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Old 12-12-2006, 03:44 AM
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Shake'n the Hard Times Loose!

that catchy li'l Tommy Castro Tune...

da Blues!

all good wishes, and keep give'n that love............ pattee
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Old 12-12-2006, 04:00 AM
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This one touches my heart too.

"Answer In The Sky"
~Elton John~

Well they say that it's a fact
If you watch the sky at night
And if you stare into the darkness
You might see celestial light

And if your heart is empty
And there's no hope inside
There's a chance you'll find an answer in the sky

Well they say that it's a shame
If you have nothing to believe
And if you can't hold on to something
You might as well die where you sleep

You don't need a prayer
And there's no price to ask why
Sometimes you'll find an answer in the sky

And it's all so much bigger than it seems
And it all overwhelms us now and then
And I'm banking on a chance we believe
That good can still control the hearts of men

Sometimes you'll find an answer in the sky

This life's a long old road
We shouldn't have to walk alone
But if you find the right companion
You won't feel so worn out when you've grown

All life is precious
And every day's a prize
And sometimes you'll find an answer in the sky
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Hands, by Jewel

This song is beautiful and I love it, exspecially the
spiritual version!


Artist: Jewel Lyrics
Song: Hands Lyrics



If I could tell the world just one thing
It would be that we're all ok

And not to worry because worry is wasteful
and useless in times like these

I will not be made useless
I won't be idled with despair
I will gather myself around my faith
for light does the darkness most fear
CHORUS
My hands are small, I know,
but they're not yours they are my own
but they're not yours they are my own
and I am never broken

Poverty stole your golden shoes
but it didn't steal your laughter
And heartache came to visit me
but i knew it wasn't ever after
We will fight, not out of spite
for someone must stand up for what's right
cause where there's a man who has no voice
there ours shall go singing

In the end only kindness matters
In the end only kindness matters
I will get down on my knees and I will pray
I will get down on my knees and I will pray
I will get down on my knees and I will pray

CHORUS
My hands are small, I know,
but they're not yours they are my own
but they're not yours they are my own
and I am never broken
My hands are small, i know,
but they're not yours they are my own
but they're not yours they are my own
and I am never broken
We are never broken
We are God's eyes
God's hands
God's mind
We are God's eyes
God's hands
God's heart
We are God's eyes
God's hands
God's eyes
God's hands
We are God's hands
God's hands
We are God's hands

P.S. I love you people!!!!!!1
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Old 12-13-2006, 03:07 AM
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Achieving Harmony

When a pianist learns a new piece of music, he or she does not sit down and
instantly play it perfectly. A pianist often needs to practice each hand's
work separately to learn the feel, to learn the sound. One hand picks out a
part until there is a rhythm and ease in playing what is difficult. Then,
the musician practices with the other hand, picking through the notes, one
by one, until that hand learns its tasks. When each hand has learned its
part - the sound, the feel, the rhythm, and the tones - then both hands can
play together.

During the time of practice, the music may not sound like much. It may sound
disconnected, not particularly beautiful. But when both hands are ready to
play together, music is created - a whole piece comes together in harmony
and beauty.

When we begin recovery, it may feel like we spend months, even years,
practicing individual, seemingly disconnected behaviors in the separate
parts of our life.

We take our new skills into our work, our career, and begin to apply them
slowly, making our work relationships healthier for us. We take our skills
into our relationships, sometimes one relationship at a time. We struggle
through our new behaviors in our love relationships.

One part at a time, we practice our new music note by note.

We work on our relationship with our Higher Power - our spirituality. We
work at loving ourselves. We work at believing we deserve the best. We work
on our finances. On our recreation. Sometimes on our appearance. Sometimes
on our home.

We work on feelings. On beliefs. On behaviors. Letting go of the old,
acquiring the new. We work and work and work. We practice. We struggle
through. We go from one extreme to the other, and sometimes back through the
course again. We make a little progress, go backward, and then go forward
again.

It may all seem disconnected. It may not sound like a harmonious, beautiful
piece of music - just isolated notes. Then one day, something happens. We
become ready to play with both hands, to put the music together.

What we have been working toward, note by note, becomes a song. That song is
a whole life, a complete life, and a life in harmony.

The music will come together in our life if we keep practicing the parts.

Today, I will practice my recovery behaviors through the individual parts of
my life. I trust that, one day, things will come together in a full,
complete song.



all good wishes, and give only love ................... rz
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Old 12-13-2006, 03:37 AM
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Wow, Pattee, how true that is and what a wonderful way to describe recovery.

Thanks for touching my heart this morning.

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Old 12-13-2006, 03:53 AM
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Ohhhhhhh wooowww!
Thank-you Rusty for sharing "Achieving Harmony" with us.
It makes a lot of sense. It reminds me of the steps in goals.
You may know the big picture you want to achieve. Happiness,
loving relationship, good job yada, yadda, yadda,but you need
to break it down into little steps, or as in "Achieving Harmony"
little parts.

