THE GORDON LIGHTFOOT NEWSGROUP alt.music.lightfoot
Thread November 2002
“favorite Lightfoot songs and favorite lines?”
the number indicates the posting order as shown by the Google groups listing 
 
1 posted 10 Nov by jdl1139@aol.com
1.  Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald "The lake, it is said, never gives up her
dead when the skies of November turn gloomy."
2.  If You Could Read My Mind "I will never be set free as long as I'm a ghost
you can't see"
3.  Sundown "She's been looking like the Queen in a sailor's dream"
4.  Early Morning Rain "This old airport's got me down; it's no earthly good to
me." (This line is very dear to me, as I think we all have had to say bye to
people at airports that we didn't want to see leaving.)
5.  Carefree Highway "Picking up the pieces of my sweet, shattered dream"

2 posted 10 Nov by Derek Kidd

Lazy Morning  "I'd take a place in the country/But for now the old
backyard/Looks to me like fifty acres/Of the roundest ground in town."
 

3 posted 10 Nov by Jenney Rivard

 

1. Now and Then: Here among my thoughts of you I find a gentle longing to be
free. 
2. Can't Depend on Love: Took most of my time to do, what never was done. 
 

4. Posted 16 Nov by Don Boss

"Everything is trust, all the rest is dust." (Can't think of the title offhand)
 

 

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Posted16th by istrue@webtv

 

"Any time you felt like trying you could cause my heart to break"

Dreamland

 

"And what I thought was best couldn't please you much less" If Children

Had Wings

 

"And she told me a riddle I'll never forget and she left with the answer

I haven't found yet" Affair on 8th Ave {How could anyone hear this line

and NOT become a Lightfoot fan?}

 

6 posted 16th by Debby De Shazo

 

Or the one I like...

"the minstre(a)l of the dawn is here, to make you laugh and bend your ear."..

Minstre(a)l of the Dawn.

To me...That's what he does...and is...

 

7 posted 16th by Jen

 

That is one of my all time favorite songs.
 

 

8 posted 21st by Cathy Cowette

 

Derek and I had a great time playing Affair On 8th Ave in Saratoga. If I remember right, it was so much fun the first time that we did it again.
 

 

 

9 posted 21st by Ed Mullen

 

I
 
am
 
not
 
even
 
going
 
to
 
touch
 
this
 
one
 
with
 
a
 
ten
 
foot
 
Italian.
 

 

10 posted 22nd by Cathy Cowette

 

And I'm not saying a word about what happened with the
midgets...................
 

11 posted 22nd by Peter Treloar

 

Come on Ed where is your sense of adventure Get out there and walk on
the edge of the razor wire:-)
 

Warmest regards from a bloodied but still standing Peter T.

 

12 posted 22nd by William Harrison

 

Hi, everyone.  I don't know if this song was even mentioned in the thread (too many messages
to sift through right now :), but how about...
 
...so if you think you've no regrets, come have your fortune read.
The Gypsy
 
I must agree with everyone who's said it, though.  I may not be in the mood to hear a
particular GL song, but as soon as one starts, I have real problems fast forwarding
through it, even on CD.  :)  Too many great tunes, and great lyrics, to pass them by.
 
Except for Something Very Special, though.  Great song, but complete torture trying to listen to it through earphones.  :D
 
William [Bill] Harrison, BSc               af882@chebucto.ns.ca
 
Graduate of Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS
 
"And his opponent...he hails from Paranoid, WV, weighing in at 203 lbs., 
accompanied by his tag team partner, Nick O'Time, the most careful man in 

the world...JUSTIN CASE!!!"

 

13 posted 22nd by Cathy Cowette

 

I know what you mean, William. That weird guitar sound can really do a job on the eardrums.
 
 
14 posted 22nd by Jen (phinzz)
 
>Derek and I had a great time playing Affair On 8th Ave in Saratoga. If I
>remember right, it was so much fun the first time that we did it again.
 
Then I will expect to hear it whenever we return to Toronto!! :) 
 
Jen15 posted 18th by Jenney Rivard
 
>"Everything is trust, all the rest is dust." (Can't think of the title
>offhand)
>
>Don
>
 
Only Love Would Know, another great song that changes it's meaning each time I
hear it. 
 
16 posted 18th by Derek Kidd
 
>>"Everything is trust, all the rest is dust." (Can't think of the title
>>offhand)
>>Don Only Love Would Know, another great song that changes it's meaning each time
>I
>hear it. 
 
I love that song.  One of the ones I include in the list of overlooked gems.  A
remarkable tune.
 
17 posted 17th by Jerry Lang
 
From Cold on the shoulder - "Now and then"
 
"We tried the handle of the house upon the shore, found the open door -
once inside we found a curious moonbeam, doing dances on the floor"
 
 
 

18 posted 17th by Tony Wesley

 

From Don Quixote:
 "See the soldier with his gun, who must be dead to be admired"
 
Makes me think of Kipling and Tommy
 
For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Chuck him out, the brute!"
But it's "Saviour of 'is country" when the guns begin to shoot;
 
FYI, "Tommy Atkins" is the generic name used for a British soldier.

 

19 posted 18th by Peter Treloar

 

Tony Wesley wrote:
> 
> From Don Quixote:
>  "See the soldier with his gun, who must be dead to be admired"
> 
I posted a few of my favourite lines earlier in this thread. yesterday
was Gordon's birthday and as a tribute I sat around all afternoon
playing some of my favourite GL CD's and vinyl. While I was thumbing
through the LP's I came across The Ballad Of The Yarmouth Castle on a
"Best of". I had forgotten how powerful and evocative that song is. IMHO
it is better than "The Wreck"
 
Oh Lord," she groans, "I'm burning!" 
"Let someone understand" 
But her silent plea is wasted 
In the playing of the band....... 
 
......Then a voice says 
"Shut up and deal, I'm losing" 
 
"God help the ones who sleep below 
And cannot find their way 
Thank God for those we've rescued 
Upon this awful day" 
 
Is she crying for the ones who lie 
Within her molten sides 
Or crying for herself, I'm a-wondering 
 
Like a toy ship on a millpond 
She burned all through the night 
Then slipped beneath the waves in the morning 
 
Powerful stuff
Sends shivers up and down my spine
 

Warmest Regards Peter T.

 

20 posted 18th by Gary (Sputnik)

 

As Bru said earlier, this is one heck of a thread.  I have certainly enjoyed
it.
 

