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Song

Man in Black – Johnny Cash

Artist: Johnny Cash
source: azlyrics.com

Well, you wonder why I always dress in black,
Why you never see bright colors on my back,
And why does my appearance seem to have a somber tone.
Well, there’s a reason for the things that I have on.

I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down,
Livin’ in the hopeless, hungry side of town,
I wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime,
But is there because he’s a victim of the times.

I wear the black for those who never read,
Or listened to the words that Jesus said,
About the road to happiness through love and charity,
Why, you’d think He’s talking straight to you and me.

Well, we’re doin’ mighty fine, I do suppose,
In our streak of lightnin’ cars and fancy clothes,
But just so we’re reminded of the ones who are held back,
Up front there ought ‘a be a Man In Black.

I wear it for the sick and lonely old,
For the reckless ones whose bad trip left them cold,
I wear the black in mournin’ for the lives that could have been,
Each week we lose a hundred fine young men.

And, I wear it for the thousands who have died,
Believin’ that the Lord was on their side,
I wear it for another hundred thousand who have died,
Believin’ that we all were on their side.

Well, there’s things that never will be right I know,
And things need changin’ everywhere you go,
But ’til we start to make a move to make a few things right,
You’ll never see me wear a suit of white.

Ah, I’d love to wear a rainbow every day,
And tell the world that everything’s OK,
But I’ll try to carry off a little darkness on my back,
‘Till things are brighter, I’m the Man In Black

Song

The Ballad of Ira Hayes – Johnny Cash

wiki: The Ballad of Ira Hayes
youtube: Kris Kristofferson on a tribute remake of Bitter Tears (Johnny Cash), released in 2014
source: azlyrics.com

Ira Hayes,
Ira Hayes

[CHORUS:]
Call him drunken Ira Hayes
He won’t answer anymore
Not the whiskey drinkin’ Indian
Nor the Marine that went to war

Gather round me people there’s a story I would tell
About a brave young Indian you should remember well
From the land of the Pima Indian
A proud and noble band
Who farmed the Phoenix valley in Arizona land

Down the ditches for a thousand years
The water grew Ira’s peoples’ crops
‘Till the white man stole the water rights
And the sparklin’ water stopped

Now Ira’s folks were hungry
And their land grew crops of weeds
When war came, Ira volunteered
And forgot the white man’s greed

[CHORUS:]
Call him drunken Ira Hayes
He won’t answer anymore
Not the whiskey drinkin’ Indian
Nor the Marine that went to war

There they battled up Iwo Jima’s hill,
Two hundred and fifty men
But only twenty-seven lived to walk back down again

And when the fight was over
And when Old Glory raised
Among the men who held it high
Was the Indian, Ira Hayes

[CHORUS:]
Call him drunken Ira Hayes
He won’t answer anymore
Not the whiskey drinkin’ Indian
Nor the Marine that went to war

Ira returned a hero
Celebrated through the land
He was wined and speeched and honored; Everybody shook his hand

But he was just a Pima Indian
No water, no crops, no chance
At home nobody cared what Ira’d done
And when did the Indians dance

[CHORUS:]
Call him drunken Ira Hayes
He won’t answer anymore
Not the whiskey drinkin’ Indian
Nor the Marine that went to war

Then Ira started drinkin’ hard;
Jail was often his home
They’d let him raise the flag and lower it
like you’d throw a dog a bone!

He died drunk one mornin’
Alone in the land he fought to save
Two inches of water in a lonely ditch
Was a grave for Ira Hayes

[CHORUS:]
Call him drunken Ira Hayes
He won’t answer anymore
Not the whiskey drinkin’ Indian
Nor the Marine that went to war

Yeah, call him drunken Ira Hayes
But his land is just as dry
And his ghost is lyin’ thirsty
In the ditch where Ira died

Songs / Cliff Richard

Daddy’s Home

youtube: IJJuYpx0w2Q
source: azlyrics.com

You’re my love
You’re my angel
You’re the girl of my dreams
And I’d like to thank you
For waiting patiently

Daddy’s home – daddy’s home – to stay

How I’ve waited for this moment
To be by your side
Your best friend wrote and told me
You had tear drops in your eyes

