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Birds...Houses...Right Wing...Left Wing...Many feathers...Many colors...the bird needs all to fly...

Updated: Jan 21




Fly Like an Eagle - Steve Miller Band (04:47)

--amazing aerial avian video imagery

--the opening words tell us that time is passing too quickly...it's time to change our divisive ways...


"Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'

Into the future

Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'

Into the future


I want to fly like an eagle

To the sea

Fly like an eagle

Let my spirit carry me

I want to fly like an eagle

Till I'm free

Oh, Lord, through the revolution


Feed the babies

Who don't have enough to eat

Shoe the children

With no shoes on their feet

House the people

Livin' in the street

Oh, oh, there's a solution"


White Dove - Lynyrd Skynyrd (02:58)

--And a wonder-filled ode to peace...without and within...


"Said I'm tired of fighting, gonna lay down my gun

Just know that my work is done"



White Dove - The Scorpions (04:45)



"A place without a name

Under a burning sky

There's no milk and honey here

In the land of God


Someone holds a sign

It says we are human, too

And while the sun goes down

The world goes by


White dove

Fly with the wind

Take our hope under your wings

For the world to know

That hope will not die

Where the children cry


Waves, big like a house

They're stranded on a piece of wood

To leave it all behind

To start again


But instead of a new life

All they find is a door that's closed

And they keep looking for

A place called hope


White dove

Fly with the wind

Take our hope under your wings

For the world to know

That hope will not die

Where the children cry


Na na

Na na na na

Na na na na na na na na

Na na

Na na na na

Na na na na na


Can anyone tell me why (can anyone tell me why)

The children of the world (the children of the world)

Have to pay the price (pay another price)


And now your telling me

You've seen it all before

I know that's right but still

It breaks my heart


Well, the golden lamb we sent

Makes us feel better now

But you know it's just a drop

In a sea of tears


White dove

Fly with the wind

Take our hope under your wings

For the world to know

That hope will not die

Where the children cry


White dove

Fly with the wind

Take our hope under your wings

For the world to know

That hope will not die

Where the children cry


Na na

Na na na na

Na na na na na na na na

Na na

Na na na na

Na na na na na"

Source


Blowin' in the Wind - Bob Dylan (03:00)

--The female voice reminds us that it is their wombs that weep...




A bird needs 2 wings to fly - one on its right and one on its left. Deprived of both...its flies in endless circles...


Jian Birds


"The Jian bird is a Chinese mythological bird that naturally has only one wing and one eye.

Although one would be tempted to question why a bird would be created to be so imperfect, the myth continued that Jian birds were created in pairs.

That is, there is no one Jian bird that was created to be alone, each bird was created to be the perfect half of another."


What Is A Jian Bird? Meet This Fascinating Mythical Creature (chipperbirds.com) (00:44)


Bird with One Wing | The Iowa Review

--a fable...or is it...about a bird with one wing, a girl with no tongue...and a witch...


DIVIDED HOUSES...FALL...


Truth be told...


...A house...House...divided against itself cannot stand.



Grateful Dead - Opening Sequence / U.S. Blues (Winterland 10/74) (11:00)

"Back to back, chicken shack

Son of a gun, better change your act

We're all confused, what's to lose

You can call this song the United States Blues (note 2)"


Source: Dead.net - contains the footnote references which include mention of these next set of lyrics from "One More Saturday Night"


"I turn on Channel Six, the President comes on the news (note 2)

Says I got no satisfaction, that's why I sing the blues

His wife says don't get crazy, Lord you know what to do (note 3)

Just crank that old Victrola, put on your rocking shoes"


Source: Dead.net featuring annotations on "One More Saturday Night".


Alien Invasion Alert:


As the above video showed, there are those on other planets and in other galaxies that are watching us...watching to see if we're UNITED...or DIVIDED...or STUPID (see third image)




Somehow, we gotta find a way to make our democracy work.


Otherwise, it's just going to continue these prophetic and polarizing words:



For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield cover (03:10)


I liked this cover because it features young people. At this point in my life, I believe children are sent as messengers...trying to wake us up about unhealthy and unsustainable beliefs and the toxic practices that come from them.


"For what it's worth", other countries look at us...what kind of example are we giving them? Hatred, division, discrimination...???


Or.......


FOOTnotes


Be sure you're sportin' some colorful foot gear...before you take it to the streets...


Minions, Mario, And The Grateful Dead — 2020’s Weirdest Sneaker Collaborations


...or to the the courts...




Seal - Fly Like An Eagle (03:49)


#music #diversity #racism #division #SteveMillerBand #LynyrdSkynyrd #BobDylan #TheScorpions #BuffaloSpringfield #JoshTurnerGuitar #GratefulDead #aliens #Seal





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