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Thread #91418 Message #1745796
Posted By: Ferrara
22-May-06 - 10:10 PM
Thread Name: Favorite Lines
Subject: RE: Favorite Lines
I guess no one who loves to sing could have just one favorite line, huh? The first thing that came to mind when I started reading this thread was a verse from "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day""
Then in despair I bowed my head,
"There is no peace on earth," I said,
"For hate is strong and mocks the song
"Of peace on earch, good will to men."
Then pealed the bells more loud and deep,
"God is not dead, nor doth he sleep --
"The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
"With peace on earth, good will to men."
I don't believe such a thing ever will or can happen on this earth, but the words ring out with such hope and brilliance that I love to hear or sing them.
... In an entirely different vein, here's a couple of lines I like very well. I like the intensity and honesty of the lady's anger and vengefulness!
I hope there is a day a-comin'
When love shall put an end to me
And that there is a place of torment
To contain my love for deceiving me.
- From "Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies," as sung by Sheila Kaye Adams.
There's another version of the same song, from Arizona I believe, that has a great line in it:
He'll tell to you some pleasant story,
And say he loves no one but you,
And this is all for to blight your day,
And that's the love he has for you!