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Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.

The Shambles 23 Feb 00 - 05:36 AM
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Subject: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: The Shambles
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 05:36 AM

The world is but a song.

This thought struck me today as I realised that we must think in those terms. For do we not refer to the 'whole shooting match' as THE UNI-VERSE?

Now this IS collective a song challenge: To write the Uni-Verse……..?. Our at least A, Uni-Verse.

*(I have it in my head for some strange reason, that tune-wise this should be a square dance, calling,, music then verse, 'take your partners' type thing)

To Write The Uni-Verse

For a song challenge
Can there be one worse?
Than just to write the Uni-Verse
Everthing and nothing
Can be used
But only serves to make you more confused


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: Troll
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 07:38 AM

For a song challenge,

Why what could be better.

The world is your subject,

So get off your setter.

Fire up the old keyboard,

Let your talent take wing.

(I can't wait for the verses

That this one will bring!)

troll


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: Amos
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 08:52 AM

Your space and your time
Keep our pours spirits locked
But we found a way by you:
We sing and we rock
We blues, harp and banjo
'Til our spirits go free
So you'll have to do better
Us'ns mean to stay free!

A


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: Amos
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 08:53 AM

Whiskey in the jar notwithstandig that should be "poor spirits", not "pours spirits". Dunno what I coulda been thinking!

A


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: MMario
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 09:06 AM

Out of Chaos came not "The Word" But "THE SONG" for those who heard Melody of crystal sphere Harmonies in every ear


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: MMario
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 09:11 AM

sorry, it's been one of those mornings....

Out of Chaos came not "The Word"
But "THE SONG" for those who heard
Melody of crystal sphere
Harmonies in every ear


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: Amos
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 09:16 AM

How ya gonna fit that in ? You'll have to fill in with BP (banjo picking). It's Dadeedadadeeda, dadeedadadeeda, rhyme scheme = ABAB...You have so much greatness within, MM...tap it baby, eight beats to the bar.


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: MMario
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 09:18 AM

told you I have no rhythm


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: Troll
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 09:46 AM

MM, does this mean that you're a parent?

If your rhymes don't scan,

when you try to write,

If they just don't work,

Though you work all night,

If you start to think

That you're not too bright,

Don't dispair!You just need rhythm.

If the songs keep buzzin'

Through your head,

If they wake you up,

As you lie in bed,

If it seems like rhyme ,

And line won't wed,

Don't dispair! You just need rhythm.

Just count the beat,

It isn't tough,

Though I'll admit

That rhymings rough,

You hang in there

And sure enough,

Hey Baby! You got rhythm!

troll


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: Amos
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 09:50 AM

Troll musta took his clothes off...


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: Troll
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 09:54 AM

DID NOT!

( Altho I am wearing shorts.Nice legs if I do say so meself.)

troll writing fully clothed. Except for shoes. Hmmmmm


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: Amos
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 10:17 AM

Thou, spiral, cosmos, far, entrancing
Do not see us down here, dancing
You, we grant you, space, are Big
But we do not give a fig!

Though you seem so never ending
You know nothing of befriending
Nor of knowing, seeing, being
Or affections warm and freeing

Endless spacetime, force and masses
Which to you for grandeur passes
Keep your endless ground, expanding
We have simple Understanding.

A


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: Lady McMoo
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 11:20 AM

The great Big Bang? That was some feat... ...or was it just the Great Bodhran Player Anticipating the beat


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: katlaughing
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 11:46 AM

Out of nothing
Grew the song
The one great Verse
That we all belong.

But, wrap around
Our heads for naught
For all is nothing
So we're taught.

The great AUM
In silent contemplation
Becomes a chorus
Of Divination.

The Uni-Verse is this:
A nothingness of everything
Silent, heard within
As this we sing.


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: Amos
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 11:52 AM

Matter never seems to care
Light and matter are unfair
Justice, Truth and Things that Matter
Cruel space just leaves to splatter!

Are we dull Chemistry's daughter?
Carbon life forms, filled with water?
One telling fact this Lie doth show --
Matter never learned to Know.

A


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: Molly Malone
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 12:00 PM

Space and time, feel their heatbeat, Steady beating, soft and sweet. Like the Bodhran, keeping time Mother Nature writing rhyme.


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: Molly Malone
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 12:01 PM

It's been one of those mornings.
Space and time, feel their heatbeat,
Steady beating, soft and sweet.
Like the Bodhran, keeping time
Mother Nature writing rhyme.


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: Amos
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 12:07 PM

Things are grim, but they could get worse,
In the physical Universe
Winter woes can chill your dreams
Entropy unman your schemes

But mankind just keeps on bragging
Armed with spirit, never flagging
Keep the rhythm, and the time
All that matter's in your mind!

A


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: MMario
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 12:12 PM

Molly - why are you having my morning?

