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Also, any older song, especially any World War II songs remind me of Mama. She goes around the house either whistling or singing all the time. It drives my sister Alice crazy when we're playing games and Mama does that while it's Alice's turn!Reba McEntire War Song Sayings By Reba McEntire: Also, any older song, especially any World War II songs remind me of Mama. She
She loves him so
but he didn't stay.
The wind can't blow
this storm away.
Phoebe Stone War Song Sayings By Phoebe Stone: She loves him sobut he didn't stay.The wind can't blowthis storm away.
The South is a land that has known sorrows; it is a land that has broken the ashen crust and moistened it with tears; a land scarred and riven by the plowshare of war and billowed with the graves of her dead; but a land of legend, a land of song, a land of hallowed and heroic memories.
To that land every drop of my blood, every fiber of my being, every pulsation of my heart, is consecrated forever. I was born of her womb; I was nurtured at her.breast; and when my last hour shall come, I pray God that I may be pillowed upon her bosom and rocked to sleep within her tender and encircling arms.
Michael Andrew Grissom War Song Sayings By Michael Andrew Grissom: The South is a land that has known sorrows; it is a land that has
Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace
You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one
John Lennon War Song Sayings By John Lennon: Imagine there's no countriesIt isn't hard to doNothing to kill or die forAnd no religion
You can tell by the way I use my walk, I'm a woman's man,'Laina said, ...
'You know that song?'
'Of course. People used to recite it in the war. I didn't know it was a song. For the longest time I thought it was from the Qur'an.
Anthony Marra War Song Sayings By Anthony Marra: You can tell by the way I use my walk, I'm a woman's man,'Laina said,
He's not my lover," Isolfr said.
She raised an eyebrow, a long feathery, shaggy sweep. "You're his beloved. Both of them. I saw enough on the war-trail to know." Then she laughed, and took her hand off his and pushed his chest like a wolf-cub nudging playfully. "We don't get to pick who loves us, you know. And better to get him to write the song than be remembered forever as 'fair Isolfr, the cold.'"
He scrubbed a hand across his face, roughness of beard and scars and the smooth skin of the unmarked cheek. "Is that really what they call me?"
She smiled. "You frighten them, Viradechtisbrother. You went down under the mountain and came out again, twice, and the alfar call you friend. They'll have you among the heroes before you know it. And you can seem quite untouchable - 'ice-eyes, and ice-heart, and ice-hard, his will.'"
"Othinn help me. It is a song already.
Sarah Monette War Song Sayings By Sarah Monette: He's not my lover," Isolfr said.She raised an eyebrow, a long feathery, shaggy sweep. "You're
And sweet and far as from a star, replied a voice which shall not cease, till drowning all the noise of war, it sings the blessed song of peaceJohn Greenleaf Whittier War Song Sayings By John Greenleaf Whittier: And sweet and far as from a star, replied a voice which shall not cease,
But can a song stop a war? If Bob Marley and Bob Dylan couldn't do it, it can't be done.Henry Rollins War Song Sayings By Henry Rollins: But can a song stop a war? If Bob Marley and Bob Dylan couldn't do
Darkis pointed toward the dwarf sitting btween them on the ground. "Uh, don't you think that's a bit much?"
Turi and Ethis each held separate ropes around the bound hands and feet of the dwarf. A gag was tied tightly over hi mouth.
Ethis considered the prisoner for a moment before replying. "No, it seems a resonable precaution." "Why? What did he do?" Darkis said. The chimera looked at each other, thier blank faces considering for a moment. "He kept promising not to escape," Thuri answerd at last. "He promised not to escape," Darkis asked, his brow furrowed with the puzzle, "and so you tied him up?"
"He wouldn't shut up about it," Ethis replied, his large eyes blinking indignantly. "He kept going on and on about how we could trust him and how he had nowhere to run and how he was glad it was us who took him as a slave captive of war."
"It was unnerving," Thuri finished.
Tracy Hickman War Song Sayings By Tracy Hickman: Darkis pointed toward the dwarf sitting btween them on the ground. "Uh, don't you think
'Helter-Skelter' was the motive for the murders. Manson borrowed that term from a Beatles song on the 'White Album.' In England, helter-skelter is a playground ride. To Manson, helter-skelter meant a war between whites and blacks that the Beatles were in favor of.Vincent Bugliosi War Song Sayings By Vincent Bugliosi: 'Helter-Skelter' was the motive for the murders. Manson borrowed that term from a Beatles song
We pass and leave you lying. No need for rhetoric, for funeral music, for melancholy bugle-calls. No need for tears now, no need for regret.
