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Divorce Music (songs)

mousethief 26 Jan 01 - 01:34 PM
Noreen 26 Jan 01 - 12:35 PM
Jim Dixon 25 Jan 01 - 08:22 PM
GUEST 26 Aug 00 - 07:08 PM
Lox 19 Aug 00 - 12:38 AM
bflat 18 Aug 00 - 07:16 PM
GUEST,Hope 18 Aug 00 - 04:52 PM
katlaughing 18 Aug 00 - 01:15 PM
Mbo 18 Aug 00 - 01:07 PM
Bert 18 Aug 00 - 01:03 PM
Shanti 18 Aug 00 - 12:33 PM
richlmo 17 Aug 00 - 10:26 PM
Matt Woodbury/Mimosa 17 Aug 00 - 08:35 PM
Callie 17 Aug 00 - 07:48 PM
bflat 17 Aug 00 - 05:09 PM
katlaughing 11 Jul 00 - 04:35 AM
Callie 11 Jul 00 - 02:31 AM
WyoWoman 11 Jul 00 - 12:54 AM
Hollowfox 10 Jul 00 - 04:39 PM
Callie 09 Jul 00 - 10:15 PM
Margaret V 09 Jul 00 - 08:22 PM
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WyoWoman 09 Jul 00 - 03:38 PM
oggie 09 Jul 00 - 03:38 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: mousethief
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 01:34 PM

For those not quite ready to let go, there's Bruce Cockburn's "What About the Bond?" (from the Humans album, 1980):

What About the Bond
by Bruce Cockburn

disharmony gives way
to mute helplessness
not enough communication
too much not expressed

it's all to easy
to let go of hope
to think there's nothing worth saving
and let it all go up in smoke

(Chorus:)
what about the the bond
what about the mystical unity
what about the bond
sealed in the loving presence of the Father

dysfunction
of the institutions
that should give a frame to work in
got to find our own solutions

confusion
pressure from all sides
got to head right down the centre
in the love that will abide

(repeat chorus)

man and a woman
made to be one flesh
nobody said it would be easy
but can we let go now and fail the test?

now you could say
life is full of moving on
but do you want the pain that's already been spent
to all be wasted -- c'mon

(repeat chorus)

(Ottawa, March 28th, 1980)


Next, for people who are wondering what happened, there's Al Stewart's fabulous "In the Dark" (from the Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time album, 1999):

In the Dark
by Al Stewart

They said "God Bless the Prince of Wales
Let let us hope that he prevails."
The souvenirs provide details
Of distant monarchy

Moving through the human tide
With the Princess at his side
Tribesmen cheer and gaze wide-eyed
At such celebrity

The Royal smile from magazines
Waving hands from limousines
The crowd holds pictures of the Queen
The magic entity

These images are beamed to me
Ten thousand miles across the sea
Lately I don't seem to be
Concerned with what they mean

(Chorus:)
In the dark, in the dark
Oh I never saw the danger or the spark
In the dark, in the dark
I was feeling like a stranger
'Cause I never saw the changes in your heart

Those angry words you soon regret
Are gone but not forgotten yet
She may forgive, she won't forget
Each individual scar

You make it up and say no more
And go on living like before
But every wave erodes the shore
And tarnishes the star

You sow each seed of discontent
Wonder where the loving went
Every night that's heaven sent
The dawn can sweep away

And in the background all the time
Like some ironic church bell chime
You watch the Royal couple climb
Towards their destiny

(repeat chorus)

So yes, let's bless the Prince of Wales
Cheer for him and if all fails
Wrap him in Valkyries' sails
The golden vanity

I am free to choose my part
But still can't find the place to start
To find my way back to your heart
That place of mystery

In Africa the anchor slips
They bid farewell to the Royal ship
The newly painted fences chip
Life falls into routine

We go on from day to day
Living in the usual way
I don't know, and you won't say
What happened in between

