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Old 05-14-2003, 07:49 PM   #676
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Ask me that question today and the answer is "Ode to Big Blue". I haven't listened to that one in literally years, but it came immediately to mind today when I read a headline that said "Only 10% of Big Ocean Fish Left". They were talking about true fish, not mammals, but the last verse popped to mind none the less.



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Old 05-14-2003, 07:49 PM   #677
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Ask me that question today and the answer is "Ode to Big Blue". I haven't listened to that one in literally years, but it came immediately to mind today when I read a headline that said "Only 10% of Big Ocean Fish Left". They were talking about true fish, not mammals, but the last verse popped to mind none the less.



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Old 05-15-2003, 09:55 AM   #678
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"is there someone i can believe in, somewhere i can hide"
"is there someone i can relate to, who will break the ice for me"

"ah the livin ain't easy"
"she dont know how it hurts"

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Old 05-15-2003, 09:55 AM   #679
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"is there someone i can believe in, somewhere i can hide"
"is there someone i can relate to, who will break the ice for me"

"ah the livin ain't easy"
"she dont know how it hurts"

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Old 05-15-2003, 02:18 PM   #680
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There are so many. I bought my first GL album after hearing "Rainy Day People" on the radio, 'way back when. That album, "Don Quixote" had great songs on it!

Don Quixote, and Protocol have to be my favorites, but Second Cup of Coffee, On Susan's Floor, Softly, Song for Winter's Night, and Beautiful are close seconds.


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Old 05-15-2003, 02:18 PM   #681
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There are so many. I bought my first GL album after hearing "Rainy Day People" on the radio, 'way back when. That album, "Don Quixote" had great songs on it!

Don Quixote, and Protocol have to be my favorites, but Second Cup of Coffee, On Susan's Floor, Softly, Song for Winter's Night, and Beautiful are close seconds.


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Old 05-15-2003, 03:43 PM   #682
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One of the obvious favorites,"Rainy Day People" was playing over the satellite network 70's Songbook station at my work today! It's kind of like having someone working with me. Others played on there are also the obvious,"Sundown","Carefree Highway","If You Could Read My Mind" and not so obvious,"The Pony Man." It's been me Message 400!,I'll catch ya on the flipside of Sundown! (and now we know it takes 99 messages to fill a thread.

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Old 05-17-2003, 07:34 PM   #683
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UH-OH! Not only is DMD3 talking to himself,he's answering himself back too! Hi,DMD3! How are you today? Just fine DMD3! How's the kids? What are you talking about DMD3,I am a kid! Oh yeah,that's right DMD3,in fact,your me! Am not! Are too!
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Old 05-19-2003, 10:24 AM   #684
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Old 05-19-2003, 10:24 AM   #685
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Old 05-21-2003, 04:16 PM   #686
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As everyone else has said, it's really difficult to pick just one GL song. I've liked everything he's done for longer than I care to remember, but perhaps my 'favorite' would be the one that means the most to me.

While I love the music, I've found that it's the lyrics of a song that usually 'hook' me. That and the timing.

Just as Simon & Garfunkels "Sounds of Silence" came out I was suffering from a (Thankfully) temporary bout of deafness. GL's "Don Quixote" came out in the 70's while I was in the Army and the line "See the Soldier with his gun who must be dead to be admired" has stayed with me ever since.

I'm just thankful that the world has had a wordsmith of GL's caliber and that I was lucky enough to go along for the ride!
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Old 05-21-2003, 04:16 PM   #687
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As everyone else has said, it's really difficult to pick just one GL song. I've liked everything he's done for longer than I care to remember, but perhaps my 'favorite' would be the one that means the most to me.

While I love the music, I've found that it's the lyrics of a song that usually 'hook' me. That and the timing.

Just as Simon & Garfunkels "Sounds of Silence" came out I was suffering from a (Thankfully) temporary bout of deafness. GL's "Don Quixote" came out in the 70's while I was in the Army and the line "See the Soldier with his gun who must be dead to be admired" has stayed with me ever since.

I'm just thankful that the world has had a wordsmith of GL's caliber and that I was lucky enough to go along for the ride!
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Old 05-24-2003, 04:33 PM   #688
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I was the lead guitarist for the group "Sundown" for 20 years. I just want to say than gordon Lightfoot was my inspiration for many years, I sung 90 of his songs, not very well but I enjoyed doing it. If you ever speak to him, would you tell him please. Ian Macleod [iansndwn@aol.com]

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Old 05-24-2003, 04:33 PM   #689
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I was the lead guitarist for the group "Sundown" for 20 years. I just want to say than gordon Lightfoot was my inspiration for many years, I sung 90 of his songs, not very well but I enjoyed doing it. If you ever speak to him, would you tell him please. Ian Macleod [iansndwn@aol.com]

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Old 05-29-2003, 11:19 AM   #690
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Hi Leo! I hope if you make it you will come and introduce yourself!
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Old 05-29-2003, 11:19 AM   #691
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Hi Leo! I hope if you make it you will come and introduce yourself!
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Old 06-27-2003, 01:37 PM   #692
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Well, it's been mentioned a few times on this thread but hands down, my favorite song by GL is "The Patriot's Dream" off of Don Quixote. He paints a picture that has put my head in my hands on more than one occasion.