21 posted 10th by Cathy Cowette

 

On The High Seas: I don't want to own the key
To some ghostly mansion where souls are set free.
 
 

22 posted 10th by Tony Meloche

 

Sit Down Young Stranger:  John loves Mary - does anyone love me?
 
 

23 posted 11th by Tony Wesley

(Shadows)

"There's a shadow on the moon 
And the waters here below 
Do not shine the way they should 
And I love you just in case you didn't know"
 
(Hangdog Hotel Room)
"Well the kind of test that I like the best is reading the wrong girl right" 
 
(I’m Not Sayin’)
"But still I won't deny you or mistreat you 
Baby if you love me like you should"
 
(Wherefor and Why)
"Come on sunshine, what can you show me?
Where can you take me to make me understand?"
(Black Day In July)
"And then the tanks go rolling in 
To patch things up as best they can"
 
 Gosh, it's easy to pick favorites.  The problem is stopping.

 

24 posted11th by Ed Mullen

 

> "Well the kind of test that I like the best is reading the wrong girl right"
 

No no! It's "... RUBBING the wrong girl right."

 

25 posted12th by Bruna Zanelli

 

>Gosh, it's easy to pick favorites.  The problem is stopping.
 
Everybody,
 
I am still trying to choose..
 
Dont go 'way ... I'll be back.  ;)
 

26 posted 10th by Ed Mullen

 

Wild Strawberries
 
People often ask me just the way it must feel
To be standing up here with you down there
Let it know be known that throughout all of these years
I have been wearing polka dot underwear
 
 

27 posted11th by Matt Carl

 

Too many to count but today they are: 
 
Cabaret:  "I hope you find your rainbow's end."
I'd Rather Press On: "I'd gotta press on, don't want to rest easy ...
 

28 posted 11th by Peter Treloar

 

Here are a couple, it will be different tomorrow.
Restless: 
There's a kind of restless feeling and it catches ya off guard
As we gaze off in the distance through the trees in my backyard
 
Whispers of the North: 
The sound is like a song to me 
It takes away the pain 
The river is the melody 
And the sky is the refrain
 

Warmest Regards Peter T.

29 posted11th by Doug Kirk

 

 
From a couple of years ago....nothing has changed
 
1. Canadian Railroad Trilogy
        “But time has no beginnings and history has no bounds....”
 
2. Song for a Winters Night
        “If I could only have you near, to breathe a sigh or two...”
 
3. Don Quixote
        “See the drunkard in the tavern, stemming gold to make ends meet...”
 
4. Early Morning Rain
        “You can’t jump a jet plane, like you can a freight train...”
 
5. Did She Mention My Name
        “Does the laughter on their faces, still put the sun to shame...”
 
6.  Miguel
        “...Cause you’ve done that before, to see your true loves smiling face a
hundred time or more...”
 
7.  If You Could Read my Mind
        “But heroes often fail...”
 
8. On Susan’s Floor (I know he didn’t write it, but he could have)
        “Didn’t feel so cold and tired, stretched out before her fire...”
 
9. If It Should Please You
        “A glad or a sad tune, I wrote along the way...”
 
10. Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
        “When suppertime came the old cook came on deck saying fellas its to rough to
feed ya...”
 
I tried, really, but I’m to weak to stop at just ten so here comes the next
ten
  
11. The Last Time I Saw Her Face
        “Her lips were like the wilted leaves...” “The seeds of love lie cold
and still...”
 
12. Home from the Forest
        “Up a dark and dingy staircase, the old man made his way...”
 
13. Ballad of Yarmouth Castle
        “And the paint she wore to keep her young, oh lord how well it burns...”
 
14.  Approaching Lavender 
        “Oh sweet Lavender as fragrant as the name you wear...”
 
15. Whispers of the North
        “In the land that tested Eskimos, ten thousand years before...”
 
16. I’d Do It Again
        “When he stepped from the stand with his axe in his hand and runs through
the backstage door...”
 
17. Wild Strawberries
        “We will go   -just you and me-    t’ pick wild strawberries
together...”
 
18.  Waiting for You  (I love the opening chord)
        “Some soft hearted lovers whose goals are in sight...”
 
19.  Hiway Songs
        “Heading north across that line is the only time I’m flying...” 
 
20. (Tie) 
        Let it Ride
        “And when they finally got there a sleeping man was all they found...”
        I’ll Tag Along

“This time tomorrow we might all be packed and gone...”
30 posted12th by Peter Treloar

 

Seeing as it is Tuesday evening (late) here are a few more that I am
fond of 
 
Saturday Clothes:
So now I'll take the butts away 
and put the glasses on the tray, 
I'll see you all next Saturday
 
Is There Anyone Home:
Is there anyone home in this house made of stone? 
Anyone inside know my name?
 
Pony Man:
When its midnight on the meadow and the cats are in the shed 
And the river tell a story at the window by my bed
 
A Painter Passing Through:
If you want to know my secret don't come running after me 
For I am just a Painter passing through in History
 

Warmest Regards Peter T.

 

31    posted12th by Bruna Zanelli

 

And as its Tuesday evening in England, here are a few that came to mind:
 
I'm Not s'posed to care:
And if you need someone who loves you, you know I will always be there  (sigh)
 
You'll still be needing me:
Still I play the part, making like a broken toy ...
 
My Unsettled Ways:
Don't ask of me what you wouldn't ask yourself.
 
Farewell to Annabel:
Where does it say love should last forever
 
Sundown:
Sometimes I think its a sin when I feel like I'm winning when I'm losing again.
 
Heaven don't deserve me:
If there's a friend who ever needs me,
I'll do my best to help somehow.
 
Lazy morning:
The most delicious Bru (er - sorry ...)  ;)
The Most delicious Brew
 
I am currently struggling to remember the title of the song which holds the
line
 
'my love is too deep for my eyes to see'
 
which is one of my most fave lines.
Help someone!  Old timers moment just kicked in.   lol
 

Bru (aka Brew)

 

32 posted12th by Derek Kidd

 

>Help someone!  Old timers moment just kicked in.   lol
 
It's from "I'll Do Anything" from the Shadows album.  (I think it's "my love
for you was too deep for my eyes to see.")
 
Hope that helps, Brew!

Da-Wreck (of the Edmund Fitzgerald)anelli

 

33    posted 12th by Bruna Zanelli

 

Da-wreck!
 
