What Is Your Life's Musical Score? What song would you leave your children?

Since August 7th 2007, 'A Nice Place In The Sun' has posted a question to readers entitled Tuesday's Question. And every Wednesday I've posted the answers along with a link back to the blogs who commented. Although, the first time I posted the question, I linked only to the blogs with the best answer. However, last weeks responses were so good, that I posted everyone's answers and linked back to all of the blogs who humored me with a response.

I liked posting all of the participating bloggers answers instead of a select few with the best answer, since we all became a part of the same post. The past posts are listed in my sidebar under Tuesday's Questions if you would like to read them, however before you do, be sure and answer todays!

The image above reminded me of a person coming forward with something about themselves, although I'm not sure why, it just does. Which brings me to today's question. Since there are so many different sides to people I decided to ask two additional questions in an effort to get to know everyone better. I sound like a teacher on the first day of school, don't I? Anyway here are the questions,

In your last will and testament what would you answer to the following questions?

What is your life’s musical score? What love song would you leave to your partner/husband/wife? What song would you leave to your children?

Your life's musical score is the lyrical story of your life, so answer in the most thoughtful way possible, that way we all know you better after reading your comments.

Bob Dylan once said in an interview, "There is no music without the words"

What is your life’s musical score?

My life's musical score is the theme from Midnight Cowboy entitled,

“Everybody’s talking at me” by Harry Nilsson

"Everybody's talking at me
I don't hear a word they're saying,
Only the echoes of my mind.
People stopping staring,
I can't see their faces,
Only the shadows of their eyes."

Oh, I would love to go where “the sun keeps shinning through the pouring rain” and “sail on a summer breeze” then, “skip over the ocean like a stone.”

What love song would you leave your partner/husband/wife?

"If " by Bread with the lyrics " if a picture paints a thousand words, then why can't I paint you? " If a (woman)man could be two places at one time,
I'd be with you.
Tommorrow and today, beside you all the way.
If the world should stop revolving spinning slowly down to
die, I'd spend the end with you. And when the world was through,
Then one by one the stars would all go out,
and you and I would simply fly away"

What song would you leave your children?

"A Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon and Garfunkel.

"When you're weary, feeling small,
When tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all;
I'm on your side. when times get rough
And friends just cant be found,
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down.
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down."

Here they are again,

What is your life’s musical score? What love song would you leave to your partner/husband/wife? What song would you leave to your children?

Thank you for reading and thanks ahead of time for commenting. Please remember your comments will be published in tomorrow's post. I will also link to your blog/site, so check with technorati for links! Have a great day!

Note : I forgot to add that Tuesdays Question is open to everyone, not just bloggers. I will post anonymous answers too, so please have fun!


Jos said...

Oh boy, this is a hard one. I'll have to go back and do some thinking and listening for this. Music is even more important to me than writing or reading, or even blogging..lol!
To rephrase Bob Dylan: Without music, there would be no Jos.
It's is nice to see that all of the music you've mentioned before on your blog, like Mick Jagger, The Monkees, Dylan, S&G, Bread, etc., are apparently just as much 'top of mind' for you as they are for me, eventhough I grew up on the other side of the world. Music really has become a global/generation thing, hasnt it? And I like that.
Anyway, I'll drop in later. First I am going to listen to some fine music. Thanks for this question, Ann. It starts my day with music. :)

Blog Author Ann Clemmons said...

Your welcome Jos, and I really like your comment. It's so true and I do feel much the same way. It's impressive you remember so well the music I brought up in addition to your interesting comments about different parts of the world. I was telling Christy the other day that we should try to meet each other one day. Wouldn't that be neat? Anyway, I look forward to your answers. :)

Have a great day Jos-



Jos said...

Ann, while browsing hrough my music, I also tagged you. It's an easy one: http://nodirecton.blogspot.com/2007/08/its-as-easy-as-1-2-3.html

Blog Author Ann Clemmons said...

Thank you jos. I'll go have a look!


insanity-suits-me (Dawn) said...

this requires a little thought... i shall return!

Ellen said...

Hi Ann,

what a beautiful, beautiful question.. I do love music, it gives me strength, gives me joy, gives me energy at times of distress..
I must honestly say I'm almost afraid to answer it, just like your picture seems to indicate. It does get rather personal ;-))..

But here goes..
The story of my life:
Bette Middler's - The Rose:
It's the heart afraid of breaking
that never learns to dance.
It's the dream afraid of waking
that never takes the chance.
It's the one who won't be taken,
who cannot seem to give,
and the soul afraid of dyin'
that never learns to live.

When the night has been too lonely
and the road has been to long,
and you think that love is only
for the lucky and the strong,
just remember in the winter
far beneath the bitter snows
lies the seed that with the sun's love
in the spring becomes the rose.

The story I would like to leave my partner:
Bette Middler - Wind Beneath my Wings
Did you ever know that you're my hero,
and everything I would like to be?
I can fly higher than an eagle,
for you are the wind beneath my wings.

It might have appeared to go unnoticed,
but I've got it all here in my heart.
I want you to know I know the truth, of course I know it.
I would be nothing without you.

