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Hand Washing (during these “End Times”) eer

When you want to wash your hands the right way– and you have forgotten the words to the Happy Birthday song (due to copyrights) or Twinkle Twinkle Little Star;

You can always go the Star Trek (tos) way:

“Space, the final frontier
These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise
Its five year mission
To explore strange new worlds
To seek out new life
And new civilizations
To boldly go where no man has gone before”

It takes about 20 seconds to say the opening lines.

~ijs

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Lyrics (otw) Connection 

JEFFERSON STARSHIP

“Connection”

[Unused lyrics at beginning of lyric sheet:]

Warm…round the hunting fire

Wrapped in the robes of the dead warrior

Protected from ferocious winds

Under the shield of the dead gladiator

Standing in the darkness of this stagecraft

All is black I cannot see your faces I need

Light I want to see your eyes

Let my voice wash over your faces

Connection

Connection

Whoaa ohhh

A hundred thousand years ago

People livin’ in bone white cities

Comin’ and goin’ on streets of silver

Talkin’ future history

Then something very strong went wrong

And suddenly

People gathered round the hunting fires

(Huddled in caves like animal, not human)

Round the warmth of the late night fire

Cities gone, memories fading

Spend their lives round the late night fire

Give their souls to the hunting fire

Seeking each other’s company

Tryin’ to remember ancient history

They lost connection

They lost contact

They need to touch you

Reach out across the ages and touch you

Meanwhile somewhere in the 20th century

A young girl named Phoebe Caulfield

Plops herself down on the sofa

Pops open a soda and watches you

She likes to watch murderer talk

She likes to see them on my TV

She likes to watch them how they walk

She likes to hear what they say

It’s like a car crash

Bloody fascination

You wonder how they get their shoes tied

Sit and stare at the horror there

She knows you watch them too

Stranglers, murderers, snipers, terrorists

Political assassins, crazy ones, cool ones

All them looking for

Connection

They lost contact

They lost direction

They need sexual, mystical

Magical, uninterrupted, Peter Gabriel like

Contact

Here I am

Again inside

This darkness

All is black

I cannot see your future

Give me light

I want to see your eyes

Just a little light

Inside your future

A small connection

Connection

Ah!!!!

I’d like to see Jesus and Mohammad

On the road to Damascus

What did you think they would say

Would they fight with knives clenched in their teeth

Like Jews and Arabs today

Or would they walk and speak

Like philosophers and thinkers

Amused at each other’s insights

Relishing the brain waves there

Round the warmth of the hunting fire

Eager for, hungry for

They got to have

You know they love

Connection

Contact

Communion

And let our two great religions

Cease their senseless struggle

It only hurts the children

Connection

Connection

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Lyrics (otw) War 

War

Edwin Starr

War, huh, yeah

What is it good for

Absolutely nothing

War, huh, yeah

What is it good for

Absolutely nothing

Say it again, why’all

War, huh, good god

What is it good for

Absolutely nothing, listen to me

Oh, war, I despise

‘Cause it means destruction of innocent lives

War means tears to thousands of mothers eyes

When their sons go to fight

And lose their lives

I said, war, huh good god, why’all

What is it good for

Absolutely nothing say it again

War, whoa, lord

What is it good for

Absolutely nothing, listen to me

it ain’t nothing but a heart-breaker

(War) friend only to the undertaker

Oh, war it’s an enemy to all mankind

The point of war blows my mind

War has caused unrest

Within the younger generation

Induction then destruction

Who wants to die, ah, war-huh, good god why’all

What is it good for

Absolutely nothing

Say it, say it, say it

War, huh

What is it good for

Absolutely nothing listen to me

it ain’t nothing but a heart breaker

(War) it’s got one friend that’s the undertaker

Oh, war, has shattered many a young mans dreams

Made him disabled, bitter and mean

Life is much to short and precious

To spend fighting wars these days

War can’t give life

It can only take it away

Oh, war, huh good god why’all

What is it good for

Absolutely nothing say it again

whoa, lord

What is it good for

Absolutely nothing listen to me

it ain’t nothing but a heart breaker

(War) friend only to the undertaker

Peace, love and understanding

Tell me, is there no place for them today

They say we must fight to keep our freedom

But lord knows there’s got to be a better way

Oh, war, huh good god why’all

What is it good for you tell me

Say it, say it, say it, say it

huh good god why’all

What is it good for

Stand up and shout it nothing

Songwriters: Barret Strong / Norman Whitfield

War lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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Lyrics (otw) Teach your Children

​Teach Your Children

Crosby, Stills & Nash

You who are on the road

Must have a code that you can live by

And so become yourself

Because the past is just a good-bye.

Teach your children well,

Their father’s hell did slowly go by,

And feed them on your dreams

The one they picks, the one you’ll know by.

Don’t you ever ask them why, if they told you, you will cry,

So just look at them and sigh

And know they love you.

