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Old 09-01-2004, 09:38 AM   #901
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lyrically its brilliant... and, like many of his songs, i really identified with its theme.

on tattoo his baritone voice is an excellent marriage of masculinity and sesitivity...

to me, what lighfoot is ALL ABOUT.

and the harmonic flow of the descending guitar lines in the bridge/chorus is beautiful and classic.

it brings tears to my eyes, as many of his song can do...

"time has been wasting away... you know time doesnt wait for someone to find what theyre after"

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Old 09-01-2004, 09:38 AM   #902
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lyrically its brilliant... and, like many of his songs, i really identified with its theme.

on tattoo his baritone voice is an excellent marriage of masculinity and sesitivity...

to me, what lighfoot is ALL ABOUT.

and the harmonic flow of the descending guitar lines in the bridge/chorus is beautiful and classic.

it brings tears to my eyes, as many of his song can do...

"time has been wasting away... you know time doesnt wait for someone to find what theyre after"

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Old 09-02-2004, 12:22 PM   #903
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Definitely Canadian Railroad Trilogy. It's such an incredibly magnificent chronicling of the development of the Canadian Railroad, and it elicits such emotion and paints such a clear picture of the scenes that must have existed during that time. The music in many places seems to replicate the accelerating movement of a train, and I just think it's a spectacular achievement. Many of his songs are prettier, but I don't think any is better.
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Old 09-02-2004, 12:22 PM   #904
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Definitely Canadian Railroad Trilogy. It's such an incredibly magnificent chronicling of the development of the Canadian Railroad, and it elicits such emotion and paints such a clear picture of the scenes that must have existed during that time. The music in many places seems to replicate the accelerating movement of a train, and I just think it's a spectacular achievement. Many of his songs are prettier, but I don't think any is better.
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Old 09-02-2004, 05:58 PM   #905
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I like the song If You Could Read My Mind.I like it because.... Well...I dunno, it`s one of those songs you just automatically like!
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Old 09-02-2004, 05:58 PM   #906
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I like the song If You Could Read My Mind.I like it because.... Well...I dunno, it`s one of those songs you just automatically like!
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Old 09-13-2004, 02:06 PM   #907
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At this moment, my favourite song is The Wreck of The Edmund FItzgerald. It is a wonderful sweeping tale of courage and loss. Mr Lightfoot's gift for melody shines in this song. He has captured the feel of the water and the swell of the waves. For me, the most powerful moment is this line; Does anyone know where the love of God goes when the waves turn the minutes to hours. It speaks volumes. Another poetic twist, although this is a question, it is phrased as a statement. Again, it speaks volumes
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Old 09-13-2004, 02:06 PM   #908
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At this moment, my favourite song is The Wreck of The Edmund FItzgerald. It is a wonderful sweeping tale of courage and loss. Mr Lightfoot's gift for melody shines in this song. He has captured the feel of the water and the swell of the waves. For me, the most powerful moment is this line; Does anyone know where the love of God goes when the waves turn the minutes to hours. It speaks volumes. Another poetic twist, although this is a question, it is phrased as a statement. Again, it speaks volumes
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Old 09-13-2004, 02:12 PM   #909
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Marvellous insight, Marc.

The Wreck is always in my revolving list of favourites, and always will be. It is a very powerful story of courage and loss, told with an amazing amount of class and respect.
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Old 09-13-2004, 02:12 PM   #910
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Marvellous insight, Marc.

The Wreck is always in my revolving list of favourites, and always will be. It is a very powerful story of courage and loss, told with an amazing amount of class and respect.
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Old 09-13-2004, 02:46 PM   #911
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I love the Wreck most of all, and any one of Gord's ship songs. ( I can't imagine the juxtaposition of hearing it in Woolworth's as a previous post says)
Then Seven Island Suite and Ghosts of Cape Horn and the Trilogy. A nod goes to Don't Beat Me Down as a favorite underrated song.
I go more for the upbeat ones than the slow romantic tunes and the big radio hits.
I love Whispers of the North as well and Boathouse. But I never tire of the Wreck, imagining those huge waves and that awful cold water.

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Old 09-13-2004, 02:46 PM   #912
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I love the Wreck most of all, and any one of Gord's ship songs. ( I can't imagine the juxtaposition of hearing it in Woolworth's as a previous post says)
Then Seven Island Suite and Ghosts of Cape Horn and the Trilogy. A nod goes to Don't Beat Me Down as a favorite underrated song.
I go more for the upbeat ones than the slow romantic tunes and the big radio hits.
I love Whispers of the North as well and Boathouse. But I never tire of the Wreck, imagining those huge waves and that awful cold water.

