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Old 01-12-2004, 11:38 AM   #1
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I think there was a topic about this awhile back but I've tried and tried to find it but can't. So, I'll just restart it. What is your favorite line(s) from a Gord song?
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Old 01-12-2004, 12:05 PM   #2
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We tried the handle of the house upon the shore and found the open door
Once inside we found a curious moonbeam doing dances on the floor


I adore this so surreal it conjures up beautiful, sensual images; a facet of GLs writing integral to so many of his songs. Listening to Now And Then, I can just float and totally lose myself in the luxurious texture of his lyrics.
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Old 01-12-2004, 01:54 PM   #3
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I'm on my second cup of coffee and I still can't face the dawn.

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(since I can only pick one line)
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Old 01-12-2004, 02:38 PM   #4
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"I would be happy just to hold the hands I love"

From "Song for a Winter's Night"

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Old 01-12-2004, 03:09 PM   #5
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"Only twenty-one, she was a young girl just in from somewhere
He's playin' up in Michigan with a group they call The Intended"

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Old 01-12-2004, 04:30 PM   #6
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quote:Originally posted by BILLW:
(since I can only pick one line)

Gosh! Have I just been told off? I must have been accepted as a full board member. Thanks, Bill.

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Old 01-12-2004, 04:39 PM   #7
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Welcome back Oma, your line is my favorite line too. Must be that Deb thing again.
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Old 01-12-2004, 07:22 PM   #8
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I remember a similar post too,might be on pg.11,5-20-03.I think I'll still have to stick to"the thing that I call living is just being satisfied",although that is just about as tough as picking a favorite G.L. song......Kinda like Lay's potato chips ya can't eat just one.......
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Old 01-12-2004, 07:26 PM   #9
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"...and I bought you a dime diamond ring..."
great rememberances of being a kid with a crush...
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Old 01-12-2004, 08:13 PM   #10
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"How can you find your fortune if you cannot find yourself" hit me like a ton of bricks when I was in my 20's.
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Old 01-12-2004, 09:26 PM   #11
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Gaby,

Actually I was just being a smart ass to DMD3 but I see why you might have thought that. Sorry. And of course you're a full board member, I notice your dues are all paid up.

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Old 01-12-2004, 11:41 PM   #12
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These days this would be my favorite quote. I live on a mountain top and the sound of the wind coming up the mountain always enchants and amazes me.

Whispers of the wind
I will feel it sting
I will see it rise and fall
I will hear it sing
The sound is like a song to me
It takes away the pain
The river is the melody
And sky is the refrain



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Old 01-13-2004, 05:58 AM   #13
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Is there someone sewing seams through all my hopes, through all my dreams? You know, living a life of ease, don't make your meals taste better, if you please.
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Old 01-13-2004, 08:03 AM   #14
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"The road is paved with moonbeams as there are faces that I knew
They all came back to haunt me, and that ain't fair to the folks like me and you"

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Old 01-13-2004, 11:13 AM   #15
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quote:Originally posted by brink:
Welcome back Oma, your line is my favorite line too. Must be that Deb thing again.

Hi brink!

Good to be here...I read the posts a lot, but just never seem to find a topic that I have any business replying to!!! At least with this topic, I could reply because I KNOW my favorite GL line..."Song for a Winter's Night" is my favorite song and it contains my favorite line. I used to listen to that song off of the GG record, on an old "Early American" style console AM/FM stereo-phonograph, with my big cushy headphones (remember those?), in my bentwood rocker, in my first apartment! I listened to that song over and over...lifting the needle up and setting it down ever so carefully, so I wouldn't scratch the record. I spent many happy hours listening to that song...livingroom dark, except for my 2 kerosene lamps on the mantle, rocking on my chair, eyes closed, tethered to the stereo. Sometimes I really wish I could recapture those days!

Of course, that GG album is the famous album that I melted in the trunk of my car a short time later. I am thinking now that I must have melted it when I was 21 instead of 17, as I originally stated, because I didn't get my first apartment until I was 20...almost 21...and I know I had that record then!

It's amazing and scary how fuzzy the memory starts to get in your 40's!
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Old 01-13-2004, 11:43 AM   #16
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quote:Originally posted by BILLW:
Gaby,

Actually I was just being a smart ass to DMD3 but I see why you might have thought that. Sorry. And of course you're a full board member, I notice your dues are all paid up.

Bill


More like dumb ass .

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Old 01-13-2004, 01:07 PM   #17
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quote:Originally posted by Iron:
I remember a similar post too,might be on pg.11,5-20-03.I think I'll still have to stick to"the thing that I call living is just being satisfied",although that is just about as tough as picking a favorite G.L. song......Kinda like Lay's potato chips ya can't eat just one.......
Well there was also an extensive listing on the Newsgroup last year:-
in a delightful thread in November 2002 entitled
"favorite Lightfoot songs and favorite lines?" http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=e...54c0bfc&rnum=1

See what you miss if you ignore the Newsgroup!!
It was so good that I even reorganised the whole lot into a digest and added it to my own lightfoot page at:- http://www.johnfowles.org.uk/LIGHTFO...etelisting.htm


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Old 01-13-2004, 06:57 PM   #18
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Through the blue Canadian sky i'll say a prayer for the world out there.


Greetings from Victoria.
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Old 01-13-2004, 09:06 PM   #19
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Thank You Sir John
I enjoyed that. I think Melissa Joe's husband pretty well summ'd it up..
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Old 01-14-2004, 12:28 AM   #20
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Please kiss me gently darlin'
Where the river runs away
From the mountains in the springtime
On a blue and windy day
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Old 01-14-2004, 08:50 AM   #21
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Other than the obvious ("Superior sings in the rooms of her icewater mansion...") I rather like the line in "Did She Mention My Name" that goes:

Is the home team still on fire, do they still win all their games?"

Could be any sport but it reminds me of baseball.
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quote:Originally posted by superiorsings:
Other than the obvious ("Superior sings in the rooms of her icewater mansion...") I rather like the line in "Did She Mention My Name" that goes:

Is the home team still on fire, do they still win all their games?"

Could be any sport but it reminds me of baseball.


I've always thought football. I guess it's up to the listener to decide.

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Old 01-15-2004, 06:51 PM   #23
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From "The Minstrel of the Dawn"
"Look into his shining eyes
And if you see a ghost don't be surprised"
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Old 01-29-2004, 01:33 PM   #24
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"It'll be murder in the first degree if you ever lay your hands on me"
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Old 01-29-2004, 03:01 PM   #25
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DMD3,

I think you might want to ask the school nurse for some Valium, again. What's up with this line ?

Bill
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