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"Coward"
Kelvin Jiang

What would you do?

I'm scared.
I could've done it
I could've jumped.
Would you jump?

I felt a terrible tightness
A squeezing pressure.
I tried to swallow it
I tried to smile
Would you cry?

Quietly bawling
The embarrassment of tears.
Worldwide sadness
Crushing sorrow
Silly and hopeless.
Would you feel pity?

Paralysis of my heart
No decisions, no actions
Just a moral freeze.
No bravery
No morality
Just embarrassment

I did it.
I didn't jump
I didn't cry
I didn't feel pity.
I went to the war.
I was a coward.


"Aftermath / March 1919"
Siegfried Sassoon

Have you forgotten yet?...
For the world’s events have rumbled on since those gagged days,
Like traffic checked while at the crossing of city-ways:
And the haunted gap in your mind has filled with thoughts that flow
Like clouds in the lit heaven of life; and you’re a man reprieved to go,
Taking your peaceful share of Time, with joy to spare.
But the past is just the same and War’s a bloody game...
Have you forgotten yet?...
Look down, and swear by the slain of the War that you’ll never forget.

Do you remember the dark months you held the sector at Mametz?
The nights you watched and wired and dug and piled sandbags on parapets?
Do you remember the rats; and the stench
Of corpses rotting in front of the front-line trench—
And dawn coming, dirty-white, and chill with a hopeless rain?
Do you ever stop and ask, ‘Is it all going to happen again?’

Do you remember that hour of din before the attack—
And the anger, the blind compassion that seized and shook you then
As you peered at the doomed and haggard faces of your men?
Do you remember the stretcher-cases lurching back
With dying eyes and lolling heads those ashen-grey
Masks of the lads who once were keen and kind and gay?

Have you forgotten yet?...
Look up, and swear by the green of the spring that you’ll never forget.


"A Hero’s Thoughts"
Kevin Smith

No toll,
No price,
No loss greater than this:
One of Our Own

No smoke,
No flames,
No challenge greater than this:
To maintain hope.

No oath,
No pledge,
No vow greater than this:
To never give up.


"Hope takes never ceasing to be amazed...
Wearing your soul on your sleeve...
Holding your breath, waiting to hear "I love you, too..."
Believing that tomorrow could be better than today...
that you'll get a second chance...
that you'll make a difference...
that you matter."

(Mark D. Sanders & Tia Sillers' I Hope You Dance [book])


"To Sojourners in Krynn"
Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman

May your Sword never break.
May your Armor never rust.
May the Three Moons guide your Magic.
May your Prayers be heard.
May your Beard grow long.
May your Life Quest never blow up in your face.
May your Hoopak sing.
May your Homeland prosper.
May Dragons fly ever in your Dreams.


"For Flint, by Tanis Half-Elven"
C.T.Pierson

Sometimes in the moonless watches of the night
When my dear Laurana is not in my arms
And this keep lies cold and heavy with mem'ry
I hear a certain creaking, a sound both faint
And weary, and my mind travels in the dark
To my youth, and happier days, when you lived still,
My dear old friend.

And as I think of this, I
Recall fire at my back, cool ale at my lips,
The touch of your gnarled hand upon my shoulder,
The lure of the road that brought us together,
And, far too soon, tore us apart.

I can see
The gleam of sunlight on Sturm's armor, the cold
Glare of Raistlin's gaze. I hear Caramon's laugh,
And Tas's many questions. And even Kit,
Who should be furthest from my thoughts, lingers still.

Carefree were the days, my friend, before the war,
When dragons and gods made Krynn their battlefield.
Many were the evenings when we would sit and
Talk, no heavy matters, but of the market,
Old children's tales, and Otik's spiced potatoes.

And though, in these past years, I have saved a world,
Found true love, lost and regained my soul, sometimes
I vow I would trade it all -- or almost all --
To walk the dusty summer roads by your side.

I cannot pass that certain tree, where our great
Adventure first began, without the cold ache
Of grief in my gut. I cannot help but rail
Against the gods, I cannot help but ask them:
Why? Why, of we seven, who shared merry times
In our youth, do four now lie apart from joy,
From love, from fear, from pain?

