Category Archives: Hope

Come on up for the rising tonight

Come on up for the rising tonight

Inauguration anthem of President Barack Obama.

Song (click for full lyrics): The Rising

Artist: Bruce Springsteen

Album: The RisingBruce Springsteen The Rising

Year: 2002

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Won’t you help me share my load from the dark end of the street to the bright side of the road

Won’t you help me share my load, from the dark end of the street to the bright side of the road?

A classic from Van Morrison as President Barack Obama takes office.

Song (click for full lyrics): Bright Side of the Road

Artist: Van Morrisonvan-morrison-into-the-music1

Album: Into the Music

Year: 1979

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You know that love’s the only goal, that could bring a peace to any soul

“You know that love’s the only goal, that could bring a peace to any soul”

To my spark Gina on our anniversary. Your love brings peace to my soul.

This video cannot be embedded but it is worth a look to see the stylings of Robert Palmer. Great song.

Song (click for full lyrics): Every Kinda People

Artist: Robert Palmer

Album: Double Funrobert palmer music lyrics

Year: 1978

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What’s so funny ’bout peace love & understanding?

“What’s so funny ’bout peace love & understanding?

On a day that changed our lives, let’s remember September 11, 2001 and find more peace, love and understanding.

Song (click for full lyrics): (What’s so funny ’bout) peace love & understanding?

Artist: Performed most famously by Elvis Costello

Written by Nick Lowe

Elvis Costello Armed Forces

Album: Armed Forces

Year: 1979

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You arrived in my life like a fragrance

You arrived in my life like a fragrance

I watched the DVD, The Who Then And Now (1964 – 2004) last night. Great stuff. Any fan of music should check it out. This song is powerful – reference to Elvis. Live version is below. For classic Who footage check out this video.

Song (click for full lyrics): Real Good Looking Boy

Artist: The Who

Album: The Who Then And Now (1964 – 2004)

Year: 2004

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Is there a time for keeping your distance – a time to turn your eyes away?

Is there a time for keeping your distance – a time to turn your eyes away?

For my friend Santa Gordy – he knows who is naughty and nice

Song (click for full lyrics): Miss Sarajevo


Artist: The Passengers (U2 and Brian Eno) featuring Pavarotti

Album: Miss Sarajevo (single)

Year: 1995

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It doesn’t cost a thing to smile, you don’t have to pay to laugh

It doesn’t cost a thing to smile, you don’t have to pay to laugh

Thanks Macy. I found your CD in my car and found hope in these lyrics on a lonely drive from Phoenix to LA.

Song (click for full lyrics): There’s HopeVol. 1, Life & Relationship

Artist: India Arie

Album: Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship

Year: 2006

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