Super8 & Tab feat. Julie Thompson – My Enemy

ONE day i will find you
and i’ll finally know what i’ve been searching for
one day you will see me
like no others looked upon this face before

Dreams
beneath the surface there’s a world that no one sees
a hideaway where i’ve got everything i need

you’ll shine a light and i’ll be brave enough to breathe
to believe to be free

you fill these spaces
your weakness strengthens these walls
crawling out from the darkness
my enemy falls

making noise through the silence
hearing your call
crawling out of the darkness
my enemy falls
crawling out of the darkness

my heart grows stronger
piece by piece
whole again

my heart grows stronger
piece by piece
whole again

you fill these spaces
your weakness strengthens these walls
crawling out from the darkness
my enemy falls

making noise through the silence
hearing your call
crawling out of the darkness
my enemy falls

crawling out of the darkness
my enemy falls
crawling out of the darkness

Bread – Make It With You

Make It with You is a song written by David Gates and originally recorded by the pop/rock group, Bread, of which Gates was a member.

The song first appeared on Bread’s 1970 album On the Waters. Released as a single in June 1970, it would become the group’s first top ten and only number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the U.S., spending the week of August 22, 1970, at the top spot.

Quote of the Week

“We have met the enemy, and they are us.”

– this is a twist on Oliver Hazard Perry’s words after a naval battle: “We have met the enemy, and they are ours.” The updated version was first used in the comic strip “Pogo,” by Walt Kelly, in the 1960s and referred to the turmoil caused by the Vietnam War.

U2 – With or Without You

(The Joshua tree, 1987)

With or Without You is the lead single from U2’s 1987 album, The Joshua Tree. It has since become highly acclaimed as one of the bands most popular songs. Released as a single in March 1987, it became the groups first American #1 hit, spending three weeks at the top.

With or Without You features sustained guitar parts played by guitarist The Edge with a prototype of the Infinite Guitar, along with vocals by lead singer Bono and a bassline by bassist Adam Clayton. The song originated from a demo recorded in late 1985 that the group continued to work on throughout The Joshua Tree sessions.

The lyrics ostensibly describe a troubled relationship between two lovers, although the lyrics have been interpreted in religious contexts. The Washington Post interpreted the song as both an acerbic love song and a tune lamenting the moral contradictions one faces with their religious faith. Toby Creswell echoed these sentiments, saying it “can be read as a song about either marital romance or spiritual need”. Bono explained that the lyrics had romantic intentions, saying, “there’s nothing more revolutionary than two people loving each other. One, ’cause it’s so uncommon these days, and two, ’cause it’s so difficult to do.” In 1987, Bono explained that “And you give yourself away” lyric refers to how he sometimes feels exposed being in U2, and that his openness, both to the public and music press, can do damage to the group. Author Niall Stokes interpreted the line as encompassing the theme of “surrendering the ego” to one’s love and spiritual faith.

In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine placed the single at number 131 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Watch your money grow

Watch your money grow
Buying the right timepiece can pay off quickly
Peter McGarrity
SCMP Jan 09, 2011

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Buying a new watch is in many ways similar to buying a new car – a premium is paid for the latest models and once you take it out of the dealer’s showroom its value will likely drop by around 30 per cent.

However, in certain circumstances it is possible to make money from buying watches. At the top end of the market, it is easier simply because you can buy more exquisite pieces, the supply of which is strictly limited by the manufacturer.
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The Real Thing – You To Me Are Everything (1976)

“You to Me Are Everything” is the debut single by The Real Thing. Written by Ken Gold and Michael Denne and produced by Ken Gold, “You to Me Are Everything” was The Real Thing’s sole number-one single in the UK, spending three weeks at the top in July 1976. A remixed version of the song returned to the chart in March 1986 reaching number five.

Paul Young – Everytime You Go Away (1985)

Everytime You Go Away is a song written by Daryl Hall and covered by Paul Young. The original appeared on Hall & Oates’s 1980 album, Voices, although it was not released as a single.

Young’s version hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on July 27, 1985. It remains his only number-one hit and one of only two top 10 hits he had on the U.S. pop singles chart. It also topped the U.S. adult contemporary chart for two weeks. The song peaked at No. 4 in the UK, Young’s home country.

The Rainbow Connection

“The Rainbow Connection” was written for The Muppet Movie and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song in 1979. It is sung by Kermit as the movie’s opening number and reprised by the whole cast of Muppets at the end of the movie. The single of this song reached #25 on Billboard’s “Hot 100 Singles” chart in 1979.

Why are there so many songs about rainbows and what’s on the other side?
Rainbows are visions, but only illusions, and rainbows have nothing to hide.
So we’ve been told and some choose to believe it.
I know they’re wrong wait and see.

Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection.
The lovers, the dreamers and me.

Who said that every wish would be heard and answered when wished on the morningstar?
Someone thought of that and someone believed it.
Look what it’s done so far.
What’s so amazing that keeps us stargazing and what do we think we might see?

Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection.
The lovers, the dreamers and me.

All of us under its spell.
We know that it’s probably magic.

Have you been half asleep and have you heard voices?
I’ve heard them calling my name.

Is this the sweet sound that calls the young sailors.
The voice might be one and the same.

I’ve heard it too many times to ignore it.
It’s something that I’m supposed to be.

Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection, the lovers, the dreamers and me.
Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection, the lovers, the dreamers and me.