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Ernest Hemingway

Time is the least thing we have.

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The Only Thing I Have Left

Some people say Im one of those guys the blessings of life over looked.
Sometimes I feel like the tattered, torn pages of some old paperback book.
All the places Ive played and the money I made, Ive still got nothin to show.
And the only thing I have left in the whole wide world is you.
(chorus)
I gave it all I had every night for all these years,
Pourin out my soul till it was gone.
I spread myself so thin that Im just barely hangin on.
But tonight Im with you, you can carry me through; just love me.
cause the only thing I have left in the whole wide world is you.
You put your whole life into something you love,
But you never get that one big break
Thatll take you out of the backstreet bar and put you on center stage
But a million tears and million beers have just about washed me up.
(chorus)
The only thing I have left is you.

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The last thing I have, to offer you

Not long back
I was standing tall with
My branches spread
Upwards, downwards and
In all directions sideward

It was green all around my trunk
My leaves glittering in the bright sun
They fell just after winter
Only to strike again with full vigour

I used to blossom in yellow
With pendant like red dots in the middle
And my flowers shared in secret
The whispers of young lovers in my town
Some offered my flowers to their gods
And felt blessed by the divine
These flowers attracted insects
And colourful butterflies
Who returned intoxicated
Totally nectar drunk

I bore cherry red fruits
They were feast to sparrows
Squirrels and crows
Children of the town
Squeezed my fruits
And enjoyed the sweet flesh
Coated over the big seed inside

My branches housed nests
With young birds waiting for
Their mother's return to feed them
And my thin branches helped
These young birds launch their
First flights under their mother’s guard

At times over my dark rough bark
Snakes ran up to the nests
To prey on the eggs and young ones
I was happy never once these snakes succeeded

My roots were ever busy
Tapping soil nutrients and
Sending them up to each of my tip

My leaves waved and ensured
Regular flow of oxygen rich cool air
Adding comfort to those who chose
To rest a while beneath my mammoth shadow

It was all pleasure for me
To see many around me in comfort
With whatever I can offer to them

All these came to a sudden end
When an unkind lightning struck me
I received the shock of my life
A hot wave ran through the entire me
From the top to the root bottom

And what happened
All functions in me
Came to an abrupt end
My leaves turned yellow and brown
To leave me and they fell in silence
My branches dried and turned black
The fruits did not ripe
I started drying up with no more
Supply of water from the ground

I am stark naked standing like a
Threatening skeleton
Birds, insects and people
Do not visit me
Am I turning useless

But let people know I have some thing
Also to offer
Delay further not and cut me
Burn me and enjoy the warmth
Of my heat and of my burning heart
The last thing I have, to offer you

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Do The Right Thing!

just one time...
do the right thing!
go the extra mile...

give more than you
can afford to lose.
risk it all to care...

stop what you're doing,
listen with an open heart.
stand up for someone

who's being abused
for just being different.
and as you're getting off

the ground from your latest fall...
help someone else who has fallen...
he's just like you!

after all, you're the one
you have to sleep with tonight!
do the right thing!

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Time Is The King

They say time heals everything.
So untruthful, for time is the King.
It must have ruled while on its throne
and turned my heart into stone.

For I cannot feel him anymore
and know not what time has in store?
The seasons come. The seasons go
and I watch the sun melt the snow.

Why can it not soften my heart too
so I can defy time?
Surely the sun is stronger than the King.
Surely it can heal everything.

But the only thing the sun's done for me
is make me remember what can't be.

