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The one song you'd hate to live without ever hearing again...

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My pick:

"Don't Change" by INXS

Basically, it's a positive song told in first person about being so satisfied with one's current partner that he doesn't want her to change anything. It's about a lost love regained.

It starts out as a synthesizer riff, supposedly stolen from Mozart, and becomes a driving rock song that just leaves you breathless. It closes the album "Shabooh Shoobah," and it's hard to imagine any other song closing an album after this song plays. Apparently, the band considers this one of their best songs as well. It was used to close their shows right up until singer Michael Hutchence's suicide in 1997. I don't know if the band really carried on after his death. I haven't heard anything about them in years.

Here are the words:

I'm standing here on the ground
The sky above won't fall down
See no evil in all directions
Resolution of happiness
Things have been dark far too long

Don't change for you
Don't change a thing for me

I found a love I had lost
It was gone far too long
Hear no evil in all directions
Execution of bitterness
Message received loud and clear

Don't change for you
Don't change a thing for me

A 1990's punk band called Face to Face later recorded the song on their album "Standards and Practices," but the original is still the best.

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I could list about any Johnny Cash song here...
lay down Sally E. Clapton

Jesse Colin Young


Gonna go obscure with this one...

I'd say "Lonely Planet" by The The.

It just speaks to my philosophy somehow, and it's a pretty song.

"If you can't change the world, change yourself". I like that.
Hmmm, I'd hate to be without most any of my Ted Nugent cd's/songs. The motor city madman rocks :rockin: :rockin: :hdbng: :hdbng: :rockon:

Of course there could be other songs I'd hate to be without but they're probably to numerous to list. :D
The version of "stairway to heaven" contained on Led Zeppelin's live album "the song remains the same"

Jimi Hendrix's "red house" (live this dude could rip a strat to shreds), but any Hendrix would suffice

ANY stevie ray vaughan

I guess I like too much music...

oh.... and the allman brothers...

don't forget metallica....
and the list goes on...
One song? You want us to narrow it down to one song :eek: ?

If I had to then it would be "Follow You, Follow Me" - Genesis off the "And then there were three" album. Our wedding song & it says it all very well.

That said, there are so many others that have stood the passage of time that it would be sad to have them finally slip off the radar :( .

All of "Who's Next"
Same for "Back in Black"
Most any Jethro Tull from the middle years
Yes in moderate doses
Pink Floyd/Gilmour
& countless others.

& those are just the ones that have lasted over the years it doesn't even get into the more modern stuff. Life would be sad if I had to limit myself to one :( .


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