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FAVORITE INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC, LYRICS, QUOTES & SAYINGS

People listen to music for so many reasons.  They listen to change a mood, to relieve a heart ache, to celebrate a season or an event, to pay tribute and honor, to relax, and just for enjoyment.  There are songs for and about just about any and all events that you can think of.  

 

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Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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Man in the Mirror. Michael Jackson

 

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Michael Jackson   Earth Song

 

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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Michael Jackson   Man In The Mirror (official video)

 

 

 

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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TobyMac   Me Without You

 

 

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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TobyMac  Speak Life

 

Oh oh ohohohoh.. spread the love like fiiire.. raise your thoughts a little higher, choose your words to inspire...

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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GET TOGETHER - THE YOUNGBLOODS
 
Love is but a song to sing
Fear's the way we die
You can make the mountains ring
Or make the angels cry
Though the bird is on the wing
And you may not know why
Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now
 
Some may come and some may go
We shall surely pass
When the one that left us here
Returns for us at last
We are but a moment's sunlight
Fading in the grass
Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now
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@DED46 wrote:
GET TOGETHER - THE YOUNGBLOODS
 
Love is but a song to sing
Fear's the way we die
You can make the mountains ring
Or make the angels cry
Though the bird is on the wing
And you may not know why
Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now
 
Some may come and some may go
We shall surely pass
When the one that left us here
Returns for us at last
We are but a moment's sunlight
Fading in the grass
Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now

Oh yes. This is another lovely song with an equally lovely message!  Thank you. 

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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@nyadrn - Aerosmith - Dream On (with Southern California Children's Chorus)

 

Wow! That's a good one! Thanks for posting it.

It's great to be here. It's great to be anywhere. - Keith Richards
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@MaVolta wrote:

@nyadrn - Aerosmith - Dream On (with Southern California Children's Chorus)

 

Wow! That's a good one! Thanks for posting it.


You are welcome... those runners with the names of the person they were finishing the race for.. this was a killer.

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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Ed Sheeran singing Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah

 

Not my fave rendition, but certainly lovely and engaging.

 

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A song will outlive all sermons in the memory.
-Henry Giles 

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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Well.......What a great aray of inspiration...

 

@nyadrn  I never heard of Henry Giles.  So  Wikipedia

here I come.  Not to much on him, butvery interesting

to read.  That is a great saying.  I think that a song is

heard by many, and a sermon is heard by few.  That

is my interpretation.   BUT..Since he live and died in

the 1800's, a song was probably heard in church as

well as the sermon..... So much for my interpretation.

(lol)

 

"Live Like You Were Dying"  Tim knew not only did

he have great hit, but a very inspirational song also.

What a powerful song to live by

 

"I Believe I Can Fly"..   I've heard this song many times,

but I never gave it much thought, until now.  I love listening

to music and reading the lyrics at the same time.  I believe

this makes you stop and think about the true meaning.

 

And to @Epster

Hallelujah is one of my TOP TEN songs of all times.  And

I have heard it my many artists.  It might be one of the best

songs to do on all of those 'singing' shows.....

 

Thanks again for the walk down 'Memory Lane'.......

 

 

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@rc8149 wrote:

Well.......What a great aray of inspiration...

 


And to @Epster

Hallelujah is one of my TOP TEN songs of all times.  And

I have heard it my many artists.  It might be one of the best

songs to do on all of those 'singing' shows.....

 

 


@rc8149  I love that song too. I'm especially fond of kd langs versions. I think she has 3.  🙂 Two recorded and one live. The live one is my fave. Today. 🙂

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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@rc8149 wrote:

Well.......What a great aray of inspiration...

 

@nyadrn  I never heard of Henry Giles.  So  Wikipedia

here I come.  Not to much on him, butvery interesting

to read.  That is a great saying.  I think that a song is

heard by many, and a sermon is heard by few.  That

is my interpretation.   BUT..Since he live and died in

the 1800's, a song was probably heard in church as

well as the sermon..... So much for my interpretation.

(lol)

 

"Live Like You Were Dying"  Tim knew not only did

he have great hit, but a very inspirational song also.

What a powerful song to live by

 

"I Believe I Can Fly"..   I've heard this song many times,

but I never gave it much thought, until now.  I love listening

to music and reading the lyrics at the same time.  I believe

this makes you stop and think about the true meaning.

 

And to @Epster

Hallelujah is one of my TOP TEN songs of all times.  And

I have heard it my many artists.  It might be one of the best

songs to do on all of those 'singing' shows.....

 

Thanks again for the walk down 'Memory Lane'.......

 

 


@rc8149  Glad you enjoyed them.  How about your favs?

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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UNITED WE STAND

Divided We Fall

And if our backs should

ever be against the wall

We'll be together

Together you and I..

 

BY     The Brotherhood Of Man (1970)

 

I also heard versions by Elton John,

Anne Muray And Glen Gampbell,

And Sonny & Cher. (The song lasted

longer then there relationship. Life happens.