We took our risk with you; you died and we live. We take your noble gift, salute for the last time those lines of pitiable crosses, those solitary mounds, those unknown graves, and turn to live our lives out as we may.
Which of us were fortunate
who can tell? For you there is silence and cold twilight drooping in awful desolation over those motionless lands. For us sunlight and the sound of women's voices, song and hope and laughter, despair, gaiety, love
life.
Lost terrible silent comrades, we, who might have died, salute you.
Richard Aldington War Song Sayings By Richard Aldington: We pass and leave you lying. No need for rhetoric, for funeral music, for melancholy
My mother and father come from that post-Depression, middle-of-World-War -I kind of thinking that says, 'Find a practical job. You know what I mean, Mr. Big Shot? So, you can sing a song ... 'Al Jarreau War Song Sayings By Al Jarreau: My mother and father come from that post-Depression, middle-of-World-War -I kind of thinking that says,
But in another city, another valley, another ghetto, another slum, another favela, another township, another intifada, another war, another birth, somebody is singing Redemption Song, as if the Singer wrote it for no other reason but for this sufferah to sing, shout, whisper, weep, bawl, and scream right here, right now.Marlon James War Song Sayings By Marlon James: But in another city, another valley, another ghetto, another slum, another favela, another township, another
In April war was declared with Germany. Wilson and his cabinet - a cabinet that in its lack of distinction was strangely reminiscent of the twelve apostles - let loose the carefully starved dogs of war, and the press began to whoop hysterically against the sinister morals, sinister philosophy, and sinister music produced by the Teutonic temperament. Those who fancied themselves particularly broad-minded made the exquisite distinction that it was only the German Government which aroused them to hysteria; the rest were worked up to a condition of retching indecency. Any song which contained the word "mother" and the word "kaiser" was assured of a tremendous success. At last every one had something to talk about - and almost every one fully enjoyed it, as though they had been cast for parts in a sombre and romantic play.F Scott Fitzgerald War Song Sayings By F Scott Fitzgerald: In April war was declared with Germany. Wilson and his cabinet - a cabinet that
My dad [Johnny Cash] went to the [Richard] Nixon White House and refused to sing "Welfare Cadillac" (instead performing the anti-war songs "The Ballad of Ira Hayes" and "Man in Black"). He protested the Vietnam War, but he went to perform for the troops with bombs dropping all around him. He had that kind of genius: a true artist's capacity for holding two opposing thoughts at once while being large enough to encompass all realities.Rosanne Cash War Song Sayings By Rosanne Cash: My dad [Johnny Cash] went to the [Richard] Nixon White House and refused to sing
This is my song for Gabriel,
The Angel of the Word,
I've sung to you so many times,
This time I may be heard.
I sing to you from fellowship,
Past times I sang alone,
But now I can extend my love
To wood and air and stone.
Your golden wings have cradled me,
Your voice has made me kneel,
Your actions turn the universe,
Your wisdom spins the wheel.

This is my song for Abraham,
The shepherd of mankind,
You led your tribe out from Canaan,
And none were left behind.
O, come, fulfil your prophecies,
And say the war is won,
Must I wait in vales of visions,
And leave my song undone?
Philip Dodd War Song Sayings By Philip Dodd: This is my song for Gabriel,The Angel of the Word,I've sung to you so many
It has been the one song of those who thirst after absolute power that the interest of the state requires that its affairs should be conducted in secret ... But the more such arguments disguise themselves under the mask of public welfare, the more oppressive is the slavery to which they will lead ... Better that right counsels be known to enemies than that the evil secrets of tyrants should be concealed from the citizens. They who can treat secretly of the affairs of a nation have it absolutely under their authority; and as they plot against the enemy in time of war, so do they against the citizens in time of peace.Will Durant War Song Sayings By Will Durant: It has been the one song of those who thirst after absolute power that the
I meant to write a song of battle, for storied deeds of war inspire; I seemed to hear the cannon thunder, I seemed to see the smoke and fire. But oh, the pathos of the ending when brave men conquered in the fight, knelt, kissing yielded blood-stained colors!
my eyes are blurred, I cannot write.