Thank you so much!  Well, I almost
got it right ... and its still a most beautiful line .... sheer poetry.
 
 
Brew  

(he wrote Lazy Morning for me, you know)

34    posted 23th by Roger Guinn

 

"I'll Do Anything" from Shadows
"My love for you is too deep for my eyes to see"  but it needs the first one of
that couplet:
 
"Many's the times I've wished that I were free,
But My love for you is too deep for my eyes to see"...
 
My favorite song this week....
Roger
The Roswell Lighthead
 
Roger

35    posted 14th by Bruna Zanelli

 

>"Many's the times I've wished that I were free,
>But My love for you is too deep for my eyes to see"...
>
 
Yes,
 
this has to be one of the most emotive
of all the many beautiful couplets he
has ever written.
 

Bru

36    posted 11th by Mike Densmore

 

A Tree Too WeakTo Stand:
" Songs of love should not be sung where staying is not planned"

37    posted 11th by Kendall F. Stratton III

 

Today... Veterans Day (in the Good 'ol USA)... my favorite lyrics/lines
would be:
 
"To every man who answers to the letter of the law
And all the rest imprisoned by mistake"
 
From "All The Lovely Ladies" 
 
U.S. Army "Spoon" (Food Service Specialist)
Active Duty -- 11/05/85 - 04/27/90
Fort Fairfield, Maine USA
38    posted 11th by Melissa Joe
 
"...and when I am gone, my thoughts are all with you..."
"Fine as Fine Can Be"
 
"...you better be strong, your love belongs to us..."
"Cold on the Shoulder"
 
"...don't ask me to change or exchange what I am for somethin' else..."
"Unsettled Ways"
 
"...those rats in my rafters, they're after my shoes!"
"Long Way Back Home"
39    posted 11th by Gary (Sputnik)
 
"When I walk the hills so high
'round the town where I was born
New York seems so far away
tho' I was there just yesterday..."
 
"Hi'way Songs"
 
I actually did this in 1979...I was in New york one day, and the next, I was
back in my hometown in Ohio, playing this out in a field...
 
Also, I have always liked:
 
"The power that is stored
in this no-man's-land of chance
is for someone who knows
what they're doin'..."
 
"Too Many Clues in this Room"
 
 
40 posted 12th by Kendall F. Stratton III
 
Oops! ... Can't forget:
 
"And if I don't stop this trembling hand from reaching for the phone
I'll be reaching for the bottle Lord, before this day is done"
 
Second Cup Of Coffee
 
41    posted  11th by sas (NE_Rescue@yahoo.com)
   the house you live in will never fall down, if you pity the stranger who
stands
at your gate" (I do Norwegian Elkhound Rescue, so this one is close to my
heart)
-The House You Live In
 
"Georgia Pines and Ripple Wine, kisses mixed with moonshine and red clay"
-Spanish Moss
 
"she's a good old boat and she'll stay afloat in the toughest gales and keep
smiling
but for one more day she would like to stay in the lee of Christian Island
(haven't we
all felt that way?)
-Christian Island (Georgian Bay)
 
"and many are the dead men, too silent to be real" (I remember the chills
the first
time I heard him sing that line, it sounded so final.
-Canadian Railroad Trilogy
 
42    posted 11th by Camster777@aol.com
Affair on 8th Avenue
"She told me a riddle I' never forget and left with the answer I've never found
yet..."
cam
 
43    posted 11th by Roger Guinn
 
I Don't know what it was I came for/But I've enjoyed it up 'till Now"
  Heaven don't Deserve Me
and
 
"Whatever you think of me I'm still your friend"  Tattoo
 
44    posted 11th by Janice R
 
> "Whatever you think of me I'm still your friend"  Tattoo
 
This would be on my list as well, except I'd have to add the next phrase,
because the thought just isn't complete in my mind without "so other than
nothing, what's new"
 
2. "Looking for the world to be anything but what they see"  
Love and MapleSyrup
3. "If things aren't working out, you'll be the first to know"  Go My Way
 
45    posted12th by Jenney Rivard
 
>3. "If things aren't working out, you'll be the first to know"  Go My Way
>
 
Can't help but smile when I think of this line. I like the way I heard
PLUMBGURU2 sing it, "If things aren't working out, you'll be the first to go".
 
46    posted 13th by Peter Treloar
 
Mmm I always thought that Doug was a man of conviction
Anyway along the same lines 
Hi'way Songs
Becomes 
Just for now I'd like to rest in the shade of an Eucalypt Tree 
See the blue Australian sky 
I'll say a prayer for the world out there.
 
Warmest Regards Peter T.
 
47    posted 11th by Shirley Hoggard
 
Now and Then  "Once inside we found a curious moonbeam doing dances on the
floor.."  (sigh)
 
 
48 posted 11th by Rick B
 
"I was in some one-horse town just/Waiting for a plane to take me
back/Now, where's that at?..." (Can't Depend on Love)
 
"You go with me everywhere, like a shadow in the gloom/I remember all
the good times, there's a ghost in every room" (Ordinary Man)
 
"Having shattered the illusions of the object of my passion" (Stone
Cold Sober)
 
"A week, a day, they will take it away, for they know about all her
bad habits" (Circle of Steel)
 
"A one-man band on a one-night stand as a one-man band should be" (I'd
Do It Again)
 
"The space shuttle ends where the subway begins" (Too Many Clues In
This Room)
 
"Down in the dark of a burnt-out soul there's a few good second-hand
dreams" (Endless Wire)
 
49    posted 12th by blackberry_wine@hotmail.com
 
Here's my current top five ....
 
1. Anytime is the right time
To get on with a new tomorrow  (She's Not The Same)
 
2. And he who is wise will not criticize
When other men fail at the game   (The House You Live In)
 
3. To be insane beyond belief
Is sometimes the best relief     (Stay Loose)
 
4. But still the pounding of my heart hasn't changed
 and leavin's so strange      (Now And Then)
 
5. And if time could heal the wounds, I would tear the threads away
that I might bleed some more     (The last Time I Saw Her)
 
I picked one line from The House You Live In, but actually just about
every line in the entire song is a favorite!! ;o)
 
50    posted 12th by saradreams@webtv.net
 
Behind the blue Rockies the sun is declinin'
The stars, they come stealin' at the close of the day – Canadian Railroad Trilogy
(My first....my fave)
 
but anyway - I'm Not Supposed To Care
Only 2 words, but they say so much)
 
To the ones who loved in vain will ya be beholdin'? - Too Late For
Prayin'
(This one hit me like a slap in the face!)
 
