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09/07/2019

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HALLELUJAH 

Roedean School - Virtual Choir

Apart in uncertain times, but together in spirit and song.


National Book Award Finalist-Fiction  NYT review

It is 1870 and Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. An elderly widower who has lived through three wars and fought in two of them, the captain enjoys his rootless, solitary existence. In Wichita Falls, he is offered a $50 gold piece to deliver a young orphan to her relatives in San Antonio. Four years earlier, a band of Kiowa raiders killed Johanna's parents and sister; sparing the little girl, they raised her as one of their own. Recently rescued by the U.S. army, the ten-year-old has once again been torn away from the only home she knows.

Their 400-mile journey south through unsettled territory and unforgiving terrain proves difficult and at times dangerous. Johanna has forgotten the English language, tries to escape at every opportunity, throws away her shoes, and refuses to act "civilized." Yet as the miles pass, the two lonely survivors tentatively begin to trust each other, forming a bond that marks the difference between life and death in this treacherous land.

Arriving in San Antonio, the reunion is neither happy nor welcome. The captain must hand Johanna over to an aunt and uncle she does not remember-strangers who regard her as an unwanted burden. A respectable man, Captain Kidd is faced with a terrible choice: abandon the girl to her fate or become-in the eyes of the law-a kidnapper himself. 


A book that is both highly accessible and profound in its importance. 

The Japanese phenomenon that teaches us the simple yet profound lessons required to liberate our real selves and find lasting happiness.

The Courage to be Disliked shows you how to unlock the power within yourself to become your best and truest self, change your future and find lasting happiness. Using the theories of Alfred Adler, one of the three giants of 19th century psychology alongside Freud and Jung, the authors explain how we are all free to determine our own future free of the shackles of past experiences, doubts and the expectations of others. It's a philosophy that's profoundly liberating, allowing us to develop the courage to change, and to ignore the limitations that we and those around us can place on ourselves.


"What do you want to be when you grow up?", Kind, said the boy.

Four very different characters take centre stage in this unusual and beautifully illustrated book. There's a horse, wise and reliable; a boy, Christopher Robin-like in his curiosity and kindness; a mole, driven by an optimism, and love of cake; and a fox, vulnerable and in need of love and understanding. The story of their friendship is told through Charlie Mackesy's evocative pen and ink sketches. Most but not all are accompanied by three or four lines of text, not so much a narrative but rather meditations, little flashes of insight into the human condition: "We have such a long way to go," sighed the boy. "Yes, but look how far we've come," said the horse. It's a book full of tenderness and compassion, with much to make readers smile and more yet to prompt a sense of forgiveness, even of ourselves.

Though simple enough for the youngest children, words and pictures will resonate just as much with adult readers. A very special book.

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"The Grapes of Wrath" for our time, "required reading for all Americans."  NYT full review

'I couldn't put it down. I'll never stop thinking about it' Ann Patchett 'One hell of a novel about a good woman on the run with her beautiful boy' Stephen King FEAR KEEPS THEM RUNNING. HOPE KEEPS THEM ALIVE. Vivid, visceral, utterly compelling, 

AMERICAN DIRT is the first novel to explore the experience of attempting to illegally cross the US-Mexico border. It is a story that will leave you utterly changed. Yesterday, Lydia had a bookshop. Yesterday, Lydia was married to a journalist. Yesterday, she was with everyone she loved most in the world. Today, her eight-year-old son Luca is all she has left. For him, she will carry a machete strapped to her leg. For him, she will leap onto the roof of a high speed train. For him, she will find the strength to keep running.


'One of the strongest and most affecting works in Allende's long career' New York Times Book Review


Pregnant widow Roser and Victor Dalmow, the brother of her deceased love, marry in the aftermath of the fascist takeover in 1930s Spain, in order to flee on a ship chartered by the poet Pablo Neruda. Along with the other refugees, they start over in Chile as Europe erupts in war, and find a way to embrace their new life and each other in exile.

"Both an intimate look at the relationship between one man and one woman and an epic story of love, war, family, and the search for home, this gorgeous novel, like all the best novels, transports the reader to another time and place, and also sheds light on the way we live now."-J. Courtney Sullivan, author of Saints for All Occasions

A masterful work of historical fiction about hope, exile, and belonging, A Long Petal of the Sea shows Isabel Allende at the height of her powers.  Penguin Randon House


Greer's Pulitzer-winning satirical novel tracks a lovelorn writer on a cathartic voyage of self-discovery.  Full review

What would possibly go wrong? Arthur Less will almost fall in love in Paris, almost fall to his death in Berlin, barely escape to a Moroccan ski chalet from a Saharan sandstorm, accidentally book himself as the (only) writer-in-residence at a Christian Retreat Center in Southern India, and encounter, on a desert island in the Arabian Sea, the last person on Earth he wants to face. Somewhere in there: he will turn fifty. Through it all, there is his first love. And there is his last.