Did you ever know that you're my hero?
You're everything I wish I could be.
I could fly higher than an eagle,
for you are the wind beneath my wings.
Thank you, thank you,
thank God for you, the wind beneath my wings.

And last, what I will leave my children. Is not so much a lesson I would like to leave them, as an indication of the love I feel for them. Though I must say, a valuable lesson is indeed a very good one too. Will definitely think about that one! But this song was dedicated to my kids (and they know it) from the day they were born:
When I first saw you I already knew
There was something inside of you
Something I thought I'd never find
Angel of mine

I look at you looking at me
Now I know why they say the best things are free
Gonna love you 'til the end of time
Angel of mine

What you mean to me you'll never know
Deep inside I need to show

You came into my life sent from above
Better than a dream, such a perfect love
And I'll adore you 'til the end of time
Angel of mine

Thanks for this Tuesday's question Ann!! Just the mere fact of answering it fills me with love for the people I care so much about..


Blog Author Ann Clemmons said...

Dawn, I look forward to your return!

Ann :)

Blog Author Ann Clemmons said...

Ellen, It is nice to see you return from your holiday and join Tuesday's Question! I missed you! Fantastic selections!



insanity-suits-me (Dawn) said...

This is so hard!!! My life's musical score is subject to change from day to day!
Some days it could be: Torn by Natalie Imbruglia
"Im all out of faith, this is how I feel - Im cold and I am shamed lying naked on the floor - Illusion never changed into something real - Im wide awake and I can see the perfect sky is torn..."

And then other days...
"Life is a highway
I wanna ride it all night long
If you're going my way
I wanna drive it all night long..."

Maybe I have multiple personality disorder.. he he

The song I would leave to my daughter would be "The Lion Sleeps Tonight", because I'd want her to know that I am always watching over her and keeping her safe.

"Hush my darling, don't fear my darling
The lion sleeps tonight
Hush my darling, don't fear my darling
The lion sleeps tonight"

The song I would leave for my partner...
The Promise by Tracy Chapman
"If you wait for me then Ill come for you
Although Ive traveled far
I always hold a place for you in my heart
If you think of me, if you miss me once in awhile
Then Ill return to you
Ill return and fill that space in your heart

Your touch
Your kiss
Your warm embrace
Ill find my way back to you
If youll be waiting
If you dream of me like I dream of you
In a place thats warm and dark
In a place where I can feel the beating of your heart"

Jos said...

To the Love of My Life I would like to leave Elton John's Your Song:

It's a little bit funny this feeling inside
I'm not one of those who can easily hide
I don't have much money but boy if I did
I'd buy a big house where we both could live

If I was a sculptor, but then again, no
Or a man who makes potions in a travelling show
I know it's not much but it's the best I can do
My gift is my song and this one's for you

And you can tell everybody this is your song
It may be quite simple but now that it's done
I hope you don't mind
I hope you don't mind that I put down in words
How wonderful life is while you're in the world

I sat on the roof and kicked off the moss
Well a few of the verses well they've got me quite cross
But the sun's been quite kind while I wrote this song
It's for people like you that keep it turned on

So excuse me forgetting but these things I do
You see I've forgotten if they're green or they're blue
Anyway the thing is what I really mean
Yours are the sweetest eyes I've ever seen

Jos said...

I'm sorry, I got cut of there...

As for the musical score of my life, I actually first thought of a song from Bob Dylan's great album No Direction Home (which has something to do with the name of my blog, too, but has to remain a secret:)
It's called The Chimes Of Freedom, and it somehow alays is with me, since it first came out. Here Goes:

Far between sundown's finish an' midnight's broken toll
We ducked inside the doorway, thunder crashing
As majestic bells of bolts struck shadows in the sounds
Seeming to be the chimes of freedom flashing
Flashing for the warriors whose strength is not to fight
Flashing for the refugees on the unarmed road of flight
An' for each an' ev'ry underdog soldier in the night
An' we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing.

In the city's melted furnace, unexpectedly we watched
With faces hidden as the walls were tightening
As the echo of the wedding bells before the blowin' rain
Dissolved into the bells of the lightning
Tolling for the rebel, tolling for the rake
Tolling for the luckless, the abandoned an' forsaked
Tolling for the outcast, burnin' constantly at stake
An' we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing.

Through the mad mystic hammering of the wild ripping hail
The sky cracked its poems in naked wonder
That the clinging of the church bells blew far into the breeze
Leaving only bells of lightning and its thunder
Striking for the gentle, striking for the kind
Striking for the guardians and protectors of the mind
An' the poet an the painter far behind his rightful time
An' we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing.

In the wild cathedral evening the rain unraveled tales
For the disrobed faceless forms of no position
Tolling for the tongues with no place to bring their thoughts
All down in taken-for granted situations
Tolling for the deaf an' blind, tolling for the mute
For the mistreated, mateless mother, the mistitled prostitute
For the misdemeanor outlaw, chased an' cheated by pursuit
An' we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing.