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The Description Of Tyburn

I Have heard sundry men oft times dispute
Of trees, that in one year will twice bear fruit.
But if a man note Tyburn, 'will appear,
That that's a tree that bears twelve times a year.
I muse it should so fruitful be, for why
I understand the root of it is dry,
It bears no leaf, no bloom, or no bud,
The rain that makes it fructify is blood.
I further note, the fruit which it produces,
Doth seldom serve for profitable uses:
Except the skillful Surgeons industry
Do make Dissection of Anatomy.
It blooms, buds, and bears, all three together,
And in one hour, doth live, and die, and wither.
Like Sodom Apples, they are in conceit,
For touched, they turn to dust and ashes straight.
Besides I find this tree hath never been
Like other fruit trees, walled or hedged in,
But in the highway standing many a year,
It never yet was robbed, as I could hear.
The reason is apparent to our eyes,
That what it bears, are dead commodities:
And yet sometimes (such grace to it is given)
The dying fruit is well prepared for heaven,
And many times a man may gather thence
Remorse, devotion, and true penitence.
And from that tree, I think more fools ascend
To that Celestial joy, which shall never end:
I say, more fools from thence to heaven do come,
Than from all Churchyards throughout Christendom.
The reason is, the bodies are all dead,
And all the fools to joy or woe are fled.
Perhaps a week, a day, or two, or three,
Before they in the Churchyards buried be.
But at this Tree, in twinkling of an eye,
The soul and body part immediately,
There death the fatal parting blow doth strike,
And in Churchyards is seldom seen the like.
Besides, they are assistant with the alms
Of peoples charitable prayers, and Psalms,
Which are the wings that lift the hov'ring spirit,
By faith, through grace, true glory to inherit.
Concerning this dead fruit, I noted it,
Instead of paste it's put into a pit,
And laid up carefully in any place,
Yet worm-eaten it grows in little space.
My understanding can by no means frame,
To give this Tyburn fruit a fitter name,
Than Medlers, for I find that great and small,
(To my capacity) are Medlers all.
Some say they are Choked pears, and some again
Do call them Hearty Chokes, but 'tis most plain,
It is a kind of Medler it doth bear,
Or else I think it never would come there.
Moreover where it grows, I find it true,
It often turns the Herb of grace to Rue.
Amongst all Pot-herbs growing on the ground,
Time is the least respected, I have found,
And most abused, and therefore one shall see
No branch or bud of it grow near this Tree:
For 'tis occasion of man's greatest crime,
To turn the use, into abuse, of Time.
When passions are let loose without a bridle,
Then precious Time is turned to Love and Idle:
And that's the chiefest reason I can show,
Why fruit so often doth on Tyburn grow.
There are inferior Gallows which bear
(According to the season) twice a year:
And there's a kind of watrish Tree at Wapping,
Whereas Sea-thieves or Pirates are catched napping:
But Tyburn doth deserve before them all
The title and addition capital,
Of Arch or great Grand Gallows of our Land,
Whilst all the rest like ragged Lackeys stand;
It hath (like Luna) full, and change, and quarters,
It (like a Merchant) monthly trucks and barters;
But all the other Gallows are fit,
Like Chapman, or poor Peddlers onto it.
Thus Jails and Jailers being here explained,
How both are good, and for good use ordained:
All sorts of Hanging which I could surmise,
I likewise have described before your eyes;
And further having showed what Tyburn is,
With many more inferior Gallows,
My pen from paper with this Prayer doth part,
God bless all people from their sins depart.

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The Only Thing That I Have Left

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(track 3 - time 3:23)
Some people say Im one of those guys with blessings in life overlooked
Sometimes I feel like the tatter torn pages of some old paperback book
All the places Ive played and the money Ive made still Ive got nothing to show
And the only thing that I have left in the whole wide world is you
You put your whole life into somethin you love and you never get that one big break
Thatll take you out of the back street bars and put you on center stage
But a million tears and a million beers have just about washed me up
And the only thing that I have left in the whole wide world is you
I gave it all I had every night for all these years
Pourin out my soul til it was gone
I spread myself so thin and Im just barely hangin on
But tonight Im with you and you can carry me through
Just love me
cuz the only thing that I have left in the whole wide world is you
I gave it all I had every night for all these years
Pourin out my soul til it was gone
I spread myself so thin and Im just barely hangin on
But tonight Im with you and you can carry me through
Just love me
cuz the only thing that I have left in the whole wide world is you
Oh, is you

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Fate; not the only thing to depend upon

All we have some desires
Some wishes and ambitions of our own
But when it cannot be achieved
We say, we are unlucky
But fate is not the only thing to depend upon
So why it is said 'Man is the Architect of his own fate? '
Surely there should be no doubt about it
Need to keep faith and increase our confidence level
Need hard effort and labor
As 'Industry is the key to success'
So man can achieve his desires
By not depending on fate
But by trying and working hard all time.

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The Real Thing Comes Our Way

Some people have to wait
nearly a lifetime
for the perfect partner,
while others wait a short time
then find it straight away.
We all know it
when the real thing comes our way.
The world is no longer a mystery;
we seem to float on a cloud
when love surrounds us.
We want to shout it loud
to let everyone know that after waiting
the real thing has come our way.
The sun is no longer hid by dark clouds;
instead, it smiles at us each day.
The world seems a special place
when the real thing comes our way.
Everyone seems to be smiling
never a frown in sight.
We dance on fluffy clouds
nothing can mar us now.
Everyday is a beautiful day
when the real thing comes our way.

