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HAPPY VALENTINS DAY..list the greatest love songs ever
vanity | 2/14/11 | Patriot8

Posted on 02/14/2011 3:41:46 PM PST by patriot08

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Valentine's Day Songs and romance have gone together since the beginning of time. Everyone falls in love sometime in their life, or reminisces about their past loves. Some of the greatest love songs have been with us since we can remember. . Throughout history, people have expressed their emotions through love songs and love poems.. The best love songs of all time have created magic and helped two hearts become one with their lovely romantic lyrics and rhythms.

Here are a few of my favorites- some old, some new and even some C/W.

What are yours?

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MY HEART WILL GO ON- Celine Dion

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Celine Dion's soaring ballad to lost love:

(beautiful lyrics)

Every night in my dreams I see you, I feel you, That is how I know you go on

Far across the distance And spaces between us You have come to show you go on

Near, far, wherever you are I believe that the heart does go on Once more you open the door And you're here in my heart And my heart will go on and on

Love can touch us one time And last for a lifetime And never let go till were gone

Love was when I loved you One true time I hold to In my life well always go on

Near, far, wherever you are I believe that the heart does go on Once more you open the door And you're here in my heart And my heart will go on and on

You're here, there's nothing I fear, And I know that my heart will go on Well stay forever this way You are safe in my heart And my heart will go on and on

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AT LAST- Etta James

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It's not the first rendition of this 1942 tune, but Etta's is the finest, thanks to a strong, sensual delivery that says (or is it shouts?) I deserve this! No wonder every bride on earth thinks it was written just for her.

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THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE- Roberta Flack

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Originally a folk song from the 1950's, Roberta Flack made this classic truly her own in a soaring, sensual peformance.

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I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU- Whitney Houston

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Boom! goes the drum, followed by a split second of silence. Then, out of thin air: ''And I-I-I-I-I...'' Some prefer Dolly Parton's subtler original, but Houston imbued the song with so much drama and chilling technique — and scored such a massive hit — that hers has become definitive.

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I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS- Foreigner

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Don't scoff at this selection. The 1984 power ballad recorded by the British-American rock band Foreigner. The song hit #1 in both the UK and the U.S. Still gives me little goosebumps.

One could even interpret this song as spiritual. From listening and thinking about the lyrics, you can imagine one seeking God's love and guidance The wondeful choir reaffirms this emotion, and feeling, brilliantly in this song.

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SOMETHING- Beatles

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This is the only song written by George Harrison to be released as the A-side of a single by the group. It also quickly became the most covered song by the group outside of "Yesterday." It is one of the most perfect of love songs.

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SOMEWHERE IN TIME-

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The beautiful theme from 'Somewhere In Time'.

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IF I COULD REACH YOU- Marilyn McCoo (5th Dimention)

The definitive 'other woman' song. Such a lovely voice this woman had!

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THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT- Andy Williams

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Andy's soaring tenor on this one gets me every time.

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STAND BY ME- Mickey Gilley

I like his version better than the most famous rendition by Ben E. King. There's just something about the soft, easy way he sings it.

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ALWAYS ON MY MIND- Willie Nelson/Elvis

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SAY GOODBYE- Lauren Kincade (from 'Forever Lulu)

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This song is from the sweet little (but forgotten) movie,'Forever Lulu'. This is the only song the girl singer ever recorded and its only in the movie. It is said that the powers that be thought the little Asian girl wasn't attractive enough to be successful in the business- even though she has the sweetest voice.

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Others: (In no particular order)

TONI BRAXTON -UNBREAK MY HEART

REO SPEEDWAGON -KEEP ON LOVING YOU

BEE GEES -HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE

RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS -UNCHAINED MELODY

LIONEL RICHIE/DIANA ROSS -ENDLESS LOVE

SINEAD O’CONNOR -NOTHING COMPARES TO YOU

NAT KING COLE/NATALIE COLE -UNFORGETTABLE

BOSTON -MORE THAN A FEELING

AIR SUPPLY -ALL OUT OF LOVE

KENNY ROGERS & DOLLY PARTON -ISLANDS IN THE STREAM

CYNDI LAUPER -TIME AFTER TIME

CHRISTOPHER CROSS -THINK OF LAURA

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1 posted on 02/14/2011 3:41:50 PM PST by patriot08
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To: patriot08

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBDfju1F76M


2 posted on 02/14/2011 3:45:49 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: patriot08

Sorry, but I’m a man and about 90% of these songs make me nauseous.


3 posted on 02/14/2011 3:46:48 PM PST by Signalman
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To: patriot08

When I Turn off the Living Room Light ~ The Kinks


4 posted on 02/14/2011 3:47:25 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 755 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: null and void
Well...at least you didn't choose Lola.
5 posted on 02/14/2011 3:49:50 PM PST by edpc (It's Kräusened)
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To: Doogle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBDfju1F76M

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Oh YEAH. I like that one.