(repeat chorus 2x)


This is from Paul Simon, on Graceland (1985?) for people who are ready to toss in the towel:

Crazy Love
by Paul Simon

Fat Charlie the Archangel
Sloped into the room
He said I have no opinion about this
And I have no opinion about that
Sad as a lonely little wrinkled balloon
He said well I don't claim to be happy about this, boys
And I don't seem to be happy about that

I don't want no part of this crazy love
I don't want no part of your love
I don't want no part of this crazy love
I don't want no part of your love
I don't want no part of this crazy love
I don't want no part of your love
I don't want no part of this crazy love
I don't want no part of this crazy love

She says she knows about jokes
This time the joke is on me
Well, I have no opinion about that
And I have no opinion about me

Somebody could walk into this room
And say your life is on fire
It's all over the evening news
All about the fire in your life
On the evening news

I don't want no part of this crazy love
I don't want no part of your love
I don't want no part of this crazy love
I don't want no part of your love

Fat Charlie the Archangel
Files for divorce
He says well this will eat up a year of my life
And then there's all that weight to be lost

She says the joke is on me
I say the joke is on her
I said I have no opinion about that
Well, we'll just have to wait and confer

I don't want no part of this crazy love
I don't want no part of your love
I don't want no part of this crazy love
I don't want no part of your love
I don't want no part of this crazy love
I don't want no part of your love
I don't want no part of this crazy love
I don't want no part of this crazy love


And from the wonderful and under-rated Bob Bennett comes this, once you're ready to laugh about it all, from the Songs From Bright Avenue album (1991):

Our Codependent Love
by Bob Bennett

I never did anything
You did not make me do
That's why I can't believe
You're telling me we're through
I sacrificed everything
It was the least that I could do
Now I'm paying the tab
And blaming it all on you
And our codependent love

Re-writing history
It's a twisted kind of fun
You can be Joan of Arc
And I'll be Atilla, hon'
When things get too complex
And I'm feelin' kinda bad
I shift myself into reverse
And blame my mom and dad
And our codependent love

No matter how hard I try
To live life to the full
I know I can never be good enough
Because I'm so dysfunctional

My life is so lonely now
The hours take too long
But I've got six feet worth of books
To tell me what went wrong
With our codependent love

When I need a vacation
From tormenting trouble and trial
I simply choose to take a cruise
To the Island of Denial
That Isle of Denial!

I'm faking my mental health
But I hope it never shows
Hey, I think your inner child
Just punched mine in the nose
There's one thing I have to know
And that will be enough
How did we ever get along
Before we knew all of this stuff
About our codependent love?

Our codependent love?
Our codependent love
Did-not-want-to-end-it love
Our codependent love
I'm the defendant guilty of
Our codependent love
I-could-not-mend-it love
Don't I look resplendent
In our codependent love?


Alex


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: Noreen
Date: 26 Jan 01 - 12:35 PM

Thanks for the original post, bflat. I didn't read this thread the first time round, but now...

Noreen


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Subject: Lyr Add: THANKS FOR THE MEMORY^^
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 25 Jan 01 - 08:22 PM

THANKS FOR THE MEMORY
(Lyrics by Leo Robin, tune by Ralph Rainger.)

Thanks for the memory
Of things I can't forget:
Journeys on a jet,
Our wond'rous week in Martinique,
And Vegas and roulette.
How lucky I was!

And thanks for the memory
Of summers by the sea,
Dawn in Waikiki.
We had a pad in London
But we didn't stop for tea.
How cozy it was!

Now since our breakup I wake up
Alone on a gray morning-after.
I long for the sound of your laughter,
And then I see
The laugh's on me.

But thanks for the memory,
Of every touch a thrill.
I've been through the mill.
I've lived a lot and learned a lot.
You loved me not, and still
I miss you so much.

Thanks for the memory
Of how we used to jog,
Even in a fog,
That barbecue in Malibu,
Away from all the smog.
How rainy it was!

