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Over my dead body 6/21
Here are the 10 songs Breita Church of Cape Girardeau can't live without:
1. "One of These Days" -- Emmylou Harris
I have sung along with Emmylou for over 25 years. This song speaks of finding peace of mind one of these days. At this moment in my life I am the closest I have ever been to finding that peace.
2. "Boulder to Birmingham" -- Emmylou Harris
"Well you really got me this time and the hardest part is knowing I will survive." And I did.
3. "You Can't Always Get What You Want" -- Rolling Stones
"... but if you try sometime you just might find you get what you need." It's kind of a Zen thing. The universe is how it should be. I am not in charge.
4. "Standing in the Need of Prayer" -- Old negro spiritual
I don't know who taught me this song as a child but my grandson and I have been singing this together since he was about 3 years old. It will always be our song.
5. "Faded Love" -- Patsy Cline
If you listen very carefully you can hear Patsy's voice break from her tears as she sings. It gets me every time.
6. "Moon Dance" --Van Morris
I love this sweet song and melody. For some reason it moves my soul.
7. "Imagine" -- John Lennon
If we could all imagine, wouldn't it be a beautiful world?
8. "Unchained Melody" --The Righteous Brothers
I once heard that most women consider this to be the most sensual song. Works for me.
9. "Sounds of Silence" -- Simon & Garfunkel
This reminds me of my youth in the sixties. It was not always good.
10. "Why Me Lord?" -- Kris Kristofferson
Phillip Whitlock loved singing this. This is a song of our spiritual father's unconditional love for us. Phillip was not my father but he loved me the way we all want our parents to love us -- unconditionally.
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