Broken Land – The Adventures (1988)

These are the games we played at school
Our hands raised in despair
With no exception to the rule
These times are not changing…

This boy had learned to fail
In times like these to cry seems so absurd
His own life’s crisis pales
In the shadow of this truly dying world…

Show me the love to keep us together
Open up your hearts don’t turn me away
Comfort me through this stormy weather
From where I stand, I see a broken land…

Lyrics: The Dreamer by Tom Rush

The moon she rides the tattered storm
on a ragged gypsy journey
The snow lies on the mountain
like a cloak upon a king

My dreams go tumbling with the dust
out across the valley
Low above the river
low above the sea

Life’s a sparrow lost at sea
in dark of night with far to go
Dreams are ships that sail away
and we are only cargo

Now the sea has always sung to me
but I have never ever heeded
I am born a farmer, raised the same
married to the land

But sometimes I will lie at night
while she is softly sleeping
Far away I hear the song
the sea sings to the sand

Now Adam’s prize was open eyes
his sentence was to see
so day by day he’s worn away
against reality

So gypsies dream of being king
kings of being free
A sailor longs to till the land
the farmer sets to sea

And the sea will love the land all night
like a woman loves her lover
The wind will race along the beach
and make the sea cliffs ring

I will wake and start to dream again
the dream I dream forever
Of the ships I’ll never sail
the songs I’ll never sing

Cinematic Orchestra: To Build A Home

From YouTube and Song Meanings:

There is a house built out of stone / Wooden floors, walls and window sills / Tables and chairs worn by all of the dust

This is a place where I don’t feel alone / This is a place where I feel at home

Lyrics (excerpts)

“There is a house built out of stone / Wooden floors, walls and window sills / Tables and chairs worn by all of the dust

This is a place where I don’t feel alone / This is a place where I feel at home

And I built a home / For you / For me
Until it disappeared / From me / From you
And now, it’s time to leave and turn to dust

Out in the garden where we planted the seeds / There is a tree that’s old as me Branches were sewn by the color of green / Ground had arose and passed its knees

By the cracks of the skin I climbed to the top / I climbed the tree to see the world

When the gusts came around to blow me down / I held on as tightly as you held onto me / I held on as tightly as you held onto me

Learn english with pop ballad sing alongs

This is an interesting curation story on several levels.

Song lyrics about loneliness and connection, published along with a half-dozen ad overlays: http://bit.ly/5tLNPB. A number one pop radio hit in early 1985: http://bit.ly/9aexX8. Video with archetypal imagery: http://bit.ly/15JhxK.

Greek language channel adds tacky overlay graphics to dozens of other 80s pop tunes: http://bit.ly/b82Mgx.

A story of rich white rockers being show what love is by the New Jersey Mass choir of the Gospel Music Workshop of America: http://bit.ly/af5Biu.

Alternative video set in Civil War black regiment by Rappers Against Racism: http://bit.ly/9Skmuc.

Wikipedia declares article needs complete rewrite: http://bit.ly/13Pxn7.

Unauthorized use of copyrighted material to YouTube as a teaching tool.  30,000 views in 6 months.

English-language learning favorite: the most important 5 words in the  English language: http://bit.ly/ahjARg.

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