One of my goals: To be sober for the rest of my life. I know it won't
work if thats as far as I think about it.
I have to break it down into little parts, by making a plan.
1. Make a list of reasons I want to quit.
2. Seak help and support, counselor, and SR.
3. Any time I even slightly have an urge look at my list of
reasons why I want to quit, and what can happen if I do.
4. Problem solve in stead of dwell on the problems.
5. If I have a strong urge, talk to my partner.
6. Write an S on the calendar every day I'm sober, because that
makes me feel good, and also makes me own up to my commitment
to me as well as my partner.
7. Choose positive people to spend time with.
8. read motivational books.

So far this is working, and my list grows, the longer I am sober.
I feel healthy, I feel happy, I feel terrific.

There are no problems in life, only solutions
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Old 12-13-2006, 06:59 PM
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There are no problems in life, only solutions
some easy, some not... all obtainable... good, bad or indifferent

great thread hope... i wish you all the best...

xxoo, rz
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Old 12-13-2006, 08:11 PM
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rusty, you are such a charm! thank you!

good thread all!
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Old 12-13-2006, 08:46 PM
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Give a Little Bit...

Early in my SR experience, this song hit home and now it is inextricably bound with this place: Give a Little Bit (Supertramp)


Give a little bit
Give a little bit of your love to me
Give a little bit
Ill give a little bit of my love to you
Theres so much that we need to share
So send a smile and show you care

Ill give a little bit
Ill give a little bit of my life for you
So give a little bit
Give a little bit of your time to me
See the man with the lonely eyes
Take his hand, youll be surprised

Give a little bit
Give a little bit of your love to me
Ill give a little bit of my life for you
Nows the time that we need to share
So find yourself, were on our way back home

Going home
Dont you need to feel at home?
Oh yeah, we gotta sing
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Old 12-13-2006, 10:58 PM
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Right now for me it's COUNTRY ROADS by:
JOHN DENVER...

...to a place i call home, Baton Rouge.... : )




Almost heaven, west virginia
Blue ridge mountains, shenandoah river
Life is old there, older than the trees
Younger than the mountains, blowing like a breeze

Country roads, take me home
To the place, I be-long
West virginia, mountain momma
Take me home, country roads

All my memries, gather round her
Miners lady, stranger to blue water
Dark and dusty, painted on the sky
Misty taste of moonshine, teardrop in my eye

Country roads, take me home
To the place, I be-long
West virginia, mountain momma
Take me home, country roads

I hear her voice, in the mornin hours she calls to me
The radio reminds me of my home far a-way
And drivin down the road I get a feeling
That I should have been home yesterday, yesterday

Country roads, take me home
To the place, I be-long
West virginia, mountain momma
Take me home, country roads

I am a student at WVU. That song gets played after every football victory and the entrie audence sings along.
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Old 12-14-2006, 02:46 AM
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Hi everyone, Rusty I enjoyed "Achieving Harmony" very much. It
was a beautiful way to describe how to eat an elephant
or set goals, one bite or step at a time.
Bye for now, I have to think of another song,
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Old 12-15-2006, 03:55 AM
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You people are so beautiful!

You Are So Beautiful
by Joe Cocker
album: Organic (1996),
Live (1990),
I Can Stand A Little Rain (1974),
Joe Cocker Live (1992)
You are so beautiful
To me
You are so beautiful
To me
Can't you see
You're everything I hoped for
You're everything I need
You are so beautiful
To me

You are so beautiful
To me
You are so beautiful
To me
Can't you see
You're everything I hoped for
You're everything I need
You are so wonderful
To me

You are so beautiful
To me
You are so beautiful
To me
Can't you see
You're everything I hoped for
You're everything I need
You are so beautiful
To me

Keep um coming!

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Red face Ann do you like this.

I forgot about this song until I seen ann's saying for
the um-teenth time.

This Little Light of Mine
Traditional Lyrics

This song is performed on Bill Harley's production of I'm Gonna Let It Shine.


Chorus:
This little light of mine,
I'm going to let it shine.
This little light of mine,
I'm going to let it shine.
This little light of mine,
I'm going to let it shine,
Every day, every day,
Every day, every day,
Gonna let my little light shine.


On Monday, he gave me the gift of love;
On Tuesday, peace came from above.
On Wednesday told me to have more faith;
On Thursday, gave me a little more grace.
On Friday, told me to watch and pray
On Saturday, told me just what to say,
On Sunday, gave power divine
Just to let my little light shine. (oh)


Chorus


Now some say you got to run and hide.
But we say there's no place to hide.
And some say let others decide,
But we say let the people decide.
Some say the time's not right,
But we say the time's just right.
If there's a dark corner in our land,
You got to let your little light shine. (oh)


Chorus

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Old 12-15-2006, 04:32 AM
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Yes, I love that song, Hope. Shine on, girl!!!!
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Old 12-17-2006, 08:16 AM
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Red face We live, we learn, we teach.