Thanks for the memory,
Of letters I destroyed,
Books that we enjoyed.
Tonight the way things look,
I need a book by Sigmund Freud.
How brainy he was!

Gone are those evenings on Broadway.
Together we'd go to a great show.
But now I begin with the Late Show,
And wish that you
Were watching, too.

I know it's a fallacy,
That grown men never cry.
Baby, that's a lie,
We had our bed of roses
But forgot that roses die.
And thank you so much.

[Sung by Bob Hope and Shirley Ross in the film, "Big Broadcast of 1938."]


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Aug 00 - 07:08 PM

One of my favorite songs is "When The Children Are Asleep." I'm not sure that's the right title. My parents used to sing it together. It was fun to watch them. They were so goofy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: Lox
Date: 19 Aug 00 - 12:38 AM

Any Tom Waits

But it has to be sung by "Tom Waits"

Don't be fooled by bad impersonations of:

"TOM WAITS"


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: bflat
Date: 18 Aug 00 - 07:16 PM

Hope,

The singable songs are terrific. Not familiar with Tiny Sparrow and it is not in the DT.

The lines that followed were maudlin and not with HOPE. Are you a contradiction? Hey, I've got enough grief without seeming to be grief. Thanks for the post.

Special thanks to Kat--sent a PM. You are a dear.

bflat


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Subject: Lyr Add: FAIR AND TENDER LADIES
From: GUEST,Hope
Date: 18 Aug 00 - 04:52 PM

For me, the top three (none of which are particularly folk, but they're all singable) were Reba McIntyre's "Take It Back," Linda Ronstadt's "You're No Good" and the Waitresses "No Guilt." Best folk -- The Water is Wide or Tiny Sparrow:

Come all ye fair and tender ladies
Take warning how you court your man
They're like the stars on a summer's morning
First they'll appear, and then they're gone

I wish I were a tiny sparrow
That I had wings, and I could fly
I'd fly away to my own true lover
And all he asked, I would deny

If I had known before I courted
What all his lying would have done
I'd have locked my heart in a box of golden
And never would have courted more...


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: katlaughing
Date: 18 Aug 00 - 01:15 PM

bflat, keep listening to those who've been through it...it will get better, trite as that may sound. I am sorry you are having a difficult time. Just remember, there IS something better coming your way.

Mimosa, the same goes for you. I am sorry to hear of the split. Keep singing and *harping*...you have a gift and by continuing to share you will enrich not only others' lives, but your own as well.

luvyaboth...kat


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: Mbo
Date: 18 Aug 00 - 01:07 PM

How about "I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying" by Sting (also redone as an awesome country hit by Toby Keith & Sting)?


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: Bert
Date: 18 Aug 00 - 01:03 PM

And there'll be times when you just want to sing Elliot Kenin's "Fuck Off and Die"


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: Shanti
Date: 18 Aug 00 - 12:33 PM

bflat...as one who became another statistic in 1992, (after 23 years), I can truly sympathize. It does take time, but you will make it. God! That sounds so trite. The song that immediately came to my mind when I saw this thread was Patrick Sky's SEPARATION BLUES.

I'm not good advice, but I am an impartial listener if you need one. Write on the personal line if you want to.


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: richlmo
Date: 17 Aug 00 - 10:26 PM

They aren't folk or blues,exactly 1. Heart Of the Matter - Don Henley 2. Last To Know-Dan Fogelberg I'm happily married ( 20 Years and counting ) , so what do I know?


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: Matt Woodbury/Mimosa
Date: 17 Aug 00 - 08:35 PM

Currently I'm sing Willie Nelson's "CRAZY", and Sondheim's "Losing My Mind". I listened to my recording of "WIND BENEATH MY WINGS" which the Ex (of 3weeks now) requested I record, and I don't think I'll be doing that song for a while, or listening to it either. Ouch Mimosa (who's back in Dallas)


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: Callie
Date: 17 Aug 00 - 07:48 PM

hang in there bflat. Good things will come to you again - you are much to kind a soul for it not to come together for you.