A scintillating satire of the American abroad, a rumination on time and the human heart, a bittersweet romance of chances lost, by an author The New York Times has hailed as "inspired, lyrical," "elegiac," "ingenious," as well as "too sappy by half," LESS shows a writer at the peak of his talents raising the curtain on our shared human comedy

...philosophical, poignant, funny and wise, filled with unexpected turns ... What makes Less such an endearing character is that he isn't a miserable wretch but a sweet and guileless one ..Carmela Ciuraru. The San Francisco Chronicle


A novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom.

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK

Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of herbut was gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. This brush with death births an urgency in Hiram and a daring scheme: to escape from the only home hes ever known.

So begins an unexpected journey that takes Hiram from the corrupt grandeur of Virginia's proud plantations to desperate guerrilla cells in the wilderness, from the coffin of the deep South to dangerously utopic movements in the North. Even as he's enlisted in the underground war between slavers and the enslaved, Hiram's resolve to rescue the family he left behind endures. 

NYT review


Lahiri's breathes unpredictable life into the page, and the reader finishes each story reseduced, wishing he could spend a whole novel with its characters. NY Times 

A really easy read and quick to fly through whilst still being thought provoking!

Jhumpa Lahiri's debut collection of stories, published in 1999, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Hemingway/PEN Award in 2000, and several of the stories appeared in The New Yorker. The title is taken from one of the stories in the collection which, like all the stories, explores the lives and loves of Indians in their native land and in their adopted, Western homes.

The book was a critical and commercial success, and was lauded for the powerful storytelling and elegant themes of the work. Lahiri writes eloquently about the immigrant experience and about the divide between cultures, examining both the difficulties and joys of assimilation. These immensely personal stories form, in one critic's opinion, a story cycle. Overarching themes and narrative styles culminate in an exploration of the Indian and Indian-American experience, through the eyes of a multitude of characters grappling with themes of identity, ethnicity, love, and culture.

Read it here


An alliance between the young and old people

STORIES ABOUT... LOVE | HOPE | STRUGGLE | DEATH | WORK 

This book began in prayer and grew as a labor of love. During one of his daily prayer sessions, Pope Francis received an inspiration: to shine a light on the vital role of grandparents and other elders. He began to preach frequently about the world's need to pay close attention to our elders and heed their wisdom.

More than 250 people were interviewed and  a collection of those stories was sent to the Vatican. These encompassed universal themes of love, loss, survival, hope, peace in the face of unimaginable tragedy, and above all, faith. Pope Francis received every story, prayed over them, and responded with sensitivity and grace to 31 of the stories and the issues they raise. In his Preface, Pope Francis lays out his reasons for this collection of wisdom stories and the movement he hopes it inspires. He also contributes as a fellow elder, offering a story from his own life at the start of each chapter . And in his own wise and compassionate way, he serves as a spiritual shepherd, commenting on dozens of heartfelt stories. source: www.sharingwisdomoftime.com


THE HEARTBREAKING TRUE STORY OF A FAMILY TORN APART BY WAR

Winner of the August Prize, the story of the complicated long-distance relationship between a Jewish child and his forlorn Viennese parents after he was sent to Sweden in 1939, and the unexpected friendship the boy developed with the future founder of IKEA, a Nazi activist.

Otto Ullmann, a Jewish boy, was sent from Austria to Sweden right before the outbreak of World War II. Despite the huge Swedish resistance to Jewish refugees, thirteen-year-old Otto was granted permission to enter the country-all in accordance with the Swedish archbishop's secret plan to save Jews on condition that they convert to Christianity. Otto found work at the Kamprad family's farm in the province of Småland and there became close friends with Ingvar Kamprad, who would grow up to be the founder of IKEA. At the same time, however, Ingvar was actively engaged in Nazi organizations and a great supporter of the fascist Per Engdahl. Meanwhile, Otto's parents remained trapped in Vienna, and the last letters he received were sent from Theresienstadt.

