[Proposal] Cosmos Café - Music Edition

We Might As Well Dance

Madeleine Peyroux

It’s easy to see the things going wrong now
It’s easy to wallow in a sad song
It’s easy to cry over all that is gone now
But I believe that we must carry on

I hear you saying that our best days are past us
I’ve seen you walking through the rubble and stone
Yes I know there’s list of disasters
But time is gonna soothe the soul

So we might as well dance
In the light of the moon
We might as well dance
We’ll be leaving here soon
Might as well dance
While the river is high
We might as well dance
Before you kiss me goodbye

The times are changing and tensions are rising
But fear can never be our guiding light
I’m not a fool, I know what hate is disguising
And only love can bring the will to fight

So we might as well dance
In the light of the moon
We might as well dance…

We Might As Well Dance…

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Just another Tuesday … but this one worthy of its namesake ( in these parts): Tyr, god of single combat…, almost like

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Love this Line:“So I’ll meet you at the bottom if there really is one
They always told me when you hit it you’ll know it
But I’ve been falling so long it’s like gravity’s gone and I’m just floatin’…”

And seems to Rub with…

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Text:
Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est.
Congregavit nos in unum Christi amor.
Exultemus, et in ipso iucundemur.
Timeamus, et amemus Deum vivum.
Et ex corde diligamus nos sincero.


Translation:
Where charity and love are, God is there.
Christ’s love has gathered us into one.
Let us rejoice and be pleased in Him.
Let us fear, and let us love the living God.
And may we love each other with a sincere heart.
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Heimat is where you hang your hat … at least for a while.

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This song, released a day before July 4th, has layers of meaning (for me). Reminded of Connolly’s entangled account of Job in the prelude to his book Facing the Planetary. The lyrics reach into “Myth and the Planetary”. How do I love thee, oh monstrous America?

Lyrics

Is it love you’re after?
A sign of the flood or one more disaster Don’t do to me what you did to America Don’t do to me what you did to America

I have loved you, I have grieved
I’m ashamed to admit I no longer believe I have loved you, I received
I have traded my life
For a picture of the scenery
Don’t do to me what you did to America Don’t do to me what you did to America

I give it all up in laughter
The sign of the cross awaiting disaster
The dove flew to me like a vision of paranoia The dove flew to me like a vision of paranoia

I have loved you like a dream
I have kissed your lips like a Judas in heat
I have worshipped, I believed
I have broke your bread for a splendor of machinery Don’t look at me like I’m acting hysterical
Don’t look at me like I’m acting hysterical

I have worshipped, I have cried
I have put my hands in the wounds on your side I have tasted of your blood
I have choked on the waters, I abated the flood I am broken, I am beat
But I will find my way like a Judas in heat
I am fortune, I am free
I’m like a fever of light in the land of opportunity

Don’t do to me what you did to America Don’t do to me what you do to yourself Don’t do to me what you did to America Don’t do to me what you do to yourself Don’t do to me what you did to America Don’t do to me what you do to yourself Don’t do to me what you did to America Don’t do to me what you do to yourself

Don’t do to me what you did to America Don’t do to me what you did to America Don’t do to me what you did to America Don’t do to me what you did to America

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What a lovely fantasy-

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Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam) - Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood …

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Lyrics

People, do you understand me now,
If sometimes I feel a little mad
Don’t you know no one alive can
Always be an angel
When things go wrong I seem a little sad
But I’m just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood

You know sometimes, I’m so carefree
With a joy that’s hard to hide
Sometimes seems that all I have is worry
And then you’re bound to see my other side
But I’m just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood

If I seem edgy, I want you to know
That I never mean to take it out on you
Life has its problems and I get more
Than my share
But that’s one thing I never mean to do
I don’t mean it

People, don’t you know I’m only human
Don’t you know I have faults like any one
But sometimes I find myself alone regretting
Some little thing; some foolish thing
That I have done,
But I’m just a soul whose intentions are good
Oh Lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood
Don’t let me be misunderstood
I’m just someone whose intentions are good
Don’t let me be misunderstood,
Don’t let me be misunderstood

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Birdtalker…Let It Be…A Moment of Release…In a Time of (W) Holy Shit Going Down!!!

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This child is a very old soul. It is like watching Judy Garland singing Over the Rainbow. A mature person is in that young body, capable of conveying such a transcendent message from the field of all possibility. I wish I spoke Urdu.

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Sing a song of sad young men, glasses full of rye
All the news is bad again, kiss your dreams goodbye

All the sad young men, sitting in the bars
Knowing neon nights, and missing all the stars

All the sad young men, drifting through the town
Drinking up the night, trying not to drown

All the sad young men, singing in the cold
Trying to forget, that they’re growing old

All the sad young men, choking on their youth
Trying to be brave, running from the truth

Autumn turns the leaves to gold, slowly dies the heart
Sad young men are growing old, that’s the cruellest part

All the sad young men, seek a certain smile
Someone they can hold, for just a little…

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I found this weirdly charming and quirkily synesthetic, as if a robot were to imagine an interpretive dance to a song by some algorithm literally translating the metaphor of roller-coaster emotions into a quaint video game environment.

I can only imagine what this would be like in actual VR; the future has its odd appeals.

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