 

Could be a USA anthem........

 

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@rc8149 wrote:

UNITED WE STAND

Divided We Fall

And if our backs should

ever be against the wall

We'll be together

Together you and I..

 

BY     The Brotherhood Of Man (1970)

 

I also heard versions by Elton John,

Anne Muray And Glen Gampbell,

And Sonny & Cher. (The song lasted

longer then there relationship. Life happens.

 

Could be a USA anthem........

 


Well @rc8149. I see you have given us some selections.  Sonny and Cher.  It seems like a hundred years ago that their tv show was on. Sometimes love is not enough really isn't enough to keep us together regardless of what The Captain and Tennille said.   

Good coicd. Thank you 

 

 

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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@rc8149 wrote:

UNITED WE STAND

Divided We Fall

And if our backs should

ever be against the wall

We'll be together

Together you and I..

 

BY     The Brotherhood Of Man (1970)

 

I also heard versions by Elton John,

Anne Muray And Glen Gampbell,

And Sonny & Cher. (The song lasted

longer then there relationship. Life happens.

 

Could be a USA anthem........

 


@rc8149 - This is a good song! Hadn't thought about it in a long, long, time, though. Thanks for posting it.

It's great to be here. It's great to be anywhere. - Keith Richards
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The Impossible Dream from Man of La Mancha - my favorite performance is by Elvis

 

It's great to be here. It's great to be anywhere. - Keith Richards
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To dream the impossible dream

To fight the unbeatable foe

to bear with unbearable sorrow

To run where the brave dare not go

 

To right the unrightable wrong

To be better far than you are

To try when your arms are to weary

To reach the unreachable star

 

This is my quest

To follow that star

No matter how hopeless

No matter how far

 

To be willing to give

When there's no more to give

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I just started righting some of the song

down and started singing it to my monitor.

I'm lucky the monitor didn't ask for a refund.

 

Thank you for listing one of the most inspirational

songs ever.  I will probably be singing this in my

sleep.  The dogs will be howling tonight.  (LOL)

 

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To understand one's hate and bigotry

Is to understand we need not be that way.

PEACE

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"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."  - Bob Marley

It's great to be here. It's great to be anywhere. - Keith Richards
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Excellent quote by Bob Marley,,

Here are a few of mine...

 

-Life is what happens to you while you are making other plans--John Lennon

-Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is -- Vince Lombardi

-The grass is always greener over the septic tank -- Erma Bombeck (I Couldn't resist this one)

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@rc8149  Have long adored that John Lennon quote. Thanks for posting it.

@MaVolta Had never heard the Bob Marley quote, but I like it! 🙂

 

 

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- Ask not what your country and do for you, but what you

  can do for your country  --  John F. Kennedy.  Some of

  us need to pickup on this saying.    REALLY

 

-I Have A Dream  -   Martin Luther King Jr.

  I think most of us have lost the meaning of that one ! ! ! !

 

-Life is to short.  Eat desert first --  Unknown-  This is a great

  saying at the dinner table.      🙂

 

PEACE

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U2s One

 

... we get to carry each other ...

 

"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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Sia's Unstoppable is on my training playlist. I listen to it during races, as well. The video depicts pretty well what I feel I've gone through in order to get into shape enough to beat male racers. Especially those on upright bikes. One gentleman contender quipped at us as we awaited the race start that he didn't know they allowed wheelchairs to race. We race in recumbent trikes, which are low to the ground, but which look nothing like wheelchairs. 3 of us on trikes beat that guy, btw. I was one of them. Thanks, Sia. 🙂

 

The Lyrics

 

All smiles, I know what it takes to fool this town
I'll do it 'til the sun goes down and all through the night time
Oh yeah, oh yeah, I'll tell you what you wanna hear
Leave my sunglasses on while I shed a tear
It's never the right time, yeah, yeah

 

I put my armor on, show you how strong how I am
I put my armor on, I'll show you that I am

 

I'm unstoppable
I'm a Porsche with no brakes
I'm invincible
Yeah, I win every single game
I'm so powerful
I don't need batteries to play
I'm so confident, yeah, I'm unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, I'm unstoppable today

 

Break down, only alone I will cry out now

You'll never see what's hiding out
Hiding out deep down, yeah, yeah
I know, I've heard that to let your feelings show
Is the only way to make friendships grow
But I'm too afraid now, yeah, yeah

 

I put my armor on, show you how strong how I am
I put my armor on, I'll show you that I am

 

I'm unstoppable
I'm a Porsche with no brakes
I'm invincible
Yeah, I win every single game
I'm so powerful
I don't need batteries to play
I'm so confident, yeah, I'm unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, I'm unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, I'm unstoppable today

 

I put my armor on, show you how strong how I am
I put my armor on, I'll show you that I am