6 posted on 02/14/2011 3:52:13 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Signalman

What do you like?
What’s your favorite love song? :)


7 posted on 02/14/2011 3:53:22 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

Righteous Bros. “Unchained Melody”, Elvis’ “Can’t Help Falling in Love” and Buddy Holly’s “True Love Ways.”


8 posted on 02/14/2011 3:53:37 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: patriot08

Wang Dang Sweet PoonTang - Ted Nugent


9 posted on 02/14/2011 3:54:53 PM PST by sportscaster ("LET'S ROLL")
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To: edpc

Ever the romantic, that’s me...


10 posted on 02/14/2011 3:54:58 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 755 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: patriot08

Billy Joel’s “And So It Goes.”


11 posted on 02/14/2011 3:59:06 PM PST by 50sDad (A Liberal prevents me from telling you anything here.)
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To: patriot08
As Time Goes By Frank Sinatra - Casablanca
12 posted on 02/14/2011 3:59:39 PM PST by loveliberty2
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To: null and void

The Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, by brothers Ray and Dave Davies in 1964. Categorized in the United States as a British Invasion band, The Kinks are recognized as one of the most important and influential rock acts of the era.

Most popular hit:
(You really got me)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk3Ei_yoI4c


13 posted on 02/14/2011 4:02:50 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Jedidah

Righteous Bros. “Unchained Melody”, Elvis’ “Can’t Help Falling in Love” and Buddy Holly’s “True Love Ways.”

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Good choices


14 posted on 02/14/2011 4:04:28 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

The 1812 Overture.


15 posted on 02/14/2011 4:05:16 PM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: patriot08
What do you like? What’s your favorite love song? :)

It's easier to list what I don't like and that would be specifically:

1. Rap

2. Syrupy feminized love ballads (Whitney Houston etc.) which generally appeal to women, like most of the ones you listed above, and which are generally heard in most supermarkets in my area. (Note: Most men despise this type of music, whether or not they have the b**ls to admit it or not).

3. People who "sing" and destroy the National Anthem. This should only be performed by a full orchestra or military band.

Other than that, I'm pretty easy.
16 posted on 02/14/2011 4:06:17 PM PST by Signalman
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To: paulycy

Robert Plant - Sea of Love.


17 posted on 02/14/2011 4:07:02 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (The way to beat a terrorist is to terrorize him.)
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To: null and void

Oh, come on. There must be one song that turns you on.
Think back on your courting days. :)


18 posted on 02/14/2011 4:08:22 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Oh.. and Taylor Dayne, I’ll Always Love You. (wedding song I had to settle on)


19 posted on 02/14/2011 4:08:22 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (The way to beat a terrorist is to terrorize him.)
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To: patriot08

I don’t know, I kind of like this one. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np5VvHx-1T4&feature=fvst


20 posted on 02/14/2011 4:11:46 PM PST by Lilyjuslan
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To: Signalman

I’ll agree with you on ‘women who destroy the anthem.’
Also rap. Hate it.
There has to be one song that turns you on. :)


21 posted on 02/14/2011 4:11:55 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08
The songs that turned me on, turned on me.

(Not that I'm bitter or anything...)

22 posted on 02/14/2011 4:12:41 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 755 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: patriot08

My short list:

You are so Beautiful, Joe Cocker - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spsVigJCvNU

Best of My Love, The Eagles. A bittersweet love song, but this one runs deep for anyone who’s ‘been there’ - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaO-kgG7eCQ

Love Song, The Cure - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCtIih2HR8Y

66, Afghan Whigs. For me, this is the perfect “lover” song. Like a good relationship, it’s romantic, it’s passionate, and sometimes it’s just a little bit naughty - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Le1PS_WuJU


23 posted on 02/14/2011 4:14:02 PM PST by DemforBush (Eat steak, eat steak, eat a big ol' steer)
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To: Jedidah
Righteous Bros. “Unchained Melody”, Elvis’ “Can’t Help Falling in Love” and Buddy Holly’s “True Love Ways.”
GREAT choices!

Lionel Ritchie's "Hello" - mine and my wife's song (24 years and going)!

I also enjoy Scorpion's "Still Loving You." I actually purchased the entire "Love At First Sting" album to get that song, because I could not find a single of "Still Loving You." Worked out well, turned out to have three or four truly great 80's rock anthems on it!
24 posted on 02/14/2011 4:16:58 PM PST by ExTxMarine ("Convictions are more dangerous to truth than lies." ~ F. Nietzsche)
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To: patriot08

Back in the 23 Skidoo days of my youth, the girls fainted at

Stardust

Begin the Beguine

but my favorite was “Always”.


25 posted on 02/14/2011 4:17:22 PM PST by Ole Okie
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To: patriot08
Elton John - I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues

I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues

BTW "MY HEART WILL GO ON- Celine Dion" is awful!!!

