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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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To vanish into oblivion is easy to do

“To vanish into oblivion is easy to do”

Daniel emphatically suggested we include Elliott Smith. This song was featured on the soundtrack for Good Will Hunting.

Song (click for full lyrics): Miss Misery

Artist: Elliott Smith

Album: Either/Or

Year: 1997

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I want to swim away but don’t know how

“I want to swim away but don’t know how

Props to Keb2 for the suggestion.

Song (click for full lyrics): In the Ocean

Blue October lyrics music Foiled

Check out the video for In the Ocean by Blue October

Artist: Blue October

Album: Foiled

Year: 2006

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When I’m a good dog, they sometimes throw me a bone

When I’m a good dog, they sometimes throw me a bone”

Thanks to Haley for this suggestion of this powerfully sad and moving song.

Song (click for full lyrics): Nobody Home

Artist: Pink FloydThe Wall Pink Floyd

Album: The Wall

Year: 1979

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What a drag it is getting old

What a drag it is getting old”

Song (click for full lyrics): Mother’s Little Helper

Artist: The Rolling StonesRolling Stones Aftermath

Album: Aftermath

Year: 1966

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But think twice, that’s my only advice

But think twice, that’s my only adviceGnarls Barkley Crazy St Elswhere

Song (click for full lyrics): Crazy

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Artist: Gnarls Barkley

Album: St. Elswhere

Year: 2006

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