Daddy’s home – daddy’s home – to stay

It wasn’t on a Sunday
(Monday and Tuesday went by)
It wasn’t on a Tuesday afternoon
(All I could do was cry)
But I made a promise
That you treasure
And I made it back home to you

How I’ve waited for this moment
To be by your side
Your best friend wrote and told me
You had tear drops in your eyes

Daddy’s home – daddy’s home – to stay…..
Daddy’s home – to stay…..
I’m not a thousand miles away

Song

All you need is love

wiki: Our World (TV special)
source: azlyrics.com
youtube: scienceandnonduality (Peter Russell)

Love, love, love
Love, love, love
Love, love, love

There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done
Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game
It’s easy

Nothing you can make that can’t be made
No one you can save that can’t be saved
Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you in time
It’s easy

All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need

Love, love, love
Love, love, love
Love, love, love

All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need

Nothing you can know that isn’t known
Nothing you can see that isn’t shown
Nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be
It’s easy

All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need

All you need is love (All together, now!)
All you need is love (Everybody!)
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need
Love is all you need (Love is all you need)
Love is all you need (Love is all you need)
Love is all you need (Love is all you need)
Love is all you need (Love is all you need)
Love is all you need (Love is all you need)
Love is all you need (Love is all you need)
Love is all you need (Love is all you need)
Love is all you need (Love is all you need)
Love is all you need (Love is all you need)
Love is all you need (Love is all you need)
Love is all you need (Love is all you need)
Yee-hai! (Love is all you need)
Love is all you need (Love is all you need)

Yesterday (Love is all you need)
Love is all you need (Love is all you need)
Love is all you need (Love is all you need)
Love is all you need (Love is all you need)
Oh yeah! (Love is all you need)
She loves you, yeah yeah yeah (Love is all you need)
She loves you, yeah yeah yeah (Love is all you need)

Tamil

Tamil Songs

Tamil

Satti Suttadhada

Music Director:
Singer:
Lyrics:
source: spicyonion.com

satti suttadhadaa kai vittadhadaa (2)
buththi kettadhadaa nenjaith thottadhadaa (2)
naalum nadandhu mudindha pinnae nalladhu kettadhu
therindhadhadaa

…translation will follow…

paadhi manadhil dheyvam irundhu paarththuk kondadhadaa
meedhi manadhil mirugam irundhu aatti vaiththadhadaa (2)
aatti vaiththa mirugaminru adangivittadhadaa
amaidhi theyvam muzhu manadhil koayil kondadhadaa

…translation will follow…

aaraavaarap paeygalellaam oadivittadhadaa
aalayamani oasai nenjil koodivittadhadaa
dharma dhaevan koavililae oli thulangudhadaa (2) – manam
saanthi saanthi saanthiyenru oayvu kondadhadaa

…translation will follow…

erumbuth thoalai uriththup paarkka yaanai vandhadhadaa – naan
idhayath thoalai uriththup paarkka njaanam vandhadhadaa
pirakkum munnae irundha ullam inru vandhadhadaa (2)
irandha pinnae varum amaidhi vandhu vittadhadaa

…translation will follow…

Movie

Field of Dreams

source: rogerebert.com
source: youtube.com
youtube: Clip 1 – If you build it he will come
youtube: Clip 2 – Cornfield to ballfield
youtube: Clip 3 – Go the distance
youtube: Clip 4 – Moonlight Graham’s (Burt Lancaster) wish
youtube: Clip 5 – Poeple will come
youtube: Clip 6 – Doc saves Karin
youtube: Clip 7 – Ray is not invited
youtube: Clip 8 – Ray meets his father
youtube: Clip 9 – A catch with dad

Field of Dreams is sentimental, but in the best way; it’s a mix of fairy tale, baseball, and family togetherness.

Imran, Sep 2017: I am rendered speechless in its vision and grandeur. I leave it to roger ebert and the clips to make a case in favour of you watching it – TODAY!

Or browse through our selections from the script in the menu.

Movie

Movies for Children

youtube: jcHt29II6UA

TODO: writeup and make this into a minisite.

Song

Weathercock

Artist: Jethro Tull
source: azlyrics.com

Good morning Weathercock: How did you fare last night?
Did the cold wind bite you, did you face up to the fright
When the leaves spin from October
and whip around your tail?
Did you shake from the blast, did you shiver through the gale?

