“But beautiful”


by Burke and Van Heusen – 1947

Love is funny or it’s sad
Or it’s quiet or it’s mad
It’s a good thing or it’s bad
But beautiful

Beautiful to take a chance and if you fall, you fall
And I’m thinking I wouldn’t mind at all

Love is tearful or it’s gay
It’s a problem or it’s play
It’s a heartache either way
But beautiful

And I’m thinking if you were mine, I’d never let you go
And that would be but beautiful, I know.

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Love is tearful or it’s gay
It’s a problem or it’s play
It’s a heartache either way
But it’s beautiful

And I’m thinking if you were mine, I’d never let you go
And that would be but beautiful, I know

Nat King Cole sings this famous song

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

Della Reese sings this song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S1rNxRsU7U&feature=related

“Berlin Wall”


berlin wallWhere were you when the Berlin wall
came tumbling down
What did you feel
during the demise
Did you see the memories
forever stained with blood
of relatives whose dreams
were never realized

It’s a heavy price to pay for freedom
It’s a heavy price to pay for peace
It’s a heavy price to pay
when you have to fight for your release

Did you hear the falling stone
like shiny marching boots
Pounding on the inside of your head
Did the tears of triumph
slide across your face
the wall of so much hatred finally dead

All the massacres
and the concentration camps
Finally the wall is coming down
Faces full of wonder
hope and doubt
The lines were drawn
by faith and misery

©Michael Frazier, November 21, 1996