Lyrics. Quotes. Soul Stirrings

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  1. IF

    If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too:
    If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
    Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

    If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim,
    If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same:.
    If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
    Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build’em up with worn-out tools;

    If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
    And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
    And never breathe a word about your loss:
    If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
    And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

    If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
    If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much:
    If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
    Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

    Rudyard Kipling

  2. THUNDER ROAD

    Bruce Springsteen

    The screen door slams, Mary’s dress waves
    Like a vision she dances across the porch as the radio plays
    Roy Orbison singing for the lonely
    Hey that’s me and I want you only
    Don’t turn me home again
    I just can’t face myself alone again
    Don’t run back inside, darling you know just what I’m here for
    So you’re scared and you’re thinking that maybe we ain’t that young anymore
    Show a little faith, there’s magic in the night
    You ain’t a beauty, but hey you’re alright
    Oh and that’s alright with me

    You can hide ‘neath your covers and study your pain
    Make crosses from your lovers, throw roses in the rain
    Waste your summer praying in vain for a saviour to rise from these streets
    Well now I’m no hero, that’s understood
    All the redemption I can offer, girl, is beneath this dirty hood
    With a chance to make it good somehow
    Hey what else can we do now
    Except roll down the window and let the wind blow back your hair
    Well the night’s bustin’ open, these two lanes will take us anywhere
    We got one last chance to make it real
    To trade in these wings on some wheels
    Climb in back, heaven’s waiting down on the tracks

    Oh oh come take my hand
    Riding out tonight to case the promised land
    Oh oh oh oh Thunder Road, oh Thunder Road, oh Thunder Road
    Lying out there like a killer in the sun
    Hey I know it’s late, we can make it if we run
    Oh oh oh oh Thunder Road, sit tight, take hold, Thunder Road

    Well I got this guitar and I learned how to make it talk
    And my car’s out back if you’re ready to take that long walk
    From your front porch to my front seat
    The door’s open but the ride it ain’t free
    And I know you’re lonely for words that I ain’t spoken
    Tonight we’ll be free, all the promises will be broken
    There were ghosts in the eyes of all the boys you sent away
    They haunt this dusty beach road in the skeleton frames of burned-out Chevrolets
    They scream your name at night in the street
    Your graduation gown lies in rags at their feet
    And in the lonely cool before dawn
    You hear their engines roaring on
    But when you get to the porch they’re gone on the wind, so Mary climb in
    It’s a town full of losers, I’m pulling out of here to win

  3. “You are wrong if you think that joy emnates principally or solely from human relationships… it is in everything around us” – Chris McCandless

  4. Seaweed Song
    Passion Pit

    Someday you’ll see
    Surrounded by angels
    Floating atop of the sea
    Abandon me
    Don’t go where they go
    Don’t sing all the songs they sing

    Nobody knows you the way you know you
    But I think I do
    But I thought I knew
    Yeah, I thought I knew
    Nobody knows you the way you know you
    But I think I do
    But I thought I knew
    Yeah, I thought I knew

    Between these walls
    Her back, strange glimpse, casts shadows frighteningly tall
    I slow to a crawl
    I jump and I yell but she hears nothing at all

    Nobody knows you the way you know you
    But I think I do
    But I thought I knew
    Yeah, I thought I knew
    Nobody knows you the way you know you
    But I think I do
    But I thought I knew
    Yeah, I thought I knew

    Stay, stay the same
    ‘Cause everything else will change
    And I’ve always been to blame
    So please just stay the same

    The currents pull me in
    The tide has reached my chin
    The seaweed tickles skin
    Just let the water win
    I’m freezing to the bone
    You’ll never be at home
    Just watch, you’re running out
    Just watch your body go

    Nobody knows you the way you know you
    But I think I do
    But I thought I knew
    Yeah, I thought I knew
    Nobody knows you the way you know you
    But I think I do
    But I thought I knew
    Yeah, I thought I knew

  5. “Do not pity the dead Harry, pity the living, and above all, those who live without love” – Albus Percivil Wolfrich Bryan Dumbledore

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