Saturday, August 04, 2007

Will my arms be strong enough

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Inner strength comes from outside ourselves, this I know, this I have experienced, having passed through divorce and all the related self pity and recrimination I can look back and see that my arms were never strong enough because I relied on my own strength, I had to pass through the fire that removed the dross and exposed my soul for me to see what was lacking. When I saw what I saw I was brought to my knees. Today I am stronger because I am no longer reliant on my own arms but the arms of someone that is always there to take hold and guide, always there to support and comfort. I may not evangelise and shout it out loud on every street corner but without God I am nothing. I do not claim to be a devout churchgoer either but I know what I know. So to those that do not believe God exists, brother I pray for you but I cannot convince you, your own soul has to do that.

In lighter vein I came across a song by BWO, wacky band name list candidate if ever by the way, that fits in with the idea and inspired me to use it as a theme for today and for me to once again put together a Screaming Tangerines play list. No they are not turning gospel but they will as always convey a message through the play list. I love having this one fantasy of being a lead singer in my own rock band, so bear with me, I also play a mean air guitar... when no one is watching. You do not need strong arms for that! Here is the song's words... and video!

BWO - Will My Arms Be Strong Enough

[via FoxyTunes / Bodies Without Organs]


Will my arms be strong enough - BWO
Walking through the empty rooms
The halls and lawns where children used to play
I can write the storyline
From secrets of the past
Looking through the doom and gloom
The chapel where you bent your knees to pray
I can feel a heart resigned
From love that's meant to last

Now I know what you've been through
The tears you've tried to hide
Let me prove my trust in you
I'll stand right by your side

Will my arms be strong enough
To take you through the night
Will my arms be strong enough
To lead you to the light
Will my arms be strong enough
To dare you seize the day
Could it be love that gives the strength
To wash our sins away

Come and leave the past behind
Tonight we're on a journey to the stars
I have seen the promised sign
Where angels fear to fly

Now I know what you've been through
The tears you've tried to hide
Let me prove my trust in you
I'll stand right by your side

Will my arms be strong enough
To take you through the night
Will my arms be strong enough
To lead you to the light
Will my arms be strong enough
To dare you seize the day
Could it be love that gives the strength
To wash our sins away

Will my arms be strong enough
Will my arms be strong enough
Will my arms be strong enough
Will my arms be strong

The play list is called Sanctuary and the reason is that I have found sanctuary in a very special friendship and I hope that I am able to offer the same in return, this afternoon at the party it was as boisterous as a bunch of kids around 7/8 years old can be but to me it was as if I had found the calmest place on the planet. Thanks for making me part of that world KatieB. Since teaming up with you every day has been an adventure of some sort or another, some have been tangible and others have been intangible. Every one has strengthened and inspired us, so I awake each day wondering what new mystery will be revealed to us.
So here are the Screaming Tangerines and Sanctuary:
109 tracks in play list, average track length: 4:18
Play list length: 7 hours 49 minutes 24 seconds