Anne Reeve Aldrich War Song Sayings By Anne Reeve Aldrich: I meant to write a song of battle, for storied deeds of war inspire; I
When nations resort to arms, the human spirit is like a bird that cannot stand to hear its own song.Phoenix Desmond War Song Sayings By Phoenix Desmond: When nations resort to arms, the human spirit is like a bird that cannot stand
I remember hearing the song when I was 12 or 14 in - it must have been in Chicago, 'cause we didn't have a radio on the farm, and it was during the second World War. I had three brothers in that war who went overseas.Abbey Lincoln War Song Sayings By Abbey Lincoln: I remember hearing the song when I was 12 or 14 in - it must
Pardon if all the cleanness and the beauty
Brave rhythym and the immemorial sea
Ensare us sometimes with their siren song,
Forgetful of our murderous intentions.
Through our uneasy peacetime carnival
Cold sweat of death holds us like a dew;
Even this grey machinery of murder
Holds beauty and the promise of a future.
Norman Hampson War Song Sayings By Norman Hampson: Pardon if all the cleanness and the beautyBrave rhythym and the immemorial seaEnsare us sometimes
To die,
so young to die.
No, no, not I,
I love the warm sunny skies,
light, song, shining eyes,
I want no war, no battle cry,
No, no, not I.
Hannah Senesh War Song Sayings By Hannah Senesh: To die,so young to die.No, no, not I,I love the warm sunny skies,light, song, shining
'The Haunted Man' is about communication barriers between men and women, and in that song it's a woman's wait for her husband to come back from war. The vision for me was of a group of men and women on the opposite sides of two cliffs, trying to move or sing to each other and communicate, but they're kind of misfiring.Bat For Lashes War Song Sayings By Bat For Lashes: 'The Haunted Man' is about communication barriers between men and women, and in that song
...seeing everything, yet a part of nothing.George R R Martin War Song Sayings By George R R Martin: ...seeing everything, yet a part of nothing.
When the Second World War broke out, I felt that everyone must do his share, and I began composing songs and marches for the front. But soon events assumed such gigantic and far-reaching scope as to demand larger canvasses.Sergei Prokofiev War Song Sayings By Sergei Prokofiev: When the Second World War broke out, I felt that everyone must do his share,
One song isn't going to ever change things, but I suppose it's the accumulation of music generally [that is]. If you can imagine a world that has no music in it, it would be a very different world, so music does change the world by virtue of all the music in it. Cumulative music of every kind, from banging a drum to playing a flute or recording symphonies, or singing 'War, what is it good for?' All those things change the whole way we live.Mick Jagger War Song Sayings By Mick Jagger: One song isn't going to ever change things, but I suppose it's the accumulation of
It's easy to fight when everything's right And you're mad with the thrill and the glory; It's easy to cheer when victory's near, And wallow in fields that are gory. It's a different song when everything's wrong, When you're feeling infernally mortal; When it's ten against one, and hope there is none, Buck up, little soldier, and chortle!Robert W. Service War Song Sayings By Robert W. Service: It's easy to fight when everything's right And you're mad with the thrill and the
I sing, not to hear the echo repeat, a shade fainter, my song! I think of light and not of glory! Singing is my fashion of waging war and bearing witness. And if my song is the proudest of songs, it is that I sing clearly to make the day rise clear!Edmond Rostand War Song Sayings By Edmond Rostand: I sing, not to hear the echo repeat, a shade fainter, my song! I think
Every war and every conflict between human beings has happened because of some disagreement about names. It is such an unnecessary foolishness, because just beyond the arguing there is a long table of companionship set and waiting for us to sit down. What is praised is one, so the praise is one too, many jugs being poured into a huge basin. All religions, all this singing one song. The differences are just illusion and vanity. Sunlight looks a little different on this wall than it does on that wall and a lot different on this other one, but it is still one light. We have borrowed these clothes, these time-and-space personalities, from a light, and when we praise, we are pouring them back in.Rumi War Song Sayings By Rumi: Every war and every conflict between human beings has happened because of some disagreement about
I think I took a few stabs at writing socially conscious lyrics. I had never intended to write a song about the Gulf War, but when I wrote "Before You Hit The Floor," I didn't know what the hell was going on in the world.Bucky Pope War Song Sayings By Bucky Pope: I think I took a few stabs at writing socially conscious lyrics. I had never
Song on Applying War Paint:
At the center of the earth
I stand,
Behold me!
