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Monday, June 20, 2005

Vacation Time and a Song for the Day

Well, I skedaddled out of the burbs and down to the shore last Saturday morning. I have some connectivity and I had hoped to get in a post or two, but I'm seeing that I won't be having the time (and quiet) to do much serious writing. I'll be back home and sort of caught up probably by next Monday, and hopefully can resume thoughtful pieces by then. Meanwhile, I'll leave you with a Song for the Day (and possibly the Week, depending how things go). On the trip down we listened to an old compilation tape that I had dug out (yes, I am one of those fossils that still has no CD player in the car). On the tape were many of my "sappy" favorites from years ago - it's amazing, but the tape still sounded great. When I heard Sammy Hagar on "Give to Live", it certainly struck a chord with what we patriots have been through this last year, and suggests a prescription for facing the struggle that's upon us:

I can see that you've got fire in your eyes
And pain inside your heart
So many things have come and torn your world apart
Oh baby, baby, baby, don't give up, don't give up
don't give up
If you want love
If you want love, you've got to give a little
If you want love
If you want faith, you just believe a little
If you want love
If you want peace, turn your cheek a little
Ohhh, you've got to give
You've got to give
You've got to give.....to live
An empty hand reaching out for someone
An empty heart takes so little to fill
It's so much easier to push instead of pull
Oh baby, baby, baby
Don't give up, don't give up, don't give up
If you want love

If you want love, you've got to give a little
If you want love
If you want faith, you just believe a little
If you want love
If you want peace, turn your cheek a little
Ohhh, you've got to give
You've got to give
You've got to give....to live

Each man's a country in his own right
Oh, every body needs a friend
One friend, one God, one country
No man need defend
I believe in fate and destination
But so much of that lies in our own hands

If you know what you want, just go on out and get it
Oh baby, baby
Don't give up, don't give up
Yeah, yeah
If you want love

If you want love, you've got to give a little
If you want love
If you want faith, you just believe a little
If you want love
If you want peace, turn your cheek a little
You want love
You've got to give
If you want love
Give to live
You've got to give to live
Give to live
Give to live
If you want love.....
You've got to give.....

Have a great week, my friends. Here's wishing you love, faith, and peace; and never surrender.

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