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Change Yourself in 2012

 

Lonely Planet by The The

Planet Earth is slowing down
Overseas, underground
Wherever you look around
Lord, take me by the hand
lead me through these desert sands
To the shores of a promised land.

You make me start when you look into my heart
And see me for who I really am.

If you can’t change the world. Change yourself.
If you can’t change the world. Change yourself.

I didn’t care if the sun didn’t shine
& the rain didn’t fall from the sky
I just cared about myself
From this world to the next
And from the next back to this.
By our actions we are bound.
We’re running out of love
running out of hate
running out of space for the human race.
Planet Earth is slowing down.

You make me cry when you look into my eyes.
And see me for who I really am.

If you can’t change the world. Change yourself.
If you can’t change the world. Change yourself.
And if you can’t change yourself….change the world.

I’m in love with the planet I’m standing on
I can’t stop
I can’t stop thinking of
All the people I’ve ever loved
All the people I have lost
All the people I’ll never know
All the feelings I’ve never shown.
The world’s too big. And life’s too short.
To be alone…To be alone.

Back to the Start

Last night I made two holiday treats which were failures – buttermilk fudge and chocolate pretzel-almond-cranberry chews. The fudge is too soft and the chews are ugly. Neither tastes bad, but I can’t give batches away, which was my plan. I really dislike failure in the kitchen! So, it’s back to the start for me. I’m going to make fail proof fudge with marshmallow cream and coconut meringues. If either turns out well, you’ll see a post here with the recipe/s and picture/s.

“Back to the start” reminded me of the video below, which I first saw in the neighborhood movie house. I love Willie Nelson’s cover of the Coldplay song The Scientist. The lyrics are awesome and work well with the video.

Queen and Paul Rodgers Perform Shooting Star

Queen and Bad Company are my favorite all-time bands. Some time after the brilliant star, Freddy Mercury, left us forever, Paul Rodgers (of Bad Company fame) joined with Queen to perform around the world. Only overseas could you find a concert of this caliber and with this sort of attendance. Americans seem to have lost their longing for resplendent rock-n-roll.