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Old 10-20-2000, 10:29 AM   #1
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Dear all,
Is there one line from a song that best describes Gord...you...anyone?

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Old 10-20-2000, 10:29 AM   #2
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Dear all,
Is there one line from a song that best describes Gord...you...anyone?

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Old 10-20-2000, 12:18 PM   #3
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From Pony Man...."they live on candy apples instead of oates and hay"

Why such a line? Well, too me, I believe you must have a kind and decent heart to write such a line & song. What imagination Mr. Lightfoot must have, to have written "Pony Man." I encourage one and all to check out the lyrics (go to home pg. of this site) of this wonderful lullaby.
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From Pony Man...."they live on candy apples instead of oates and hay"

Why such a line? Well, too me, I believe you must have a kind and decent heart to write such a line & song. What imagination Mr. Lightfoot must have, to have written "Pony Man." I encourage one and all to check out the lyrics (go to home pg. of this site) of this wonderful lullaby.
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Old 10-20-2000, 02:16 PM   #5
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CMDJ,
Great line....
In Britain we call them Toffee Apples.

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Old 10-20-2000, 02:16 PM   #6
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CMDJ,
Great line....
In Britain we call them Toffee Apples.

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Old 10-20-2000, 05:32 PM   #7
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I use it in my signature: "laughing eyes and smiling face" (from "Beautiful"), as I see myself that way most of the time, and hope others do too. I enjoy a good laugh or two......

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"the mornin' after blues, from my head down to my shoes..."
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Old 10-20-2000, 05:32 PM   #8
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I use it in my signature: "laughing eyes and smiling face" (from "Beautiful"), as I see myself that way most of the time, and hope others do too. I enjoy a good laugh or two......

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"the mornin' after blues, from my head down to my shoes..."
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Old 10-20-2000, 05:58 PM   #9
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Frank,

You come up with the best stuff!!!

what describes me:

"I would be happy just to hold the hands I love......"
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Old 10-20-2000, 05:58 PM   #10
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Frank,

You come up with the best stuff!!!

what describes me:

"I would be happy just to hold the hands I love......"
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Old 10-20-2000, 09:49 PM   #11
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Frank - I like to think I am a rainyday person.
We have toffee apples, caramel apples and candy apples - all three are different although toffee is like caramel . I don't like any of them becaue they aren't chocolate!
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Gord reminds me of Don Quixote a bit - out tilting windmills and doing things his way sort of attitude.

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Old 10-20-2000, 09:49 PM   #12
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Frank - I like to think I am a rainyday person.
We have toffee apples, caramel apples and candy apples - all three are different although toffee is like caramel . I don't like any of them becaue they aren't chocolate!
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Gord reminds me of Don Quixote a bit - out tilting windmills and doing things his way sort of attitude.

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Old 10-21-2000, 02:03 AM   #13
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Charlene,
We have caramel apples dipped in CHOCOLATE!
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Old 10-23-2000, 09:24 AM   #15
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It's hard to boil down one lyric but one which would appear near he top of my list would be:

"Lake Huron rolls, Superior sings, in the rooms of her ice water mansions".
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Old 10-23-2000, 09:24 AM   #16
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It's hard to boil down one lyric but one which would appear near he top of my list would be:

"Lake Huron rolls, Superior sings, in the rooms of her ice water mansions".
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Old 10-24-2000, 12:51 AM   #17
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Sorry, but I've tried and can't come up with just one lyric.

I have to go with:

If you want to know for certain
What is written in my soul
Where my wildest dreams unfold
Like an endless stream
If you need me
Show me a way to walk tall
Cause I've not seen anything at all
Until I met you.

(from "If You Need Me", DSR)

and

When the sea runs high
The sea runs wild and I'm unsteady
And I think of you
In the warmth of your home and family
When love is true
There is no truer occupation
And may this gale
Blow us to the ones we love.

