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Title: Beautiful songs
Post by: DR M on May 11, 2019, 07:48:31 AM
I'm collecting ... beautiful, perhaps inspiring, songs. If you have something,

e.g.

What a wonderful world (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21LGv8Cf0us)
When you believe (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0eFCzCKRxE)

I would like to avoid love songs, but don't take it as a rule. :)
Title: Re: Beautiful songs
Post by: Frands on May 11, 2019, 11:12:06 AM
In Your Time - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band/1995

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nX76Xz86MTo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nX76Xz86MTo)

Bob Seger wrote this song for his son Cole, and it was released first time on their album "Greatest Hits" in 1994 and as a single(CD) in 1995 from the label Capitol Records.
Title: Re: Beautiful songs
Post by: plodr on May 11, 2019, 12:26:34 PM
Forever Young - Alphaville
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1TcDHrkQYg

Forever Young - Blake Shelton (completely different song)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c99JSlFLaZA

This was in a movie based on a veteran killed in Afghanistan and his family who took his dog, Max.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3369806/
Title: Re: Beautiful songs
Post by: Corrine on May 11, 2019, 01:46:13 PM
Many singers have recorded this song over the years and one of my favorites has been mentioned here before -- mainly in relation to its connection to soccer/football and Liverpool.  Although each version has merits, I thing this is one of the best, "You'll Never Walk Alone" by Roy Hamilton, 1954.  https://youtu.be/r0KzSEoduz4

Quote
When you walk through a storm
Keep your chin up high
And don't be afraid of the dark
At the end of a storm is a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark

Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Tho' your dreams
Be tossed and blown
Walk on
Walk on
With hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone
You'll never walk alone

When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark
At the end of a storm is a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark

Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Tho' your dreams
Be tossed and blown
Walk on
Walk on
With hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone
You'll never walk alone
Title: Re: Beautiful songs
Post by: DR M on May 11, 2019, 02:02:38 PM
Thank you, plodr and Frands. I will search for the lyrics.

Corrine, thanks for that. It is the first time I gave attention to the lyrics of this song as a whole. Very beautiful.
Title: Re: Beautiful songs
Post by: pete on May 12, 2019, 09:32:38 AM
"Tears in Heaven" is a ballad written by Eric Clapton and Will Jennings about the pain Clapton felt following the death of his four-year-old son, Conor, who fell from a window of the 53rd-floor New York apartment of his mother's friend, on March 20, 1991.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqtyQuXo9zM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqtyQuXo9zM)
Title: Re: Beautiful songs
Post by: plodr on May 12, 2019, 03:27:11 PM
Here you go Dr M
Alphaville lyrics:
Let's dance in style, let's dance for a while,
Heaven can wait we're only watching the skies.
Hoping for the best, but expecting the worst,
Are you gonna drop the bomb or not?

Let us die young or let us live forever
We don't have the power, but we never say never
Sitting in a sandpit, life is a short trip
The music's for the sad man.

Can you imagine when this race is won?
Turn our golden the faces into the sun,
Praising our leaders, we're getting in tune
The music's played by the, the madman.

Forever young,
I want to be forever young.
Do you really want to live forever?
Forever, and ever

Forever young,
I want to be forever young
Do you really want to live forever?
Forever young.

Some are like water, some are like the heat
Some are a melody and some are the beat
Sooner or later they all will be gone
Why don't they stay young?

It's so hard to get old without a cause
I don't want to perish like a fading horse
Youth's like diamonds in the sun,
And diamonds are forever

So many adventures given up today,
So many songs we forgot to play.
So many dreams swinging out of the blue
Oh let it come true.

Forever young,
I want to be forever young.
Do you really want to live forever,
Forever, and ever?

Forever young,
I want to be forever young.
Do you really want to live forever,
Forever, and ever?

Forever young
I want to be forever young
Do you really want to live forever,
Forever youngWriter/s: BOB DYLAN, ROD STEWART, K SAVIGAR, JIM CREGAN
Title: Re: Beautiful songs
Post by: plodr on May 12, 2019, 03:28:55 PM
Blake Shelton
May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
And may you stay forever young
May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
And may you stay
Forever young
Forever young
Forever young
May you stay forever young
May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful
And may your song always be sung
And may you stay forever young
Forever young
Forever young
May you stay forever young
May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young
May you stay forever young
Songwriters: Bob Dylan
Title: Re: Beautiful songs
Post by: Frands on May 12, 2019, 04:39:59 PM
Bob Seger/In Your Time

In your time
The innocence will fall away
In your time
The mission bells will toll
All along
The corridors and river beds
There'll be sign
In your time

Towering waves
Will crash across your southern cape
Massive storms
Will reach your eastern shores
Fields of green
Will tumble through your summer days
By design
In your time

Feel the wind
And set yourself the bolder course
Keep your heart
As open as a shrine
You'll sail the perfect line

