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  •  I like to think of it (4+ / 0-)

    as honoring the song, not distorting it, for a purpose Stan would approve of -- helping create a world that's "fair and clean and free."

    He was always for the people, as I see it.

    Saving the world? Well, it's a people thing.

    But I know what you mean -- you can't "improve" on the original.

    Humoring the horror of environmental collapse: ApocaDocs.com.
    4300+ stories and mal mots.

    by mwmwm on Sun May 09, 2010 at 09:21:50 AM PDT

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    •  Maybe that's it. (3+ / 0-)
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      mwmwm, DaNang65, HylasBrook

      I feel the original is so powerful that it has, at times, brought me to tears.

      I was once driving along the Bras D'Or Lakes in Nova Scotia around 6am or so. It was winter and the snow was blowing all around me. This came on the CBC and next thing I know my cheeks are wet. It was just so moving hearing those words and driving through a winter wonderland of ice, snow, mountains and water.

      •  Ah, beautiful (2+ / 0-)
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        MsLibrarian, DaNang65

        Yep, I've cried too, listening to that voice and his lyrics.

        And in fact, have choked up singing my own lyrics. We're in deep denial of what we've done to ourselves.

        With the Gulf Gusher now the size of Maryland, and toxic fist-sized balls of oil tar rolling up onto pristine wetland preserve beaches, not to mention the other ongoing "faster than expected" collapses, I get emotional about it easily.

        Sigh.

        Humoring the horror of environmental collapse: ApocaDocs.com.
        4300+ stories and mal mots.

        by mwmwm on Sun May 09, 2010 at 09:44:32 AM PDT

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