At the wind center
I stand,
Behold me!
A root of medicine
Therefore I stand,
At the wind center
I stand.
Frances Densmore War Song Sayings By Frances Densmore: Song on Applying War Paint:At the center of the earth I stand, Behold me! At
though. Our Azadian friends are always rather nonplussed by our lack of a flag or a symbol, and the Culture rep here - you'll meet him tonight if he remembers to turn up - thought it was a pity there was no Culture anthem for bands to play when our people come here, so he whistled them the first song that came into his head, and they've been playing that at receptions and ceremonies for the last eight years." "I thought I recognized one of the tunes they played," Gurgeh admitted. The drone pushed his arms up and made some more adjustments. "Yes, but the first song that came into the guy's head was 'Lick Me Out'; have you heard the lyrics?" "Ah." Gurgeh grinned. "That song. Yes, that could be awkward." "Damn right. If they find out they'll probably declare war. Usual Contact snafu.Iain M. Banks War Song Sayings By Iain M. Banks: though. Our Azadian friends are always rather nonplussed by our lack of a flag or
The British Army and Navy sang a rousing song called "Heart of Oak"; the rebels had writ one to counter it called "The Liberty Song." Both songs blustered of freedom; but both were sung to the same tune.
And we, to avoid offense, played the tune without words.
M T Anderson War Song Sayings By M T Anderson: The British Army and Navy sang a rousing song called "Heart of Oak"; the rebels
While Terrorism is a war that starts developing within the mind,
Religion is a war that antagonizes our conscience, but
Love is alway a war within the heart.....
Lori F.5/2002 Share The Peace!
Lori Foroozandeh War Song Sayings By Lori Foroozandeh: While Terrorism is a war that starts developing within the mind,Religion is a war that
Within your own generation-the same songs, the same wars, the same attitudes toward those wars, the same rules and radio shows in the air-you can gauge the possibilities and impossibilities. With a person of another generation, you are treading water, playing with fire.John Updike War Song Sayings By John Updike: Within your own generation-the same songs, the same wars, the same attitudes toward those wars,
None of us ever thought to write a song about all the shit that was going on back then: war, revolution, civil war, turmoil. Our songs were trying to take you someplace else.Levon Helm War Song Sayings By Levon Helm: None of us ever thought to write a song about all the shit that was
Oh the madness of battle! We fear it, we celebrate it, the poets sing of it, and when it fills the blood like fire it is a real madness. It is joy! All the terror is swept away, a man feels he could live for ever, he sees the enemy retreating, knows he himself is invincible, that even the gods would shrink from his blade and his bloodied shield. And I was still keening that mad song, the battle song of slaughter, the sound that blotted out the screams of dying men and the crying of the wounded. It is fear, of course, that feeds the battle madness, the release of fear into savagery. You win in the shield wall by being more savage than your enemy, by turning his savagery back into fear.Bernard Cornwell War Song Sayings By Bernard Cornwell: Oh the madness of battle! We fear it, we celebrate it, the poets sing of
And now the measure of my song is done:
The work has reached its end; the book is mine,
None shall unwrite these words: nor angry Jove,
Nor war, nor fire, nor flood,
Nor venomous time that eats our lives away.
Then let that morning come, as come it will,
When this disguise I carry shall be no more,
And all the treacherous years of life undone,
And yet my name shall rise to heavenly music,
The deathless music of the circling stars.
As long as Rome is the Eternal City
These lines shall echo from the lips of men,
As long as poetry speaks truth on earth,
That immortality is mine to wear.
Ovid War Song Sayings By Ovid: And now the measure of my song is done: The work has reached its end;
If you sing a song of peace with enough gestures and grimaces, it becomes a war song.Jean Giraudoux War Song Sayings By Jean Giraudoux: If you sing a song of peace with enough gestures and grimaces, it becomes a
This is the second Simply Red song on this tape. One's unforgivable. Two's a war crime. Can I fast-forward?Nick Hornby War Song Sayings By Nick Hornby: This is the second Simply Red song on this tape. One's unforgivable. Two's a war
Hate was just a legend
And war was never known
The people worked together
And they lifted many stones.
They carried them to the flatlands
And they died along the way
But they built up with their bare hands
What we still can't do today.