26 posted on 02/14/2011 4:17:29 PM PST by BBell
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To: 50sDad

Billy Joel had some good ones. Among them;
We didn’t start the fire
Just the way you are
Only the good die young
She’s always a woman
For the longest time
Uptown girl’

‘Just The way You Are’ is a great love song.

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27 posted on 02/14/2011 4:17:29 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

“Beautiful” by Gordon Lightfoot


28 posted on 02/14/2011 4:17:43 PM PST by BigOrangeI (Government should only do what only government can do.)
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To: null and void

ok. :)


29 posted on 02/14/2011 4:19:03 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: ExTxMarine

Lionel Ritchie’s “Hello” - mine and my wife’s song (24 years and going)!

I also enjoy Scorpion’s “Still Loving You.”
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Now there’s a romantic man.


30 posted on 02/14/2011 4:21:27 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

For those who have loved and lost, two love songs with enduring meaning for me are SOUTHERN CROSS by Stephen Stills and IT HAPPENS EVERYDAY by Carly Simon.


31 posted on 02/14/2011 4:21:58 PM PST by golux
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To: Ole Okie

Back in the 23 Skidoo days of my youth, the girls fainted at

Stardust

Begin the Beguine

but my favorite was “Always”.

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Now there’s some oldies- but still goodies.


32 posted on 02/14/2011 4:23:16 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNoMSi1ztt0tp://


33 posted on 02/14/2011 4:25:02 PM PST by waterhill (Up the Irons!)
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To: patriot08

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMNw_-yUm_0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtXFfizk5nE


34 posted on 02/14/2011 4:25:20 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ ( "Hokahey, today is a good day to die!" Crazy Horse, Lakota Sioux)
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To: patriot08

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMNw_-yUm_0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtXFfizk5nE


35 posted on 02/14/2011 4:25:22 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ ( "Hokahey, today is a good day to die!" Crazy Horse, Lakota Sioux)
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To: patriot08

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMNw_-yUm_0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtXFfizk5nE


36 posted on 02/14/2011 4:25:41 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ ( "Hokahey, today is a good day to die!" Crazy Horse, Lakota Sioux)
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To: patriot08

Ok, a couple stuck in the 70s ones I like-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5a_4fBH_7dk&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq3biClGRNk&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PMgmgDq2Fo&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPHmsEoLshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlDGyq9z9is&NR=1L0&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4_M5PcJQmU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk-7n1hdK3M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YefKgWdmFk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NM3xBhw72NQhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L886mjb0O8&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WZjqdPVaI0&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=equs_4O_C-U


37 posted on 02/14/2011 4:27:37 PM PST by Esther Ruth (All the good music was from the 70s :))
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To: patriot08

And there is this one...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soDZBW-1P04/


38 posted on 02/14/2011 4:27:48 PM PST by waterhill (Up the Irons!)
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To: mad_as_he$$

Geez sorry!!!!


39 posted on 02/14/2011 4:30:04 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ ( "Hokahey, today is a good day to die!" Crazy Horse, Lakota Sioux)
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To: patriot08

She Loves Him Still- Stevie Nicks unreleased demo.


40 posted on 02/14/2011 4:30:27 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: DemforBush

Best of My Love, The Eagles. A bittersweet love song, but this one runs deep for anyone who’s ‘been there’ - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaO-kgG7eCQ
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Know what you mean.

The Eagles really had some great songs. Among my favs; Hotel California
Life In The Fast Lane and Desperado

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41 posted on 02/14/2011 4:31:00 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oaHHrNQVrg


42 posted on 02/14/2011 4:32:17 PM PST by FrdmLvr (Death to tyrants)
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To: paulycy

“The 1812 Overture.”

I saw that performed live at Moorhead State College, indoors.

It was titled “1812 Overture For Orchestra And 12 Gauge”

Im’m not kidding and it was a hoot!!!


43 posted on 02/14/2011 4:32:55 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic. Monthly Donors Welcome.)
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To: mad_as_he$$

Forgot about ‘ol George.
All My Exes live in Texas, I liked.
He has a summer home about 30 miles from where I live.
(Rockport, Tx)


44 posted on 02/14/2011 4:34:10 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: no one in particular

Would it kill people to add a few words ‘splaining what the youtooooob is about, or at least naming the song?


45 posted on 02/14/2011 4:34:32 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 755 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: FrdmLvr

Haven’t heard that one in a long time.
Good one.


46 posted on 02/14/2011 4:35:44 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUhRY5ah8YE


47 posted on 02/14/2011 4:36:56 PM PST by daler
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To: null and void

Yes. You don’t like surprises?


48 posted on 02/14/2011 4:37:46 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ ( "Hokahey, today is a good day to die!" Crazy Horse, Lakota Sioux)
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To: waterhill

That song tells the truth, alright. :)


49 posted on 02/14/2011 4:37:59 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

Here’s a love song guaranteed to rip your heart right out, especially if you’ve been there
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2ur063fMhs&feature=related


50 posted on 02/14/2011 4:38:25 PM PST by FrdmLvr (Death to tyrants)
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