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Songs about being wrong/changing mind

MAG 30 Sep 04 - 07:24 PM
Joe Offer 30 Sep 04 - 07:38 PM
Amos 30 Sep 04 - 07:45 PM
Mary in Kentucky 30 Sep 04 - 07:51 PM
GUEST,milk monitor 30 Sep 04 - 07:58 PM
Mary in Kentucky 30 Sep 04 - 08:30 PM
Mary in Kentucky 30 Sep 04 - 08:36 PM
Cluin 30 Sep 04 - 08:50 PM
Janie 30 Sep 04 - 09:25 PM
Mudlark 30 Sep 04 - 09:35 PM
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MAG 01 Oct 04 - 09:57 AM
dick greenhaus 01 Oct 04 - 10:08 AM
treewind 01 Oct 04 - 10:09 AM
GUEST,JOHN of ELSIE`S BAND 01 Oct 04 - 10:18 AM
JennyO 01 Oct 04 - 10:23 AM
Jim Dixon 28 Jan 18 - 12:22 PM
Helen 28 Jan 18 - 01:38 PM
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Jack Campin 28 Jan 18 - 03:29 PM
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Subject: being wrong/changing mind
From: MAG
Date: 30 Sep 04 - 07:24 PM

Anybody have any good songs on this topic? I discover I need this theme in the VERY near future.

TIA, MAG


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Subject: RE: being wrong/changing mind
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Sep 04 - 07:38 PM

Hi, MA - first one I thought of was Henry Lawson's The Shame of Going Back. Priscilla Herdman did a wonderful musical arrangement of this poem.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: being wrong/changing mind
From: Amos
Date: 30 Sep 04 - 07:45 PM

I wish I had never seen your face
Or died when I was a baby...


It isn't really a common theme in folk music, is it? Interestin' point. I'll ponder it some...

A


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Subject: RE: being wrong/changing mind
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 30 Sep 04 - 07:51 PM

I'm Sorry - Brenda Lee


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Subject: RE: being wrong/changing mind
From: GUEST,milk monitor
Date: 30 Sep 04 - 07:58 PM

Van Morrison....Back o' Town Blues.

The Style Council....My Ever Changing Moods.


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Subject: RE: being wrong/changing mind
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 30 Sep 04 - 08:30 PM

There'll Be Some Changes Made


...Why there's a change in the weather, there's a change in the sea
So from now on there'll be a change in me
My walk will be different, my talk and my name
Nothing about me's goin' be the same
I'm gonna change my long tall one for a little short fat
I'm gonna change my number where I'm livin' at
Because nobody wants you when you're old and gray
There'll be some changes made today
There'll be some changes made...


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Subject: RE: being wrong/changing mind
From: Mary in Kentucky
Date: 30 Sep 04 - 08:36 PM

Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes

By: Jimmy Buffett
1977

I took off for a weekend last month
Just to try and recall the whole year
All of the faces and all of the places
Wonderin' where they all disappeared
I didn't ponder the question too long
I was hungry and went out for a bite
Ran into a chum with a bottle of rum
And we wound up drinkin all night

Chorus:
It's these changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes
Nothing remains quite the same
With all of our running and all of our cunning
If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane

Reading departure signs in some big airport
Reminds me of the places I've been
Visions of good times that brought so much pleasure
Makes me want to go back again
If it suddenly ended tomorrow
I could somehow adjust to the fall
Good times and riches and son of a bitches
I've seen more than I can recall

Chorus:
These changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes
Nothing remains quite the same
Through all of the islands and all of the highlands
If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane

I think about Paris when I'm high on red wine
I wish I could jump on a plane
So many nights I just dream of the ocean
God I wish I was sailin' again
Oh, yesterday's over my shoulder
So I can't look back for too long
There's just too much to see waiting in front of me
And I know that I just can't go wrong

Chorus:
With these changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes
Nothing remains quite the same
With all of my running and all of my cunning
If I couldn't laugh I just would go insane
If we couldn't laugh we just would go insane
If we weren't all crazy we would go insane


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Subject: RE: being wrong/changing mind
From: Cluin
Date: 30 Sep 04 - 08:50 PM

Bob Dylan's "My Back Pages"..... maybe.


Crimson flames tied through my ears
Rollin' high and mighty traps
Pounced with fire on flaming roads
Using ideas as my maps
"We'll meet on edges, soon," said I
Proud 'neath heated brow.
Ah, but I was so much older then,
I'm younger than that now.

Half-wracked prejudice leaped forth
"Rip down all hate," I screamed
Lies that life is black and white
Spoke from my skull. I dreamed
Romantic facts of musketeers
Foundationed deep, somehow.
Ah, but I was so much older then,
I'm younger than that now.

Girls' faces formed the forward path
From phony jealousy
To memorizing politics
Of ancient history
Flung down by corpse evangelists
Unthought of, though, somehow.
Ah, but I was so much older then,
I'm younger than that now.

