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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:12 PM
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A man ain't an islandóJohn Dunn wasn't lying
Don't turn on the TV, don't show me the paper


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9htLZr7DcU




The dollar went down and the President said
"Who's in charge, now?" I don't know, take your pick.
A new disease every day and the old ones are coming back
Things are looking kind of gray, like they're going to black
Don't turn on the TV, don't show me the paper
(I) don't want to know he got kidnapped or why they all raped her
I want to go on vacation 'till the pressure lets up
But they keep hijacking airplanes and blowing them up

It's been a hard day on the planet
How much is it all worth?
It's getting harder to understand it
Things are tough all over on earth.

It's hot in December and cold in July
When it rains it pours out of a poisonous sky
In California the body counts keep getting higher
It's evil out there, man that state is always on fire.

Everyone has a system, but they can't seem to win
Even Bob Geldorf looks alarmingly thin
I got to get on that shuttle get me out of this place
But there's gonna be warfare up there in outer space

It's been a hard day on the planet
How much is it all worth?
It's getting harder to understand it
Things are tough all over on earth.

I've got clothes on my back and shoes on my feet
A roof over my head and something to eat
My kids are all healthy and my folks are alive
You know, it's amazing but sometimes I think I'll survive

I've got all of my fingers and all of my toes
I'm pretty well off I guess, I suppose
So how come I feel bad so much of the time?
A man ain't an islandóJohn Dunn wasn't lying

It's been a hard day on the planet
How much is it all worth?
It's getting harder to understand it
Things are tough all over on earth.

It's business as usual; some things never change
It's unfair, it's tough, unkind and it's strange
We don't seem to learn; we can't seem to stop
Maybe some explosions would close up the shop

You know, maybe that would be fine: we would be off the hook
We resolved all our problems, never mind what it took
And it all would be over, finito, the end
Until the survivers started up all over again

It's been a hard day on the planet
How much is it all worth?
It's getting harder to understand it
Things are tough all over on earth.



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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 02:06 PM
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1. John Donne never said man was an island. Quite the contrary, John Donne clearly
asserted that "No man is an island, entire of itself." Meditation 17 holds the rest.
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 02:09 PM
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2. good to see you've picked out the most important part of this op
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 02:09 PM by seemslikeadream
DU never fails to surprise me
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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:52 PM
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4. DU never let's you get away with nothin'!
To be fair, it was the first thing that occurred to me before I clicked the thread.

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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 11:54 PM
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5. but those aren't even my words he should talk to Wainwright
Edited on Sun Apr-26-09 11:55 PM by seemslikeadream
:hi:
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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 12:00 AM
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6. No foul here.
I also find it amusing what we sometimes focus on.

I think it is sometimes that there's so much to absorb and digest, when we see something we KNOW is not true, we snap!

The OP is important, btw.
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 08:15 PM
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7. Thanks Toucano
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 10:57 PM
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3. kick
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