Neil Young War Song Sayings By Neil Young: Hate was just a legendAnd war was never knownThe people worked togetherAnd they lifted many
On a distant battlefield, somewhere in the Middle East, Sergeant Jackson is sick of this fucking war and stands up from behind the trench he's hiding in, ignores the pleas of his squad mates to get down and starts to play the electric guitar he's insisted he bring into battle with him. He plays a song: his father's favourite. He's spent years learning it and he thinks it's beautiful. The first bullet kills him. Someone takes a picture as he falls. A dying soldier clutching his electric guitar.Pleasefindthis War Song Sayings By Pleasefindthis: On a distant battlefield, somewhere in the Middle East, Sergeant Jackson is sick of this
You will certainly not be able to take the lead in all things yourself, for to one man a god has given deeds of war, and to another the dance, to another lyre and song, and in another wide-sounding Zeus puts a good mind.Homer War Song Sayings By Homer: You will certainly not be able to take the lead in all things yourself, for
It's about that applause I want to speak to you. I want you to remember that when you've done a little dance or a song or sketch, the applause which you get is not only because you yourself have done your best, but because each of those men is seeing in you someone he loves at home, and because of you is able to forget for a little while the unhappiness of not being in his home, and in some cases the great tragedy of not knowing what has happened to the children in his family.Noel Streatfeild War Song Sayings By Noel Streatfeild: It's about that applause I want to speak to you. I want you to remember
O fret not after knowledge - I have none, and yet my song comes native with the warmth. O fret not after knowledge - I have none, and yet the Evening listens.John Keats War Song Sayings By John Keats: O fret not after knowledge - I have none, and yet my song comes native
There is no peace to be taken
With poets who are young,
For they worry about the wars to be fought
and the songs that must be sung.
Joyce Kilmer War Song Sayings By Joyce Kilmer: There is no peace to be takenWith poets who are young,For they worry about the
I don't want to die and leave a few sad songs and a hump in the ground as my only monument. I want to leave a world that is liberated from trash, pollution, racism, nation-states, nation-state wars and armies, from pomp, bigotry, parochialism, a thousand different brands of untruth and licentious, usurious economics.George Jackson War Song Sayings By George Jackson: I don't want to die and leave a few sad songs and a hump in
Friendship among men is always part war, something learned from childhood.Terry Kay War Song Sayings By Terry Kay: Friendship among men is always part war, something learned from childhood.
It's why a song such as John Lennon's "Imagine" continues to resonate - it's lovely to daydream about a world no longer plagued by the threat of famine, violence, war, or death. As long as these visions exist as a distant utopian fantasy, a counterbalance to a good zombie yarn, they don't threaten us - but neither do they really inspire us.Jonathan Martin War Song Sayings By Jonathan Martin: It's why a song such as John Lennon's "Imagine" continues to resonate - it's lovely
I wanted to write a song about war and that classic 'We want you' recruitment style from the point of view of the recruiter.Troye Sivan War Song Sayings By Troye Sivan: I wanted to write a song about war and that classic 'We want you' recruitment
He recalled those brief years when his song had fallen silent, his refusal to heed it leaving him bereft, without guidance. It had been hard to be so rudderless in a sea of chaos and war. This, however, was much worse, because now there was the chill, the bone-deep cold that had seeped into him in the Ally's domain and lingered on here in this world of myriad paths, all seemingly so dark. And the words, of course, those words that hounded him from the Beyond. We will make an ending, you and I.Anthony Ryan War Song Sayings By Anthony Ryan: He recalled those brief years when his song had fallen silent, his refusal to heed
Peace is not just a colored ribbon. It's more than a wristband or a t-shirt. It's not just a donation or a 5 K race. It's not just a folk song, or a white dove. And peace is certainly more than a celebrity endorsement. Peace is a fulltime job. It's protecting civilians, overseeing elections, and disarming ex-combatants. The UN has over 100,000 Peacekeepers on the ground, in places others can't or won't go, doing things others can't or won't do. Peace, like war, must be waged.George Clooney War Song Sayings By George Clooney: Peace is not just a colored ribbon. It's more than a wristband or a t-shirt.
And nothing's wrong when nothing's true
But I live in a hologram with you.
Lorde War Song Sayings By Lorde: And nothing's wrong when nothing's trueBut I live in a hologram with you.