Think about a few small things to look forward to. If there's nothing to look forward to, plan something. Small diversions and pleasures can lead to bigger fulfilment.

Callie


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: bflat
Date: 17 Aug 00 - 05:09 PM

Help! Send me some reinforcement--please.

bflat


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: katlaughing
Date: 11 Jul 00 - 04:35 AM

Sure thing, bflat, I'll send you a personal message about it.

This Angels stuff is interesting. Why don't one of you take some of it and paste it into a new thread, so it doesn't get lost and you can add more?

Thanks,

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: Callie
Date: 11 Jul 00 - 02:31 AM

According to articles I read after seeing the film, Wim Wenders got a bunch of his favourite musicians together and asked them to record a song as they thought it might sound 20 years from now, to try to get a futuristic sound happening. The songs were all used in the film (which I'm still not sure about - was it really good or really bad? Dunno).

I hadn't thought about the cd until you brought up "Angels" WyoWoman. It's 9 years old - can you believe it? When I first heard it I thought it was so 'cutting edge'. Still sounds pretty fresh, eh? I particularly like Crime and the City Solution doing The Adversary.

Eek - this "Calling All Angels" stuff SHOULD have been a different thread.


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: WyoWoman
Date: 11 Jul 00 - 12:54 AM

'Days' is a great song, too. When my daughter graduated from high school she used that text as part of a photo collage she did of her and her pals and gave to each of them as a graduation present. It was very cool and the text was completely appropriate... (Ok, ok. Just one more thing and then i'll stop creeping. I also love the T-Bone Burnett song "Humans from EArth" on that CD -- In fact, I think that CD ranks as just about my favorite compilation CD ever. It certainly is one I play again and again and continue to enjoy -probably a decade after i first purchased it... I can't remember when the movie came out, but I got the tape after I saw the movie and the CD after I wore out the tape ... I just wonder about who made those choices of what music to use. Whoever it was, he/she has great taste...)


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: Hollowfox
Date: 10 Jul 00 - 04:39 PM

I just re-discovered the perfect-for-me-at-the-moment song on the subject: "ONE MORE MINUTE" on Wierd Al Yankovic's "Dare to Be Stupid" album. Hilarious.


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: Callie
Date: 09 Jul 00 - 10:15 PM

Thanks for that interesting info Margaret. bflat, if you do happen to find the "Until The End of the World" soundtrack on which the song appears, you'll also find a very good version of Ray Davies' song "DAYS" performed by Elvis Costello. A bit of a wallowing song, but uplifting too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: Margaret V
Date: 09 Jul 00 - 08:22 PM

Apologies for propagating the thread drift (should we start a separate "Calling All Angels" thread?!) but I wanted to mention something regarding WyoWoman's qualms about it "not being folk." The last time I saw Jane Siberry in concert, she said that "Calling All Angels" was actually the result of a "song challenge" (my mudcat metaphor, not her precise words) among a bunch of songwriters hanging out, if I remember correctly, at Peter Gabriel's place. Everyone was supposed to write a country song! So this is what she came up with. Does a Canadian genius spending time at the home of a famous rock star writing a "country" song that ends up in a major motion picture give us something that counts as "folk?" Sure! WyoWoman, you won't regret the credit card bill. Margaret


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: bflat
Date: 09 Jul 00 - 05:23 PM

kat, If you can walk me through what I should do I'd love to receive the Midi.

bflat


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: WyoWoman
Date: 09 Jul 00 - 03:38 PM

Thanks all.And thanks, bflat, for stirring up this conversation, which led to this "Calling All Angels" fan club (although I keep writing it "Calling all Angles..." maybe "Calling all Anglers." No, no. That was on the fishing thread ...)