Give us direction; the best of goodwill —
Put us in touch with fair winds.
Sing to us softly, hum evening’s song —
Tell us what the blacksmith has done for you.

Do you simply reflect changes in the patterns of the sky,
Or is it true to say the weather heeds the twinkle in your eye?
Do you fight the rush of winter; do you hold snowflakes at bay?
Do you lift the dawn sun from the fields and help him on his way?

Good morning Weathercock: make this day bright.
Put us in touch with your fair winds.
Sing to us softly, hum evening’s song.
Point the way to better days we can share with you.

Movie

Phenomenon

youtube: George – Human Spirit
youtube: Doc – Tear him down / buy chairs
youtube: Were not so disconnected
youtube: Specifics Bob
link: Lyrics of Change the World by Eric Clapton.
link: http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/phenomenon-1996

George Malley, a simple, small town, slow guy, sees a light the night of his 37th birthday and develops extreme intelligence and telekinesis. His projects and inventions highlight how creative man can be when he applies himself. This scene (see youtube link above) or quote below underscores why this movie’s message is so important – that we firmly grasp life and find our true potential. And the closing credits song (see link above) wonderfully accents the urgency with which this message is made – “That this love I have inside Is everything it seems But for now I find It’s only in my dreams That I can Change the world”. A powerful call to action, like Curious Lives and Jonathan Livingston Seagull.

George Malley: Look, Doctor, you know, I might just have something to say.. in my last few hours. I just might have something to say. What you’re saying is that I have something to teach. And yet you’re willing to end me to study my brain under a microscope. Now, is that all I’m here for?

Doctor: What else? You’re not a scholar or a..

George Malley:
I’ll tell you what I am, okay?
I’ll tell you what I think I am.
I think I’m what everybody can be.

Doctor: Everyone with a malignant, tentacled..

George Malley: No, no, no. No, no, it’s.. That just helped me get here, okay? I mean, anybody can get here. It’s.. I’m the possibility, all right? I mean, I think you’ve got this desperate grasp on technology.. and this grasp on science, and you don’t have a hand left to grasp what’s important.

Doctor: George. Now, George..

George Malley: If had to chose between a tumor.. that got me here and some flash
of light from an alien craft, I’d choose the tumor, I would, because it’s here within us.

What I’m talking about is the human spirit. That’s the challenge. That’s the voyage. That’s the expedition.

Song

I’m in a hurry

link: Lyrics by Alabama
link: Buy on Google Play
youtube: CICwZ01bT3w

I’m in a hurry to get things done
Oh I rush and rush until life’s no fun
All I really gotta do is live and die
But I’m in a hurry and don’t know why.

Don’t know why
I have to drive so fast
My car has nothing to prove
It’s not new
But it’ll do 0 to 60 in 5.2

Oh I’m in a hurry to get things done
Oh I rush and rush until life’s no fun
All I really gotta do is live and die
But I’m in a hurry and don’t know why

Can’t be late
I leave plenty of time
Shaking hands with the clock
I can’t stop
I’m on a roll and I’m ready to rock

Oh I’m in a hurry to get things done
Oh I rush and rush until life’s no fun
All I really gotta do is live and die
But I’m in a hurry and don’t know why

I hear a voice
That say’s I’m running behind
I better pick up my pace
It’s a race
And there ain’t no room
For someone in second place.

I’m in a hurry to get things done
Oh I rush and rush until life’s no fun
All I really gotta do is live and die
But I’m in a hurry and don’t know why.

I’m in a hurry to get things done
Oh I rush and rush until life’s no fun
All I really gotta do is live and die
But I’m in a hurry and don’t know why.

I’m in a hurry to get things done
Oh I rush and rush until life’s no fun
All I really gotta do is live and die
But I’m in a hurry and don’t know why.

I’m in a hurry to get things done
Oh I rush and rush until life’s no fun
All I really gotta do is live and die
But I’m in a hurry and don’t know why

Poem

Where the mind is without fear

source: allpoetry.com
quote: Rabindranath Tagore

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.