Surely the Board knows what democracy is. It is the line that forms on the right. It is the don't in don't shove. It is the hole in the stuffed shirt through which the sawdust slowly trickles; it is the dent in the high hat. Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half the people
are right more than half the time. It is the feeling of privacy in the voting booths,the feeling of communion in the libraries, the feeling of vitality everywhere. Democracy is a letter to the editor. Democracy is the score at the beginning of the ninth. It is an idea which hasn't been disproved yet, a song the words of which have not gone bad. It's the mustard on the hot dog and the cream in the rationed coffee.
E.B. White War Song Sayings By E.B. White: Surely the Board knows what democracy is. It is the line that forms on the
We are the folk song army, every one of us cares. We all hate poverty, war, and injustice unlike the rest of you squares.Tom Lehrer War Song Sayings By Tom Lehrer: We are the folk song army, every one of us cares. We all hate poverty,
He was a Baptist minister who prayed through his six-shooter which he claimed was the most efficacious form of prayer, especially in dealing with Yankees ... he would go into battle singing the songs of David.John S. Mosby War Song Sayings By John S. Mosby: He was a Baptist minister who prayed through his six-shooter which he claimed was the
I'm not entirely sure what these are all for but I think the top one that looks like a stick figure is to notify people that you've found the Blair Witch, and I think the next one means "Poop won't go down. Use your foot." I assume the orange button on the far left is for starting a war, and then there are two for washing your boobs for some reason, and then one about levitating on a fountain, and I think the last one is for ordering bacon? Frankly, I was too afraid to try out all of the buttons because just sitting on it triggered something that made it break out into song. It was unsettling. Like, a pooping lullaby.Jenny Lawson War Song Sayings By Jenny Lawson: I'm not entirely sure what these are all for but I think the top one
I am Elaine
dughter of Barnard of Ascolat.
Motherless.
Sisterless.
I sing these words to you now,
because the point of light grows smaller
ever smaller now,
ever more distant now.
And with this song, I pray I may
push back the tides of war and death.
So, I sing these words
that this light, this tiny
ray of light and hope may live on.
I dare not hope that I
may live on too.
Lisa Ann Sandell War Song Sayings By Lisa Ann Sandell: I am Elainedughter of Barnard of Ascolat.Motherless.Sisterless.I sing these words to you now,because the point
It was one thing to go into battle with friends, and another to perish alone and despised.George R R Martin War Song Sayings By George R R Martin: It was one thing to go into battle with friends, and another to perish alone
I have a good friend in the East, who comes to my shows and says, you sing a lot about the past, you can't live in the past, you know. I say to him, I can go outside and pick up a rock that's older than the oldest song you know,
and bring it back in here and drop it on your foot. Now the past didn't go anywhere, did it? It's right here, right now.
I always thought that anybody who told me I couldn't live in the past was trying to get me to forget something that if I remembered it it would get them serious trouble. No, that 50s, 60s, 70s, 90s stuff, that whole idea of decade packaging, things don't happen that way. The Vietnam War heated up in 1965 and ended in 1975
what's that got to do with decades? No, that packaging of time is a journalist convenience that they use to trivialize and to dismiss important events and important ideas. I defy that.
Utah Phillips War Song Sayings By Utah Phillips: I have a good friend in the East, who comes to my shows and says,
A lot of times I have the song inside of me and I have to fight to get it out. I'm a very visual person, so I can see the song but I can't hear it. But I think that if your music becomes a war for it to happen, in the end there's a certain kind of aggression in the music. And I think that's a lot more interesting.Zola Jesus War Song Sayings By Zola Jesus: A lot of times I have the song inside of me and I have to
She isn't a storm or a leader or a king or a war or anyone whose life and death makes noise. The problem is words. There is skin, yes. And then, inside that, there is your language, the casual, inherited magic spells taht make your skin real. It's too late now
even if we could say "Shut up" or "Where's my dinner?" in the first language, the real language, the words weren't born in us. And unless your skin and your language touch each other without interruption, there is no word strong enough to make you understand that it matters that you live. The things that really "stay" are an Orisha, a kind night, a pretended boy, a garden song that made no sense. Those come closer to being enough.