(from "A Passing Ship" East of Midnight Lp)

I also love, "I don't want to own the key to some ghostly mansion where souls are set free." ("On The High Seas", DSR)

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Old 10-24-2000, 12:51 AM   #18
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Sorry, but I've tried and can't come up with just one lyric.

I have to go with:

If you want to know for certain
What is written in my soul
Where my wildest dreams unfold
Like an endless stream
If you need me
Show me a way to walk tall
Cause I've not seen anything at all
Until I met you.

(from "If You Need Me", DSR)

and

When the sea runs high
The sea runs wild and I'm unsteady
And I think of you
In the warmth of your home and family
When love is true
There is no truer occupation
And may this gale
Blow us to the ones we love.

(from "A Passing Ship" East of Midnight Lp)

I also love, "I don't want to own the key to some ghostly mansion where souls are set free." ("On The High Seas", DSR)

midnightmisty

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Old 11-09-2000, 10:28 AM   #19
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I know this is an older topic, but I have been away from the site in awhile and I really like this question (thanks Frank) and I want to share my favorite line. It is from my favorite song (I'm sure you know which) and it is:

"...I wonder how the old folks are tonight."

I love this line. It couldn't be more perfect and it wouldn't be the same without Gord's brilliant voice. I especially like the way he lowers his tone for the word "tonight." It's something he does quite often and especially during that era of his music, it's very soothing.
The words themselves move me in a couple of ways. First, it's something you tend to do right after someone leaves you with your love for them still burning strong. You just want to go back to basics, to a place and situation that is familiar and comforting to take your mind off the heartache. It helps to go and sit with the old folks for awhile and pick up the pieces of your sweet, shattered dream.

Second, I think it shows respect for our elders. Even in a time when young people were rebelling against the old ways and telling everyone that they were going to do what they wanted to do, listen to their rock n' roll and data who they wanted to date, they still had respect for the "old folks." This is something I think is lacking in young people today. They have benefited from the change that their parents created, but they don't realize it. So many lack respect for older generations. I grew up believing that you give them respect just because they are your elders and this line captures the meaning of that respect for me.

Hope you all found my thoughts on an older topic worth reading.
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Old 11-09-2000, 10:28 AM   #20
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I know this is an older topic, but I have been away from the site in awhile and I really like this question (thanks Frank) and I want to share my favorite line. It is from my favorite song (I'm sure you know which) and it is:

"...I wonder how the old folks are tonight."

I love this line. It couldn't be more perfect and it wouldn't be the same without Gord's brilliant voice. I especially like the way he lowers his tone for the word "tonight." It's something he does quite often and especially during that era of his music, it's very soothing.
The words themselves move me in a couple of ways. First, it's something you tend to do right after someone leaves you with your love for them still burning strong. You just want to go back to basics, to a place and situation that is familiar and comforting to take your mind off the heartache. It helps to go and sit with the old folks for awhile and pick up the pieces of your sweet, shattered dream.

Second, I think it shows respect for our elders. Even in a time when young people were rebelling against the old ways and telling everyone that they were going to do what they wanted to do, listen to their rock n' roll and data who they wanted to date, they still had respect for the "old folks." This is something I think is lacking in young people today. They have benefited from the change that their parents created, but they don't realize it. So many lack respect for older generations. I grew up believing that you give them respect just because they are your elders and this line captures the meaning of that respect for me.

Hope you all found my thoughts on an older topic worth reading.
Y.S.
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Old 11-09-2000, 01:46 PM   #21
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Thank you, Young Stranger!

What a lovely and powerful message! I couldn't agree more!

I was a full-time volunteer at a community
for the elderly for 2 years. After that it was just part-time for a year and a half.
It was an honour, a privledge and a joy to know those people. (they've all passed on. that's just one of the difficult parts, but it was worth it)

It came about after hubby was grumbling about the condition of the world. I said,
"Don't like it? Then MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Any
difference! Give one hour a week to a lonely old gentleman who may be facing the end of his life alone. Play checkers with him. Listen to him talk. Be his friend." So he did. It lasted for 2 visits. Then I took over. It was so wonderful that I kept putting in more and more hours. I did everything I could think of for these wonderful people. I'd leave my full-time job (as a part-time volunteer) and head for the hosp. to feed a favorite friend who couldn't feed herself & would only eat for me. The most insignificant gestures were never forgotten. The appreciation was so great that I really felt as though I was making a difference!