Songs / Cliff Richard

Young Ones

youtube: 2W47M_z9vN8
link: Buy on Google Play

The young ones
Darling, we’re the young ones
And young ones
Shouldn’t be afraid

To live, love
While the flame is strong
‘Cause we may not be the young ones
Very long

Tomorrow
Why wait until tomorrow?
‘Cause tomorrow
Sometimes never comes

So love me
There’s a song to be sung
And the best time is to sing it
While we’re young

Once in every lifetime
Comes a love like this
Oh, I need you and you need me
Oh, my darling, can’t you see?

Young dreams
Should be dreamed together
And young hearts
Shouldn’t be afraid

And some day
When the years have flown
Darling, then we’ll teach the young ones
Of our own

Once in every lifetime
Comes a love like this
Oh, I need you and you need me
Oh, my darling, can’t you see?

Young dreams
Should be dreamed together
And young hearts
Shouldn’t be afraid

And some day
While the years have flown
Darling, then we’ll teach the young ones
Of our own

Songs / Pink Floyd

Sorrow

link: https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/pinkfloyd/sorrow.html
youtube: wKK00-cJP2Q
link: Buy on Google Play

The sweet smell of a great sorrow lies over the land
Plumes of smoke rise and merge into the leaden sky
A man lies and dreams of green fields and rivers
But awakes to a morning with no reason for waking
He’s haunted by the memory of a lost paradise
In his youth or a dream, he can’t be precise
He’s chained forever to a world that’s departed
It’s not enough, it’s not enough
His blood has frozen & curdled with fright
His knees have trembled & given way in the night
His hand has weakened at the moment of truth
His step has faltered
One world, one soul
Time pass, the river rolls
And he talks to the river of lost love and dedication
And silent replies that swirl invitation
Flow dark and troubled to an oily sea
A grim intimation of what is to be
There’s an unceasing wind that blows through this night
And there’s dust in my eyes, that blinds my sight
And silence that speaks so much louder than words
Of promises broken

Songs / Pink Floyd

High Hopes

source: azlyrics.com
youtube: 7jMlFXouPk8
link: Buy on Google Play

Beyond the horizon of the place we lived when we were young
In a world of magnets and miracles
Our thoughts strayed constantly and without boundary
The ringing of the division bell had begun

Along the Long Road and on down the Causeway
Do they still meet there by the Cut

There was a ragged band that followed in our footsteps
Running before time took our dreams away
Leaving the myriad small creatures trying to tie us to the ground
To a life consumed by slow decay

The grass was greener
The light was brighter
With friends surrounded
The nights of wonder

Looking beyond the embers of bridges glowing behind us
To a glimpse of how green it was on the other side
Steps taken forwards but sleepwalking back again
Dragged by the force of some inner tide

At a higher altitude with flag unfurled
We reached the dizzy heights of that dreamed of world

Encumbered forever by desire and ambition
There’s a hunger still unsatisfied
Our weary eyes still stray to the horizon
Though down this road we’ve been so many times

The grass was greener
The light was brighter
The taste was sweeter
The nights of wonder
With friends surrounded
The dawn mist glowing
The water flowing
The endless river

Forever and ever

Book

Louis L’Amour

An Author par excellence, Louis Dearborn L’Amour was an American author who wrote about 85 novels and a tonne of short storied in his prolific life. His children carry on his legacy.

Some of his titles include: Chancy, Fallon, Flint, High Lonesome, Kid Rodelo, The Burning Hills, The Iron Marshall, The Man Called Noon, Galloway, Guns Of The Timberlands, Mustang Man and can be bought fromAmazon.

About the Author
“I think of myself in the oral tradition — of a troubadour, a village taleteller, the man in the shadows of the campfire. That’s the way I’d like to be remembered — as a storyteller. A good storyteller.”

It is doubtful that any author could be as at home in the world recreated in his novels as Louis Dearborn L’Amour. Not only could he physically fill the boots of the rugged characters he wrote about, but he literally “walked the land my characters walk.” His personal experiences as well as his lifelong devotion to historical research combined to give Mr. L’Amour the unique knowledge and understanding of people, events, and the challenge of the American frontier that became the hallmarks of his popularity.