 And in the Vienna Woods the Trees Remain - Elisabeth Åsbrink


"Dreams and Intelligence That We Kill"

Adunni is a fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who knows what she wants: an education. This, her mother has told her, is the only way to get a "louding voice"--the ability to speak for herself and decide her own future. But instead, Adunni's father sells her to be the third wife of a local man who is eager for her to bear him a son and heir. She eventually escapes the marriage and heads to Lagos, where she works for a wealthy family and encounters yet more punishing setbacks. Despite what she endures, this is a courageous story of a woman asserting her own voice.

A powerful, emotional debut novel told in the unforgettable voice of a young Nigerian woman who is trapped in a life of servitude but determined to get an education so that she can escape and choose her own future. Read more


From the New York Times columnist and bestselling author of Bad Religion, a powerful portrait of how our turbulent age is defined by dark forces seemingly beyond our control 

The Decadent Society explains what happens when a rich and powerful society ceases advancing -how the combination of wealth and technological proficiency with economic stagnation, political stalemates, cultural exhaustion, and demographic decline creates a strange kind of "sustainable decadence," a civilizational languor that could endure for longer than we think.

Correcting both optimists who insist that we're just growing richer and happier with every passing year and pessimists who expect collapse any moment, Douthat provides an enlightening diagnosis of the modern condition-how we got here, how long our age of frustration might last, and how, whether in renaissance or catastrophe, our decadence might ultimately end.


It is only with one's heart that one can see clearly."

The Little Prince  - Antoine De Saint-Exupéry

The Little Prince is an enchanting little tale about an aviator's chance meeting with a little boy who happens to be visiting Earth from another planet. The aviator crashes in the Sahara desert and damages his airplane to the point where he cannot fly any longer. Left with little food and water, the aviator ponders his predicament. As he worries, he is approached by a young and serious blond boy; the two become friends.

The Little Prince may come across as a children's book. However, this book is certainly also for adults. More than children, adults need to be reminded of  the simple truths about what counts and what doesn't count in life. Children in any case are born with this wisdom.

The Little Prince and books like it deserve eternal acknowledgment and attention. As long as people refer to them, they make a pause in their busy lives in order to think about the most important things like love, responsibility, and life goals.

Read here a great review from writology.com


Driving Over Lemons: An Optimist in Andalucía Chris Stewart 

Chris, eternal optimist and itinerant sheep shearer, moves with his wife Ana to a mountain farm in Las Alpujarras, an oddball region in the south of Spain. Misadventures gleefully unfold as Chris discovers that the owner has no intention of leaving and meets their neighbours, an engaging mix of peasant farmers and shepherds, New Age travellers and ex-pats. Their daughter Chloe is born, linking them irrevocably to their new life. The hero of the piece, however, is the farm itself - a patch of mountain studded with olive, almond and lemon groves, sited on the wrong side of a river, with no access road, water supply or electricity.
Could life offer much better than that?

source: https://www.bookdepository.com


When you really want something, the universe always conspires in your favour. ( Paulo Coelho-The Alchemist.)

The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho

The Plot is simple: a Spanish shepherd boy, Santiago, keeps getting the same dream that there is treasure lying underneath the Egyptian pyramids. After meeting an old king who offers him some advice and some magic stones, Santiago embarks on his journey to cross the Mediterranean and the Sahara to find his treasure and accomplish his Personal Legend (a concept equivalent to our purpose in life). Amidst swindlers, tribe wars and endless sand, Santiago finds his one true love, learns alchemy and the language of his heart, and of course, fights to reach his treasure.

But for anyone who reads not only to escape reality but also to understand reality, The Alchemist can offer the best of both worlds.
With insightful ideas about one's own destiny, about rising above failure, about the unity of the universe. 

(Source: https://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2015/oct/10/the-alchemist-paulo-coehlo-review.


"The Screwtape Letters" remains one of "Chronicles of Narnia" author most popular works. Continuously in print since Lewis published it in 1942, the novel has been adapted into plays, made into a comic book, and recorded as an audio drama by John Cleese. Fox owns the film rights, and Ralph Winter, best known for blockbusters like "X-Men" and "Fantastic Four," has said he will produce it.

For believers, the letters are theology in reverse, teaching the love of God through the wiles of the Devil, but for all readers, regardless of belief, the letters frame human experience as a familiar sequence of trials, from how you take your tea and what parties you attend to the sort of person you choose for a partner and the sort of politics you espouse. Justice Scalia said "The Screwrape Letters is a great book. It really is, just as a study of human nature."