And you, of tender years,

Can’t know the fears that your elders grew by,

And so please help them with your youth,

They seek the truth before they can die.

Teach your parents well,

Their children’s hell will slowly go by,

And feed them on your dreams

The one they picks, the one you’ll know by.

Don’t you ever ask them why, if they told you, you will cry,

So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.

-*-*-*-

Songwriters: Graham Nash

Teach Your Children lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Spirit Music Group

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Lyrics (otw) Hell is for Children

​Pat Benatar

Hell Is For Children



They cry in the dark, so you can’t see their tears

They hide in the light, so you can’t see their fears

Forgive and forget, all the while

Love and pain become one and the same

In the eyes of a wounded child
Because Hell, Hell is for children

And you know that their little lives can become such a mess

Hell, hell is for children

And you shouldn’t have to pay for your love

With your bones and your flesh
It’s all so confusing, this brutal abusing

They blacken your eyes, and then apologize

Be daddy’s good girl, and don’t tell mommy a thing

Be a good little boy, and you’ll get a new toy

Tell grandma you fell off the swing
Because Hell, Hell is for children

And you know that their little lives can become such a mess

Hell, hell is for children

And you shouldn’t have to pay for your love

With your bones and your flesh

No, Hell is for children
Hell, Hell is for Hell

Hell is for Hell, Hell is for children
Hell, Hell is for Hell

Hell is for Hell, Hell is for children
Hell, Hell is for Hell

Hell is for Hell, Hell is for children
Hell is for children

Hell is for children
-*-*-*-

Writer(s): Neil Giraldo, Roger Capps, Patricia Benatar 

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Lyrics (otw) Supertramp

  

Supertramp 

The Logical Song

When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful,

A miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical.

And all the birds in the trees, well they’d be singing so happily,

Joyfully, playfully watching me.

But then they send me away to teach me how to be sensible,

Logical, responsible, practical.

And they showed me a world where I could be so dependable,

Clinical, intellectual, cynical.
There are times when all the world’s asleep,

The questions run too deep

For such a simple man.

Won’t you please, please tell me what we’ve learned

I know it sounds absurd

But please tell me who I am.
Now watch what you say or they’ll be calling you a radical,

Liberal, fanatical, criminal.

Won’t you sign up your name, we’d like to feel you’re

Acceptable, respectable, presentable, a vegetable!
At night, when all the world’s asleep,

The questions run so deep

For such a simple man.

Won’t you please, please tell me what we’ve learned

I know it sounds absurd

But please tell me who I am.

*************

Songwriters: DAVIES, RICHARD / HODGSON, ROGER

The Logical Song lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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Lyrics (otw) PAPER GODS 

***where were they headed with this song? Close your eyes, open your mind,  and stop…  don’t run on automatic, THINK***


Paper Gods 

Duran Duran 

All the paper Gods in the sky of gray

All the fools in town are ruling today, today

Bow to the paper Gods in a world that is paper thin

The fools in town are ruling now

Bleeding from paper cuts, money for head shots

Fools leading (today)

Who needs it?

Hey girl, want it all the talking men declares

Go running to be first in line for what? Nobody cares

The next thing you must have, find peace with matching bag

It’s nothing to be glad about, or sad when you forget about it

And while the race is on, the rats will run the streets

The slaver in a sweatshop, putting trainers on your feet

I’m walking through the rain, oblivious to pain

To shelter from the blame without a reason to complain about it

Oh, oh, oh, don’t complain about it

Oh, oh, oh, don’t complain about it

Oh, oh, oh, forget about it

Oh, oh, oh, oh

Bow to the paper Gods in a world that is paper thin

The fools in town are ruling now (All the fools in town)

Bleeding from paper cuts, money for head shots

Fools leading (today)

Who needs it?

She’s staring out in underwear, from your computer screen

It’s all on sale for dirty cash, we can wash it clean

So hang it out online, confess and you’ll feel fine

And if you got the time to spare we want to know

Which name you’re wearing

And when the final curtain finally comes down

We’ll all be in the party room, no wiser as to how

The total human race became a basket case

It’s nothing to lose face about it

It’s really not a place to doubt it

Bow to the paper Gods in a world that is paper thin

The fools in town are ruling now

Bleeding from paper cuts, money for head shots

Fools leading (today)

Who needs it?

Paper Gods falling down

Paper house, paper town

Paper Gods falling down

Paper world just falling down

Paper Gods falling down

Paper house, paper town

Paper Gods falling down

Paper world just falling down

Falling down, falling down

Bow to the paper Gods in a world that is paper thin

The fools in town are ruling now

Bleeding from paper cuts, they go for the money shots

The fools leading (today)

Who needs them?

All the paper Gods in the sky of gray

All the fools in town are ruling today, today

*******

Songwriters: Ben Hudson Mcildowie / John Taylor / Nick Rhodes / Roger Andrew Taylor / Simon John Charles Le Bon

Paper Gods lyrics © Imagem Music Inc, Songs Music Publishing