Of French-Irish descent, Mr. L’Amour could trace his own family in North America back to the early 1600s and follow their steady progression westward, “always on the frontier.” As a boy growing up in Jamestown, North Dakota, he absorbed all he could about his family’s frontier heritage, including the story of his great-grandfather who was scalped by Sioux warriors. Spurred by an eager curiosity and desire to broaden his horizons, Mr. L’Amour left home at the age of fifteen and enjoyed a wide variety of jobs including seaman, lumberjack, elephant handler, skinner of dead cattle, assessment miner, and officer on tank destroyers during World War II. During his “yondering” days he also circled the world on a freighter, sailed a dhow on the Red Sea, was shipwrecked in the West Indies and stranded in the Mojave Desert. He won fifty-one of fifty-nine fights as a professional boxer and worked as a journalist and lecturer. He was a voracious reader and collector of rare books. His personal library contained 17,000 volumes.

Mr. L’Amour “wanted to write almost from the time I could talk.” After developing a widespread following for his many frontier and adventure stories written for fiction magazines, Mr. L’Amour published his first full-length novel, Hondo, in the United States in 1953. Every one of his more than 100 books is in print; there are nearly 230 million copies of his books in print worldwide, making him one of the best-selling authors in modern literary history. His books have been translated into twenty languages, and more than forty-five of his novels and stories have been made into feature films and television movies.

His hardcover bestsellers include The Lonesome Gods, The Walking Drum (his twelfth-century historical novel) Jubal Sackett, Last of the Breed, and The Haunted Mesa. His memoir, Education of a Wandering Man, was a leading bestseller in 1989. Audio dramatizations and adaptations of many L’Amour stories are available on cassette tapes from Bantam Audio Publishing. The recipient of many great honors and awards, in 1983 Mr. L’Amour became the first novelist ever to be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by the United States Congress in honor of his life’s work. In 1984 he was also awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Reagan.

Louis L’Amour died on June 10, 1988. His wife, Kathy, and their two children, Beau and Angelique, carry the L’Amour tradition forward with new books written by the author during his lifetime to be published by Bantam well into the nineties — among them, four Hopalong Cassidy novels: The Rustlers of West Fork, The Trail to Seven Pines, The Riders of High Rock, and Trouble Shooter.

Song

Curated Song Lists

Lists of curated songs by various people.

Movie

The Company You Keep 2012

Actors: Robert Redford, Susan Sarandon, Julie Christie

After years in hiding, ex-Weather Underground militant, Nick Sloan aka Jim Grant, learns about his old compatriot’s arrest for a bank robbery turned deadly in the 1970s, which he is wanted for as an accomplice. This puts the ambitious young local reporter, Ben Shepard, on the scent of a story that exposes Nick as well. As such, Nick goes on the run while taking his daughter to safety. With that accomplished, Nick stays one step ahead of the FBI while pursuing a faint hope to clear his name. Meanwhile, Shepard digs deeper into the case himself as he discovers the true complexities of another times’ determined ideals even as Nick faces their consequences with another.

Movie

The Last Castle 2001

Actors: Robert Redford, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo

When three star General Irwin is transferred to a maximum security military prison, its warden, Colonel Winter, can’t hide his admiration towards the highly decorated and experienced soldier. Irwin has been stripped of his rank for disobedience in a mission, but not of fame. Colonel Winter, who runs the prison with an iron fist, deeply admires the General, but works with completely different methods in order to keep up discipline. After a short while, Irwin can feel Winter’s unjust treatment of the inmates. He decides to teach Winter a lesson by taking over command of the facility and thus depriving him of his smug attitude. When Winter decides to participate in what he still thinks of as a game, it may already be too late to win.

Song

shine on you crazy diamond

youtube: SOYCD in Jerusalem

Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Now there’s a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky.

Shine on you crazy diamond.
You were caught on the crossfire of childhood and stardom,
Blown on the steel breeze.
Come on you target for faraway laughter,
Come on you stranger, you legend, you martyr, and shine!
You reached for the secret too soon, you cried for the moon.

Shine on you crazy diamond.
Threatened by shadows at night, and exposed in the light.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Well you wore out your welcome with random precision,
Rode on the steel breeze.
Come on you raver, you seer of visions,
Come on you painter, you piper, you prisoner, and shine!