Screwtape, a demon in the top ranks of Satan's army, is sending letters to his nephew, Wormwood, who is trying to ensure a man's soul is sent to Hell. Through this premise and Screwtape's letters, Lewis tackles most of the common Christian paradoxes and dilemmas. He also proposes how demons might try to undermine Christians and their relationships with God by placing himself in the role of a demon attempting to do so. Download pdf here

source: https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-devil-you-know


Emotive, compelling and uplifting, `LONG WALK TO FREEDOM' is the exhila- rating story of an epic life; a story of hardship, resilience and ulti- mate triumph, told with the clarity and eloquence of a born leader.

 ____UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA - AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER 

"Words like 'generosity,' 'fortitude,' and 'patience' ring through this moving account of Mandela's life and struggle. . . . All hail to the man who could wait so long, and who knew what would be worth waiting for" 

 Globe and Mail 

Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country's bloody civil war-and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka's coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army.

Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built. With the help of a young monk and a legendary Grisha Squaller, Nikolai will journey to the places in Ravka where the deepest magic survives to vanquish the terrible legacy inside him. He will risk everything to save his country and himself. But some secrets aren't meant to stay buried-and some wounds aren't meant to heal.

source: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36307634-king-of-scars


Frankly In Love is frankly amazing. David Yoon has gone above and beyond to bring us an endearing teen romance with a new refreshing cultural point of view. Seeing love through the eyes of a Korean-American born teenager is an unexpected gem of a treat and it's a book that makes you laugh, cry both happy and sad tears, makes your heart clench, and gives a more realistically down to earth version of love in this day and age.

Frankly in Love is a take on identity and race as seen through the eyes of a Korean-American teen caught between his parents' traditional expectations and his own Southern California upbringing.

His parents have one rule when it comes to romance-"Date Korean"-which proves complicated when Frank falls for Brit Means, who is smart, beautiful-and white. Fellow Limbo Joy Song is in a similar predicament, and so they make a pact: they'll pretend to date each other in order to gain their freedom. Frank thinks it's the perfect plan, but in the end, Frank and Joy's fake-dating maneuver leaves him wondering if he ever really understood love-or himself-at all.

source: https://www.thenerddaily.com/review-frankly-in-love-by-david-yoon/


You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring. The first lesson is to make yourself strong.

After the jaw-dropping revelation that Oak is the heir to Faerie, Jude must keep her younger brother safe. To do so, she has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were easy to control. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.
When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her own life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a Faerie world.

source: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26032887-the-wicked-king


"One of those monumental books that can draw you across space and time into another family's experience in the most profound way." -The Washington Post

"NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY" - The Wall Street Journal

Bridge of Clay, by Markus Zusak (The Book Thief), is about five Australian boys raising themselves after their mother's death and their father's subsequent abandonment of them. The story delves into the individual histories of many of the characters, spanning decades and unearthing family secrets. Loss and love are the major themes, giving families much to discuss about the different ways people handle grief and tough times.


about Chris Lowney

After living for seven years as a Jesuit seminarian, practicing vows of poverty, chastity and obedience to the Jesuit general in Rome, Chris Lowney was transformed into a corporate man as an investment banker at JP Morgan. Lowney's years in business revealed that leadership challenges, especially how to recruit and mould leadership in your company's teams, is a universal corporate challenge faced by all companies around the world and throughout time. He realised that the super smart, ambitious and strong willed recruits at JP Morgan didn't always translate into long-term successes at the firm. Lowney noticed that many up-and-comers with raw talent and sheer ambition, either were terrified of making major decisions, or terrorised anyone who dared make a decision without them. Some were good at managing only numbers and not human beings and most were uncomfortable with change and taking personal risks.

source: https://www.tomorrowtodayglobal.com/2011/03/03/heroic-leadership-a-summary/


As he wrestled with the challenge of developing successful leadership in the corporate environment, Lowney was drawn to think back to the leadership lessons he had learnt from the Jesuit company during his time as a Jesuit priest. He realised that this 470 year old company had grappled quite successfully with many of the challenges confronted by companies today, including how to institute a 360-degree feedback loop, forging seamless multi-national teams, motivating inspired performance and remaining change ready and strategically adaptable. 

"Heroic Leadership" is a book which lay out a leadership approach that every company and leader should take seriously.