Does anyone know where the love of God goes
When the waves turn the minutes to hours? – The Wreck Of The Edmund Firtzgerald
(Think about it, kids, they must've been terrified)
 
How did it feel when I looked through your soul? - Farewell To Annabell
(YIKES!)
 
Do you like to go walking on the shore and listen to the sea? - It's
Worth Believin'
(Oh, boy, do I!)
 
When other lips will kiss her eyes - The Last Time I Saw Her Face
 
And you read all your letters from oceans away
And you took them to the bottom of the sea - Ghosts Of Cape Horn
(sob....sniff...blow)
 
Anyway that's all you think about
You'd call her if you could - Does Your Mother Know
(see above)
 
Looking at the trees
So ill at ease
From sleep that will not come - Looking At The Rain
(I like what I see when I hear this)
 
There's a new wave that is breaking in the wake of a passing ship -
Seven Island Suite
(Not sure why...I just like it)
 
And so we cried but that is alright
We meant no one no harm - Never Too Close
 
Then from your lips there came that secret
I was not supposed to know - Talking In Your Sleep
(oops!)
 
Good subject!  I enjoyed reading all the responses.
 
51    posted12th by Melissa Joe
 
OK, I already responded earlier.  But I just wanna say, what a great
thread!  I've enjoyed reading these posts more than any in a long
time.  What a treat to sit and read all these great lines.  I told my
husband about this thread and asked him what his favorite GL lines
were.  His response was, "are you kidding? Where would I even begin?" 
I think that sums it up.
 
52    posted 12th by Bruna Zanlli
 
I second that.  It's brilliant!  More please!
 
53 posted 12th by Ed Mullen
 
Hey, Melissa!  Keep that guy!  ;-)
 
 
54    posted 12th by Jen (Phinzz)
 
>His response was, "are you kidding? Where would I even begin?" 
 
Which is why I haven't replied. I cannot come up with it unless I"m listening
to it. And even then it would be too difficult.
 
55    posted 13th by Bill Mulrooney
 
What a great thread. Lurk here daily for many years and I enjoy reading each
and every post.
Since the NG is relatively quiet, I was thinking (unusual for me) of a new
thread.
How about "Most unusual cover"? This would be off topic as what I had in
mind would be any cover of any artists music. If the regulars would rather
stay on topic, no problem.
Your thoughts please.
 
56    posted 13th by John Fowles
 
This has been and continues to be such a great thread that I thought I would
compile a digest of the many lines so far submitted which I could then
e-mail
to Char in the hope that she can print it out and present it to Gord.
As I feel sure he would get a big and much needed kick out of reading
how his fans appreciate the hard work he has put in over the years
producing such inspiring lyrics. But first I thought I would check the list
of songs
to find a few more examples of his terrific skill in choosing words be they
to create
a beautiful sound paint a great visual impression add humo(u)r or contrive
an appalling rhyme.
I quickly realised that there is hardly a set of lyrics that does not
qualify as an example
of one or other of those genres. Also even for a particular song it is very
hard selecting the best part
Here are my fourpennyworth not in any particular order
but first the rhyming

from Lazy Mornin'
keeping up with the Joneses
I hope no one telephones us

Song for a Winters Night
If I could only have you near, to breathe a sigh or two

The Mountains and Maryann
There's a semi up the road ahead, I'll take him in my time

Go Go Round
He's playing up in Michigan in a group they call The Intended
With a kiss and a promise he was gone, the song was ended

and the first two Lightfoot recordings I ever heard in 1966

Spin Spin
which has my wife's favo(u)rite lines
In the web of wild desire,
And I cannot control the fire!

and although not one of Gords songs but it could have been
The First time Ever I Saw Your Face
The first time ever I lay with you
And felt you heart beat close to mine
I thought our joy would fill the earth

Pussywillows Cat-tails
the entire song really but in particular the sounds of
Shivering, quivering, the warm breath of spring
Voicing, rejoicing, the wine cups do bring
Reveling, disheveling, the summer nights can bring
Harsh nights and candlelights, woodfires a-blazin'

Affair On 8th Avenue
Her long flowing hair came softly undone
And it lay all around

Softly
Down the darkened hall
I hear her footsteps on my stair
And she is in my arms once more

Sit Down Young Stranger
How can you find your fortune when you cannot find yourself

If You Could Read My Mind
Then you reached the part where the heartaches come,
The hero would be me.
But heroes often fail,

He came down through fields of green
On the Summer Side of Life

10 Degrees and Getting Colder
He was raised up in Milwaukee, though he never was that famous

But the creatures of evil have captured her heart
And that Same Old Obsession still keeps us apart

Carefree Highway
Searching through the fragments of my dream shattered sleep

Seven Island Suite
Fortune will not find you in your mansion or your truck
Brothers will desert you when you're down and shit out of luck

In My Fashion
As an Engineer I have always been fond of
And he couldn't come to terms with a slide rule

I'll Prove My Love
Any way I stub my toe

She was all decked out like a Rainbow Trout
Swimmin' upstream in the world
And she said "Please, please, I've lost my way
The current is too strong
And she gave one flip of the rainbow tip of her tail
And she swam back down

and of course being married to the Susan
although not one of Gords songs but it could have been
Like crippled ships that made it
Through a storm and finally reached a quiet shore
The homeless found a home on Susan's Floor
--
Cheers
John Fowles
Please visit  my Gordon Lightfoot Webring Ringmaster's page at
http://www.johnfowles.org.uk/LIGHTFOOT
While you are there please sign the guestbook
 
57    posted13th by Duff (hershay102@aol.com
 
 
(For Lovin’ Me) “I'll have a thousand 'fore I'm through" always reminded me of just how empty 
bitterness is.
 
"The streets of the old town are covered with rain, I think I might never know
true love again" is an emotion we have all felt at one time or another.  (Bells
of the Evening)
 
58    posted 13th by Charlene Westbrook
 
I would be very glad to do so John.
I haven't contributed my list because I would just have to copy and paste
all of the songs and lyrics listed on Val's site and that hardly seems fair
play....
 
