DONA NOBIS PACEM - Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Monday, November 06, 2006

"WAR"
"IMAGINE"
Welcome To THE COUCH...Sit on Down and Get Comfy..
Through my friend Cathy at Cathy's Rants and Ramblins', I was made aware of a terrific idea. Seems Mimi, over at Mimi Writes, had a brainstorm on October 12th. That brainstorm posting can be found HERE.

Now, as some of you know, I have this sound-track that is constantly playing in my head. As I go through my daily routine, different external stimuli trigger songs to play inside my head to match the stimuli.

OK, OK...It is part of my SPARK OF INSANITY I cherish, and I will NOT seek help to make it go away!
Back on subject...so, as I read of Mimi's idea, two songs immediately began playing.

Instead of THE COUCH pontificating today, I am going to let the lyrics of those two songs be our way of joining in on this WORLD OF BLOGGERS celebration.

Consider the insightful words of Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong and John Lennon.....
and consider what could be...



Dona Nobis Pacem

The literal translation of Dona Nobis Pacem from Latin to English is

Grant Us Peace.



WAR

War! huh-yeah
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing
Uh-huh

War! huh-yeah
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing
Say it again y'all

War! huh good God
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing
Listen to me?

Ohhh? War! I despise
Because it means destruction?
Of innocent lives

War means tears
to thousands of mothers eyes
When their sons go to fight
and lose their lives

I said - War! Huh Good God y'all
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing
Say it again

War! Whoa, Lord ...
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Listen to me?

War! It ain't nothing but a heartbreaker
War! Friend only to the undertaker
War! It's an enemy to all mankind
The thought of war blows my mind

War has caused unrest in the younger generation
Induction then destruction-
Who wants to die?

Ohhh? War Good God y'all
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing
Say it, Say it, Say it

War! Uh-huh Yeah - Huh!
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing
Listen to me?

War! It ain't nothing but a heartbreaker
War! It's got one friend, that's the undertaker
War has shattered many a young mans dreams
Made him disabled bitter and mean
Life is much to precious to spend fighting wars these days
War can't give life, it can only take it away

War! Huh Good God y'all
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing
Say it again

War! Whoa, Lord ...
What is it good for
Absolutely nothing
Listen to me?

War! It ain't nothing but a heartbreaker
War! Friend only to the undertaker
Peace Love and Understanding;
tell me, is there no place for them today?
They say we must fight to keep our freedom
But Lord knows there's got to be a better way

War! Huh Good God y'all
What is it good for?
You tell me
Say it, Say it, Say it

War! Huh Good God y'all
What is it good for?
Stand up and shout it.
Nothing!
IMAGINE

Imagine there's no Heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one
So, in essence, I guess - to use another John Lennon lyric -
All We Are Saying, Is give Peace A Chance....


St. J - P.B.U.A.Q.B.


Thanks for sitting on THE COUCH, hope you enjoyed your stay.


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Keep that spark of insanity kids...It helps keep you an individual.


SONG TITLE INDEX:
WAR:
Composers: Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong
IMAGINE: Composer: John Lennon

19 Of Your Sparks

  1. Coco Says:
  2. Morning hon - got a "similar post over at my blogspot ... lol.

     
  3. Twyla Says:
  4. I posted the song "Imagine", with my peace globe too. :-)

     
  5. busy91 Says:
  6. Two of my favorite songs EVER!

    I was half expecting a rant to match mine! LOL!

    Oh well, mine are far and few.

     
  7. Bond Says:
  8. COCO: Read it... I thought of that song, but these two did it for me.

    TWYLA: Thanks for stopping by. I visited your site. Great Minds as they say =]

     
  9. . Says:
  10. Thanks for stopping in and reading my ramblings. My hope is to reflect life at it's best and worst with expressing what I like (Red Wine) and what I dislike (Cheap Perfume) along with poking fun at life's journey.

    I hope you like my other writings as well. Both are stories that I am working on.

    I really like your Couch and have added your link to my pages.

    Many blessings...

    Steve

     
  11. Turnbaby Says:
  12. Thanks for hooking us up with such a lovely idea Vinny

     
  13. Anonymous Says:
  14. From the mind of Meribah:

    **puts on her Peace Symbol and joins hands with her fellow Soul Patrollers** It's always good to promote worldwide peace. Let's pray that we see it in our lifetimes.

     
  15. Lizza Says:
  16. Sparks of insanity are genius. :-) Those songs are so apt for today. I'll be back to find a comfy spot on your couch, I think your blog is interesting.

    Got here via Morgen's blog, btw.

     
  17. Sanni Says:
  18. Dear Bond!

    Dona Nobis Pacem on your couch has been very confy. Thanks a lot, great job ;-)

    kind regards from Germany,

    Sanni

     
  19. Terrific post. Love the songs. Peace-

    Bud

     
  20. Travis Says:
  21. I didn't get the peace globe on my blog. But I did say a word or two about voting in this country. We need to get back on the right path.

    Thanks for the songs and thanks for the message.

     
  22. Irene Says:
  23. Wishing you and your loved ones peace and joy that never ends! c",)

     
  24. Bond Says:
  25. IRENE: Thanks and welcome to THE COUCH

     
  26. julie Says:
  27. Two wonderful songs..great job Bond!!

     
  28. Elaine Says:
  29. Peace to you - thanks for the visit to my blog!

    Hugs :)
    Elaine

     
  30. QuillDancer Says:
  31. Yeah, Imagine was my first choice for my first peace blog. It pretty much says it all.

    Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.

     
  32. Bond Says:
  33. JULIE: Thanks..'preciate it

    ELAINE: And thanks to you for your visit to THE COUCH

    QUILLDANCER: Perfect sentiment...it must begin with one.

     
  34. Mimi Lenox Says:
  35. What a fabulous blog. Thanks for participating in the first ever BlogBlast for Peace. I am honored and amazed at the outpouring of integrity for this project. Peace to you and yours.....Mimi Lenox

     
  36. Bond Says:
  37. WOOOOO TY TY TY Mimi

     

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