Helen Oyeyemi War Song Sayings By Helen Oyeyemi: She isn't a storm or a leader or a king or a war or anyone
Peace! and no longer from its brazen portals The blast of War's great organ shakes the skies! But beautiful as songs of the immortals, The holy melodies of love arise.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow War Song Sayings By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Peace! and no longer from its brazen portals The blast of War's great organ shakes
The dance is the most universal of the arts, since, as Goethe justly said, it could destroy all the fine arts. It is an expression of all the emotions of the spirit, from the lowest to the highest. It accompanies and stimulates all the processes of life, from hunting and farming to war and fertility, from love to death. It enables, in turn other arts to come into being: music, song, drama. Despite all their riches, the dance is no formless complex, but a simple unity.Gerard Van Der Leeuw War Song Sayings By Gerard Van Der Leeuw: The dance is the most universal of the arts, since, as Goethe justly said, it
One of the slight variances between the Stalwarts and their fellow Republicans the Half-Breeds is that the Half-Breeds, partly out of frustration with the Civil War sainthood of Grant, were clean-shirt guys more interested in stumping for mild civil service reform - a platform whose merit would make for a less stirring campaign song. A bureaucrat should pass a test, hurrah, hurrah!Sarah Vowell War Song Sayings By Sarah Vowell: One of the slight variances between the Stalwarts and their fellow Republicans the Half-Breeds is
The wolves of war are gathering. They sing a song of rotten bones.Ryan Graudin War Song Sayings By Ryan Graudin: The wolves of war are gathering. They sing a song of rotten bones.
The war at Troy seemed to grow in song, poetry, and story all the while. As it faded from living memory, it grew larger and larger. Men claimed descent from one or the other of the heroes, or, failing that, anyone who had fought in the war, which now assumed the stature of a clash between the gods and the titans.Margaret George War Song Sayings By Margaret George: The war at Troy seemed to grow in song, poetry, and story all the while.
The day will come when you need them to respect you, even fear you a little. Laughter is poison to fear.George R R Martin War Song Sayings By George R R Martin: The day will come when you need them to respect you, even fear you a
Dad wouldn't let me fool with his guitar much, because I'm left-handed, and I'd pick it up upside down. But I remember learning to sing 'Paper Doll,' the Mills Brothers song - this was during the war - and I remember my dad taking me down to one of those little record booths where you could make spoken letters to send home.Don Everly War Song Sayings By Don Everly: Dad wouldn't let me fool with his guitar much, because I'm left-handed, and I'd pick
Displaced Person's Song

If you see a train this evening,
Far away, against the sky,
Lie down in your woolen blanket,
Sleep and let the train go by.

Trains have called us, every midnight,
From a thousand miles away,
Trains that pass through empty cities,
Trains that have no place to stay.

No one drives the locomotive,
No one tends the staring light,
Trains have never needed riders,
Trains belong to bitter night.

Railway stations stand deserted,
Rights-of-way lie clear and cold,
What we left them, trains inherit,
Trains go on, and we grow old.

Let them cry like cheated lovers,
Let their cries find only wind,
Trains are meant for night and ruin,
And we are meant for song and sin.
Thomas Pynchon War Song Sayings By Thomas Pynchon: Displaced Person's SongIf you see a train this evening,Far away, against the sky,Lie down in
There wasn't a cloud in the sky, no wind, and everything was quiet around us - all we could hear were birds chirping in the woods. The war seemed like something in a faraway land that had nothing to do with us. We sang songs as we hiked up the hill, sometimes imitating the birds we heard. Except for the fact that the war was still going on, it was a perfect morning.Haruki Murakami War Song Sayings By Haruki Murakami: There wasn't a cloud in the sky, no wind, and everything was quiet around us
One of the songs that stayed in my head that I really considered a lot was an old folk song called 'John Brown' - not the abolitionist John Brown, but the one that Bob Dylan has covered and sung before. It's about a boy coming home from the Civil War, or maybe World War I even, and about his Mother seeing him all destroyed.Quentin Tarantino War Song Sayings By Quentin Tarantino: One of the songs that stayed in my head that I really considered a lot
The great Gaels of Ireland are the men that God made mad,
For all their wars are merry, and all their songs are sad.