"Superior sings in the rooms of her icewater mansion"
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Old 09-13-2004, 11:40 PM   #913
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Drink Yer Glasses Empty

When a good man, a huge fan of Gord's, died on StormKing he wasn't hear'n this cd. I always thought this song his swan/epithet. Smokejumpers n'hotshots, drink yer glasses girls and boys it's time to hit the sky.
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Old 09-13-2004, 11:40 PM   #914
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Drink Yer Glasses Empty

When a good man, a huge fan of Gord's, died on StormKing he wasn't hear'n this cd. I always thought this song his swan/epithet. Smokejumpers n'hotshots, drink yer glasses girls and boys it's time to hit the sky.
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Old 09-16-2004, 12:16 AM   #915
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Rainy Day People. There enough "sunshine" everywhere.
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Old 09-16-2004, 12:16 AM   #916
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Rainy Day People. There enough "sunshine" everywhere.
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Old 09-22-2004, 11:34 PM   #917
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There are just so many beautiful Lightfoot songs, which makes it such a great question to ponder. I especially enjoy "Wild Strawberries." The melody and lyrics are splendidly soothing. I can listen to Gordi for hours, and often times I do. He seems to have a song that suits any feeling a person may have.
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Old 09-22-2004, 11:34 PM   #918
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There are just so many beautiful Lightfoot songs, which makes it such a great question to ponder. I especially enjoy "Wild Strawberries." The melody and lyrics are splendidly soothing. I can listen to Gordi for hours, and often times I do. He seems to have a song that suits any feeling a person may have.
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Old 09-24-2004, 08:37 PM   #919
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My favorite Gordon Lightfoot song has changedin the last few months. Right now I am 16 and my dad would always play Gordon's Gold in the car, and I memorized all the lyrics to the songs. Between then and a few months ago, my favorite song was Circle of Steel, because of its vivid imagery, especially in the last verse. But, since I have fallen deeply in love with someone, softly is my new favorite song, and The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face is the runner up
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Old 09-24-2004, 08:37 PM   #920
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My favorite Gordon Lightfoot song has changedin the last few months. Right now I am 16 and my dad would always play Gordon's Gold in the car, and I memorized all the lyrics to the songs. Between then and a few months ago, my favorite song was Circle of Steel, because of its vivid imagery, especially in the last verse. But, since I have fallen deeply in love with someone, softly is my new favorite song, and The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face is the runner up
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Old 09-25-2004, 01:09 PM   #921
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As someone who has been religiously devoted to GL's music since my childhood in the early seventies, I own and listen to all Gord's studio albums. I would have to admit a three-way tie for favorite song.

"Affair On 8th Avenue" - This song sends chills up my spine. Not only is it hauntingly beautiful, but it reminds me of one my more intense relationships. I also think Gordon is telling us not to try so hard to control our affairs, but to accept them for what they are and when they pass, let the moment go and cherish it's memory.

How long, said she, can a moment like this
Belong to someone
What's wrong, what is right, when to live or to die
We must almost be born
So if you should ask me what secrets I hide
I'm only your lover, don't make me decide

"The Hosue You Live In" - There are two people on the planet who give truly sound ethical advice, The Dahli Lama and Gordon. This song teaches a balance between our needs as a human and our responsibility to others.

When you're out on the road and feelin' quite lost
Consider the burden of fame
And he who is wise will not criticize
When other men fail at the game

"Same OLd Loverman" -- I just love this slow, bluesy ballad. It reminds me of my truck-driving daddy.

Now, ask me tomorrow and I'll pick three different songs. I love the entire span of his career, from Lightfoot! to Harmony.
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Old 09-25-2004, 01:09 PM   #922
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As someone who has been religiously devoted to GL's music since my childhood in the early seventies, I own and listen to all Gord's studio albums. I would have to admit a three-way tie for favorite song.

"Affair On 8th Avenue" - This song sends chills up my spine. Not only is it hauntingly beautiful, but it reminds me of one my more intense relationships. I also think Gordon is telling us not to try so hard to control our affairs, but to accept them for what they are and when they pass, let the moment go and cherish it's memory.

How long, said she, can a moment like this
Belong to someone
What's wrong, what is right, when to live or to die
We must almost be born
So if you should ask me what secrets I hide
I'm only your lover, don't make me decide

"The Hosue You Live In" - There are two people on the planet who give truly sound ethical advice, The Dahli Lama and Gordon. This song teaches a balance between our needs as a human and our responsibility to others.

When you're out on the road and feelin' quite lost
Consider the burden of fame
And he who is wise will not criticize
When other men fail at the game

"Same OLd Loverman" -- I just love this slow, bluesy ballad. It reminds me of my truck-driving daddy.

Now, ask me tomorrow and I'll pick three different songs. I love the entire span of his career, from Lightfoot! to Harmony.
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Old 09-25-2004, 02:51 PM   #923
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quote:Originally posted by nelsonaddison:
As someone who has been religiously devoted to GL's music since my childhood in the early seventies, I own and listen to all Gord's studio albums. I would have to admit a three-way tie for favorite song.
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Nicely said Nelson I guess this is you:-

We could do with a professional comedian around here!!! Jimmy Jones is running out of steam... NOT


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Old 09-25-2004, 02:51 PM   #924
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quote:Originally posted by nelsonaddison:
As someone who has been religiously devoted to GL's music since my childhood in the early seventies, I own and listen to all Gord's studio albums. I would have to admit a three-way tie for favorite song.
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Nicely said Nelson I guess this is you:-

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Old 09-26-2004, 04:20 PM   #925
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Oh my God, I can't believe you actually took the time to find my photograph on the net. Yes, that's me in all my comedic glory.
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