The Old Kalahari

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This one caught my attention for the reference to God, Heaven and the singer’s hope that it would resemble his “Old Kalahari”

Ver in die Ou Kalahari daar sing die Boere so
Gee ons die Ou Kalahari die Ou Kalahari bo*

*from Afrikaans: Far in the Old Kalahari, the Boers sing so
Give us the Old Kalahari the Old Kalahari above

In misty plains all around me the burning sun and sand
Lovely and peacful surroundings my old Kalahari land

Sonbesies sing in jou bosse die hittige son te versmaai
Rooi Afrikaner-osse sien jy om elke draai
Ver in die Ou Kalahari tot daar in die Molopo
Gee ons die Ou Kalahari die Ou Kalahari bo*

*from Afrikaans: Cicadas sing in your forests to spoil the hot sun
Red Afrikaner oxen see you every turn
Far in the Old Kalahari until there in the Molopo
Give us the Old Kalahari the Old Kalahari above

— Instrumental —

When I am called on safari
By him whom I cannot deny
I pray that the old Kalahari
Will be part of that land in the sky…

The Billionaire and the Devatha

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The Billionaire and the Devatha, is a romantic fiction about Hari, who is tested by fate and forced to face all sorts of difficulties in life. Does he face his troubles boldly, and is he able to come out on top of them?

The value of Indian culture and importance of maintaining good relationships have been projected throughout the story. Hari suffers through several difficult situations one after another, and readers may relate to his plight.

However, it is important to remember that unconditional love and respect for Nature and the Almighty will definitely give us the support necessary to understand that our falls are neither fatal nor permanent.

Hari is only an imaginary example of the lives of many living legends who have fought all their lives to attain great fame. This book is a very interesting read with plenty of surprise twists at unexpected moments.

About the Author

Sivanandan, a retired banker with vast experience in human relationships, has always been interested in literature. He has great passion for writing and has written short stories in the past.

After his retirement, he has embraced writing completely. This is his maiden attempt at a full-fledged novel. The Billionaire and the Devatha is a romantic novel aimed at building confidence and a positive outlook on life. The author himself faced many difficulties in his past but has come out successful after fighting against the odds with confidence and self-discipline.

A great devotee of the Goddess of Samayapuram, he has attributed the success in his life to Her Divine Love and Blessings. The author believes that prayers and belief in the Almighty will help everyone live happily and peacefully.

Long Road out of Eden

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Moon shining down through the palms
Shadows moving on the sand
Somebody whispering the twenty-third psalm
Dusty rifle in his trembling hands

Somebody trying just to stay alive
He got promises to keep
Over the ocean in america
Far away and fast asleep

Silent stars blinking in the blackness of an endless sky
Cold silver satellites, ghostly caravans passing by
Galaxies unfolding, new worlds being born
Pilgrims and prodigals creeping toward the dawn
But it’s a long road out of eden

Music blasting from an suv
On a bright and sunny day
Rolling down the interstate
In the good ol’ usa

Having lunch at the petroleum club
Smokin’ fine cigars and swappin’ lives
He said: “gimme ‘nother slice o’ that barbecued brisket!”
“gimme ‘nother piece o’ that pecan pie!”

Freeways flickering, cell phones chiming a tune
We’re riding to utopia, road map says we’ll be arriving soon
Captains of the old order clinging to the reins
Assuring us these aches inside are only growing pains
But it’s a long road out of eden

Back home i was so certain
The path was very clear
But now i have to wonder: “what are we doing here?”
I’m not counting on tomorrow
And i can’t tell wrong from right
But i’d give anything to be there in your arms tonight

Weaving down the american highway
Through the litter and the wreckage and the cultural junk
Bloated with entitlement, loaded on propaganda
And now we’re driving dazed and drunk

Been down the road to damascus,
The road to mandalay
Met the ghost of caesar on the appian way
He said, “it’s hard to stop this bingeing, once you get a taste.”
“but the road to empire is a bloody stupid waste.”

Behold the bitten apple – the power of the tools
But all the knowledge in the world is of no use to fools
And it’s a long road out of eden….

Whispering Waters – Jimmy Messina

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Well, I’ve been out walkin’ on the banks of the sea
Where the whispering waters run down
I spied a maiden enchanting to me
She sang such a sweet melody
She sang so sweetly where the whispering waters run down down down
Where the whispering waters run down

It was a beautiful mornin’, not a cloud in the sky
And the wind whispered down through the trees
And the tune it was playin’ and the light in her eyes
They sang such a sweet harmony
They sang so sweetly where the whispering waters run down down down
Where the whispering waters run down

And I swear as the mornin’ came a-risin’
An angel stopped out of a dream (out of a dream)
And she stood on the edge where the waves rolled in
And she danced on the sand to the song of the sea