 
59    posted 13th by Jenney Rivard
 
That was my thought too Char, there are just so many great lines. I thought of
a couple of others today that are some of my favorites:
 
From 10 Degrees and getting colder: It was out in Arizona, that he heard the lady listening
 
From Don Quixote: And in a blaze of tangled hooves he gallops off to cross the
dusty plain. 
Can't you just see the hooves on that? Just wonderful imagery. I could quote
almost all of Restless too, the imagery in that is just spectacular. 
 
60    posted 13th by Gary (Sputnik)
 
ARG!  I just thought of one of my all-time favorite Gord lines, but I can't
confirm it!  I have "Anthology volume 2", but the middle 2 or 3 pages are
missing!  Does anybody have the sheet music for Lazy Morning?  I think the sheet music for that song has a great Gord line.  It is the notation for guitarists at the bottom of the page:
 
"Play thumb and fingers Travis style.  If you can't do that, use a flat
pick.  If you can't do that...get a job.  G.L."
 
 
61    posted 14th by Bruna Zanelli
 
I am SO enjoying this thread. Please dont let's stop.  More fave songs and
lines ..
I cant remember who suggested it,
but THANK YOU.
 
This one makes my heart weep:
 
'If  time could heal the wounds, I would tear the threads away, that I might
bleed some more ...'   (The Last time ever I saw her face)
 
 
62    posted 14th by John Havir
 
Hi,
 
Here are just a couple I don't thinks others have posted.  Yes, this is a great
thread.
 
 
"In my fashion I have been a good man
I have loved and I have lost" - In My Fashion
 
"I don't believe in miracles if it's all the same by you Your wishes would come
true if I had my say" - Drifters
 
"The days may come, the days may go
Like the dreams of love that we shared so long ago It's the time, it's the
place to realize that I was wrong It's too late, he wins and it's there that
you belong" (the whole song is great) - Its Too Late He Wins
 
"I'd take a place in the country But for now the old back yard Looks to me like
fifty acres Of the roundest ground in town " - Lazy Morning
 
63    posted 14th by Derek Kidd
 
John, I can't resist jumping in here and saying I sure wish you were here in
Palo Alto tonight!  I went to a twice-monthly open-mic downtown this evening,
and thought it would be fun to do "Drifters."  So I started it out--a song I've
played many, many times--and suddenly drew a complete blank on the first line! 
At least I provided some comedic relief when I said (while still strumming),
"This is a great song...and it's too bad I can't remember the first line...so
here's another Lightfoot song called 'Stay Loose,'" and I played that one
instead!
 
If you had been there, you could have yelled it out and saved me some major
embarassment!  :)
 
PS  The mention of "Stay Loose" leads to another great line (IMO):
"To be insane beyond belief,
Is sometimes the best relief."
 
64    posted15th by Bruna Zanelli
 
>"To be insane beyond belief,
>Is sometimes the best relief."
>
 
  Oh boy, is that ever a great line!
  Thanks for reminding
 
 
 
65    posted15th by  John Havir
 
Hey,
 
I surely would have helped you out with the line.  Its one of those songs that
just puts me in a great mood and I sing when I am working, driving, or
whatever.
 
I am one of those guys who owns two guitars (Yamahas) and after owning the
second one finally realized I can't play and never will.  I appreciate anyone who can play even if they forget a line or two.  Hey, Gord usually drops the pick one or twice during the concerts I've seen.  Has anyone else noted that?
 
 
 
66    posted13th by Diane Johnson
 
"the rustle of her hair upon his skin" - Apology
 
"I'm caught by the minstrel's misfortune of being forever displaced" -
Bells of the Evening
 
"Does anyone know where the love of God goes, when the waves turn the
minutes to hours?" - The Wreck Of The Edmund Firtzgerald
 
"restless yearning"  - Restless (and the percussion in that song just
gets to me like a lyric)
 
"I'd like to love you once, I'd love to love you twice" - Thank You
for the Promises
 
Great thread, BTW.  Must be, it caused me to de-lurk. ;O)
 
 
 
67    posted 13th by Michael Shaw(N1XTV)
 
The Circle is Small
"It's alright for some but not alright for me when the one that I'm lovin'
can't be found."
"I can see what you believe in when his name is mentioned and I die."
 
Miguel
"I'm waiting for you to cross the water, to swim the river, 'cause you've
done that before--to see your true love's smiling face--a hundred times or
more."
 
Now and Then
(in addition to the other sublime lines already posted)
"There must be a way out of this crazy game we play out 'til the end."
 
Approaching Lavender
"Oh, sweet Lavender, as fragrant as the name you bear, please cast away the
clothes you wear and give your love to me."
 
Love and Maple Syrup
"..longing for the world to be anything but what they see..."
 
Ten Degrees and Getting Colder
"Now he's traded off his Martin, but his troubles are not over..."
 
Same Ol' Loverman
"It's cold outside your window. Please let me in--the night is wild. It's
the same old loverman (not some lonesome, winsome child)."
 
Second Cup of Coffee
"..and if I don't stop this tremblin' hand from reachin' for the phone, I'll
be reachin' for the bottle, Lord, before this day is done."
 
And (of course)
Talking in your Sleep
"..ding-a-ma-lay, ding-a-ma-lay, ding-a-ma-lay, ding-a-ma-lay..."
 
68    Posted 13th by Tony Meloche
 
N1XTV wrote:
 
> Ten Degrees
> "Now he's traded off his Martin, but his troubles are not over..."
 
 
    I'm a Martin-owning guitarist, and lifelong  (cough) interpreter of
Gord's music - and that line tears my heart out! :>)
 
    And another line that just came to me, that I found wonderfully
succinct in it's power (from "Circle of Steel"):
 
    . . . says:  "Look here child - Your father's pride was his means to
provide, and he's serving three years for that reason".
 
 
69    Posted 14th by Derek Kidd
 
During one of our guitar-playing sessions in September, Cathy and I played that
song.  I slightly altered that verse to "Now he's traded off his Martin/And he
bought himself a Taylor..."
 
Fortunately, Cathy was too busy playing to be able to take a swing at me!  :)
 
70    Posted 14th by Ed Mullen
 
I can see buying a Taylor, Derek (heck, I came close in August at 
Gryphon. <g>).  But, umm, trading off one of my Martins?  <SOB!> 
Besides, one can NEVER have too many guitars.  You're living proof of that!
 
71    Posted 14th by Derek Kidd
 
True!  And they're all being buried with me when I go!   :)
 
 
72    Posted 14th by Jim Day
 
I've got shovels !
 
