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  •  I thought the song you heard, apropos the diary (26+ / 0-)

    ... was The Sounds of Silence

    Fools said I, you do not know
    Silence like a cancer grows.
    Hear my words that I might teach you,
    Take my arms that I might reach you.
    But my words like silent raindrops fell,
    And echoed
    In the wells of silence

    And the people bowed and prayed
    To the neon God they made.
    And the sign flashed out its warning,
    In the words that it was forming.
    And the sign said, the words of the prophets
    Are written on the subway walls
    And tenement halls
    And whispered in the sounds of silence.

    "The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became truth."

    by Valtin on Wed Sep 27, 2006 at 12:21:17 AM PDT

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    •  The two songs she mentioned in her speech (7+ / 0-)

      were America and Bridge Over Troubled Waters.

      Let us be lovers we'll marry our fortunes together
      I've got some real estate here in my bag
      So we bought a pack of cigarettes and Mrs. Wagner pies
      And we walked off to look for America
      Kathy, I said as we boarded a Greyhound in Pittsburgh
      Michigan seems like a dream to me now
      It took me four days to hitchhike from Saginaw
      I've gone to look for America

      Gunter glieben glauchen globen

      by quaoar on Wed Sep 27, 2006 at 04:50:20 AM PDT

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      •  Though more fitting from that song (6+ / 0-)

        Cathy I'm lost I said though I knew she was sleeping
        I'm empty and aching and I don't know why
        Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike
        They've all come to look for America
        All come to look for America

        When we think of the lost promise that Simon and Garfunkel might remind us of...it's that sense of being lost...the empty and aching...
        except we know why.
        Just really not how we got here or how we get back America.

      •  Those are all good, but... (1+ / 0-)
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        quaoar

        ...I was thinking "Rock of Ages" --

        Gunter glieben glauchen globen
        All right
        I got something to say
        Yeah, it's better to burn out
        Yeah, than fade away
        All right
        Ow Gonna start a fire
        C'mon!
        Rise up! gather round
        Rock this place to the ground
        Burn it up let's go for broke
        Watch the night go up in smoke

        Rock on! Rock on!

        Drive me crazier, no serenade
        No fire brigade, just Pyromania

        What do you want? What do you want?
        I want rock'n'roll, yes I do
        Long live rock'n'roll

        Oh let's go, let's strike a light
        We're gonna blow like dynamite
        I don't care if it takes all night
        Gonna set this town alight

        What do you want? What do you want?
        I want rock'n'roll, Allright!
        Long live rock'n'roll

        Rock of ages, rock of ages
        Still rollin', keep a-rollin'
        Rock of ages, rock of ages
        Still rollin', rock'n'rollin'

        We got the power, got the glory
        Just say you need it and if you need it
        Say yeah!

        Heh heh heh heh
        Now listen to me
        I'm Burnin', Burnin', I got the fever
        I know for sure, there ain't no cure
        So feel it, don't fight it, go with the flow
        Gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme one more for the road

        What do you want? What do you want?
        I want rock'n'roll, You betcha
        Long live rock'n'roll

        [Repeat Chorus]

        We're gonna burn this damn place down
        Down to the ground

        Heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh

        Never, never brave me, nor my fury tempt:
          Downy wings, but wroth they beat;
        Tempest even in reason's seat.

        by GreyHawk on Wed Sep 27, 2006 at 07:50:29 AM PDT

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