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  • "God Bless The Child"

    Them that's got shall have
    Them that's not shall lose
    So the Bible says
    and it still is news
    Mama may have,
    Papa may have
    But God bless the child
    that's got his own,
    that's got his own.

    Yes, the strong get smart
    While the weak ones fade
    Empty pockets don't
    ever make the grade.
    Mama may have,
    Papa may have
    But God bless the child
    that's got his own,
    that's got his own.

    Money,
    you've got lots of friends
    They're crowding around
    your door
    But when you're gone
    and spending ends
    They don't come no more

    Rich relations give
    crusts of bread and such
    You can help yourself,
    but don't take too much
    Mama may have,
    Papa may have
    But God bless the child
    that's got his own,
    that's got his own.

    By Billie Holiday
  • I saw this picture awhile back on Facebook.
    I "liked" it.
    I also liked it (smile).

    Made me think of when
    I was in high school
    and would be in my bedroom
    with my black light on
    and my poster over the bed saying,
    "Just do it."
    It was a black light poster.

    I would put my vinyl record
    on my portable record player
    of "Blood, Sweat, and Tears"
    playing,
    "God Bless the Child."
    Originally from Billie Holiday
    but I like the BST version.
    Probably because it reminds me
    of my introverted teen years.
  • Sometimes
    I think America is like
    the Roman Empire.
    A little too big
    for its britches.
    No...I'm not an America hater.
    On the contrary.
    I worry about her.
    She is moving too fast.

    Sometimes ....
    you need to stop and think -
    and listen.
    But historically
    we have never done that.
    Maybe that's why we grew so fast.
    But there is a cost to that.
    There is a cost for arrogance
    and not caring about others.
    Who you step on.
    To get to the top.

    It is said,
    "the meek shall inherit the earth."

    I don't think we believe that though.
  • Hope you don't mind me stealing your music intro style Pete. Couldn't resist on this one.
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