73    Posted14th by Ed Mullen

OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
;-)
 
Although, I must admit, if I had to be buried now, I guess being buried 
with Derek wouldn't be that bad.  I mean, geez, the ladies still seem to 
like him and he's got ALL THOSE GUITARS!!! Hmm.  Ok! Dead is good for 
me!!!  (Uh oh.  Oh, never mind.  I'll read this later and try and figure 
it out!)
 
 
74    Posted 14th by Ed Mullen
 
On a serious note, yeah, yeah, I know, "What?  Ed?  Being serious?!!!"
 
Being dead as dead could be would not be so bad if it were with a group 
of people such as you, and certainly not if it were with friends who 
played the songs so well, and played them so faithfully.
 
Isn't that what it's all about?  Finding a place in the world where we 
can all say, honestly, that we're happy to be there, happy to be 
ensconsed in a place where the music flows, everyone we meet is nice, 
and no one can bitch about anything?  Oh, and everyone "gets" the 
lyrics?  Yeah.  Is there nothing so sweet as having someone you care 
about looking in your eyes over a particular verse and you both just 
"get it?" No more words spoken, nothing left to be said, you just both 
get it.
 
75    Posted 14th by Jen (Phinzz)
 
Eloquent as usual Ed! Very good advice indeed.
 
 
76    posted 14th by Derek Kidd
 
Beautifully said, Ed.  This made my night.
 
 
77    Posted 15th by Bruna Zanelli
 
>So, listen, find the words, find the lyrics and tunes, find whatever it is that lets you be happy.  Find it.  Grab it.  Go with it.  Run with it.  Or one day you'll wake up and wonder where it all went.  And that 
>would be a waste.
>
>Ed
>
>You are SOOOOOO right!
 
  And if reincarnation is a fact, we shall
  all be back together some time - cos
  we were all together sometime before.
  With Gord.   
 
  I think I know what I just said.  Do you?
 
 
78    Posted 15th by Jen Phinzz
 
> I think I know what I just said.  Do you?
 
I do, twinnie! :)
 
79    Posted 16th by Bruna Zanelli
 
>I do, twinnie! :)
 
I knew YOU would!   :)
 
 
 
80    Posted 21st by Cathy Cowette
 
> Fortunately, Cathy was too busy playing to be able to take a swing at me!
:)
Ø       Derek
You didn't see Val standing over you with that big club, did you?
 
 
81    Posted 21st by Derek Kidd
 
>You didn't see Val standing over you with that big club, did you?
 
Club?  Oh, you mean her D18GL she was going to swat me with?  I think she
finally realized beating my brains out wasn't worth the damage to the guitar! 
 
82    Posted 21st by Cathy Cowettte
 
> And (of course)
> Talking in your Sleep
> "..ding-a-ma-lay, ding-a-ma-lay, ding-a-ma-lay, ding-a-ma-lay..."
>
"..ding-a-ma-lay, ding-a-ma-lay, ding-a-ma-lay, ding-a-ma-lay..."
>
Uhhh.... I have it on good authority that this is really "Take a potato,
take a potato, take a potato....
 
83    Posted 21st by Ed Mullen
 
And you know what?  If it wasn't, it SHOULD be!
 
But, I'm with Cathy, I've ALWAYS, for like 30 years, heard it as the 
potato song.
 
Of course, my opinion is greatly suspect.  Even to me!
 
 
 
84    Posted 13th by Derek Kidd
 
Another favorite of mine, from Shadows (my apologies if this has already been
mentioned)
 
"And if you do not believe me,
Come and gaze upon the shadow at your door"
 
Sigh...
 
 
85    Posted 13th by Pete Mcmillan
 
'Love and Maple Syrup'
...People come and stand in line, to rob the forest of her wine, but they
don't feel the cold
 
86 Posted 13th by Tony Meloche
 
   And more that just came to me:
 
"He talks of better days ahead, and by his words your fortune's read." 
(Minstrel of The Dawn) - I'd like to think this is kind of Gord's thoughts at this
moment.
 
"It seemed to me like he never could be like anything I'd ever seen
before."  (I'd Do It Again) - another "in-lyric" hope for Gord's
complete recovery.
 
 
87    Posted 14th by Billy Campbell
(Don Quixote)
"In a blaze of tangled hooves"
 
 
88    Posted 14th by Ed Mullen
 
Good one!  And it reminded me of a line describing John Prine on a fan 
website:  "Three chords and a cloud of dust!"
 
89    Posted 14th by Bern
 
"There's something wrong with you.
And I've got a funny feeling that it's me."
 
One of my favorite songs for sure....
 


90 Posted 19th by Steven Gallant
 
Early Morning Rain - "In the Early Morning Rain, with a dollar in my
hand"
Canadian Railroad Trilogy - "There was a time in this fair land, when
the railway did not run"
Hi'Way Songs- "When I walked the hills so high, around the town when I
was born"
 
 
90    posted 12th by Derek Kidd
 
>> > "Well the kind of test that I like the best is reading the wrong girl right"
>>
>> No no!  It's "... RUBBING the wrong girl right."
>
>I've seen it printed as TREATING.
>
 
On the original recording on Endless Wire, it's "rubbin'."  My recollection is
that he sang that on "Soundstage" as well.  However, when the re-record
appeared on Gord's Gold II, it had changed to "treating".  Actually, there's
another line that changed:  "The kind of gig I can really dig is swiggin' at
the break of day" on the original recording became "...happens just at the
break of day," by the time of GGII.
 
 
91    Posted 12TH BY Tony Wesley
 
> On the original recording on Endless Wire, it's "rubbin'."
 
Sigh...  I've probably always misheard treating as reading.  I think
reading makes more sense in the context of test.  But I *know* Gordon
is just a weeeee bit better at picking words than I am.
 
Once I mishear a lyric, forget it.  The wrong interpretation is stuck
in my brain forever.  The location of car keys may be forgotten but not
the wrong lyric.
 
92    Posted 12th by Ed Mullen
 
Oh!  So YOU'VE got my car keys!  Hey, give 'em back!!!
 
 
 
93    Posted 13th by Tony Wesley
 
Are you going to be in Saratoga?  I'm bring 'em... if I remember.
 