Helper

Education First (EnglishTown.com)

Series

Star Trek

Swift used his characters to point out stupidities in our own systems of thinking. When you see the Lilliputians fighting and double-crossing each other, you are watching humanity through Swift’s eyes. I’ve been sure from the first that the job of Star Trek was to use drama and adventure as a way of portraying humanity in its various guises and beliefs. The result was that Star Trek – in the original series but even more powerfully in the second series – is an expression of my own beliefs using my characters to act out human problems and equations
Gene Roddenberry – Creator of Star Trek

Without a doubt, no show has done more to promote a positive vision of the future and a limitless sense of possibility than Star Trek. It’s a series that has inspired several generations of fans, and helped to spur the development of actual technologies we now take for granted. – Gizmodo

Remember this was started in 1966. When the producers asked “C’mon, you’re certainly not going to have blacks and whites working together.” That sort of thing. Roddenberry said that if we don’t have blacks and whites working together by the time our civilization catches up to the timeframe the series is set in, there won’t be any people.

Until we expand this into subpages of some of the better TNG episodes and the human problems they deal with, here is Picard explaining the Starship to a member of a cave-dwelling species as part of a Youtube Playlist we maintain.

youtube: 03×04 – Who Watches The Watchers

Poem

Incident of the French Camp

source: bartleby.com
author: Robert Browning (1812–89)

YOU know, we French storm’d Ratisbon:
A mile or so away
On a little mound, Napoleon
Stood on our storming-day;
With neck out-thrust, you fancy how, 5
Legs wide, arms lock’d behind,
As if to balance the prone brow
Oppressive with its mind.

Just as perhaps he mus’d “My plans
That soar, to earth may fall, 10
Let once my army leader Lannes
Waver at yonder wall,”—
Out ’twixt the battery smokes there flew
A rider, bound on bound
Full-galloping; nor bridle drew
Until he reach’d the mound.

Then off there flung in smiling joy,
And held himself erect
By just his horse’s mane, a boy:
You hardly could suspect—
(So tight he kept his lips compress’d,
Scarce any blood came through)
You look’d twice ere you saw his breast
Was all but shot in two.

“Well,” cried he, “Emporor, by God’s grace
We ’ve got you Ratisbon!
The Marshal’s in the market-place,
And you ’ll be there anon
To see your flag-bird flap his vans
Where I, to heart’s desire,
Perch’d him!” The chief’s eye flash’d; his plans
Soar’d up again like fire,

The chief’s eye flash’d; but presently
Soften’d itself, as sheathes
A film the mothe-eagle’s eye
When her bruis’d eaglet breathes.
“You ’re wounded!” “Nay,” the soldier’s pride
Touch’d to the quick, he said:
“I ’m kill’d, Sire!” And his chief beside,
Smiling the boy fell dead.

Song

I Wish you Peace – The Eagles

youtube: 0ZBrZwormAQ

I wish you peace when the cold winds blow
Warmed by the fire’s glow
I wish you comfort in the, the lonely time
And arms to hold you when you ache inside

I wish you hope when things are going bad
Kind words when times are sad
I wish you shelter from the, the raging wind
Cooling waters at the fever’s end

I wish you peace when times are hard
The light to guide you through the dark
And when storms are high and your, your dreams are low

I wish you the strength to let love grow on,
I wish you the strength to let love flow,

I wish you peace when times are hard
A light to guide you through the dark
And when storms are high and your, you dreams are low
I wish you the strength to let let grown on,
I wish you the strength to let love flow,
I wish you the strength to let love glow on
I wish you the strength to let love go on.

Cartoon

Assorted Cartoons

Pink Panther
Yogi Bear
Tom and Jerry
Looney Tunes – Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck
Quick Draw Mc Graw
Walligator
Lippy the Lion
Road Runner and Wile E Coyote, Sam Shepard
Touche Turtle
Tweety and Sylvester
Snagglepuss
Huckleberry Hound
Spike and Tike
Ruff and Reddy Show
Magilla Gorilla
Johnny Quest

Movie

All Movies

Until we build a searchable table, you can see the raw list

Or see the google doc here (recommended 150 out of 400)

Song

deck of cards

During the North African Campaign, a bunch of soldier boys had been on a long hike. They arrived in a little town called Casino. The next morning being Sunday, several of the boys went to church. A sergeant commanded the boys in church.
After the Chaplain read the prayer, the text was taken up next. Those of the boys that had a prayer book took them out. One boy had only a deck of cards, and he spread them out. The sergeant saw the cards and said, “Soldier, put away those cards.” After the service was over, the soldier was taken prisoner and brought before the Provost Marshal.