And after all
The dead ends and the lessons learned
After all
The stars have turned to stone
There'll be peace
Across the great unbroken void
All benign
In your time
You'll be fine
In your time

__
Title: Re: Beautiful songs
Post by: pete on May 13, 2019, 10:07:58 AM
Meant to post lyrics in my earlier post :(

Tears In Heaven (Eric Clapton)

Would you know my name
If I saw you in heaven?
Would it be the same
If I saw you in heaven?
I must be strong and carry on
'Cause I know I don't belong here in heaven
Would you hold my hand
If I saw you in heaven?
Would you help me stand
If I saw you in heaven?
I'll find my way through night and day
'Cause I know I just can't stay here in heaven
Time can bring you down, time can bend your knees
Time can break your heart, have you begging please, begging please
Beyond the door there's peace I'm sure
And I know there'll be no more tears in heaven
Would you know my name
If I saw you in heaven?
Would it be the same
If I saw you in heaven?
I must be strong and carry on
'Cause I know I don't belong here in heaven
Title: Re: Beautiful songs
Post by: DR M on May 13, 2019, 01:29:59 PM
Thank you, all! They are beautiful songs. Looking forward to increasing them in my list.  :)
Title: Re: Beautiful songs
Post by: Corrine on May 13, 2019, 02:45:55 PM
Perhaps not in the category as a "beautiful song", the message "Whatever will be, will be.  The future's not ours to see." is something we should all keep in mind.  Doris Day who passed away today singing "Que Sera, Sera" (https://youtu.be/xZbKHDPPrrc). 

Quote
"Que Sera, Sera"

When I was just a little girl
I asked my mother
What will I be
Will I be pretty
Will I be rich
Here's what she said to me

Que sera, sera
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours to see
Que sera, sera
What will be, will be

Since I am just a boy
At school I asked my
Teacher what should I try
Should I paint pictures
Should I sing songs
This was her wise reply

Que sera, sera
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours to see
Que sera, sera
What will be, will be

When I grew up and fell in love
I asked my sweetheart
What lies ahead
Will we have rainbows
Day after day
Guess what my sweetheart said

Que sera, sera
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours to see
Que sera, sera
What will be, will be

Now I have Children of my own
They ask their mother
What will I be
Will I be handsome
Will I be rich
I tell them tenderly

Que sera, sera
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours to see
Que sera, sera
What will be, will be
Que Sera, Sera


Title: Re: Beautiful songs
Post by: DR M on May 14, 2019, 04:58:22 PM
Quote
Que será, será
Whatever will be, will be
The future's not ours to see

I like it! And it's a beautiful song!

Que será, será!
Title: Re: Beautiful songs
Post by: plodr on May 14, 2019, 11:31:16 PM
A very fitting song, since it was first sung by Doris Day (1956 in the movie The man who knew too much) who died yesterday.
Title: Re: Beautiful songs
Post by: Frands on June 04, 2019, 06:19:01 PM
I Nomadi(Italy)/La Canzone del Bambino Nel Vento (Auschwitz)/1979
Nomadi (or I Nomadi, meaning "Nomads") is an Italian band formed in 1963 and still present on the music scene.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpLM3H5kCoQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpLM3H5kCoQ)

Lyrics in English:

The song of the boy in the wind (Auschwitz)
I am dead, along with hundreds
I am dead, I was a boy:
passing through the chimney
and now I'm in the wind.
 
In Auschwitz there was snow:
the smoke slowly rose,
on a cold winter day
and now I'm in the wind.
 
In Auschwitz - so many people
but (there's) only a great silence;
it's strange: I'm still unable
to smile here in the wind.
 
I wonder, how man could
kill one of his own,
yet we are millions
made ashes here in the wind.
 
And still the cannon thunders
and still it's not content,
from blood - the human beast
and still the wind brings us here.
 
I wonder when will it be
that man will learn
to live without killing,
and the wind will settle...
 
I wonder when will it be
that man will learn
to live without killing,
and the wind will settle...
 
And the wind will settle...

____
Title: Re: Beautiful songs
Post by: DR M on August 23, 2019, 05:14:17 PM
Another beautiful song, for those who left us. Perhaps it sounds depressive, but it's not. Because it talks about a new beginning, a new start.

CARRY ME

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzxj9DqP_Uo&feature=share


"Carry Me (Like A Fire In Your Heart)"


There is an answer, some day we will know,
And you will ask her, why she had to go,
We live and die, we laugh and we cry,
And you must take away the pain,
Before you can begin to live again.

So let it start, my friend, let it start,
Let the tears come rolling from your heart,
And when you need a light in the lonely nights,
Carry me like a fire in your heart,
Carre me like a fire in your heart.

There is a river rolling to the sea,
You will be with her for all eternity,
But we that remain need you here again,
So hold her in your memory,
And begin to make the shadows disappear.