94    Posted 27 November by John Fowles
 
Well it looks as though that this fantastic thread has it appears now come
to a close it and it might well be a record. Google groups currently lists a total of 92 postings
but that excludes 2  more that you can see if you read the newsgroup through
Outlook Express the missing two are my original post on November 13th
although Char's affirmative response fortunately quoted my posting in its
entirety. The other was a short posting on Nov 16th by isrtrue@webtv.net
which was in fact quoted from in subsequent postings by both Debby de Shazo
and Jen (phinzz) very strange.This new posting from me is to confirm that I
have completed the lengthy task of compiling a digest of all postings for
two reasons
1. So that Char can hopefully print it out and pass it to a
deserving patient to help his recovery and show him how  deeply appreciated
his songwriting abilities are hint hint we want more!! and
2. I thought that having compiled the Word document version I would then
simply save it as a web page ready to upload to my web site and add a link from my  Lightfoot
webring ringmasters page for everybody's future enjoyment.In doing the
compilation I  also realised that there were a further 16 postings on
another thread "favo(u)rite Lines" where a total of 11 recent postings were
added to an older thread of that subject already 5 postings long if these 11
had been added instead to the"favorite lightfoot songs and favorite lines"
thread then it would have been a total of 92 plus 11 plus the 2 omitted plus this posting
equals 106 surely a new record for alt.music.lightfoot?? and all with no
postings at all from the 3 main site owners Val, Wayne and Florian nor
other stalwarts such as Andy, Erica, David Sims, Rik Stevens Sean Gaynor or
Lynn Oatman (using any of her aliases!!) to name but a few.
The biggest problem I faced in the compilation was the fact that Google
groups seems to list a thread in posting order followed by any associated
responses rather than strictly chronologically so I have endeavoured to number my listing the
same way. I have tried to tidy the presentation up a bit too mainly by
putting all the song titles in bold italics and putting posting date and
poster at the top of each entry. As soon as I have posted this I will add a
link to the new page on my site on my ringmasters page. Finally I have
realised that since my original posting a couple of my  own quoted lines are
duplicates of other's submissions. Also as no doubt we all  I have
 have thought of a few more favo(u)rites to add. The list below will
therefore replace the original that Google has mislaid
 
Here are my fourpennyworth not in any particular order
but first the rhyming
 
from Lazy Mornin'
keeping up with the Joneses
I hope no one telephones us
 
 
The Mountains and Maryann
There's a semi up the road ahead, I'll take him in my time
 
Go Go Round
He's playing up in Michigan in a group they call The Intended
With a kiss and a promise he was gone, the song was ended
 
and the first two Lightfoot recordings I ever heard in 1966
 
Spin Spin
which has my wife's favo(u)rite lines
In the web of wild desire,
And I cannot control the fire!
 
and although not one of Gords songs but it could have been
The First time Ever I Saw Your Face
The first time ever I lay with you
And felt you heart beat close to mine
I thought our joy would fill the earth
 
Pussywillows Cat-tails
the entire song really but in particular the sounds of
Shivering, quivering, the warm breath of spring
Voicing, rejoicing, the wine cups do bring
Reveling, disheveling, the summer nights can bring
Harsh nights and candlelights, woodfires a-blazin'
 
Affair On 8th Avenue
Her long flowing hair came softly undone
And it lay all around
 
Softly
Down the darkened hall
I hear her footsteps on my stair
And she is in my arms once more
 
Sit Down Young Stranger
How can you find your fortune when you cannot find yourself
 
He came down through fields of green
On the Summer Side of Life
 
10 Degrees and Getting Colder
He was raised up in Milwaukee, though he never was that famous
 
But the creatures of evil have captured her heart
And that Same Old Obsession still keeps us apart
 
Seven Island Suite
Fortune will not find you in your mansion or your truck
Brothers will desert you when you're down and shit out of luck
 
In My Fashion
As an Engineer I have always been fond of
And he couldn't come to terms with a slide rule
 
 I'll Prove My Love
Any way I stub my toe
 
the Favo(u)rite Gord song of my friend Thea Woodbury in England
 
In the name of love she came
This foolish winsome girl
She was all decked out like a Rainbow Trout
Swimmin' upstream in the world
And she said "Please, please, I've lost my way
The current is too strong
And she gave one flip of the rainbow tip of her tail
And she swam back down
 
and of course being married to The Susan
although not one of Gords songs but it could have been
Like crippled ships that made it
Through a storm and finally reached a quiet shore
The homeless found a home on Susan's Floor
 
Apology
Then I remembered everything
I've learned about survival
Havin' walked with fools and kings
I've even read the Bible
 
I remember all those lines
Givin' me direction
Gather not your gold on earth
It will not pass inspection
 
Walls
 
I'm not ashamed of wearing out my old gray socks
Chasing you around the back woods
I'm not ashamed to darn, nor to proud to find some yarn
To sew them up once again
Now that's what socks are for
 
Am I the only one to always get a mental picture of throwing dirty socks
against a  rough-finished wall and seeing them stick there!!
 
And of course the song that featured in our wedding in 2000
 
Whisper My Name
 
I will build a home for you
To keep you warm each winter
Lemon lilies at your door
To give you in September
 
Cheers
John Fowles
Please see my Gordon Lightfoot Webring Ringmaster's page at
http://www.johnfowles.org.uk/LIGHTFOOT
While you are there please sign the guestbook
Thank You
 
 
 
At some point Billy Campbell posted but instead of simply replying to the above thread
Changed the subject to ”favorite lines” and this then was appended to an earlier and similar thread as follows:- as before sequence number as per the Google groups listing
 
1.    Posted by Bart A. Dailey March 10th 1999
 
I have some time so I think I will post some more of my favorite Gord
passages.
 
From "Apology" the lines "and she gave me everything a king
could never borrow". I can't think of a better way to describe the gift
of true love. For all their intrinsic worth even the mightiest of men
can't demand love. Love between two people, when it's right, is
something that can only be given and never taken on demand. It is
something that can only happen as fate. I still have a hard time
understanding what makes one person love somebody and no one else. Why
Jill and not Susan?
 
From "Cabaret" the lines "and still I'd like to tell her-that I
miss her so,North Ontario" The reasons that I like these lines are
simple. I can personalize the song by substituting "North of Terre
Haute". In fact have sang to someone who lived just north of Terre Haute
IN. I currently live in Terre Haute.
 