Chemistry and Spirit Melding
Dust to diatoms descending
the sea within all cells is showing
the descent we are not knowing


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: Mbo
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 12:17 PM


In the beginning, there was One
He made the planets, moon, and sun
Dwarfs of red and giants blue
Asteroids and quasars too
Accretion disks and flavored quarks
Satellites with odd-shaped marks
Clusters open, clusters tight
Neutrinos speeding through the night
Nebulas and clouds of gas
Calculated Jovian Mass
And here and there He chose to scatter
Heaps of dark and puzzling matter
But scientists they say I'm wrong
It's cold hard science all along
But I know of the One who wrough
The universe from just a thought
He made these things not as a toy
But as something we could all enjoy
"But why so puzzling?!" you may cry....

The Answer:

To keep humanity asking "why?"


--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: Troll
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 12:22 PM

Why this furious analyzing,

Life should always be surprising,

Dullness, dreary without end,

Knowing whats 'round every bend.

Not for me the sheltered life,

Give me danger,give me strife,

always going to, not from.

Look out universe, here I come!

troll


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: Molly Malone
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 12:22 PM

MMario-
Because I'm two hours behind God and everyone.
Water shimmers, rushes by
Karma mends the earth and sky
Fire burns, lighting brightly
Arms of wind do wrap us tightly.


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: Amos
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 12:24 PM

Not a very elegant engineering plan -- if all you wanted was a toy that kept on asking "why?" a simple integrated circuit would do the trick...

There was an engineer and an architect arguing about the degree of perfection in the human design. The engineer said ...


oh, never mind...


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: Mbo
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 12:30 PM

Amos, I don't know what YOUR philosophy is, but to me, if'n you don't ask "why?" anymore, you stagnate and rot. Imagine if Walter Reed or Louis Pasteur or Jonas Salk or Watson & Crick or Thomas Payne or Susan B. Anthony or Martin Luther King had just said "never mind" and never challenged commonly held beliefs--where would we be? We and our universe were indeed created by science...but someone had to create science first...Sorry to get into off-the-wall debates...maybe I should stay outta these sorts of threads...


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: Mbo
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 12:36 PM

Oops. Sorry, I won't be back to this thread. I just realized I started the arguing again. I swore I'd never participate in that again. I'm gone.

--Mbo


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: Amos
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 12:41 PM

Oh, Mbo, argue away, mate. I assure you I can take it. I had no problem with the continuous questioning part. I was raised on questioning authority, just ask me Maw (iffn you kin find her!)


My facetious remark about design engineering was directed at the problematic proposition that some really, really huge designer would make so vast and complex a mechanism for that purpose and no other. And, at the same time, maintain an inordinate concern with your personal sexual pecadillos!

Love ya man,

Stay light.

A


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: Troll
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 12:44 PM

Why aren't you in class, anyhow?

troll BG


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: MMario
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 01:02 PM

I think Mbo got implanted with the experimental wireless direct to the synapse internet relay.


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: Amos
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 04:10 PM

Geez...rough go. Maybe he'll start speaking in a German accent..."Ai'll be baccch!".


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: Molly Malone
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 04:11 PM

Austrian dear, austrian.;)
You be Baaack. I'll be Beethovan.


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: Amos
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 04:44 PM

LOL!!!


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: GUEST,LEJ
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 05:25 PM

The Universe is still expanding
The soaring rocks on which we're standing
Hurtle toward their destination
Regardless of our consternation
Nebulae go shooting past
Fragments of the Primal Blast
Did God Almighty have the notion?
Or is this so much random motion
Did someone set the clockwork going?
And if he did, is he past knowing
Our dreams, our hopes, our blind desires
Sleeping 'neath the ancient fires
Kindled there at Time's beginning
Heedless of our pride and sinning
And yet we turn our Human Face
To view the tractless void of space
And seek within this wasteland broad
the contours of the Face of God


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: Amos
Date: 23 Feb 00 - 07:16 PM

Oooooooo, LEJ, you melt me, man!! TOOOOO goood!!!

Soulmates....you are wayyyyy cool.


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: wysiwyg
Date: 24 Feb 00 - 01:02 AM

Wow, been running the welcome wagon all day, see you all went on a little trip!


THE UNI-VERSE

The Uni-verse Song was an interesting idea,
And I fear I'm too late to do more than just seeya.
Your words were inspiring, your tunes a delight.
Now is it time, dears, to bid a good night?

Shamb laid the challenge, and you all have weighed in.
But d'ye think that the Universe could actually fit in?
The song need not end but the thread will wax long;
And the time may soon come when we all will move on.

Another sun's coming with another day's zest,
And another opportunity to give Mudcat your best.
Another idea, or challenge, or joke;
A spirit to lift or, perhaps, eye to poke.

Another book to be planned, or a tune to research.
Lots of LOL, and perhaps a dessert.
Tomorrow has come, and inside it I see
That the Mudcat is always a good place to be.


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: MMario
Date: 24 Feb 00 - 11:30 AM

refresh-ing!