Surely Sturm, who saw
Light in the darkest shroud of night, deserved more.
You walked with him on the ramparts that morning.
You saw his eyes grow clear, you understood him
Better than I ever shall. I was not there.

And Raistlin. Yes, I hear you snort, my old friend,
But times were not always so cruel between us.
There were days I was proud to call him friend, when
He was not killing his brother by inches.
Even when he was at his nadir, I would
Never wish on him the fate he met.The same

I would say of Kitiara. I know now
She did not care for me, nor for anyone
Save for herself.
But still her dark eyes haunt me,
Her crooked smile defiles my sweetest dreams,
And sometimes I would give up my life and love
To spirit her soul from the dark knight's embrace.

But of all the dear ones I have lost these years,
Of Sturm and Raistlin, of Kit and Gilthanas,
Your loss still brings the sweetest sting, my old friend.
For though I tried to explain to Tas, that day
When you closed your eyes -- though I told him about
Stars and twilight, and how autumn leaves must fall,
I could not make myself understand.

For though
My life moves on, my infant son lies dreaming
In his cradle, my thoughts still find you, old friend.
And though you would scowl to hear me tell of it,
And stomp and scoff, I cannot hide this plain truth:
I still need you, grumbling old dwarf.

Now, I lie,
Sleepless in the moonless watches of the night,
With my dear Laurana so far from my arms
And this keep rests cold and heavy with mem'ry.
I hear a certain creaking, a sound both faint
And weary: the scraping of a knife on wood.

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Favorite Song Lyrics


       updated  03.26.04

"Who Wants to Live Forever?"
Queen

There's no time for us
There's no place for us
What is this thing that builds our dreams
yet slips away from us

Who wants to live forever
Who wants to live forever....?

There's no chance for us
It's all decided for us
This world has only one sweet moment set aside for us

Who wants to live forever
Who wants to live forever?

Who dares to love forever?
When love must die

But touch my tears with your lips
Touch my world with your fingertips
And we can have forever
And we can love forever
Forever is our today
Who wants to live forever
Who wants to live forever?
Forever is our today

Who waits forever anyway?


"I Hope You Dance"
Lee Ann Womack

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty-handed
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance . . . I hope you dance
I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Livin' might mean takin' chances but they're worth takin'
Lovin' might be a mistake but it's worth makin'
Don't let some hell-bent heart leave you bitter
When you come close to sellin' out reconsider
Give the heavens above more than just a pssing glance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance . . . I hope you dance
(Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along.
Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder
Where those years have gone)
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
Dance . . . I hope you Dance
I hope you dance . . . I hope you dance
(Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along.
Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder
Where those years have gone)
I hope you dance . . . I hope you dance...


"Fifty Years From Now"
Andy Denton

What do you do when the fire's gone?
When passion fades through the rain?
Just being together used to be enough
But now what?
How do we feel what we used to feel?
Can we learn how to care?
When it seems such a long way back
From here to there
But now it feels like it would be easier
To give up, and give in
Fifty years from now
What will we remember?
Fifty years from now
What will we have to treasure?
If we walk away from this
What will we have missed?
Fifty years
Fifty years from now

Dance recitals and t-ball games
Simple joys of the day
Will we let the best of life
Just pass us by?
Graduations and wedding days
The grandkids up on our knees
Will we make a huge mistake
Or memories?
And do we just throw away what we've started
Missing us, missing out
Fifty years from now
What will we remember?
Fifty years from now
What will we have to treasure
If we walk away from this
What will we have missed?
Fifty years
Fifty years from now

God gave us this love
We need to see it through
The moment's ours, the choice's up to me
And you
Fifty years from now
What will we remember?
Fifty years from now
What will we have to treasure?
If we walk away from this
What will we have missed?
Fifty years
Fifty years from now
Fifty years
Fifty years from now...