From "Canadian Railroad Trilogy" the line "livin' on stew and
drinking bad whiskey". For anyone who has ever had an interest in the
building of the railroads either north or south of the Canadian border
they know that these were the only highlights and good times that a
navvie could expect. These lines sum up the harsh living conditions that
the workers had to endure. When I think of the building of the railroads
I am reminded of the building of the Pyramids. Slavery still exists
today in many forms in many countries. Slavery is nothing more than
exploiting labor for as little financial loss as possible. Workers who
are forced to labor for minimum wage are little more than slaves. Use
your calculator sometime and figure it out for yourself. You may be
suprised.
 
From "Redwood Hill" the lines "the things that I am, I would
not change for any man". For years I didn't quite understand this song,
and my current understanding could be wrong, but, I do have my opinion.
I have always felt that superficialy this song was a commentary on mans
willfulness to destroy the ecology, and beautiful tapestry of colors and
diversity of life, and ultimately his own home. Upon further
examination, due in part to my own personal experiences, I find that I
was missing a few points. The afforementioned passage struck me as I
arrived home after a four and a half month tour with a bluegrass band.
The home in which I was raised is located 12 miles north of the city in
which I live now. Growing up I spent a lot of time, and I mean a lot of
time, in the woods and forrests that surrounded the house. When I
arrived home one of the owners had contracted a logging company to
remove all the hard woods from them. It is amazing what one company can
do in just three months. Any way back to the passage. This line
reinforced one thing in me that I'll never shake. Nature can adapt to
climatic changes but not "climactic" changes. Nature will remain the
same and if man fails to change his way of thinking nature will fail. It
is us who must change because nature has no choice.We do have a choice.
I am not advocating preposterous measures that might be recommended by
Greenpeace or some of the other orginizations but a little forsight
couldn't hurt.
 
From "Let It Ride" the line "I always will be proud of every
tear I ever cried". For some reason I have never been ashamed to cry.
Some people I have known never cry. Even at funerals they hold back. I
believe that crying is part of the healing process. If a person can not
cry they can never truly heal. When the wounds need healing I cry. I do
not like to carry baggage that can effect my thinking process. Maybe I'm
wrong, but I believe that tears cleanse the soul and remove the
possibility of scar tissue buildup.
 
Well that's all for now. I hope that my long and intense post doesn't
offend anyone. I have many other posts "running through my brain" but
they'll wait. Till next
 
 
2 Posted 10 March 1999 by Roy C
 
>Don't apologize, Bart, the expression of your feelings gives us all a broader
understanding of GL's effect in shaping the lives of others. I enjoyed reading your impressions, and to be assured that the stories continue to grow as we do - metamorphosing to the changes that we ourselves are experiencing. That's the reason why I steer away from interpretations. Interpretations are precise, and universally understood and agreed to. You can interpret one language to another and it has specific meaning. But, to listen to someone converse about a  work of art, you are receiving an impression that relates to that person's experiences, emotions and desires. This impression is as unique and genuine as the original work. In fact, it contributes something to the original.
 
Keep talking. I'm listening.
 
3 Posted 10 March by Derek Kidd
 
Sure as heck didn't offend me--fabulous post, Bart!
 
4 Posted 4 March by Pam (TOOCOOLA1!aol.com
 
Bart- The line "I always will be proud of every tear I've ever cried" is also one of my favorites.(Let It Ride)  Pam  But there are so many profound statements in his
work.
5 Posted 10th by Tom Rowley
 
One of the finest song verses I have ever heard comes from G.L.'s
     "Stone Cold Sober"
 
     We have soared above the clouds. we have heard the angels breathing...
     While we made love in the morning, there was never talk of leaving...
      We would stay that way for hours, with our arms around each other...
      It was all so easy, I sure would like to be that way again....
 
           Not too many people can write like that!!!... Incredible...   
 
6 Addition to old thread 17 November 2002 by Billy Campbell
 
"If I could sing like the poets and kings of this world" If I could.
 
7 Posted 17th by Cary B. Todd
 
One of my favorites is "Will you gather daydreams, or will you gather
wealth?  How can you find your fortune if you cannot find yourself?"
(Sit Down Young Stranger)
 
Thank you
 
 
8 Posted 17th by Richard Harison
 
Absolutely key!!
The whole concept of material prosperity as the road to happiness has always
haunted me, especially at that time when I chose prison over being drafted
to fight in Vietnam.  I had to say good-bye to my position with the Byrds to
do so.  Ironically, Gord took me on in 1970.
-
All the Best,
Richard Harison
 
9 Posted 24th November by Julie and Blair David
 
"The skies of North America are covered with stars
Over factories and farms over hamlets and bars
The breeze of North America is breathless at night
Out there in the distance some souls are in flight
Some soft hearted lovers whose goal are in sight"
--Waiting For You
 
--Blair (is that more than a line?)
 
10 Posted 24th by Gary (Sputnik)
 
Not at all! 8D
 
 
11 posted 24th by Roger Guinn
 
Another good one which was an inspiration when it came out:
"Pickin' up the pieces of my sweet shattered dreams..."
The imagery is fantastic, and the line implies that Life always goes on!
 
12 Posted 25th by Blair
 
Gord has a way of taking everyday expressions like "pickin' up the pieces"
or "shattered dreams" that border on cliché and turning them into something
very special, doesn't he?
--Blair
 
13 Posted 25th by Ed Mullen
 
See, now that just hit a nerve with me.  I think you captured it quite 
succinctly.  "cliche'" to special.  Now THAT is a tough job.  I mean, 
most anyone can work at the extremes; so laden with saccharine that 
radio listeners everywhere are visiting their diabetes doctors (Barry 
manilow springs to mind here); or so obscure that even the most stoned 
among us are left sitting around with vague expressions of confusion on 
our faces going: "Whoa!  Man! Like ... '... orange laces of cloudy faces 
stored in far-off places, the tea of Boston we have lost and, history 
repeated often!!!' ... Like, whoa, man!"
 
This is something I have always admired about Gordon, and something that 
  is very hard to explain.  But I think you hit the nail on the head 
here, Blair: taking cliches and turning them into something special. 
Very very nice!  Thank you!
 
 
14 Posted 26th by Gary (Sputnik)
 
Uh.....yeah.  What Ed said!  8D
 
 
 
15 Posted 25th by Derek Kidd
 
"You're so beautiful too--I can tell by the way that you dance."
From "Romance."
 
There's another of those deceptively simple lines that end up saying it all.
 
 
16 Posted 17th by Jerry Lang
 
From Cold on the shoulder - "Now and then"
 
"We tried the handle of the house upon the shore, found the open door -
once inside we found a curious moonbeam, doing dances on the floor"