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Jeri Can a believer sing Atheist songs? (141* d) Lyr Add: THE QUIET JOYS OF BROTHERHOOD^^ 22 Jun 01

While a few folks get it, a large number seem to be missing the point entirely. I personally don't have the slightest bit of interest in singing songs about things I don't believe in, or in singing songs trying to illustrate why something doesn't exist. It sounds like an incredibly dumb idea to me.

I prefer songs about things I do believe in. Songs about how beautiful the earth is, or how amazingly compassionate and loving people can be when they stop trying to prove they're better than other people.

Let's quit screwing around with what atheists don't believe in. Lets find songs about what we do believe in. I believe people have a spark of Something More in them. I also think people can destroy that spark.

(Richard Farina)

As gentle tides go rolling by
Along the salt sea strand
The colors blend and roll as one
Together in the sand
And often do the winds entwine
To send the distant call
The quiet joys of brotherhood
And love is lord of all

The oat and wheat together rise
Along the common ground
The mare and stallion light and dark
Have thunder in their sound
The rainbow sign, the blended flower
Still have my heart enthralled
The quiet joys of brotherhood
And love is lord of all

But man has come to plow the tide
The oak lies on the ground
I hear their fires in the fields
They drive the stallion down
The roses bleed, but light and dark
The winds do seldom call
The running sands recall the time
When love was lord of all

From the singing of Sandy Denny on 'Sandy'.

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