I'll go check out that CD. (Just when I think it's safe to put away my MasterCard ...)

ww


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: oggie
Date: 09 Jul 00 - 03:38 PM

As someone currently going through the process it ain't fun and, as was posted, 'amicable' is a misnomer.

Currently listening to Dick Gaughan's SAIL ON '..only a fool breaks their heart for what has gone...' and The John Wright Band album 'Other Roads' which has half a dozen suitable songs.

For peace and quiet (even as a non-practicing Christian), Choral Evensong sung by a good church choir has much to recommend it.

All the best

Steve (oggie)


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: Margaret V
Date: 09 Jul 00 - 12:22 PM

In the second verse, the words are actually "such love and intensity," not "dark intensity." Also, it's "but then you'd miss the beauty of the light upon this earth, oh, and the sweetness of the leaving," not "evening." Such a beautiful song. . . Margaret


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: CALLING ALL ANGELS (Jean Siberry)
From: Callie
Date: 09 Jul 00 - 09:45 AM

NOT SURE HOW THE FORMATTING IS GOING TO GO, BUT TRY THIS! --Callie (with apologies to bflat - this is really off the topic. Hope you find the song somewhere and are able to enjoy it!)

The recording is in G, so you can play along with it with the following chords. It's hard to hear - without spending a few hours on it, it's hard to pin it down exactly, and the synth in the back I think is deliberately murky. There are lots of long passages where the chord doesn't exactly change from G, but there are lots of sus4 and Em with a G in the bass thrown in. Muck around with it!

Calling All Angels
instrumental bit is mainly G then Gsus4 and back to G in a 6/8 feel

I reckon you could play around with singing over this riff, but on the recording it sounds as though the chords do change once you get to the verse, as follows (approx):

G C
A man is placed upon the stairs


A baby cries and high above

G
You can hear the church bells start to ring.

C G
And the heaviness, the heaviness of it settles in. (Somewhere you can hear a voice sing...)

C D
Then it's one foot, then the other

C
as you step out on the road, ah,

G to G sus riff
step out on the road.

C D
And it's how long and how far and how many times

D
Oh, before it's too late?


C G
Calling all angels, calling all angels,

D G
Walk me through this world, don't leave me alone

C Em
Calling all angels, calling all angels,

D C
We're trying, we're hoping,

D G
but we're not sure how this goes.


D
Ah, every day you gaze upon

C G
the sunset with such dark intensity.

Gsus
Why, it's almost as if, if you could only crack the code

you'd finally understand

what this all means

C D
Ah, but if you could, do you think you would

trade it all, all the pain and suffering?

C D
Ah, but then you would have missed

C
the beauty of the light upon this earth

D D G
and the sweetness of the evening.

Calling all angels, calling all angels
Walk me through this world, don't leave me alone
Calling all angels, calling all angels
We're trying, we're hoping,
but we're not sure how this goes.

Repeat: Calling all angels, calling all angels
Walk me through this world, don't leave me alone
Calling all angels, calling all angels
We're trying, we're hoping,
We're hurting, we're loving, we're crying, we're calling
'cause we're not sure how this goes...


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: katlaughing
Date: 09 Jul 00 - 09:39 AM

Here ya go: click here


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: Margaret V
Date: 09 Jul 00 - 09:16 AM

"Calling All Angels" was written by Jane Siberry herself and it is on her album "When I Was a Boy" (one of my all-time favorite albums, by the way, though "The Walking" is right up there too). You can hear a sound clip of "Calling All Angels" at Jane's website, www.sheeba.ca/ All her lyrics are there too. Margaret


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: Callie
Date: 09 Jul 00 - 06:29 AM

I don't know THE WALKING. Will post chords shortly ...

Callie


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: WyoWoman
Date: 09 Jul 00 - 01:18 AM

I wonder, why's that?