"Runaway Train"
Soul Asylum

Call you up in the middle of the night
Like a firefly without a light
You were there like a slow torch burning
I was a key that could use a little turning

So tired that I couldn't even sleep
So many secrets I couldn't keep
Promised myself I wouldn't weep
One more promise I couldn't keep

It seems no one can help me now
I'm in too deep
There's no way out
This time I have really led myself astray

Runaway train never going back
Wrong way on a one way track
Seems like I should be getting somewhere
Somehow I'm neither here no there

Can you help me remember how to smile
Make it somehow all seem worthwhile
How on earth did I get so jaded
Life's mystery seems so faded

I can go where no one else can go
I know what no one else knows
Here I am just drownin' in the rain
With a ticket for a runaway train

Everything is cut and dry
Day and night, earth and sky
Somehow I just don't believe it

Runaway train never going back
Wrong way on a one way track
Seems like I should be getting somewhere
Somehow I'm neither here no there

Bought a ticket for a runaway train
Like a madman laughin' at the rain
Little out of touch, little insane
Just easier than dealing with the pain

Runaway train never comin' back
Runaway train tearin' up the track
Runaway train burnin' in my veins
Runaway but it always seems the same


"With Arms Wide Open"
Creed

Well I just heard the news today
It seems my life is going to change
I closed my eyes, begin to pray
Then tears of joy stream down my face
With arms wide open
Under the sunlight
Welcome to this place
I'll show you everything
With arms wide open
Well I don't know if I'm ready
To be the man I have to be
I'll take a breath, take her by my side
We stand in awe, we've created life
With arms wide open
Under the sunlight
Welcome to this place
I'll show you everything
With arms wide open
Now everything has changed
I'll show you love
I'll show you everything
With arms wide open
If I had just one wish
Only one demand
I hope he's not like me
I hope he understands
That he can take this life
And hold it by the hand
And he can greet the world
With arms wide open...


"Please Remember"
LeAnn Rimes

Time, sometimes the time just slips away
And your left with yesterday
Left with the memories
I, I'll always think of you and smile
And be happy for the time
I had you with me
Though we go our seperate ways
I won't forget so don't forget
The memories we made
Please remember, please remember
I was there for you
and you were there for me
Please remember, our time together
The time was yours and mine
while we were wild and free
Please remember, please remember me

Goodbye, there's just no sadder word to say
And it's sad to walk away
With just the memories
Who's to know what might have been
We'll leave behind a life and time
I'll never know again

Please remember, please remember
I was there for you
And you were there for me
And remember, Please remember me

Please remember, please remember
I was there for you
And you were there for me
Please remember, our time together
The time was yours and mine
While we were wild and free
Then remember, please remember me

And how we laugh and how we smile
And how this heart was yours and mine
And how a dream was out of reach
I stood by you, you stood by me
We took each day and made it shine
We wrote our names across the sky
We ride so fast, we ride so free
And I knew that you had me
Please remember, please remember


"But I Do Love You"
LeAnn Rimes

I don't like to
Be alone in the night
And I don't like to
Hear I'm wrong when I'm right
And I don't like to
Have the rain on my shoes
But I do love you
But I do love you
I don't like to
See the sky painted gray
And I don't like when
Nothing's going my way
And I don't like to
Be the one with the blues
But I do love you
But I do love you

Love everything about the way you're loving me
The way you lay your head upon my shoulder when you sleep
And I love to kiss you in the rain
I love everything you do
Oh I do

I don't like to
Turn the radio on
Just to find I
Missed my favorite song
And I don't like to
Be the last to hear the news
But I do love you
But I do love you

Love everything about the way you're loving me
The way you lay your head upon my shoulder when you sleep
And I love to kiss you in the rain
I love everything you do
Oh I do

And I don't like to
Be alone in the night
And I don't like to
Hear I'm wrong when I'm right
And I don't like to
Have the rain on my shoes
But I do love you
But I do love you
But I do love you
But I do love you


"Didn't We Love?"
Tamara Walker

Quarter moon, always makes me think of you
Are you thinkin' of me too?
When you see it shine
It's kind of sad
But I'm smiling, imagine that
'Cause we're lucky to have had what we had-even for a time
Didn't we set the nights on fire?
Did ever a flame burn any higher?
Wasn't it so sweet? Wasn't it?
Didn't we love?

It's okay, sometimes I just get this way
I can't forget you anyway, I wouldn't even try
I'd rather fall than never to have flown at all
It was heaven after all, if only for a time

Didn't we set the nights on fire?
Did ever a flame burn any higher?
Wasn't it so sweet? Wasn't it?
Didn't we love?