Yes let it start, my friend, let it start,
Let the love come rolling from your heart,
And when you need a light in the lonely nights,
Carry me like a fire in your heart,
Carry me like a fire in your heart.

So let it start, my friend, let it start,
Let the love come rolling from your heart,
And when you need a light in the lonely nights,
Carry me like a fire in your heart,
Carry me like a fire in your heart,
Carry me like a fire in your heart,
Carry me like a fire in your heart.
Title: Re: Beautiful songs
Post by: DR M on October 02, 2019, 04:36:29 PM
From the old movie ROCKIE:


The eye of the tiger


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpcJdMHQM3M

Risin' up, back on the street
Did my time, took my chances
Went the distance, now I'm back on my feet
Just a man and his will to survive

So many times, it happens too fast
You trade your passion for glory
Don't lose your grip on the dreams of the past
You must fight just to keep them alive

It's the eye of the tiger, it's the thrill of the fight
Risin' up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night
And he's watchin' us all with the eye of the tiger

Face to face, out in the heat
Hangin' tough, stayin' hungry
They stack the odds 'till we take to the street
For the kill with the skill to survive

It's the eye of the tiger, it's the dream of the fight
Risin' up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night
And he's watchin' us all with the eye of the tiger

Risin' up, straight to the top
Had the guts, got the glory
Went the distance, now I'm not gonna stop
Just a man and his will to survive

It's the eye of the tiger, it's the dream of the fight
Risin' up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night
And he's watchin' us all with the eye of the tiger
Title: Re: Beautiful songs
Post by: DR M on January 19, 2020, 02:01:56 PM
THE PRAYER

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK5VulNn3so

The Prayer (Lyrics) Celine Dion

I pray you'll be our eyes, and watch us where we go.
And help us to be wise in times when we don't know
Let this be our prayer, when we lose our way
Lead us to the place, guide us with your grace
To a place where we'll be safe

La luce che tu hai
I pray we'll find your light
nel cuore restera
and hold it in our hearts.
a ricordarci che
When stars go out each night,
eterna stella sei

The light you have
I pray we'll find your light
will be in the heart
and hold it in our hearts.
to remember us that
When stars go out each night,
you are eternal star
Nella mia preghiera
Let this be our prayer
quanta fede c'e
when shadows fill our day

How much faith there's
Let this be our prayer
in my prayer
when shadows fill our day
Lead us to a place, guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we'll be safe

Sognamo un mondo senza piu violenza
un mondo di giustizia e di speranza
Ognuno dia la mano al suo vicino
Simbolo di pace, di fraternita

We dream a world without violence
a world of justice and faith.
Everyone gives the hand to his neighbours
Symbol of peace, of fraternity
La forza che ci da
We ask that life be kind
e il desiderio che
and watch us from above
ognuno trovi amor
We hope each soul will find
intorno e dentro se
another soul to love

The force his gives us
We ask that life be kind
is wish that
and watch us from above
everyone finds love
We hope each soul will find
around and inside
another soul to love
Let this be our prayer
Let this be our prayer, just like every child

Need to find a place, guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we'll be safe
Need to find a place, guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we'll be safe

E la fede che
hai acceso in noi,
sento che ci salvera

It's the faith
you light in us
I feel it will save us
Title: Re: Beautiful songs
Post by: plodr on January 20, 2020, 02:00:34 PM
It All Starts Now by The Afters
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6QfbXaFJt0
For so long, I have my dreams upon a shift
"One of these days, I'll dust them off, " I told myself
But life keeps on going, and times keeps on rolling away
Another day, another year around the sun
And all the things I'd like to do keeps stacking up
But I keep on going and times keeps on rolling away, (Ay)
But it's all about to change
Cause my time is coming
It all starts now
I'm on my way up
I'm on my way up
(Oh)
It all starts now
The stars are waiting
I'm on my way up
(Oh)
It all starts now
(Oh)
(Oh)
With every breath I'm gonna take, I'll see it out
And every fear thats in my way, I'll take it down
And I'll keep on fighting
Cause I know I'm finding a way. (Ay)
But I could feel the change
And my time is coming
It all starts now
I'm on my way up
I'm on my way up
(Oh)
It all starts now
I'm on my way up
I'm on my way up
(Oh)
It all starts now
The stars are waiting
I'm on my way up
(Oh)
It all starts now
(Oh)
(Oh)
I got the fire
(Oh)
I'm going higher
(Oh)
I got the fire
(Oh)
I'm going higher
Higher
I'm on my way up
I'm on my way up
(Oh)
It all starts now
The stars are waiting
I'm on my way up
(Oh)
It all starts now
(Oh) (I'm on my, on my way.)
(Oh) (I'm on my, on my way.)
It all starts now
(Oh) (I'm on my, on my way.)
(Oh)
It all starts now