 am
  

So many of his songs touch my heart. But if I would name a few I would say

Someday
You are the song
In times like these

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Jamie


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:28 pm
  

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...thanks, Ceashel.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:49 pm
  

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Many of the songs touch me - I can't pick just one. Different songs, different days. BUT I will tell you what really moved me. Hearing 'Times Like These' live with the U of Ky Sym in Lexington. Drove 6 hrs to attend the concert and it was worth every mile!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:09 am
  

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MG wrote:
I cried in frustration - of lack of progress, I cried for the soldiers, I cried for more hope, for peace in my lifetime, for a love I was missing. I was deeply moved.


What your wrote there would make great song lyrics...


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:52 am
  

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It would have to be that one where the whole wide world had all agreed to never fight again. (Though so unpatriotic.)-tough to imagine.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:33 am
  

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I'd say When a Soldior Makes it Home. I can remember a story in the news during Viet Nam about fallen soldiors being flown back into America during the middle of the night to avoid....what? People knew the death count anyway. I also remember a report of a Viet Nam soldior who made it home alive and was spit on by a citizen. It was horrible.
Entries on tis forum bring back so many memories, good and bad. :cry:


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The first Church Concert Arlo did after 9/11, he sang "Patriot's Dream" and the tears just flowed. I don't think there was a dry eye in the house. That was the first time I ever heard him sing that song in concert, and what a powerful moment it was! That was also the weekend we started bombing Afghanistan.....

At Carnegie this past year, "Last To Leave", "You Are The Song", and "My Peace" all got to me--mostly because of my father's passing a few weeks before, I think....


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In the background of my Oregon childhood I heard Woody (and others)singing This Land and the Columbia River Ballads. Course I didn't know about Woody's boy til a few years later! But when he sang This Land, when he was here in '04, that did it for me! Firstly because just being in the same room as him made me feel as homesick as hell and also because I was hearing a real Guthrie sing it for the first time.


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Losing you to OZ was their gain!


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