The Marshal said, “Sergeant, why have you brought this man here?”
“For playing cards in church, Sir,” was the response.
The Marshal asked the soldier, “And what have you to say for yourself, son?”
“Much, Sir,” replied the soldier.
The Marshal stated, “I hope so, for if not I will punish you more than any man was ever punished.”
The soldier said, “Sir, I have been on the march for about six months. I have neither bible nor a prayer book, but I hope to satisfy you, sir, with the purity of my intentions.” And with that, the boy started his story…

“You see, sir, when I look at the Ace, it reminds me that there is but one God.
And the deuce reminds me that the bible is divided into two parts: the Old and the New Testaments.
When I see the trey, I think of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
And when I see the four, I think of the four evangelists who preached the Gospel: there was Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
And when I see the five, it reminds me of the five wise virgins who trimmed their lamps; there were ten of them: five were wise and were saved, five were foolish and were shut out.
When I see the six, it reminds me that in six days God made this heaven and earth.
And when I see the seven, it reminds me that on the seventh day, God rested from his great work.
And when I see the eight, I think of the eight righteous persons that God saved when he destroyed the earth: there was Noah, his wife, their sons and their wives.
And when I see the nine, I think of the lepers our saviour cleansed, and that nine of the ten didn’t even thank him.
When I see the ten, I think of the ten commandments that God handed down to Moses on a tablet of stone.

When I see the King, it reminds me that there is but one King of Heaven, God Almighty.
And when I see the Queen, I think of the blessed Virgin Mary who is the Queen of Heaven.
And the Jack or Knave is the Devil.
When I count the number of spots in a deck of cards, I find 365, the number of days in a year.
There are 52 cards, the number of weeks in a year.
There are four suits, the number of weeks in a month.
There are twelve picture cards, the number of months in a year.
There are thirteen tricks, the number of weeks in a quarter.
So you see, Sir, my deck of cards serves me as a bible, an almanac and a prayer book.”
And friends, this story is true. I know… I was that soldier

Cartoon

Hanna Barbera

wiki: List of works produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions
link: Cartoons YM

William Hanna and Joseph Barbera were a production duo that made many many popular cartoons from the 50s to the 90s. Some of their creations / productions include (these will be familiar to any kid growing up in the 90s who got to watch the cartoon network):

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventures
Flintstones
Jetsons
Richie Rich
Scooby Doo
SWAT Kats
The Adams Family
The New Adventures of Captain Planet
The Smurfs
Tom and Jerry Kids
Top Cat
Two Stupid Dogs
Wacky Races
Young Robin Hood
Yogi Bear

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Song

Burn

artist: Jo Dee Messina
source: azlyrics.com
youtube: rp2Ukm_yOH4

Do you want to be a poet and write…
Do you want to be an actor up in lights
Do you wanna be a solider — and fight for love
Do you want to travel the world
Do you wanna be a diver for pearls
Or climb a mountain and touch the clouds above
Be anyone you want to be
Bring to life your fantasies

Chorus:
I want something in return
I want you to burn
Burn for me baby, like a candle in my night

Song

School

This is a list of songs for school children, ages 12+ probably though age limits will need a bit of thought. Have excluded love songs and too radical ideas. Will in (a lot of) time expand this page to include lyrics and links to youtube versions. Until then just google the title with either the keyword youtube or lyrics.

##Songs
Affirmation – Savage Garden
Africa – Toto
All the pretty little ponies – Loggins and Messina
April Come She Will – Simon and Garfunkel
brothers in arms – dire straits
c’est la vie – Emerson Lake and Palmer
California Dreaming – America
Chasing Shadows – Kansas
Child Of My Dreams – Messina Read more …

Song

Songs Level 1

Until we have our songs classified and uploaded with youtube / lyrics links, you can check out these artists
The Beatles
Cliff Richard
Air Supply
Pink Floyd
Dire Straits
Bryan Adams

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We believe English is best learnt through Music, Movies, Books, Poems and Short Stories. We classify these into levels.

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