And I swear as the mornin’ came a-risin’
An angel stopped out of a dream (out of a dream)
And she stood on the edge where the waves rolled in (and danced on the sand)

Now I’ve been out walkin’ (now I’ve been out walkin’) on the banks of the sea
Where the whispering waters run down
Where the whispering waters run down down down
Where the whispering waters run down

I Wear My Life – Jo Dee Messina

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Come close, just look at me, can you see
That new England breeze blowin’ through my hair
Stare into my eyes, can’t you see the endless sky
Peakin’ through the cracks of that abandoned barn
Got my first kiss there
My victories, my broken dreams, you don’t have to look too far
Like an old pair of shoes, like a tattoo, sometimes like a scar
I wear my life, right on my sleeve
Who I am ain’t no mystery
Where I’ve been has left a mark on me
No, I’m not one to try and hide
Or keep it all locked up inside
I wear my life
I’m like an old scrapbook, not afraid to let you look
Every day’s a brand new page I can’t wait to cut and paste
This picture that I see, right now of you and me
Two people so in love even time can’t make it fade
My smiling face, gives me away, yeah everybody knows
When you feel something this real, boy, it’s bound to show
You can see right through me. I’m transparent
I don’t just live it

Ruby Jean and Billie Lee

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Oh Ruby Jean, last night I dreamed I was runnin’ somewhere beyond the stars.
I called out to you, and you answered softly.
You are the children’s eyes, and I’m the days gone by.
Oh Ruby Jean, it doesn’t seem like a long, long time, since we were born again.
Into the dazzling light, uniting black and white.
You are the rich brown earth, and I’m the flowers that grow.

We’ll have children (Lua), of the Kingdom (Joshua).
They won’t be torn by war, nor will they
Kill or hate, or hesitate, to love. Justice.

Oh Billie Lee, it’s destiny that we meet again, here on this earthly plain.
I’ll see all the worlds with you, but you’ll have to help me through.
You are the straight and narrow path, and I’m the wayfayer.
Oh Billie Lee, we shall be free in the years to come, to help build the Promised Land.
We’ll go where the day springs run, forever and live as one.
He is the object of our longing, and we’re His creation.

We’ll have children (Lua), of the Kingdom (Joshua).
They won’t be torn by war, nor will they
Kill or hate, or hesitate, to love. Justice.

No More Walks in the Wood

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No more walks in the wood
The trees have all been cut down
And where once they stood
Not even a wagon rut
Appears along the path
Low brush is taking over

No more walks in the wood
This is the aftermath
Of afternoons in the clover fields
Where we once made love
Then wandered home together

Where the trees arched above
Where we made our own weather
When branches were the sky
Now they are gone for good
And you, for ill, and I
Am only a passer-by

We and the trees and the way
Back from the fields of play
Lasted as long as we could
No more walks in the wood

Inherit the Wind

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The right to think…………….very much on trial.

Inherit the Wind is a dramatization of the famous Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925 when a biology teacher was arrested and challenged a law passed by the Tennessee State legislature making it a crime to teach anything other than the account of creation as set down in the Book of Genesis.

History repeats itself, the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.
This statement by Karl Marx admirably serves two functions: (1) It describes the difference between the two times the teaching of Darwin’s theories were put on trial in this country, in Tennessee in 1925 and in Pennsylvania in 2005; (2) Because it is from Karl Marx, it will automatically be rejected, along with the words to follow, by those who judge a statement not by its content but by its source. That is precisely the argument between Darwinism and creationism. Stanley Kramer’s “Inherit the Wind” (1960) is a movie about a courtroom battle between those who believe the Bible is literally true and those who believe, as the Spencer Tracy character puts it, that “an idea is a greater monument than a cathedral.”

Strange, that 46 years after it was made and 81 years after the Scopes trial, it is “Inherit the Wind” among all of Kramer’s films that seems most relevant and still generates controversy. – Roger Ebert

People All Over The World

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People Over The World
Reach Out your hand
And touch each other
People Over The World
We are the same
just different colors
We have one life to live
So much to give and so much to share
There is love to be found
Just look around
There’s happiness there
People over the world
Love without chains
Like sisters and brothers
Face each day with a smile
And in a while sunshine appears
You’ll feel warm deep inside
No need to hide, from danger and fear
People Over The World
Reach Out your hand
And touch each other
People Over The World
We are the same
just different colors
We have one life to live
So much to give and so much to share
There is love to be found
Just look around
There’s happiness there
People reach out you hand.
Reach out your hand

Gospel Songs

  1. Oceans – Hillsong United
  2. Never Alone – BarlowGirl
  3. Revelation Song – Kari Jobe
  4. I’m Letting Go – Francesca Battestelli
  5. East to West – Casting Crowns
  6. Sing a song of freedom, throw down a line – Cliff Richard
  7. Take my hand precious lord – Jim Reeves
  8. Were you there – Johnny Cash