Didn't we have it all back then?
Will I feel that way again?

Didn't we set the nights on fire?
Did ever a flame burn any higher?
Wasn't it so sweet? Wasn't it?
Didn't we love?

Isn't it bittersweet, isn't it?
Didn't we love?


"The Circle of Life"
Elton John & Tim Rice

From the day we arrive on the planet
And blinking, step into the sun
There's more to be seen than can ever be seen
More to do than can ever be done

Some say eat or be eaten
Some say live and let live
But all are agreed as they join the stampede
You should never take more than you give

In the Circle of Life
It's the wheel of fortune
It's the leap of faith
It's the band of hope
Till we find our place
On the path unwinding
In the Circle, the Circle of Life

Some of us fall by the wayside
And some of us soar to the stars
And some of us sail through our troubles
And some have to live with the scars

There's far too much to take in here
More to find than can ever be found
But the sun rolling high
Through the sapphire sky
Keeps the great and small on the endless round

In the Circle of Life
It's the wheel of fortune
It's the leap of faith
It's the band of hope
Till we find our place
On the path unwinding
In the Circle, the Circle of Life

On the path unwinding
In the Circle, the Circle of Life.


"Can You Feel the Love Tonight?"
Elton John & Tim Rice

There's a calm surrender
To the rush of day
When the heat of the rolling world
Can be turned away
An enchanted moment
And it sees me through
It's enough for this restless warrior
Just to be with you

And can you feel the love tonight?
It is where we are
It's enough for this wide-eyed wanderer
That we got this far
And can you feel the love tonight
How it's laid to rest?
It's enough to make kings and vagabonds
Believe the very best

There's a time for everyone
If they only learn
That the twisting kaleidoscope
Moves us all in turn
There's a rhyme and reason
To the wild outdoors
When the heart of this star-crossed voyager
Beats in time with yours

And can you feel the love tonight?
It is where we are
It's enough for this wide-eyed wanderer
That we got this far
And can you feel the love tonight
How it's laid to rest?
It's enough to make kings and vagabonds
Believe the very best

And can you feel the love tonight?
It is where we are
It's enough for this wide-eyed wanderer
That we got this far
And can you feel the love tonight
How it's laid to rest?
It's enough to make kings and vagabonds
Believe the very best

It's enough to make kings and vagabonds
Believe the very best


"All My Life's a Circle"
Harry Chapin

All my life's a circle
Sunrise and sundown
Moon rolls through the nighttime
Till the daybreak comes around

All my life's a circle
I can't tell you why
Seasons spinning 'round again
The years keep rolling by

Seems like I've been here before
I can't remember when
I got this funny feeling
We'll all be together again

No straight lines make up my life
All my roads have bends
No clear cut beginnings
So far no dead ends

All my life's a circle
Sunrise and sundown
Moon rolls through the nighttime
Till the daybreak comes around

All my life's a circle
I can't tell you why
Seasons spinning 'round again
The years keep rolling by

I've met you a thousand times
I guess you've done the same
Then we lose each other
It's like a children's game

But now I find you here again
The thought comes to my mind
Our love is like a circle
Let's go 'round one more time

All my life's a circle
Sunrise and sundown
Moon rolls through the nighttime
Till the daybreak comes around

All my life's a circle
I can't tell you why
Seasons spinning 'round again
The years keep rolling by...


"The Time Has Come"
2 B.A. Master

I close my eyes, and I can see
The day we met
Just one moment and I knew
You're my best friend, do anything for you

We've gone so far and done so much
And I feel like we've always been together
Right by my side through thick and thin
You're the part of my life I'll always remember

The time has come
It's for the best I know it
Who could've guessed that you and I
Somehow, someday, we'd have to say goodbye

You've helped me find the strength inside
And the courage
To make all my dreams come true
How will I find another friend like you?

Two of a kind, that's what we are
And it seemed like we were always winning
But as our team is torn apart
I wish we could go back to the beginning

The time has come
It's for the best I know it
Who could've guessed that you and I
Somehow, some way, we'd have to say goodbye

Somehow today, we have to say goodbye...