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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:57 PM

I just had one of those over whelming bursts of emotion

and its all Neil Diamond's fault. In a good way.

I was outside working in the garden and Neil Diamond's America came on. I always liked Neil but the stuff from the Jazz Singer was never my favorites. Until today. For some reason while the song was playing I started to think about the Presidential Inauguration.
So there I stood in the garden singing along and the emotions flooded out and I started crying. It was the coolest thing.

I know Diamond worked the phones for Obama. Wouldn't it be so awesome to have him sing America at the Presidential Inauguration.

Far
We've been traveling far
Without a home
But not without a star

Free
Only want to be free
We huddle close
Hang on to a dream

On the boats and on the planes
They're coming to America
Never looking back again
They're coming to America

Home, don't it seem so far away
Oh, we're traveling light today
In the eye of the storm
In the eye of the storm

Home, to a new and a shiny place
Make our bed, and we'll say our grace
Freedom's light burning warm
Freedom's light burning warm

Everywhere around the world
They're coming to America
Every time that flag's unfurled
They're coming to America

Got a dream to take them there
They're coming to America
Got a dream they've come to share
They're coming to America

They're coming to America
They're coming to America
They're coming to America
They're coming to America
Today, today, today, today, today

My country 'tis of thee
Today
Sweet land of liberty
Today
Of thee I sing
Today
Of thee I sing
Today

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ChisolmTrailDem Nov 2012 #1
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Response to kydo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 02:00 PM

1. I loved the movie and the soundtrack. I was

biased though because Neil Diamond was my favorite singer when I was five years old and I've been a fan ever since. To me, Neil can do no wrong.

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 02:47 PM

2. I always liked it but

I appreciate it more now

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Response to kydo (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:48 PM

3. I had that same emotion here when a DUer mentioned "Hello, Again." It brought back a torrent

of memories. Music can do that to you...

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