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I watched the news today
It left me in a sad sad way
All those children dying
And so many women crying
Those petty politians lieing

Their innocence lost forever
Childhood so ghastly severed
Their taument will live ever
Why does it have to go on
I don't care who is right or wrong

Will we ever see that world
Where freedom isn't just another word
Mr Lennon sang about it
Soldiers died around it
Will we ever see that world

Will we ever see that world

Will we ever see that world
Where freedom isn't just another word

Here is to you as good as you are
And here is to me as bad as I am
As good as you are and as bad as I am
I'm as good as you are as bad as I am


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 Celt
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Trevor

Nice work with good sentiment.

Echoes of John Lennon:

I watched the news today (A Day In The Life)

Marvin Gaye:

All those children dying
And so many women crying
Those petty politicians lieing (What's Going On)

Kris Kristofferson:

Where freedom isn't just another word (Me and Bobby McGee)

That's pretty good company

John

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" It's easier than waiting around to die" Townes Van Zandt


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Thanks John

I wasn't too sure about posting this as it may have been a bit too political

WOW

That is very good company

Trevor

Here is to you as good as you are
And here is to me as bad as I am
As good as you are and as bad as I am
I'm as good as you are as bad as I am


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Hi Trevor,

Nice work! And you should never hesitate to post because of politics. We can agree to agree or disagree. It doen't change the validity of your song writing which continues to improve. Your expression is there. I just wish you could squeeze out some more. I know it's in you! Heck, you could have even added a chorus or two here!

More! :D

Neil


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Thanks Neil

Yeah I know more verses , I am working on that aspect of wirtting mate but I seem to dry up the inspirational juices pretty quickly lately ...

I had a chorus for this but decided not to use it as I didn't want it to be a
" POP " sort of thing more like a Lennon / Dylan ...

Imagine by Lennon meets Knocking on heavens Door by Dylan ...

Oh well maybe next time

Cheers

Trevor

Here is to you as good as you are
And here is to me as bad as I am
As good as you are and as bad as I am
I'm as good as you are as bad as I am


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edited version

verse
I watched the news today
It left me in a sad sad way
All those children dying
And so many women crying
Those petty politicians lying

Their innocence lost forever
Childhood so ghastly severed
Their torment will live ever
Why does it have to go on
I don't care who is right or wrong

chorus
Will we ever see that world
Where freedom aint a store bought word
The late Mr Lennon sang about it
So many soldiers died around it
Will we ever see that world

verse
While we all live our lives
How often do we realise
The real suffering that is caused
Good deeds seem to have their floors
I can't watch this , watch this any more

Please let there be some peace
I'm begging please let the children sleep
They deserve a childhood just like ours
And not screaming in their final hours
I'm urgeing each and everyone on of you
Please do what your heart tells you to

bridge
Freedom aint something they got
I'm not alone this won't be forgot
Just let there be freedom
Freedom , freedom

final chorus
Will we ever see that world
Where freedom aint a store bought word
The late Mr Lennon sang about it
So many soldiers died around it
Will we ever see that world

thanks
Trev..

Here is to you as good as you are
And here is to me as bad as I am
As good as you are and as bad as I am
I'm as good as you are as bad as I am


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Really nice rewrite Trevor!

As I mentioned you can see some great influences here
but in the rewrite you took those influences and made
something more your own.

Nice Job

John

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" It's easier than waiting around to die" Townes Van Zandt


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thanks John

appreciate the feed back

Here is to you as good as you are
And here is to me as bad as I am
As good as you are and as bad as I am
I'm as good as you are as bad as I am


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(@chefie)
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Well Trevor,

I thought you were going to post this . . . . . apparently not.

Well, for everyone's enjoyment (hopefully) Trevor was kind enough to send me an MP3 of his singing this song and allow me to sing and put it to music. I think it's one of Trevor's best and deserves to be heard.

http://www.soundclick.com/neilstuart

Neil


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Sorry Neil

I have been very busy lately and actually forgot to post it

I thought I did but ...mustn't have ..

Thanks very much for bringing this to life , and I still get a teary when I hear it ..

Thank you

Trevor

Here is to you as good as you are
And here is to me as bad as I am
As good as you are and as bad as I am
I'm as good as you are as bad as I am


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