LISTEN


MORE THAN WORDS

... that is Love

Extreme - More Than Words

Saying I love you
Is not the words I want to hear from you
It's not that I want you
Not to say, but if you only knew
How easy it would be to show me how you feel
More than words is all you have to do to make it real
Then you wouldn't have to say that you love me
'Cause I'd already know
What would you do if my heart was torn in two
More than words to show you feel
That your love for me is real
What would you say if I took those words away
Then you couldn't make things new
Just by saying I love you More than words
La di da, da di da, di dai dai daNow I've tried to talk to you and make you understand
All you have to do is close your eyes
And just reach out your hands and touch me
Hold me close don't ever let me go
More than words is all I ever...

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BACK TO YOU

Humble Surrender

Wild - Back to You

I'm giving everything I got
God knows I know it's not a lot
I'm headed somewhere but I don't know where just yet
I've still got something left to prove
Prove that there's nothing I won't do
Do what it takes so I can bring you back againAll my life you're the one thing that's always been real
(Oooh, oooh) I'm gonna follow my heart right back to you
(Oooh, oooh) You're the one thing I can't stand to lose
(Oooh, oooh) I'm gonna follow my heart back to you
(Oooh, oooh) If it's the last thing I doI've seen my share of misery
But I've never felt a cut so deep
All I remember is what I wish I could forget
And every single thing I do
I'm gonna make it up to you
It might be crazy but I won't give up just yetAll my life you're the one thing that's always been real
(Oooh, oooh) I'm gonna follow my heart right back to you
(Oooh, oooh) You're the one thing I can't stand to lose
(Oooh, oooh) I'm gonna follow my heart back to you
(Oooh, oooh) If it's the last thing I doI'm gonna follow my heart right back to you
(Oooh, oooh) You're the one thing I can't stand to lose
(Oooh, oooh) I'm gonna follow my heart back to you
(Oooh, oooh) If it's the last thing I do

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YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND

That is also what faith is...

Carole King  - You´ve Got a Friend

When you're down and troubled
And you need some love and care
And nothing, nothing is going right
Close your eyes and think of me
And soon I will be there
To brighten up even your darkest night.

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come running, to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I'll be there
You've got a friendIf the sky above you
Grows dark and full of clouds

And that old north wind begins to blow
Keep your head together
And call my name out loud

Soon you'll hear me knocking at your door

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come running, running, yeah, yeah, to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I'll be there, yes, I will

Now, ain't it good to know that you've got a friend
When people can be so cold?
They'll hurt you, yes, and desert you
And take your soul if you let them, oh, but don't you let them You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come running, running, yeah, yeah, to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I'll be there, yes, I will
You've got a friend
You've got a friendAin't it good to know you've got a friend?
Ain't it good to know, ain't it good to know,                      ain't it good to know
You've got a friend?
Oh yeah now, you've got a friend
Yeah baby, you've got a friend
Oh yeah, you've got a friend

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IMAGINE

Let's take it a step further,  and imagine...

John Lennon & The Plastic Ono BandImagine

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only skyImagine all the people
Living for today (ah ah ah)Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, tooImagine all the people
Living life in peace You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as oneImagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of manImagine all the people
Sharing all the worldYou may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

Source: LyricFind


WAVES

When life seemed to be getting a little less exciting each year as it passed...

Dean Lewis (Waves)

There is a swelling storm
And I'm caught up in the middle of it all
And it takes control
Of the person that I thought I was
The boy I used to know
But there, is a light
In the dark, and I feel its warmth
In my hands, and my heart
Why can't I hold on?
It comes and goes in waves
It always does, it always does
We watch as our young hearts fade
Into the flood, into the flood
The freedom, of falling
A feeling I thought was set in stone
It slips through, my fingers
I'm trying hard to let go
It comes and goes in waves
It comes and goes in waves

It comes and goes in waves
It always does, it always does
It comes and goes in waves
It always does It always does
We watch as our young hearts fade
Into the flood Into the flood
And freedom And falling
The feeling I thought was set in stone
It slips through my fingers
Trying hard to let go
It comes and goes in waves
It comes and goes in waves
And carries us away
I watched my wild youth disappear in front of my eyes
Moments of magic and wonder
It seems so hard to find
Is it ever coming back again
Is it ever coming back again
Take me back to the feeling when
Everything was left to find
It comes and goes in waves
It always does It always does
And freedom And falling
The feeling I thought was set in stone
It slips through my fingers
Trying hard to let go
It comes and goes in waves
It comes and goes in waves
And carries us away

Source: https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/deanlewis/waves.html



