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Holy Moses I have been deceived
Holy Moses let us live in peace
Let us strive to find a way to make all hatred cease
There's a man over there what's his color I don't care
He's my brother let us live in peace

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9 hours ago, kipper said:

Holy Moses I have been deceived
Holy Moses let us live in peace
Let us strive to find a way to make all hatred cease
There's a man over there what's his color I don't care
He's my brother let us live in peace

Elton John?

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You say you never compromise
With the mystery tramp, but now you realize
He's not selling any alibis
As you stare into the vacuum of his eyes
And say "Do you want to make a deal?"

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So many too choose from.  Cannot pick just one "best".  Here are a few.

Her name is Brown or White or Black, you know her very well.  You hear her cries of mercy as the winners toll the bell.

She hears them talk of new ways to protect the home she lives in, then she wonders what its all about when they break down the door.

 There is a train that leaves the station headed for your destination, but the price you pay to nowhere has increased a dollar more.  And if you walk you're gonna get there, although it takes a little longer, and when you see it in the distance you will wring your hands and moan.

On the corner of Bleeker and Nowhere in the land of not quite day, a shiver ran down my backbone, face in the mirror turns grey

As the moon and the stars call the order
Inside my tides dance the ebb and sway
The sun in my soul's sinking lower
While the hope in my hands turns to clay
I don't ask that my field's full of clover
I don't moan at opportunity's door
And if you ask my advice, take it slower
Let  your story be your finest reward
 
 

 

 

 

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How I've waited for you to come
I've been here all alone
Now that you've arrived, please stay awhile
And I promise I won't keep you long
I'LL KEEP YOU FOREVER

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From the window of your rented limousine 
I saw your pretty blue eyes 
One day soon you're gonna reach sixteen 
Painted lady in the city of lies

Clutching pages from your teenage dream, in the lobby of the Hotel Paradise, Through the circus of the LA queens, how fast you learn the downhill slide

You said you dug me since you were thirteen, but you giggle as you heave and sigh

 

Exhibition is your habit, emotion second hand

If you fake it, mama
Baby, fake with all your might 
When you fake it, mama 
Please fake it right (for yourself babe)
When you fake it baby
You're fakin' it for your life, for your life

 

 

Edited by John M

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Cause no-one's gonna warn ya and no-one's gonna yell attack

And you don't feel the steel til it's hangin out your back

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Her face is cracked from smiling 
All the fears that she's been hiding 
And it seems that pretty soon, everybody's gonna know

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And her voice is sore from shouting 
Cheering winners who are losing 
And she wonders if their days are few and soon they'll have to go

 

Celebration Day is one of Plant's best lyrics ever.  I remember back in the 70s the critics would focus only on the chorus in pointing out how "insipid" Plant's lyrics were.  The chorus is brilliant satire in the context of the rest of the lyrics.  Critics never bothered to listen.

 

Edited by John M

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