I've always loved the elderly & those lyrics
go straight to my heart, too.....

Those lovely people were so much fun and had
life all figured out. They had their priorities straight. When I'm well again, I intend to pick up where I left off. So many
have the impression that "it's too depressing." Yes, you take some hits when you become fond of so many that age. But it
was mostly joyful and meaningful. It was one of the most rewarding experiences of my entire life!

Thanks, Young Stranger and Gord Lightfoot for
reminding me about the things that really matter in life. "I wonder how the old folks are tonight......."

BTW....my hubby is a most compassionate,
sensitive and loving soul. He saw some things that really upset him during his only 2 visits. Things he could not control or make
a difference with. I can understand why this is not for everyone. Consequently, for me...
my experiences have taught me to be absolutely terrified of old age. It's about a thousand times worse than I had imagined.
Appreciate your youth, while you can, everyone....

midnitemisty


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Old 11-09-2000, 01:46 PM   #22
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Thank you, Young Stranger!

What a lovely and powerful message! I couldn't agree more!

I was a full-time volunteer at a community
for the elderly for 2 years. After that it was just part-time for a year and a half.
It was an honour, a privledge and a joy to know those people. (they've all passed on. that's just one of the difficult parts, but it was worth it)

It came about after hubby was grumbling about the condition of the world. I said,
"Don't like it? Then MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Any
difference! Give one hour a week to a lonely old gentleman who may be facing the end of his life alone. Play checkers with him. Listen to him talk. Be his friend." So he did. It lasted for 2 visits. Then I took over. It was so wonderful that I kept putting in more and more hours. I did everything I could think of for these wonderful people. I'd leave my full-time job (as a part-time volunteer) and head for the hosp. to feed a favorite friend who couldn't feed herself & would only eat for me. The most insignificant gestures were never forgotten. The appreciation was so great that I really felt as though I was making a difference!

I've always loved the elderly & those lyrics
go straight to my heart, too.....

Those lovely people were so much fun and had
life all figured out. They had their priorities straight. When I'm well again, I intend to pick up where I left off. So many
have the impression that "it's too depressing." Yes, you take some hits when you become fond of so many that age. But it
was mostly joyful and meaningful. It was one of the most rewarding experiences of my entire life!

Thanks, Young Stranger and Gord Lightfoot for
reminding me about the things that really matter in life. "I wonder how the old folks are tonight......."

BTW....my hubby is a most compassionate,
sensitive and loving soul. He saw some things that really upset him during his only 2 visits. Things he could not control or make
a difference with. I can understand why this is not for everyone. Consequently, for me...
my experiences have taught me to be absolutely terrified of old age. It's about a thousand times worse than I had imagined.
Appreciate your youth, while you can, everyone....

midnitemisty


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Old 11-09-2000, 03:50 PM   #23
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more excellent lyrics from Carefree Highway:

"Now the thing that I call livin' is just bein' satisfied with knowin' I got no one left to blame".

written by a young man who was wise beyond his years.....

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Old 11-09-2000, 03:50 PM   #24
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more excellent lyrics from Carefree Highway:

"Now the thing that I call livin' is just bein' satisfied with knowin' I got no one left to blame".

written by a young man who was wise beyond his years.....

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Old 11-09-2000, 05:59 PM   #25
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Thanks, midnightmisty, I really appreciate your response. And what a story you have to tell. I am glad you share my love of that line and my belief in respecting the old folks. I haven't had the opportunity to volunteer in that way, but I will try it sometime.

Also, thanks for the additional line from Carefree Highway. That song says so much.
Y.S.
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