22 March 2009

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The One Thing

With all the grace that you possess
Youre telling me your lies
A kiss, a touch, a gentle stroke, a look into my eyes
Your promises and fairytales have all turned into dust
Your star was high, your kingdom grew in vain
Now fades at last
That is the one thing I know
Stop talking
Stop talking with that voice
I cant stand it
When I look into your eyes
Who do you think you are
Youre too perfect
But this time youve gone too far
How can you be so sure about those tears youre giving me
Your mysteries and agonies show no effect on me
I cant believe the love we shared would ever grow so old
Your warm embrace was heaven
But tonite it feels so cold
That is the one thing I know...
Stop talking...
I cant stand it
I cant stand it
No more
Gold/1993

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We Have All The Time In The World

WE HAVE ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD ARMSTRONG
A Gbm A Gbm
Gbm A Gbm Dbm7 Em
We have all the time in the world
Em Bm E7
Time enough for life to unfould
E7 A E7
all the precious things love has in store
E7 A Gbm Dbm7 Em
We have all the love in the world
Em Bm E7 A
If that's all we love you will find we need nothing more
C Bb F F7+
Every step of the way will find us
Bb Ab Db E7
With the cares of the world far behind us
A Gbm Dbm7
We have all the time in the world
Em Gbm Bm7 A
Just for love nothing more nothing less only love
A / Gbm // x3
C Bb F F7+
Every step of the way will find us
Bb Ab Db E7
With the cares of the world far behind us
A Gbm Dbm7
We have all the time in the world
Em Gbm Bm7 A
Just for love nothing more nothing less only love
A / Gbm // x3

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We Still Have Time (From The Motion Picture "Tribute")

(Theme From Tribute)
Before the laughter ended
You were a part of me
Why did I ever let the distance grow
When there is still so much of you
I need to know
But we still have time
Time to try
Yes we still have time
Before the chance
Passes by
We've got to take it
And maybe stumble and fall
But we still have time
To have it all
I don't have all the answers
I don't know where we'd start
I don't know how
We'd try to find a way
I only know
That now I need to hear you say
That we still have time
Time to try
Yes we still have time
Before the chance
Passes by
We've got to take it
And maybe stumble and fall
But we still have time
To have it all
We've got to take it
And maybe stumble and fall
But we still have time
We still have time
Yes we still have time
To have it all

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The Strangest Thing '97

Take my life
Time has been twisting the knife
I don't recognize people I care for
Take my dreams
Chldish and weak at the seams
Please don't analyse, please just be there for me
The things that I know nobody told me
The seeds that are sown they still control me
Chorus:
There's a liar in my head
There's a thief upon my bed
And the strangest thing is I cannot get my eyes open
Take my hand
Lead me to some peaceful land
That I cannot find inside my head
Wake me with your love
It's all I need
But in all this time still no one said
If I had not asked would you have told me?
If you call this love why don't you hold me?
(Repeat chorus)
Give me something I can hold
Give me something to believe in
I am frightened for my soul, please, please
Make love to me, send love through me, heal me with your crime
The only one who ever new me, we've waisted so much time
So much time

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The Hardest Thing

we bothknow that i shouldn't be here
this is wrong
and baby it's killing me killing youboth of us tryin' to be strong
i've got somewhere else to be
promises to keep
someone else who loves me
and trusts me fast asleep
i've made up my mind
there's no turning back
she's been good to me
and she deserves better than that

it's the hardest thing
i'll ever have to do
to look you in the eye
and tell you i don't love you
it's the hardest thing
i'll ever have to lie
to show no emotion
when you start to cry
i can't let u see
what you mean to me when my hands are tied
and my hearts not free
we're not meant to be
it's the hardest thing
i'll ever have to do
to turn around and walk away
pretending i don't love you

i know that we'll meet again
fate has a place and time
so you can get on with your life
i've got to be cruel to be knd
like Dr. Zhivago
all my love i'll be sending
and you'll never know
'cause there can be no happy ending

chorus

maybe another time

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The Greatest Thing

Everyone stopped when she walked into the room
Isnt this the greatest thing
Everyone own up but nobody could touch her
Isnt this the greatest thing
Punch the clock keep boxing clever
Youll be young enough for ever
Isnt this the greatest thing
Isnt this the greatest thing
I heard some new confection
Said we cant afford to feel affection
And its the lastest thing
In and out of matrimony
Never once removed the sony
cos its a status thing
So girls like that above described
Are not to be so easily bribed
With a white frock and a ring
Punch the clock and in time youll get pulled apart
If youre married on paper and not in your heart
But I wont be told that life with the one you love is sordid
Just because some authority says you cant afford it
Since nights were long and days were olden
Woman to man has been beholden
But since then times have been changing
She sends back his tribute of a rose
And says this ring is better suited for the nose
Hes always fingering
I punch the clock and its ok
I know a girl who takes my breath away
And its the greatest
And its the greatest thing