BEAUTIFUL DAY

What you don't have you don't need it now.. It is a beautiful day

The heart is a bloom, shoots up through the stony ground
There's no room, no space to rent in this town
You're out of luck and the reason that you had to care,
The traffic is stuck and you're not moving anywhere.
You thought you'd found a friend to take you out of this place
Someone you could lend a hand in return for grace. It's a beautiful day, the sky falls
And you feel like it's a beautiful day
Don't let it get away. You're on the road but you've got no destination
You're in the mud, in the maze of her imagination
You love this town even if it doesn't ring true
You've been all over and it's been all over you. It's a beautiful day
Don't let it get away
It's a beautiful day. Touch me, take me to that other place
Teach me, I know I'm not a hopeless case. See the world in green and blue
See China right in front of you
See the canyons broken by cloud
See the tuna fleets clearing the sea out
See the Bedouin fires at night
See the oil fields at first light
See the bird with a leaf in her mouth
After the flood all the colours came out
It was a beautiful day Don't let it get away
A beautiful day. Touch me, take me to that other place
Reach me, I know I'm not a hopeless case. 

What you don't have you don't need it now

What you don't know you can feel it somehow
What you don't have you don't need it now
You don't need it now, you don't need it now
Beautiful day

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OUTNUMBERED 

I see everything you can be. I see the beauty you can not see...                                              

Dermot Kennedy (Outnumbered)

Don't tell me this is all for nothing
I can only tell you one thing
On the nights you feel outnumbered
Baby, I'll be out there somewhereI see everything you can be
I see the beauty that you can't see
On the nights you feel outnumbered
Baby, I'll be out there somewhereI could have showed you all the scars at the start
But that was always the most difficult part
See, I'm in love with how your soul's a mix of chaos and art
And how you never try to keep 'em apartI wrote some words and then I stared at my feet
Became a coward when I needed to speak
I guess love took on a different kind of meaning for me
So when I go just know it kills me to leave To all the stars that light the road
Don't ever leave that girl so cold
Never let me down, just lead me home Don't...

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NEXT TO ME

because... "love is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. love always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres"    Cor.. 13

Imagine Dragons (Next to me)

Something about the way that you walked into my living room
Casually and confident lookin' at the mess I am
But still you, still you want me
Stress lines and cigarettes, politics and deficits
Late bills and overages, screamin' and hollerin'
But still you, still you want meOh, I always let you down
You're shattered on the ground
But still I find you there Next to me
And oh, stupid things I do
I'm far from good, it's true But still I find you
Next to me (next to me)There's something about the way that you always see the pretty view
Overlook the blooded mess, always lookin' effortless
And still you, still you want me
I got no innocence, faith ain't no privilege
I am a deck of cards, vice or a game of hearts
And still you, still you want meOh, I always let you down...
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SHALLOW

A Question Can Open a Door to a New Beginning...

Lady Gaga (A Star is Born)

Tell me something girl
Are you happy in this modern world?
Or do you need more?
Is there something else you're searching for?
I'm falling
In all the good times
I find myself longing for change
And in the bad times I fear myself
Tell me something boy
Aren't you tired trying to fill that void?
Or do you need more?
Ain't it hard keeping it so hardcore?
I'm falling
In all the good times
I find myself longing for change
And in the bad times I fear myself

I'm off the deep end

Watch as I dive inI'll never meet the groundCrash through the surfaceWhere they can't hurt usWe're far from the shallow nowIn the shallow, shallowIn the shallow, shallow

In the shallow, shallow
We're far from the shallow now
I'm off the deep end
Watch as I dive in
I'll never meet the ground
Crash through the surface
Where they can't hurt us
We're far from the shallow now
In the shallow, shallow
In the shallow, shallow
In the shallow, shallow
We're far from the shallow now.



GOOD TO ME

God is Good to All. His Goodness is Around Us...

GOOD TO ME 

Audrey Assad

I put all my hope  
On the truth of Your promise
And I steady my heart
On the ground of Your goodness. When I'm bowed down with sorrow
I will lift up Your name
And the foxes in the vineyard
Will not steal my joy Because You are good to me, good to me
You are good to me, good to me
You are good to me And I lift my eyes
To the hills where my help is found
Your voice fills the night
Raise my head up and hear the sound Though fires burn all around me
I will praise You, my God
And the foxes in the vineyard
Will not steal my joy Because You are good to me, good to me
You are good to me, good to me
You are good to me Because You are good to me, good to me
You are good to me, good to me
You are good to me Your goodness and mercy shall follow me
All my life
I'll trust...

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