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: The Shambles
Date: 24 Feb 00 - 02:44 PM

Talking Quantum Physics, Ying and Yang
Can't hear nothing, for that old 'Big Bang'
But where I ask, did that 'Big Bang' start?
In an empty void or in God's big heart?


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: wysiwyg
Date: 24 Feb 00 - 02:54 PM

God's Word on the subject, I think, is quite clear,
The problem-- we listen with our poor human ear.
He's given us options to access what's True,
And I wonder-- which option works best for you?


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: The Shambles
Date: 25 Feb 00 - 02:34 PM

I have asked by the Keeper of the Book to gather this together for entry in to the Mudcat Songbook. I will leave it for a while as it would be nice to read YOUR UNI-VERSE too.

Could anyone contributor who does not want their thoughts to be recorded in the songbook please let me know?

Is there anyone out there who could post the words to Monty Python's (Eric Idle's) The Meaning Of Life? It is great song and just about the last word on the subject.


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Subject: Lyr Add: THE MEANING OF LIFE and GALAXY SONG
From: Áine
Date: 25 Feb 00 - 04:59 PM

Dear Shambles,

Are these the words you're looking for, or did you mean The Galaxy Song?

The Meaning of Life
Words by Eric Idle

Why are we here, what is life all about?
Is God really real, or is there some doubt?
Well tonight we're going to sort it all out,
For tonight it's the Meaning of Life.

What's the point of all these hoax?
Is it the chicken and egg time, are we all just yolks?
Or perhaps, we're just one of God's little jokes,
Well ca c'est the Meaning of Life.

Is life just a game where we make up the rules
While we're searching for something to say
Or are we just simple spiralling coils
Of self-replicating DNA?

What is life? What is our fate?
Is there Heaven and Hell? Do we reincarnate?
Is mankind evolving or is it too late?
Well tonight here's the Meaning of Life.

For millions this life is a sad vale of tears
Sitting round with really nothing to say
While scientists say we're just simply spiralling coils
Of self-replicating DNA.

So just why, why are we here?
And just what, what, what, what do we fear?
Well ce soir, for a change, it will all be made clear,
For this is the Meaning of Life - c'est le sens de la vie -
This is the Meaning of Life.

=========================================================

The Galaxy Song
Words by Eric Idle


Whenever life gets you down, Mrs. Brown,
And things seem hard or tough,
And people are stupid, obnoxious or daft,

And you feel that you've had quite eno-o-o-o-o-ough,
Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving
And reolving at nine thousand miles an hour.

It's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned,
The sun that is the source of all our power.
Now the sun, and you and me, and all the stars that we can see,
Are moving at a million miles a day,
In the outer spiral arm, at fourteen thousand miles an hour,
Of a galaxy we call the Milky Way.

Our galaxy itself contains a hundred million stars;
It's a hundred thousand light-years side to side;
It bulges in the middle sixteen thousand light-years thick,
But out by us it's just three thousand light-years wide.
We're thirty thousand light-years from Galactic Central Point,
We go 'round every two hundred million years;
And our galaxy itself is one of millions of billions
In this amazing and expanding universe.



Our universe itself keeps on expanding and expanding,
In all of the directions it can whiz;
As fast as it can go, that's the speed of light, you know,
Twelve million miles a minute and that's the fastest speed there is.
So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure,
How amazingly unlikely is your birth;
And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere out in space,
'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth!


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: The Shambles
Date: 26 Feb 00 - 03:40 AM

Yes of course, The Galaxy Song. Thanks.

The Galaxy Song was specially written for Alison, you know.

I am away from the machine for the weekend so there is plenty of time for some more verses.


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: Áine
Date: 26 Feb 00 - 10:56 PM

Just pushing this thread back up to the top, in case anyone has a verse or two to add until The Shambles comes home (and I know where he is - hehehe!)

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: GUEST,LEJ
Date: 17 Jan 01 - 08:24 PM

One of my all time favorite threads. Thought it was worth a refresh after almost a year.


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: Amos
Date: 17 Jan 01 - 10:16 PM

It is thy fate, as thou didst choose,
Slave forever, to the Muse.
Wander where the far stars burn!
But to her thou shalt return.

Yield her up your hubris, paling
And your hollow ego, failing;
Give her leave to take you, kill you,
And forever will she fill you.

There the fate, and wild adventure,
Where brave LEJ did dare to enter;
To her came the bravest, smartest,
Truest -- now, become an Artist.

Regards,

A.


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: katlaughing
Date: 17 Jan 01 - 10:38 PM

Great refresh, LeeJ! Well done, Amos! Sometimes when I go back and read something I wrote "way back when" I am a bit astonished, as in did I write that!? Sometimes I think I did a better job of it back then.

tks,

kat


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Subject: RE: Write the UNI-VERSE. A collective song.
From: The Shambles
Date: 25 Oct 06 - 03:08 AM

Refresh - for some more contributions to the song.


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