A self-ordained professor's tongue
Too serious to fool
Spouted out that liberty
Is just equality in school
"Equality," I spoke the word
As if a wedding vow.
Ah, but I was so much older then,
I'm younger than that now.

In a soldier's stance, I aimed my hand
At the mongrel dogs who teach
Fearing not that I'd become my enemy
In the instant that I preach
My pathway led by confusion boats
Mutiny from stern to bow.
Ah, but I was so much older then,
I'm younger than that now.

Yes, my guard stood hard when abstract threats
Too noble to neglect
Deceived me into thinking
I had something to protect
Good and bad, I define these terms
Quite clear, no doubt, somehow.
Ah, but I was so much older then,
I'm younger than that now.


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Subject: RE: being wrong/changing mind
From: Janie
Date: 30 Sep 04 - 09:25 PM

"Last Thing on My Mind"
Janie


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Subject: RE: being wrong/changing mind
From: Mudlark
Date: 30 Sep 04 - 09:35 PM

"Did you ever have to make up your mind?" ( by Lovin' Spoonful)...

Did you ever have to make up your mind?
Pick up on one and leave the other one behind
It's not often easy, and not often kind
Did you ever have to make up your mind?

Did you ever have to finally decide?
Say yes to one and let the other one ride
There's so many changes, and tears you must hide
Did you ever have to finally decide?

Sometimes there's one with deep blue eyes, cute as a bunny
With hair down to here, and plenty of money
And just when you think she's that one in the world
Your heart gets stolen by some mousy little girl
And then you know you better make up your mind
Pick up on one and leave the other one behind
It's not often easy, and not often kind
Did you ever have to make up your mind?

Sometimes you really dig a girl the moment you kiss her
And then you get distracted by her older sister
When in walks her father and takes you in line
And says "Better go home, son, and make up your mind."
Then you bet you'd better finally decide!
And say yes to one and let the other one ride
There's so many changes, and tears you must hide
Did you ever have to finally decide?


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Subject: RE: being wrong/changing mind
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 30 Sep 04 - 09:59 PM

Oh, no John, no John, no John, no!

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: being wrong/changing mind
From: sharyn
Date: 30 Sep 04 - 10:08 PM

How about the Tracy Chapman song that goes "I'm sorry"/Is all that you can say/ Years gone by and still/Words don't come easily/But you can say "Baby, Baby can I hold you, tonight...."

Or Richard Thompson's "For Shame of Doing Wrong" or Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." Or the Cajun tune "I Made a Big Mistake" ("Gros Error," I think -- I don't speak French -- Any Old Time recorded it.

Bob Franke's "Hard Love."


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Subject: RE: being wrong/changing mind
From: MAG
Date: 01 Oct 04 - 09:57 AM

All very good suggestions; some I can get my hands on, some not.

Thank you thank you, one and all.

MA


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Subject: RE: being wrong/changing mind
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 01 Oct 04 - 10:08 AM

Check out the saga of Jenny, from Lady in the Dark. The perils of positive thinking!


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Subject: RE: being wrong/changing mind
From: treewind
Date: 01 Oct 04 - 10:09 AM

Vicar of Bray


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Subject: RE: being wrong/changing mind
From: GUEST,JOHN of ELSIE`S BAND
Date: 01 Oct 04 - 10:18 AM

How about that very old song that starts, "We make mistakes and feel sorry.............."
The last line is most telling when it declares "But I made the greatest mistake of my life when I fell in love with you."
I feel sure someone will fill in the details.


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Subject: RE: being wrong/changing mind
From: JennyO
Date: 01 Oct 04 - 10:23 AM

How about "Maids when you're young"?


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Subject: Lyr Add: FOR SHAME OF DOING WRONG (R Thompson)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Jan 18 - 12:22 PM

Sharyn mentioned this on 30 Sept 2004:


FOR SHAME OF DOING WRONG
As recorded by Richard Thompson on "Faithless" (2004)

It seems like a lifetime since I saw you.
Lover, lover. I've been away too long.
When I see lovers holdings hands and sighing,
I hang my head for shame of doing wrong.

Bus wheels spinning, songbirds singing break my heart,
Take me back to old remembered days,
Remind me of the times we spent together,
Times before we went our separate ways.
I wish I was a fool for you again.
I wish I was a fool for you again.

I'm sorry for the things I've said, the things I've done.
I'm sorry for the restless thief I've been.
Oh, please don't make me pay for my deceiving heart.
Just turn up your lamp and let me in.
I wish I was a fool for you again.
I wish I was a fool for you again.
I wish I was a fool for you again.
I wish I was a fool for you again,
And I wish I was a fool for you again.