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Good Year For The Roses

I can hardly bear the sight of lipstick on the cigarettes there in the ashtray
Lyin cold the way you left em, but at least your lips caressed them while
You packed
Or the lip-print on a half-filled cup of coffee that you poured and didnt drink
But at least you thought you wanted it, thats so much more than I can say
For me
What a good year for the roses
Many blooms still linger there
The lawn could stand another mowin
Funny I dont even care
As you turn to walk away
As the door behind you closes
The only thing I have to say
Its been a good year for the roses
After three full years of marriage, its the first time that you havent
Made the bed
I guess the reason were not talkin, theres so little left to say we
Havent said
While a million thoughts go racin through my mind, I find I havent said a word
>from the bedroom the familiar sound of a babys cryin goes unheard
What a good year for the roses
Many blooms still linger there
The lawn could stand another mowin
Funny I dont even care
As you turn to walk away
As the door behind you closes
The only thing I have to say
Its been a good year for the roses

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The Only Thing That Concerns Me

Don't you think it a bit unusual,
To be a grown man...
Divorced and living alone?
Paying your own way unsubsidized?
And living entirely on a fixed income.
And 'pretending' to be happy.
Without masquerade or disguise?
And...
Getting things done by yourself?
Just you and no one else.
I don't mean to pry...
But don't you think this is kinda weird?
How you manage to live your life!

'Well...
Honestly? Yes, I do Mrs. Smith.
Especially since the majority of my neighbors,
Are single women raising children.
From different fathers who have become distanced.

And these same women gossip about the flaws,
And blemishes of weak men.
I didn't want to mention this...
But there are at least four working women,
Living nearby in one household.
Raising two young unruly boys...
Like you and your grown daughters do.

So yes...
Mrs. smith I do find my situation most unusual.
I do.
Very strange in this environment!
But...
The only thing that concerns me,
Is the normalcy your grandsons believe...
The lifestyle you feed them is!
And they think of me as the 'freak'!
And I know that is with your encouragement! '

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A Good Year For The Roses

I can hardly bear the sight of lipstick
On the cigarettes there in the ashtray
Lyin' cold the way you left 'em,
But at least your lips caressed them
While you packed
Or the lip-print on a half-filled cup of coffee
That you poured and didn't drink
But at least you thought you wanted it,
Tat's so much more than I can say for me
What a good year for the roses
Many blooms still linger there
The lawn could stand another mowin'
Funny I don't even care
As you turn to walk away
As the door behind you closes
The only thing I have to say
It's been a good year for the roses
After three full years of marriage,
It's the first time that you haven't made the bed
I guess the reason we're not talkin',
Tere's so little left to say we haven't said
While a million thoughts go racin' through my mind
I find I haven't said a word
From the bedroom the familiar sound
Of a baby's cryin' goes unheard
What a good year for the roses
Many blooms still linger there
The lawn could stand another mowin'
Funny I don't even care
As you turn to walk away
As the door behind you closes
The only thing I have to say
It's been a good year for the roses

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The Oldest Thing In London

A thousand landmarks perish,
A hundred streets grow strange;
With all the dreams they cherish
They go the ways of change;
But, whatso towers may tumble,
And whatso bridges fall,
And whatso statues crumble
Of folk both great and small,
The Oldest Thing in London he changes not at all.

The shoutings of the foeman,
The groanings of the slain,
The galley of the Roman,
The longship of the Dane,
The warring of the nations,
The judgment of the Lord
On heedless generations
In plague and fire and sword,
The Oldest Thing in London has known them and endured.

When London wall was builded
And London stone was new,
When first Paul's spire rose gilded
And gleaming in the blue,
Ere Holbein yet was christened,
When no one dreamed of Wren,
And clear the Ty-bourne glistened
And the Fleet was seen of men
The Oldest Thing in London was not much younger then.

New Londons rise like bubbles,
Like bubbles break and pass,
Or some dark dream that troubles
A wizard's magic glass;
A little while they hustle
And glitter in the sun,
And feast and fret and bustle
And chaffer, and have done -
The Oldest Thing in London he sees them every one.

No stones so strong to weather
Sun's heat or winter's blast
But time and man together
May tear them down at last;
The toughest rafters moulder,
The stoutest beams decay,
But he seems little older
From day to changing day -
The Oldest Thing in London that passes not away.

Each day to her, his daughter,
On each returning tide
He brings as first he brought her
Her dower of wealth and pride;
Twice daily, now as ever
At London's feet is laid
By London's ancient river
The burthen of her trade
By London's ancient river -

Way-hay, you London River!

