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For shame for shame George

I hear the drums echoing tonight
But she hears only whispers of some quiet conversation
She's coming in twelve-thirty flight
Her moonlit wings reflect the stars that guide me towards salvation

I stopped an old man along the way
Hoping to find some old forgotten words or ancient melodies
He turned to me as if to say
"Hurry, boy, it's waiting there for you"

It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
[lyric line with song title it]

The wild dogs cry out in the night
As they grow restless longing for some solitary company
I know that I must do what's right
Sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti

I seek to cure what's deep inside
Frightened of this thing that I've become

It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do

[lyric line with song title in it]

 

 
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had
"Hurry, boy, she's waiting there for you"

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"Africa" by Toto.  Honestly, the only lyric I ever listened to is that "There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do."  If you didn't give that, I would not have gotten it.

George

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I roam from town to town

I go through life without a care

I'm just happy travelin' 'round

With my two fists of iron, but I'm goin' nowhere!

George

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It was a beautiful day, the sun beat down
I had the radio on, I was drivin'
Trees flew by, me and Del were singin' little Runaway
I was flyin'

I felt so good like anything was possible
I hit cruise control and rubbed my eyes
The last three days the rain was un-stoppable
It was always cold, no sunshine

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19 hours ago, Human without the bean said:

It was a beautiful day, the sun beat down
I had the radio on, I was drivin'
Trees flew by, me and Del were singin' little Runaway
I was flyin'

I felt so good like anything was possible
I hit cruise control and rubbed my eyes
The last three days the rain was un-stoppable
It was always cold, no sunshine

My internet connection's a little wonky, but I'll give it a shot at posting.

This is the great guitar riff and accompanying song. "Running Down a Dream," by Tom Petty.  It was one of the hits off of "Full Moon Fever."

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Yes it is WW.  That guitar riff is done by former Tom Petty band mate and lead guitarist Mike Campbell who now plays with Fleetwood Mac after he replaced Lindsey Buckingham (he was fired).  In their concerts I heard they are playing some Tom Petty songs  because of Stevie Nicks' connection with The Heartbreakers and now of course Mike is a band member.

Your turn.

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Petty once said, of that song, that he'd stumbled across a riff that somehow escaped Led Zeppelin discovering it first.  (Something to that effect, I don't have the exact wording.)

Ok, next song.

"She likes to travel around.
She'll love you and she'll put you down.
Now people let me put you wise-
She goes out with other guys."

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2 hours ago, GeorgeStGeorge said:

Back to Dion:  Runaround Sue

George

*checks*  Correct, on both title and artist!

I was going to post Del Shannon's "Little Runaway," since "Running Down a Dream" mentioned it.  Then I realized I could do a less obvious song, also from Del Shannon.  Turns out both he and Dion DiMucci  did "Runaround Sue".   So, obviously, either was correct and it's George's turn.  (I hope my internet's done being quarrelsome henceforth.)

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People, don't you understand
The child needs a helping hand
Or he'll grow to be an angry young man some day?
Take a look at you and me
Are we too blind to see
Do we simply turn our heads, and look the other way?

George

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On 8/6/2019 at 10:58 AM, GeorgeStGeorge said:

People, don't you understand
The child needs a helping hand
Or he'll grow to be an angry young man some day?
Take a look at you and me
Are we too blind to see
Do we simply turn our heads, and look the other way?

George

Give me some more lines and I will give you the title and artist.  I know it is a huge band like Boston or somebody.

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Pretty huge, I'd say.

And his mama cries
'Cause if there's one thing that she don't need
It's another hungry mouth to feed

People, don't you understand
The child needs a helping hand
Or he'll grow to be an angry young man some day?
Take a look at you and me
Are we too blind to see
Do we simply turn our heads, and look the other way?

Well, the world turns
And a hungry little boy with a runny nose
Plays in the street as the cold wind blows

George

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It was.

Elvis was the #1 recording artist in the 50s, the #2 artist in the 60s, and the #10 artist in the 70s (which he didn't even finish).

I'd say huge.  :dance:

George

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9 hours ago, GeorgeStGeorge said:

It was.

Elvis was the #1 recording artist in the 50s, the #2 artist in the 60s, and the #10 artist in the 70s (which he didn't even finish).

I'd say huge.  :dance:

George

No question.  

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Ok, next song.

"Maybe you'll wanna give me kisses sweet
But only for one night and no repeat
And maybe you'll go away and never call
And a taste of honey's worse than none at all."
 

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That was one I could keep following along in my head until the title lyric showed up.  And Smokey's voice is pretty rare.

To weave our dreams upon and listen
To each evening when the lights are low
To underscore our love affair with tenderness
And feeling that we've come to know

George

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To weave our dreams upon and listen
To each evening when the lights are low
To underscore our love affair with tenderness
And feeling that we've come to know

You'll swear you've heard it before
As it slowly rambles on and on
No need in bringing 'em back
'Cause they've never really gone

George

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