Stuck In My Head...
I didn't get much sleep last night which might make this post more rambling than usual. I'm not even going to try to explain why the following bits of songs have been pinging around in my brain, but I will say that things DO get twisted and tangled up in the gray matter. Somehow it all makes sense to me. I don't know if it will to you, but...
here's what's on the playlist in my brain this morning...First up this snippet
from the brilliant musical, 1776; lyrics (and music if you know it)
by Peter Stone.
don't forget that most men with nothing would rather protect the possibility of
becoming rich than face the reality of being poor. And that is why they will
the right, ever to the right
to the left, forever to the right.
market that will hold
that is old
to be bold
sing Hosanna, Hosanna
a sane and lucid manner!
the cool, cool considerate men
like may never, ever be seen again
our land, cash in hand
on my three song playlist is also a "show tune," (I don't know if
it's ever really been considered as such) by Richard O'Brien, from The
Rocky Horror Show. (The fact that I watched the movie on Halloween and
enjoyed the livestream version as well on Halloween night definitely influenced
the gray matter on this. As an aside: it was great to see Tim Curry
[even though the effects of his stroke prevented him from doing as much as he
may have wanted], Barry Bostwick [what an amazing sense of humor this man has!]
and Nell Campbell [She's not just an actor, she's running the show and doing so
marvelously!].) Please note that I have changed one word (bolded in
red) in the lyric:
taste the flesh
all I know
still the beast is
crawling on the planet's face
insects called the human race
in time, and lost in space
and most likely because I consider myself a woman of faith, this verse of a
hymn written in the 1960s by Father Peter Scholtes. Although
this is a Christian hymn and draws on that, I am of the mind, that you could
replace the word Christian with the word human. Or at least I HOPE you
Will work with each other, we will work side by side;
will work with each other, we will work side by side;
we'll guard each man's dignity and save each man's pride.
they'll know we are Christians by our love, by our love,
they'll know we are Christians by our love."
What does this all mean? Maybe nothing...or maybe not. After all, it's just in my head.