The Oldest Thing in London, whereby was London made!

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The Real Thing

I know the feeling
It is the real thing
The essence of the truth
The perfect moment
That golden moment
I know you feel it too
I know the feeling
It is the real thing
You cant refuse the embrace...
Its like the pattern below the skin
You gotta reach out and pull it all in
And you feel like youre too close
So you swallow another dose
The pinnacle of happiness
Filling up your soul
You dont think you can take any more
You never wanna let go
To touch the roots of experience
The most basic ingredients
To see the unseen glitter of life
And feel the dirt, grief, anger and strife
Cherish the certainly of now
It kills you a bit at a time
Cradle the inspiration
It will leave you writhing on the floor...
This is so unreal, what I feel
This nourishment, life is bent
Into a shape I can hold
A twist of fate, all my own
Just grit your teeth, make no sound
Take a step away and look around
Just clench your fist and close your eyes
Look deep inside, hypnotize
The whisper is but a shout
Thats what it is all about
Yes, the ecstasy, you can pray
You will never let it slip away
Like the sacred song that someone sings through you
Like the flesh so warm that the thorn sticks into
Like the dream you know one day will come to life
Try to hold on just a little longer, stronger
Its the jewel of victory
The chasm of misery
And once you have bitten the core
You will always know the flavor
The split second of divinity
You drink up the sky
All of heaven is in your arms
You know the reason why
Its right there, all by itself
And what you are, there is nothing else
Youre growing a life within a life
The lips of wonder kiss you inside
And when its over the feeling remains
It all comes down to this
The smoke clears, I see what it is
That made me feel this way...
This is so unreal, what I feel
Flood, sell your soul, feel the blood
Pump through your veins, cant explain
The element thats everything
Just clench your fist and close your eyes
Look deep inside, hypnotize
Yes, the ecstasy, you can pray
You will never let it slip away
Like the echoes of your childhood laughter, ever after
Like the first time love urged you to take its guidance, in silence
Like your heartbeat when you realize youre dying, but youre trying
Like the way you cry for a happy ending, ending...
I know

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The Real Thing

I've seen your face a thousand times
I've seen your face a thousand times
Have all your stories memorized
Have all your stories memorized
I've kissed your lips a million ways
I've kissed your lips a million ways
But I still love to have you around
But I still love to have you around
I've held you too many times to count
I've held you too many times to count
I think I know you inside out
I think I know you inside out
And we're together most days
And we're together most days
But I still love to have you around
But I still love to have you around
And you're the one I want and it's not just a phase
And you're the one I want and it's not just a phase
And you're the one I trust, our love is the real thing
And you're the one I trust, our love is the real thing
Don't go away
Don't go away
My love (my love)
My love (my love)
I want you to stay
I want you to stay
In my life
In my life
Don't go away
Don't go away
My lover (my love)
My lover (my love)
I'm happiest when we spend time
I'm happiest when we spend time
You're a salty water, ocean wave
You're a salty water, ocean wave
You knock me down, you kiss my face
You knock me down, you kiss my face
I know the storms will always come
I know the storms will always come
But I still love to have you around
But I still love to have you around
Heavens knows what will come next
Heavens knows what will come next
So emotional, you're so complex
So emotional, you're so complex
A rollercoaster, built to crash
A rollercoaster, built to crash
But I still love to have you around
But I still love to have you around
You're the one I want and it's not just a phase
You're the one I want and it's not just a phase
You're the one I trust, our love is the real thing
You're the one I trust, our love is the real thing
Don't go away
Don't go away
My love (my love)
My love (my love)
I want you to stay
I want you to stay
In my life
In my life
Don't go away
Don't go away
My lover (my love)
My lover (my love)
I'm happiest when we spend time (it's only you and I)
I'm happiest when we spend time (it's only you and I)
It's you there when I close my eyes
It's you there when I close my eyes
And you in the morning
And you in the morning
I never thought you'd still be mine
I never thought you'd still be mine
Or I'd really need to have you around
Or I'd really need to have you around
Don't go away
Don't go away
My love (my love)
My love (my love)
I want you to stay
I want you to stay
In my life
In my life
Don't go away
Don't go away
My lover (my love)
My lover (my love)
I need you, you're my love supply
I need you, you're my love supply
Don't go away
Don't go away
My love (you're my love supply)
My love (you're my love supply)
I want you to stay
I want you to stay
In my life (every day, every night)
In my life (every day, every night)
Don't go away
Don't go away
My lover (you're my love supply)
My lover (you're my love supply)
I need you, you're my love supply
I need you, you're my love supply

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