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  1. Over Bridges of Sighs To rest my eyes in shades of green Under Dreaming Spires To (TITLE OF SONG), that's where I've been What did you do there? - I got high What did you feel there? - Well I cried But why the tears there? - I'll tell you why - yyyyy It's all too beautiful, It's all too beautiful It's all too beautiful, It's all too beautiful feel inclined to blow my mind Get hung up, feed the ducks with a bun They all come out to groove about Be nice and have fun in the sun I'd like to go there now with you You can miss out school - Won't that be cool Why go to learn the words of fools?
  2. Not too long ago I was watching a youtube video on Roku of this band playing this song. My 92 year old mother happened to be there and she loved it because the singer could play guitar, sing, and dance all at the same time. I didn't tell her what the lyrics meant, though.
  3. I think someone is going to know this one: What did you do there? - I got high What did you feel there? - Well I cried But why the tears there? - I'll tell you why - yyyyy It's all too beautiful, It's all too beautiful It's all too beautiful, It's all too beautiful feel inclined to blow my mind Get hung up, feed the ducks with a bun They all come out to groove about Be nice and have fun in the sun I'd like to go there now with you You can miss out school - Won't that be cool Why go to learn the words of fools?
  4. I feel inclined to blow my mind Get hung up, feed the ducks with a bun They all come out to groove about Be nice and have fun in the sun New: I'd like to go there now with you You can miss out school - Won't that be cool Why go to learn the words of fools?
  5. I feel inclined to blow my mind Get hung up, feed the ducks with a bun They all come out to groove about Be nice and have fun in the sun
  6. Ok, I think it's time to retire this one. The name of the song is "Yours is no Disgrace" by Yes.
  7. Yesterday a morning came, a smile upon your face Caesar's palace, morning glory, silly human race, On a sailing ship to nowhere, leaving any place, Battleships confide in me and tell me where you are, Shining, flying, purple wolfhound, show me where you are, Lost in summer, morning, winter, travel very far, Lost in musing circumstances, that's just where you are Death defying, mutilated armies scatter the earth, Crawling out of dirty holes, their morals, Their morals disappear
  8. Battleships confide in me and tell me where you are, Shining, flying, purple wolfhound, show me where you are, Lost in summer, morning, winter, travel very far, Lost in musing circumstances, that's just where you are Death defying, mutilated armies scatter the earth, Crawling out of dirty holes, their morals, Their morals disappear
  9. Battleships confide in me and tell me where you are, Shining, flying, purple wolfhound, show me where you are, Lost in summer, morning, winter, travel very far, Lost in musing circumstances, that's just where you are
  10. I will give this clue. Think progressive rock.
  11. There is a commentator who believes that Adam himself was the serpent in the garden of Eden. This is one theory I've never heard or read or even contemplated. Below I've copied and pasted a question & answer from an email blog I receive. I didn't read the original essay but the question & answer explains the theory in detail. I'm not espousing this theory but I simply think some here would like to read about something different and possibly make for an interesting discussion. When the serpent addresses Eve, he asks, “Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” “Ye” is plural; hence the serpent is asking, “Has God said that you-all shall not eat . . . ?” Why would the serpent (Adam) address Eve in the plural? If the serpent was Adam, and he was including himself in the question, wouldn’t he have said, “. . . we shall not eat . . . ,” first person plural rather than second person plural? In fact, this is how Eve responded; “We may eat . . . .” When God metes out the punishment for disobedience, He speaks to 1) the serpent, 2) the woman, and 3) Adam. Why would God speak to Adam twice, referring to him by two different titles (the serpent/Adam)? Furthermore, when God speaks to Adam He doesn’t say that Adam’s sin was slandering God, but rather listening to Eve: Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, If Adam was the one talking Eve into eating the fruit, after which she gave some to him and he ate, how is Adam “hearkening unto the voice” of Eve? Those are my initial thoughts. From my perspective, seeing Adam as the serpent doesn’t flow naturally from the text. Here is the reply: Thanks for the response. I trust that your questions and comment herein do not mean that you are going to ignore the balance of my article. While it may be true that “ye” is plural, I think that a better way to phrase Eve’s question would be “Yea, hath God said that we-all shall not eat…” The reason that I would think this is the fact that Eve was not yet in existence when God told Adam “…that you shall not eat… Thus, the only way that Eve could have heard about the Tree of G & E was from Adam and she knew that she and Adam were the only two people in the garden so she would have said ‘we-all not “you-all. Adam also knew that he and Eve were the only two people in the garden. Thus, causing Eve to question what he had told her about God and the Tree of G & E; Adam/serpent said to the woman “has God said we-all shall not eat…” And Eve, quoting what Adam had told her, properly responded “we may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: but, of the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, we-all shall not eat of it,” and then Eve went egregiously off script by adding “neither shall we-all touch it, lest we-all die. Now let us take a look the passage were “God metes out the punishment for disobedience.” As we can readily see, God first spoke to the serpent/Adam: “And the YHWH God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” (Ge 3:14-15 AV) Questions about the text. If the serpent was simply a beast of the field as so many think (because that is what they have been taught to think) Why was he cursed “above all cattle and above every beast of the field” Simply because he was Adam who was “above/more subtil” than “any beast of the field.” In other words, he was not simply another beast of the field. He was the ‘man’ to whom God gave dominion (Gen 1:26 & 28) over all of the beasts of the field. The statement by God about Eve and her seed and the serpent and his seed also reveals in a clever way that Adam was the serpent, unless you really wish to believe that a talking snake actually had literal talking snakes that literally became enemies of the seed of the woman. In his writings, Paul very clearly explains that the seed of the woman referenced in Genesis 3:15 is Jesus and if we read carefully and with understanding, Jesus also clearly explains the who/what of the serpent seed that bruised His heel. Speaking to the apostate Jews of His day, Jesus said, “Ye serpents…Thus, the original serpent of the garden begets the little serpents that killed Jesus because: “I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you. I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father (these little serpents come from the original serpent). They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham. But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham. Ye do the deeds of your father (these little serpents come from the original serpent). Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God. Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil (slandering serpent), and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.” (Joh 8:37-45 AV)” Other texts from the New Testament taken in conjunction with their counterparts in the OT also reveal this truth: “By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.” (Heb 11:4 AV) “Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.” (1Jo 3:12 AV) “Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.” (Jude 1:11 AV) For those with the proper understanding, these NT texts are of course referring to Genesis 4: “And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain…” (Ge 4:1-2 AV) “And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.” (Ge 4:8 AV) “And she again bare his brother Abel… (Ge 4:2 AV) According to the selected portions of these five texts shown above, Cain the unrighteous seed killed the righteous seed Abel just exactly as the NT demonstrates that the unrighteous seed/serpents of Adam killed Jesus, the righteous seed of the woman. Next God spoke to Eve: “Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.” (Ge 3:16 AV) And then God spoke to Adam/serpent: “And unto Adam He said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.” (Ge 3:17-19 AV) Now note: God specifically stated that He “cursed” the serpent and the ground. God did not state that He cursed the man nor the woman, punishment but no curse. In Genesis God explains why He did not curse he man and the woman: “Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.” (Ge 3:21 AV) If Genesis 3:15 is the “Protoevangelium” of the what of the "first good news" or "gospel" of man’s redemption in Scripture, then Genesis 3:21 must go right along with it as the first how of that Redemption through the blood of our Savior and Lord Jesus. God had previously told Adam that the day that he ate of the Tree he would die. The statement that God “clothed/covered” Adam and Eve with garments made from the skins of animals comes with a clear implication that God killed and skinned some animals to provide a “bloody covering” for their sin. This idea is further amplified in the Biblical account of Abraham’s sacrifice of his only son Isaac in Genesis 22: “And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together. And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together. And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I. And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou anything unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me. And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.” (Ge 22:6-13 AV) In this account, God provided a “ram” to become a blood sacrifice in Isaac’s stead just as the death of the animals in Genesis 3:21, that provided the skins for Adam and Eve’s new coverings, were substitutes for the death that should have come upon Adam and Eve because they ate of the fruit of the tree of good and evil. Thus, the bloody death of the “animals” that were substitutes for the death of Adam and Eve and the bloody death of the Ram in Isaac’s stead all were pointing toward the ultimate death of our Lord Jesus. Under the Mosaic Law the priest’s sacrificed animals to provide a bloody covering for the sins of the people. All of these events, of course, pointing to the ultimate bloody sacrifice of our Lord Jesus that would actually provide, not just a covering, but forgiveness for the sins of the people as is all carefully and thoroughly explained in Hebrew 9:1-10:4, 11-14. Now for your other questions: Why would God speak to Adam twice, referring to him by two different titles (the serpent/Adam)? For several reasons, why did Jesus call the first century apostate Jews “serpents” and tell them that they were of their father the slanderer” “Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil/slander, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.” (Joh 8:43-45 AV) Furthermore, when God speaks to Adam He doesn’t say that Adam’s sin was slandering God, but rather listening to Eve: Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, God is judging Adam by his own words, “And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.” (Ge 3:12 AV) Adam’s lame excuse was that his wife had given him some of the fruit so he ate it. It was not necessary for God to say that Adam slandered God for ““It is the glory of God to conceal that thing;” however, it is our responsibility as kings to search out that matter.” (Pr 25:2)”. If Adam was the one talking Eve into eating the fruit, after which she gave some to him and he ate, how is Adam “hearkening unto the voice” of Eve? Adam did not talk Eve into eating the fruit. Adam’s sin was causing Eve to doubt God’s word, which Adam had previously conveyed to her, by saying “hath God said…” In other words Adam was causing her to doubt what he had previously told her about the tree, thus to doubt that it was actually God’s word that they should not eat of the tree. Eve ate of the fruit because of the deception about God’s word. If God had not really said that they should not eat of the fruit of that tree then it should be okay to eat that fruit. So then hearing, believing and accepting the serpent/Adam’s words ““And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” (Ge 3:4-5 AV)” Eve looked with longing at the fruit of that tree, ““And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.” (Ge 3:6 AV)” This statement by the serpent/Adam, “For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil,” was the ultimate deception and it also cleverly reveals that Adam really was the serpent. An actual ”beast of the field” would have no concern what-so-ever that the man could have his “eyes…opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil” This statement reveals the true nature of the man as he was greatly lusting to be like God and have the knowledge of good and evil. Read James 1:14-16 again: “But every man (must include Adam, unless you are willing to say that Adam was not a man) is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. Do not err, my beloved brethren.” (Jas 1:14-16 AV) According to the New Testament, that is a perfect description of the progression of Adam’s lust, that brought forth his sin which brought death to him and all of us! Brian wrote: “Those are my initial thoughts. From my perspective, seeing Adam as the serpent doesn’t flow naturally from the text.” How does bringing in a serpent that can talk “flow naturally from the text”? Or even worse, how does bringing in a spirit being, with no previous reference, to inhabit the snake and cause him to talk “flow naturally from the text”?
  12. Death defying, mutilated armies scatter the earth, Crawling out of dirty holes, their morals, Their morals disappear
  13. Oh man! I'm glad I checked out the Name That Tune section this morning as I'm a huge fan of prog rock and Genesis is one of my favorites. This one is "Turn it on Again" from the very early 80s.
  14. If I state the name of the band and the first line of the song do I win?
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