1. Utada Hikaru - Sanctuary (4:16)
2. Lobo - I'd love you to want me (3:34)
3. Solex - Close to the Edge (3:35)
4. Paul Hardcastle - Santify (4:38)
5. Danzel v DJ Frank - My arms keep missing you (franks edit) (7:41)
6. ATB - Ecstasy (Original Airplay Mix) (3:35)
7. Nadia Ali - At The End (album ver) (3:39)
8. Zhi-Vago - Celebrate the love (4:09)
9. Future Trance United - Irresistible (3:38)
10. Texas and Paul Buchanan - Sleep (Single Edit) (4:09)
11. Sash! - Mysterious times ft Tina Cousins (3:29)
12. Dido - Whiteflag (3:38)
13. 2 Vibez - Just 4 You (3:47)
14. Lasgo - Alone (Radio Edit) (4:02)
15. 4 Strings - Euphoric Eyes (3:20)
16. Eros Ramazzotti - Amica donna mia (4:07)
17. Joe Dolan - Make Me An Island (3:01)
18. IIO - At the end (Scumfrog Radio Edit) (3:45)
19. Lonestar - I'm already there (4:18)
20. Jan Johnston - Silent Words (Chiller Twist Destiny Remix) (10:00)
21. Eros Ramazzotti - Un Attimo Di Pace (4:37)
22. HIM - Right here in my arms (3:59)
23. Era2 - Hymne (4:54)
24. Future Trance United - Irresistible (3:38)
25. Sarah Brightman - Eden (3:49)
26. Gregorian - When a man loves a woman (4:52)
27. Delta Goodrem - Sanctuary (3:51)
28. Sash - Stand by me 2001 (5:20)
29. The Shuffles - Cha La La I Need You (3:20)
30. Dido - Take my hand (6:41)
31. Gladiator - Now we are free (4:15)
32. Toni Braxton - Un - Break My Heart (Soul Hex Anthem Vocal Mix) (5:53)
33. Mylo - In My Arms (Tocadisco's 'Zwischen Den Stühlen Mix') (5:52)
34. IIO - Rapture (club) (3:27)
35. Dido - All you want (3:53)
36. Gigi D'agostino - La Passion (3:25)
37. Lonestar - Amazed (huff mix) (4:02)
38. Kylie Minogue - It's In Your Eyes (3:22)
39. Peter Maffay - You (4:53)
40. Josh Groban - My Confession (4:56)
41. Zhi-Vago - Dreamer (4:02)
42. Novaspace - Run to you (2:52)
43. Bee Gees - Words (3:18)
44. BWO - Will My Arms Be Strong Enough (4:16)
45. Leigh Nash - Need To Be Next To You (3:45)
46. Paul Oakenfold - Hold your hand (3:40)
47. Cutting Crew - Just died in your arms tonight (4:38)
48. la cream - you (3:07)
49. Era2 - Infanati (4:29)
50. London Beat - I've Been Thinking About You (3:43)
51. Jon Secada - Just another day (5:24)
52. The Romantics - Talking in your sleep (3:55)
53. Fragma - Say that you're here-Liquid vocal mix (7:59)
54. Marc Almond and Gene Pitney - Something's gotten hold of my heart (4:40)
55. Robert Miles - One & One (Radio Version) (3:58)
56. ATB - I Dont Wanna Stop (3:34)
57. Cranberries - Promises (3:32)
58. Krystal - Eternity (3:40)
59. Ten Sharp - You (4:05)
60. Safri Duo - Everything (6:01)
61. IIO - Kiss you (ambient) (2:29)
62. Lambda - Hold on tight (Surge) (3:50)
63. Pop Parade - Here with me (3:30)
64. Hooverphonic - Eden (3:33)
65. Sarah McLachlan - In the arms of an angel (4:32)
66. Rave - Hold me in your arms (3:41)
67. ATB - Here With Me (3:37)
68. Mike Oldfield - Moonlight Shadow (ext ver) (5:12)
69. System85 - 5 Elements [system85 airplay mix] (4:12)
70. Ana Johnsson - We Are (3:55)
71. FR David - Words (3:25)
72. Melanie C - I turn to you(mix) (4:10)
73. Nightwish - Walking in the air (5:39)
74. Sonique - Another Moment (4:45)
75. Travis - Safe (4:25)
76. Calienda - I'll Surrender (3:38)
77. Nadia Ali - Is it love (4:27)
78. Delerium - Silence - Sanctuary-Medly mix (8:02)
79. Yazoo - Only you (3:10)
80. ATB - Hold you (club mix) (4:49)
81. kate ryan - alive (3:31)
82. Midge Ure - Breathe (4:25)
83. Bosson - I believe (Up-Tempo Version) (3:15)
84. Cher - The Music's No Good Without You (4:00)
85. Groove Coverage - What You See is What You Get (3:32)
86. Florida Inc. - Let Me Love You (3:02)
87. The Sweet - Love is like oxygen (4:00)
88. Nightwish - Forever yours (3:50)
89. Kate Ryan - Je T Adore (Eurovision Mix) (3:02)
90. Paula Cole - Where have all the cowboys gone (3:47)
91. Bosson - You opened my eyes (3:35)
92. ATB - Don't Stop (3:47)
93. Tina Cousins - Pray (3:57)
94. Nightwish - She is my sin (4:46)
95. Zucchero - Senza Una Donna (4:26)
96. Surreal - You Take My Breath Away-DJ Tiesto Vocal Mix. (8:29)
97. Kate Ryan - How many times (4:00)
98. Sonique - Sky (4:23)
99. Faith Hill - Breathe (Hex Hector radio edit #1) (3:56)
100. Midge Ure - If I Was (5:17)
101. Nianell - As One (3:43)
102. Dario G - Dream to Me (3:09)
103. Mike Oldfield - Innocent (12 inch mix) (5:30)
104. Tina Cousins - Hymn (Cj Stone Remix) (7:40)
105. Tina Cousins - Wonderful Life (Original Remix) (3:37)
106. Cranberries - Salvation (2:24)
107. One More Angel - Breathe (4:01)
108. Dido - Dido - Hunter (3:57)
109. DJ Tiësto - Walking On Clouds (7:24)

These songs always make me feel safe, warm and loved. Some are ancient favourites and some are fairly recent but all good to listen to.
The quote sums up my feelings I have for someone who has become my friend and adventure partner on this roller coaster we call life... may we share many unspeakable memories in future.
"What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined... to strengthen each other... to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories." George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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