This is one of my all time favorites
and reminds me of SR because we all
have something to give and receive.

Teach Your Children
Graham 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
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 would 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.

(Can you hear and do you care
And can't you see whe must be free
To teach our children what you believe in
Make a world that we can believe in.)

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 would cry
So just look at them and sigh
And know they love you.
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Old 12-17-2006, 08:23 AM
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Red face I'm feeling groovy!

I share the bad feelings, so heres
the good, thank-you sR.

The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) Lyrics
by Art Garfunkel
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Slow down, you move too fast.
You got to make the morning last.
Just kicking down the cobble stones.
Looking for fun and feelin' groovy.

Hello lamppost,
What cha knowing?
I've come to watch your flowers growing.
Ain't cha got no rhymes for me?
Doot-in' doo-doo,
Feelin' groovy.

Got no deeds to do,
No promises to keep. (well, one)
I'm dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep.
Let the morning time drop all its petals on me.
Life, I love you,
All is groovy.
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Old 12-17-2006, 01:40 PM
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Red face Hope I'm not driving anyone crazy.

With all these songs that remind me of SR.
Heres another:

Artist: Tracy Chapman
Album: Tracy Chapman
Title: She's Got Her Ticket

She's got her ticket
I think she gonna use it
I think she going to fly away
No one should try and stop her
Persuade her with their power
She says that her mind is made
Up
Why not leave why not
Go away
Too much hatred
Corruption and greed
Give your life
And invariably they leave you with
Nothing

Young girl ain't got no chances
No roots to keep her strong
She's shed all pretenses
That someday she'll belong
Some folks call her a runaway
A failure in the race
But she knows where her ticket takes her
She will find her place in the sun

And she'll fly, fly, fly...

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Beatles - A Little Help From My Friends

What would you think if I sang out of tune
Would you stand up and walk out on me
Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song
and I'll try not to sing out of key

Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends
Mm, I get high with a little help from my friends
Mm, Gonna try with a little help from my friends

What do I do when my love is away
Does it worry you to be alone
How do you feel by the end of the day
Are you sad because you're on your own

No, I get by with a little help from my friends
Mm, I get high with a little help from my friends
Mm,Gonna try with a little help from my friends

Do you need anybody
I need somebody to love
Could it be anybody
I want somebody to love

Would you believe in a love at first sight
Yes, I'm certain that it happens all the time
What do you see when you turn out the light
I can't tell you, but I know it's mine

Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends
Mm, I get high with a little help from my friends
Oh, Gonna try with a little help from my friends

Do you need anybody
I just need someone to love
Could it be anybody
I want somebody to love

Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends
Mm, Gonna try with a little help from my friends
Oh, I get high with a little help from my friends
Yes, I get by with a little help from my friends,
with a little help from my friends
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What a great thread Hope3 !!!!!!

I love this one, by Josh Groban.



You Raise Me Up

When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary;
When troubles come and my heart burdened be;
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,
Until you come and sit awhile with me.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

There is no life - no life without its hunger;
Each restless heart beats so imperfectly;
But when you come and I am filled with wonder,
Sometimes, I think I glimpse eternity.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;
You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;
I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up: To more than I can be.


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Richard Marx and Donna Lewis - At the Beginning Lyrics



We were strangers
Starting out on a journey
Never dreaming
What we'd have to go through
Now here we are
And I'm suddenly standing
At the beginning with you

No one told me
I was going to find you
Unexpected
What you did to my heart
When I lost hope
You were there to remind me
This is the start

Life is a road
And I want to keep going
Love is a river
I wanna keep flowing
Life is a road
Now and forever
Wonderful journey

I'll be there
When the world stops turning
I'll be there
When the storm is through
In the end I wanna be standing
At the beginning with you

We were strangers
On a crazy adventure
Never dreaming
How our dreams would come true
Now here we stand
Unafraid of the future
At the beginning with you

Life is a road
And I want to keep going
Love is a river
I wanna keep flowing
Life is a road
Now and forever
Wonderful journey

I'll be there
When the world stops turning
I'll be there
When the storm is through
In the end I wanna be standing
At the beginning with you

I knew there was somebody somewhere
Like me alone in the dark
Now I know my dream will live on
I've been waiting so long
Nothing's gonna tear us apart

Life is a road
And I want to keep going
Love is a river
I wanna keep flowing
Life is a road
Now and forever
Wonderful journey

I'll be there
When the world stops turning
I'll be there
When the storm is through
In the end I wanna be standing
At the beginning with you

Life is a road and I wanna keep going
Love is a river I wanna keep going on....
Starting out on a journey
Life is a road and I wanna going
Love is river I wanna keep flowing
In the end I wanna be standing
At the beginning with you.

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