Another one of my favorites, also rarely mentioned here, is "On the High Seas" from Dream Street Rose. It seems like that entire album gets little notoriety but has some fantastic music on it.

Just my 2 cents. <G>

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Old 06-27-2003, 01:37 PM   #693
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Well, it's been mentioned a few times on this thread but hands down, my favorite song by GL is "The Patriot's Dream" off of Don Quixote. He paints a picture that has put my head in my hands on more than one occasion.

Another one of my favorites, also rarely mentioned here, is "On the High Seas" from Dream Street Rose. It seems like that entire album gets little notoriety but has some fantastic music on it.

Just my 2 cents. <G>

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Old 07-20-2003, 02:10 AM   #694
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Gordon Lightfoot's songs are all good ones.
They are great for roadtrips!!!
They kind of take you back to the Western Cowboy days....
I love "SUNDOWN" The songs are soothing and calming to the soul.
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Old 07-20-2003, 02:10 AM   #695
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Gordon Lightfoot's songs are all good ones.
They are great for roadtrips!!!
They kind of take you back to the Western Cowboy days....
I love "SUNDOWN" The songs are soothing and calming to the soul.
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Old 07-22-2003, 05:56 PM   #696
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How about listing our favorite from each of the WB albums? Why not indeed?:

IYCRMM - It has to be the title track.
SSOL - Miguel (easy one, that!)
Don Quixote - Patriot's Dream
Old Dan's Record's - Title track again
Sundown - Somewhere USA
COTS - Rainbow Trout
Summertime Dream - The wreak - of course!
Endless Wire - Daylight Katy
DSR - Sea of Tranquility
(His weakest album I think..).
Shadows - 14 Carot Gold (I love this album!)
Salute - a tie between Romance & Biscuit City
(I love this whole album too!)
EOM - Stay Loose (or I'll tag along)
WFY - Three wat tie? - Restless, I'D Rather Press On, and Drink Yer Glasses Empty
APPT - Drifters, Much to My Surprise, and/or the title track.

Okay, I cheated, but...
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Old 07-22-2003, 05:56 PM   #697
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How about listing our favorite from each of the WB albums? Why not indeed?:

IYCRMM - It has to be the title track.
SSOL - Miguel (easy one, that!)
Don Quixote - Patriot's Dream
Old Dan's Record's - Title track again
Sundown - Somewhere USA
COTS - Rainbow Trout
Summertime Dream - The wreak - of course!
Endless Wire - Daylight Katy
DSR - Sea of Tranquility
(His weakest album I think..).
Shadows - 14 Carot Gold (I love this album!)
Salute - a tie between Romance & Biscuit City
(I love this whole album too!)
EOM - Stay Loose (or I'll tag along)
WFY - Three wat tie? - Restless, I'D Rather Press On, and Drink Yer Glasses Empty
APPT - Drifters, Much to My Surprise, and/or the title track.

Okay, I cheated, but...
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Old 07-22-2003, 08:07 PM   #698
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Shustad,I'm guessing you are kind of new here,so I'll be polite about my opinion of your abovee statement. Dream Street Rose,his weakest album? If you can give me specific details as to why,I might understand better. I and just about all of us on here,have always said it's one of his best and most under-appreciated works. I don't like to talk negative about his music but I say it's really a toss up between Endless Wire (not the whole LP but some of it) and GGII. Some of the songs on EW are good but most of it sounds like he's trying to fit in with the late 70s California sound of The Eagles & Fleetwood Mac. Gord's Gold 2 is simply filled with unecessary re-makes that pale to the originals,except for the longer version of The Pony Man. The older tracks he includes are the 2nd best thing about it. I advise you to go back and listen to "Rose" again a few times. It's been me,later!

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Old 08-07-2003, 12:58 PM   #699
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I love "Pride of Man;" and feel that its message is still relevant in today's society-- "Those who put their faith in fire, in fire their faith shall be repayed..."

I love the entire Sundown album, as well, esp. "Somewhere, USA" and, if I'm feeling silly, "High and Dry"

My favorite though, if I really really had to choose would be "It's Worth Believin.'"
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I love "Pride of Man;" and feel that its message is still relevant in today's society-- "Those who put their faith in fire, in fire their faith shall be repayed..."

I love the entire Sundown album, as well, esp. "Somewhere, USA" and, if I'm feeling silly, "High and Dry"

My favorite though, if I really really had to choose would be "It's Worth Believin.'"
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