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: bob jr
Date: 09 Jul 00 - 12:32 AM

I got another one: "AIN'T THAT LONELY YET" by Dwight Yoakam that's a good one! hey, Callie, if you can figure out "THE WALKING" I would love it cause the damn thing keeps eluding my meagre talents...and yes, wyo woman, I know the song from the movie soundtrack "til the end of the world" and also on jane's album "the angel looked down" I think it's called. I am a fan of her earlier funny albums (just kidding but her later stuff leaves me a bit cold but THE WALKING should have been huge up here in Canada but radio just ignored her)


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: katlaughing
Date: 08 Jul 00 - 11:45 PM

bflat, that's one of the Greg Brown ones I mentioned, which Margaret V, named "JUST BY MYSELF". I have it on his CD, "The Live One", released 1995 by Red House Records. If you'd like me to send you a sound file of it, please just let me know. I love how upbeat it is and the way he laughs about maybe not even folding the laundry, just wadding it up in a drawer and several other *rebellious* things!

kat


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Subject: Lyr Add: CALLING ALL ANGELS (Jean Siberry)
From: WyoWoman
Date: 08 Jul 00 - 11:34 PM

Callie,

Here's my best stab at it, from listening to the CD. (For those who haven't been following along above, Jean Siberry and k.d.lang sing it on "Love You 'til the End of the World," soundtrack to the Wem Winders film of the same name...)

It's not folk, so I don't know if I should post it ... and I don't have anything here with the name of the composer on it, but if you can supply that (I have no idea where my CD case went ...) that would be great and we could give credit where it's due for what is arguably one of the loveliest songs you'll hear.
I want this one done at my funeral -- which of course will be another 50 or 60 years down the road. But I like to be prepared ...

ww
Calling All Angels

A man is placed upon the stairs
A baby cries and high above
You can hear the church bells start to ring.
And the heaviness, the heaviness of it settles in. (Somewhere you can hear a voice sing...)

Then it's one foot, then the other
as you step out on the road, ah,
step out on the road.
And it's how long and how far and how many times
Oh, before it's too late?

Calling all angels, calling all angels,
Walk me through this world, don't leave me alone
Calling all angels, calling all angels,
We're trying, we're hoping,
but we're not sure how this goes.

Ah, every day you gaze upon
the sunset with such dark intensity.
Why, it's almost as if, if you could only crack the code
you'd finally understand
what this all means

Ah, but if you could, do you think you would
trade it all, all the pain and suffering?
Ah, but then you would have missed
the beauty of the light upon this earth
and the sweetness of the evening.

Calling all angels, calling all angels
Walk me through this world, don't leave me alone
Calling all angels, calling all angels
We're trying, we're hoping,
but we're not sure how this goes.

Repeat: Calling all angels, calling all angels
Walk me through this world, don't leave me alone
Calling all angels, calling all angels
We're trying, we're hoping,
We're hurting, we're loving, we're crying, we're calling
'cause we're not sure how this goes...


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: Margaret V
Date: 08 Jul 00 - 10:33 PM

I think you're looking for "JUST BY MYSELF" which is on "Dream Cafe." You can check the lyrics at www.wing.net/gbrown/ Best wishes. Margaret


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: bflat
Date: 08 Jul 00 - 08:56 PM

There has been such an incredible amount of songs listed and lots of great thoughts that I am amazed and feel a lot of support. So thanks in a big way.

I need your help identifying a song which I believe to be Greg Brown's. There is this refrain: I'm so happy happy happy. It's germane to this thread as I recall. Can someone give me a title and possibly release info?

bflat


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: GUEST,Tale
Date: 08 Jul 00 - 08:42 PM

Neil Young has written (and performed) a song called "THE GREAT DIVIDE", which (even after many years since my parents divorced) really struck me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: dwditty
Date: 08 Jul 00 - 06:52 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: bigchuck
Date: 08 Jul 00 - 08:40 AM

One of my favorite "wrote my life songs" is Chris Wall's "I FEEL LIKE HANK WILLIAMS TONIGHT", (Jerry Jeff Walker's Live at Gruen Hall has a great version.