G.K. Chesterton War Song Sayings By G.K. Chesterton: The great Gaels of Ireland are the men that God made mad, For all their
This was the first Memorial Day [Monday, May 1st, 1865]. African Americans invented Memorial Day in Charleston, South Carolina. What you have there is Black Americans recently freed from slavery announcing to the world with their flowers, their feet, and their songs what the war had been about. What they basically were creating was the Independence Day of a Second American Revolution.David W. Blight War Song Sayings By David W. Blight: This was the first Memorial Day [Monday, May 1st, 1865]. African Americans invented Memorial Day
And one there was, a dreamer born,
Who, with a mission to fulfill,
Had left the Muses' haunts to turn
The crank of an opinion-mill,
Making his rustic reed of song
A weapon in the war with wrong, ...
A Tent on the Beach
John Greenleaf Whittier War Song Sayings By John Greenleaf Whittier: And one there was, a dreamer born,Who, with a mission to fulfill,Had left the Muses'
The fire was extinguished, and sniper fire had ceased. Nobody will budge, they were all dead. And the wind swept across jagged rocks, without a song of reconciliation.Kristian Goldmund Aumann War Song Sayings By Kristian Goldmund Aumann: The fire was extinguished, and sniper fire had ceased. Nobody will budge, they were all
We were born between blood and gunpowder; and between blood and gunpowder we were raised. Every so often the powerful from other lands came to rob us of tomorrow. For this reason it was written in a war song that unites us: "If a foreigner with his step ever dares to profane your land, think, Oh beloved motherland, that heaven gave you a soldier in each son." For this reason we fought. With flags and different languages the foreigner came to conquer us. He came and he went.Subcomandante Marcos War Song Sayings By Subcomandante Marcos: We were born between blood and gunpowder; and between blood and gunpowder we were raised.
Blake's song isn't really a song for England alone," said Dym. "It's a song for every land. We're all building the unseen Jerusalem together. But the powers of darkness don't want to see a time when the earth shall be filled with the glory of the God as the waters cover the sea.Constance Savery War Song Sayings By Constance Savery: Blake's song isn't really a song for England alone," said Dym. "It's a song for
I know there is poor and hideous suffering, and I've seen the hungry and the guns that go to war. I have lived pain, and my life can tell: I only deepen the wound of the world when I neglect to give thanks for early light dappled through leaves and the heavy perfume of wild roses in early July and the song of crickets on humid nights and the rivers that run and the stars that rise and the rain that falls and all the good things that a good God gives.Ann Voskamp War Song Sayings By Ann Voskamp: I know there is poor and hideous suffering, and I've seen the hungry and the
You can imagine several scenes from Star Wars? The way they looked? For me, that's how music is. Sometimes I'll be developing riffs for songs, just while I'm sitting around and not playing.Ryan Adams War Song Sayings By Ryan Adams: You can imagine several scenes from Star Wars? The way they looked? For me, that's
I'm the most sampled and stolen. What's mine is mine, and what's yours is mine, too ... I got a song about that ... But I'm never gonna release it. Don't want a war with the rappers. If it wasn't good, they wouldn't steal it.James Brown War Song Sayings By James Brown: I'm the most sampled and stolen. What's mine is mine, and what's yours is mine,
The hard truths are the ones to hold tight. - Old BearGeorge R R Martin War Song Sayings By George R R Martin: The hard truths are the ones to hold tight. - Old Bear
I don't know if music has ever achieved anything past appealing to the people that it appeals to. If a song could stop a war, then Bob Marley and Bob Dylan songs would have stopped one or two.Henry Rollins War Song Sayings By Henry Rollins: I don't know if music has ever achieved anything past appealing to the people that
Laughter is poison to fear. (Catelyn Stark)George R R Martin War Song Sayings By George R R Martin: Laughter is poison to fear. (Catelyn Stark)
Doctor. The word for healer and wise man throughout the universe. We get that word from you, you know?' River Song, A Good Man Goes to WarCavan Scott War Song Sayings By Cavan Scott: Doctor. The word for healer and wise man throughout the universe. We get that word
How my emotions starred as I played! During one of this tug-of-war contest between knowing right and doing wrong, I wrote the words to a song on my own for the first time.Jeremy Camp War Song Sayings By Jeremy Camp: How my emotions starred as I played! During one of this tug-of-war contest between knowing
What a fine-looking thing is war!
Yet, dress it as we may, dress and feather it, daub it with gold, huzza it, and sing swaggering songs about it,
what is it, nine times out of ten, but murder in uniform!
Douglas William Jerrold War Song Sayings By Douglas William Jerrold: What a fine-looking thing is war!Yet, dress it as we may, dress and feather it,