[Also recorded by Sandy Denny as "I Wish I Was A Fool For You" on "Rendezvous" (2005)]


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Subject: RE: Songs about being wrong/changing mind
From: Helen
Date: 28 Jan 18 - 01:38 PM

Hi MAG, This is one of the most poignantly beautiful songs I have ever heard. It's by the great and wonderful Oz singer/songwriter Archie Roach.

I've Lied


Sitting here in a lonely old guest house
I'm sure that my life is all through
Scratching fleas and watching a grey mouse
I'm making love to the memory of you

For without you I am weak and uncertain
And I feel so naked and cold
Like a window without any curtains
My innermost feelings unfold

The drink that I just had
It wasn't as bad as the first
But, drinking won't do
When it is only for you I thirst....I thirst

For your kiss it quenches all burning
It's sweeter than the sweetest of wine
Now you're gone I find myself yearning
For the love I left behind

Nobody can feel the pain that I feel inside
And if I said I'm strong and I'm never wrong
I've lied. I've lied

Nobody can heal the pain that I feel inside
And if I said I'm strong and I'm never wrong
I've lied. I've lied. I've lied


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Subject: RE: Songs about being wrong/changing mind
From: kendall
Date: 28 Jan 18 - 02:33 PM

Not a song, but I( love this from Shakespeare:

"And enterprises of great pith and moment become sickled over with the pale cast of thought, and lose the name of action."


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Subject: RE: Songs about being wrong/changing mind
From: Jack Campin
Date: 28 Jan 18 - 03:29 PM

After the Ball was Over.


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Subject: RE: Songs about being wrong/changing mind
From: robomatic
Date: 28 Jan 18 - 04:06 PM

Paul Simon: American Song


Many's the time I've been mistaken
And many times confused
Yes, and often felt forsaken
And certainly misused
But I'm all right, I'm all right
I'm just weary to my bones
Still, you don't expect to be
Bright and bon vivant
So far away from home, so far away from home

And I don't know a soul who's not been battered
I don't have a friend who feels at ease
I don't know a dream that's not been shattered
or driven to its knees
But it's all right, it's all right
We've lived so well so long
Still, when I think of the road
we're traveling on
I wonder what went wrong
I can't help it, I wonder what went wrong

And I dreamed I was dying
And I dreamed that my soul rose unexpectedly
And looking back down at me
Smiled reassuringly
And I dreamed I was flying
And high up above my eyes could clearly see
The Statue of Liberty
Sailing away to sea
And I dreamed I was flying

We come on the ship they call the Mayflower
We come on the ship that sailed the moon
We come in the age's most uncertain hour
and sing an American tune
But it's all right, it's all right
You can't be forever blessed
Still, tomorrow's going to be another working day
And I'm trying to get some rest
That's all I'm trying to get some rest


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Subject: RE: Songs about being wrong/changing mind
From: mg
Date: 28 Jan 18 - 09:31 PM

Amazing grace.


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Subject: RE: Songs about being wrong/changing mind
From: lefthanded guitar
Date: 29 Jan 18 - 01:49 AM

More Dylan songs than I can count, but certainly:
I used to care "but things have changed."

If you could read my mind- Gordon Lightfoot, and a lesser known very beautiful
song by him, asking to be forgiven called Your Love s Return

Someday -Patsy Cline

You Were Always On My Mind - Willie Nelson

...and the reverse sentiment, performed with wit by Red Molly,
Goodbye and so long to you


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Subject: RE: Songs about being wrong/changing mind
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 29 Jan 18 - 10:04 AM

It's a lesson too late for the learning...
The Last Thing on My Mind - Tom Paxton

Also Empty Handed written by George Papavgeris
Sung by Andy Irvine


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Subject: RE: Songs about being wrong/changing mind
From: wysiwyg
Date: 29 Jan 18 - 10:58 AM

Backslidin' Blues

I wrote it, and it can be found via Search.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Songs about being wrong/changing mind
From: fat B****rd
Date: 29 Jan 18 - 12:39 PM

I'm sure the original poster,MAG, won't care but "Mary's Prayer" by Danny Wilson


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Subject: RE: Songs about being wrong/changing mind
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 29 Jan 18 - 04:15 PM

Loving Hannah - "I knew her mind was changing"
April Morning - "for their minds they're always changing"


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Subject: RE: Songs about being wrong/changing mind
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 29 Jan 18 - 05:17 PM

'The Month of January' - 'Cruel was my own sweetheart he changed his mind for gold'

Courting is a Pleasure - 'I knew her mind was altered by the roving of her eye'


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Subject: RE: Songs about being wrong/changing mind
From: mg
Date: 29 Jan 18 - 07:16 PM

why must i go bound if he goes free
must i love a man who don't love me
or should i play the childish part
and love a man who has broke my heart


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Subject: RE: Songs about being wrong/changing mind
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 30 Jan 18 - 03:03 AM

As I roved out - Andy Irvine

A diamond ring I owned I gave you
A diamond ring to wear on your right hand
But the vows you made, love, you went and broke them
And married the lassie that had the land"


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