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY WIFE LEFT TOWN WITH A BANANA
From: dwditty
Date: 08 Jul 00 - 06:51 AM

I do a song called "My Wife Left Town With a Banana" which may not actually fit a thread on divorce music, but it will bring a smile. I have no idea where I learned this from, but wherever it was, I give them credit here.

MY WIFE LEFT TOWN WITH A BANANA

My wife left town with a banana
Life's a rotten deal
I found that yellow sucker hiding in her purse
He's cold and hard but he's got appeal
I hope it never happens to you
Some fruit breaks your marriage in two
My wife left town with a banana
She slipped away

My wife left town with a banana
Now I'm a jealous man
She found a six-inch Latin lover
Now she does the tango with her right hand
Right now I could just die
He's eating my banana creme pie
Oh, my wife left town with a banana
She slipped away


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: Callie
Date: 08 Jul 00 - 12:07 AM

Wyo: If you post the words, I'll work out the chords for you. Not too tricky.

Callie (with guitar in hand)


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: Albatross
Date: 07 Jul 00 - 03:26 AM

Bflat you could try: "As I moved out one bright may morning....."

but seriously you'll get over the divorce if you don't fight it and one day maybe you'll be friends again. Being single is not so bad. There's a big world out there and you're back on the market! Look on it as like being a student again. Foot loose and fancy free. best wishes, Albatross (Trying to keep flying high)


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: WyoWoman
Date: 07 Jul 00 - 01:14 AM

Do you happen to have the chords? I"ve written the words out but haven't sat down to figure out the chords yet...

ww


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: Callie
Date: 07 Jul 00 - 12:46 AM

WyoW: that's one of my favourite songs! (Calling All Angels)


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: WyoWoman
Date: 06 Jul 00 - 09:59 PM

Thanks, bflat.

Yes, Bill H. THAT's a great curse/wish...I actually laid it on my most recent ex. (Hadn't bothered to remove the hex yet, but I understand he's just gotten married.)

But, from the 'Be careful what you wish for' department, if I should end up with someone just like ME ... Lordy. It'd be a nuclear meltdown ...

Scary thought.

ww


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: Bill Hahn//\\
Date: 06 Jul 00 - 06:39 PM

Unless I overlooked it in all the postings no one has mentioned John Prine and his--"(I GUESS I WISH YOU) ALL THE BEST". He hopes she finds someone just like herself.

A tear has now welled up in my left eyeball.

Bill H


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: Fiddlin' Big Al
Date: 06 Jul 00 - 03:23 PM

Al Dexter & His Troopers "DIVORCE ME C.O.D.", from the 1940s will give you an upbeat attitude.


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: wysiwyg
Date: 06 Jul 00 - 02:48 PM

kat,

duh duh duh DAH!
duh duh duh DAH!
duh duh duh DAH!
duh duh duh DAH!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: GUEST,Ron Olesko
Date: 06 Jul 00 - 10:53 AM

Paul Clayton recorded a brilliant album called "Unholy Matrimony". The album is filled with songs that question the reasons for marriage.

Also, Loudon Wainwright III has dozens of great songs on the topic. Check out the BBC Sessions CD!


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: bflat
Date: 06 Jul 00 - 08:13 AM

WyoWoman, Very true. Heal yourself. But it takes time. Alone time is only a measurement. Thanks for your cogent thoughts.


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Subject: RE: BS: Divorce Music
From: katlaughing
Date: 06 Jul 00 - 07:07 AM

Thanks for posting those words, RtheR, I love Billy's stuff but had not heard that one! Hilarious and my dog understood every word!**BG**

Kind of gender-specific, but one I liked a loooonnng time ago was *gasp* "THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN'"...Nancy Sinatra! "Are ya ready boots? Start walking!"

kat


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