 

I'm unstoppable
I'm a Porsche with no brakes
I'm invincible
Yeah, I win every single game
I'm so powerful
I don't need batteries to play
I'm so confident, yeah, I'm unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, I'm unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, unstoppable today
Unstoppable today, I'm unstoppable today

 
 
"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." Julius Erving
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@Epster wrote:

 

 

Sia's Unstoppable is on my training playlist. I listen to it during races, as well. The video depicts pretty well what I feel I've gone through in order to get into shape enough to beat male racers. Especially those on upright bikes. One gentleman contender quipped at us as we awaited the race start that he didn't know they allowed wheelchairs to race. We race in recumbent trikes, which are low to the ground, but which look nothing like wheelchairs. 3 of us on trikes beat that guy, btw. I was one of them. Thanks, Sia. 🙂

 

@Epster - Good for you!! 

It's great to be here. It's great to be anywhere. - Keith Richards
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Paolo Nutini Iron Sky

 

"Iron Sky"

We are proud individuals living for the city,
But the flames couldn't go much higher.
We find Gods and religions to,
To paint us with salvation.
But no one,
No nobody,
Can give you the power,

To rise over love,
And over hate,
Through this iron sky,
That's fast becoming our minds.
Over fear and into freedom.

Oh, that's life
Left dripping down the walls
Of a dream that cannot breathe
In this harsh reality
Mass confusion spoon fed to the blind
Serves now to define our cold society

From which we'll rise over love,
Over hate,
Through this iron sky,
That's fast becoming our minds.
Over fear and into freedom.

You just got to hold on!
You just got to hold on!

Ohhh ohhhh oh oh

[Sample from "The Great Dictator" (1940) movie - Charlie Chaplin:]
(To those who can hear me, I say, do not despair.
The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed,
The bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress.
The hate of men will pass, and dictators die,
And the power they took from the people will return to the people.
And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.
Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men -
Machine men with machine minds and machine hearts!
You are not machines, you are not cattle, you are men!
You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful,
To make this life a wonderful adventure
Let us use that power!
Let us all unite!)

And we'll rise over love,
And over hate,
Through this iron sky,
That's fast becoming our minds
Over fear,
Into freedom.
Into freedom!

From which we'll rise over love,
And over hate,
Through this iron sky,
That's fast becoming our minds
Over fear,
Into freedom
Freedom

From which we'll rise over love,
And over hate,
Through this iron sky,
That's fast becoming our minds.
Over fear and into freedom.
Freedom!

Oh!
Rain on me!
Rain on me!
Rain on me!



 
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The Serenity Prayer

 

God, grant me the senerity to accept the things I can not change,

Courage to change the things I can,

And the wisdom to know the difference....

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A diversity thought at it's best  .................

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This song that I am about to mention was the last song played

by the Armed Forces Radio Network in Bagdad prior to ceasing

operations in Bagdad during the drawdown from Iraq.  It was

selected by servicemembers who where polled........

(This I did not know until now.  I was just listening to Toby

Keith and decided to search more about the song and him)..

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"COURTESY OF THE RED WHITE AND BLUE"

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American girls

And Amercian guys

We'll always stand up and salute

We'll always recongize

 

When we see Old Glory flying

There's a lot of men dead

So we can sleep in peace at night

When we lay down our head

 

My daddy served in the army

Where he lost his right eye

But he flew a flag out in our yard

Until the day that he died

 

He wanted my mother, my brother

My sister and me

To grown up happy and live

In the land of the free

 

Now this nation that I love

Has fallen under attack

A mighty sucker punch came flying in

From some where in the back

 

Soon as we could see clearly

Through out big black eye

Then we lit up your world

Like the 4th of July

 

Hey Uncle Sam put your name

At the top of his list

And the Statue of Liberty

Started shaking her fist.

 

And the eagle will fly

Man it's gonna be hell

When you hear mother freedom

Start ringing her bell

 

And it will feel like the whole wide world

Is raining down on you

Brought to you

COURTESY OF THE RED, WHITE, AND BLUE..

 

Justice will be served

And the battle will rage

This big dog will fight

When you rattle his cage

 

You'll be sorry that you messed with

The U. S. of A.

'Cause we'll put a boot in your ass

It's the American way

 

Hey Uncle Sam put your name

At the top of his list

And the Statue of Liberty

Started shaking her fist

 

And the eagle will fly

Man it's gonna be hell

When you hear mother freedom

Start ringing her bell

 

And it will feel like the whole wide world

Is raining down on you

Brought to you

COURTESY OF THE RED WHITE AND BLUE

 

Of the RED WHITE AND BLUE

Of  MY  RED WHTIE AND BLUE...........

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That song says it all.   My hat is off to you Mr.Keith.

It is also  'My' Red, White and Blue......

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Thank you all who read this post.  This should be and

inspiration to all of us. 

PEACE

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