Even though a clouds's white curtain in a far-off corner flashed
An' the hypnotic splattered mist was slowly lifting
Electric light still struck like arrows, fired but for the ones
Condemned to drift or else be kept from drifting
Tolling for the searching ones, on their speechless, seeking trail
For the lonesome-hearted lovers with too personal a tale
An' for each unharmfull, gentle soul misplaced inside a jail
An' we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing.

Starry-eyed an' laughing as I recall when we were caught
Trapped by no track of hours for they hanged suspended
As we listened one last time an' we watched with one last look
Spellbound an' swallowed 'til the tolling ended
Tolling for the aching whose wounds cannot be nursed
For the countless confused, accused, misused, strung-out ones an' worse
An' for every hung-up person in the whole wide universe
An' we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing.

(I'm a bit afraid your blogs gets an overload, today)

For my children (and actually really for EVERYBODY's CHILDREN, I would like to leave this one. You know who that is:

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one


Blog Author Ann Clemmons said...

Dawn, LOL! It is hard to do, isn't it? It took me forever to answer my own questions! LOL :) Thank you Dawn for commenting. I love your selections, 'The lion Sleeps Tonight' had me misty eyed.

Have a great day! :)


Blog Author Ann Clemmons said...

Jos, I love Elton John's 'Your Song!' Thanks a million for printing all the lyrics! ;)

Thank you as always for your contribution! :)


Blog Author Ann Clemmons said...

Jos, Wow! You know what is weird? I've been listening to Bob Dylan since yesterday. Thanks again, grat choice-



Blog Author Ann Clemmons said...

Thanks everybody! I'm really getting to know all of you better from your answers, and I appreciate your participation, it's fun! :)


Christy said...

Ann, this is the most awesome question ever, wow, I love it! It's neat to see what songs people are choosing. I am choosing what has been my "Christy Anthem" since I was twelve years old. It always lifts me up and puts me in that "I can touch the stars" mood. Feel free to laugh hysterically but it's.....

Fame (Everyone knows Fame right?)

Baby look at me
And tell me what you see
You ain't seen the best of me yet
Give me time I'll make you forget the rest

I got more in me
And you can set it free
I can catch the moon in my hands
Don't you know who I am

Remember my name

I'm gonna live forever
I'm gonna learn how to fly

I feel it coming together
People will see me and cry

I'm gonna make it to heaven
Light up the sky like a flame

I'm gonna live forever
Baby remember my name


Baby hold me tight
Cause you can make it right
You can shoot me straight to the top
Give me love and take all I've got to give

Baby I'll be tough
Too much is not enough
I can ride your heart til it breaks
Ooh I got what it takes

I'm gonna live forever
I'm gonna learn how to fly

I feel it coming together
People will see me and cry

I'm gonna make it to heaven
Light up the sky like a flame

I'm gonna live forever
Baby remember my name

Okay now I have to go and listen too it, lol. (Leaping through the air).

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

What is your life’s musical score?

Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers.

What love song would you leave your partner/husband/wife?

Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion

What song would you leave your children?

I'll Be Seeing You - Vera Lynn

Blog Author Ann Clemmons said...

Christy, ROTFL! That is hilarious!

I can hardly write this comment I'm laughing so hard! I can see you with your hands stretched to the stars!

My eyes are watering, and I'm...oh that was funny-


Thanks for the comment, Christy!

Blog Author Ann Clemmons said...

Sandee, Your answers are out of this world fantastic, as always. You're not only one of the funniest people I know you're one of the classiest. I love how you printed your answers in addition to the selections.

Well done, and thanks for playing!


Jos said...

Ann, come see the Dylon post on NoDir, its got a great video you must see.
And somethinge else: see the comments!! Somebody else came in and said she had dylan on all day, also weird, so I figure it's Dylan Day.. God I hope he didn't die today or something.. that would be spoooky..

As for Christy, we all have seen her dancin' a lot, lately. First in her kitchen as a "Meez", then Have You Seen this "old footage" video with her doing some charleston-like stuff? Lolllll.

Blog Author Ann Clemmons said...

I know, but it seems like everyday is Dylan day! I will come by and see that sounds great Jos.

And I think the movie 'Shampoo' made an impression on Christy. She is too funny. :)


Ellen said...

@Christy: Fame.. wow, I love it!! thanks!(good old memories coming back..)
Won't be able to get that one out of my head for a couple of days, though ;-)..

Sorry Ann, this question on what to leave my kids just doesn't seem to wanna leave my mind.. And well, just remembered that I already dedicated a song to my daughter (on my Dutch blog). It's India Arie's Video (though Strenght, Courage and Wisdom would do very fine too..):
I'm not the average girl from your video
and I ain't built like a supermodel
But I Learned to love myself unconditionally
Because I am a queen
I'm not the average girl from your video
My worth is not determined by the price of my clothes
No matter what I'm wearing I will always be India Arie

When I look in the mirror the only one there is me
Every freckle on my face is where it's supposed to be
And I know our creator didn't make no mistakes on me
My feet, my thighs, my lips, my eyes I'm lovin' what I see

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