Songs for Zahra

Discussion in 'Zahra Clare Baker' started by chimpanzee, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. chimpanzee

    chimpanzee New Member

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    Within Temptation "Our Farewell"

    [ame]http://rutube.ru/tracks/448826.html?v=77da8e9981e03adf3c533a75f1d39d6a[/ame]

    http://www.56.com/u19/v_MTkyNjM1NjA.html


    "I can't agree more. Just reading this my throat is choked up and I want to hold this child and cry for her.There are so many monsters in this world.I pray her little soul is at piece and all thoughts of her poor little life have been erased and she can only feel love and joy now.No child should ever have to endure such horrors.There may not be boogey men under the bed or in the closet but they are out there in real life walking among us each and every day hiding in plain site."
    -- smartmom123
    http://world-news.newsvine.com/_new...c-missing-girl-case?pc=25&sp=0#discussion_nav
     

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  3. chimpanzee

    chimpanzee New Member

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    Hilary Hahn and Josh Ritter Play Girl in the War

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb5Ax6eT8aA[/ame]
    [ need to turn your volume up to max to hear it ]

    Josh Ritter - "Girl In The War"
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqLssKusGzM[/ame]



    "I feel helpless when I hear about the atrocities that are happening every single day. How do we keep producing these vile, hideous monsters? Some want to blame God. I blame a society that chooses to ignore the specific rules put down for us to abide by. I blame the system that makes crime, bad behavior, sexual devience a media circus in which we all participate. Finally, I blame the fact that most people become numb to such heinous behavior. We wait until the next horrible crime to occur before getting sick and demanding changes. We should never stop demanding change to protect these small, innocent lives from such cruelty.

    Sadly, I am just as guilty as the next person."
    -- hptathy
    http://world-news.newsvine.com/_new...-missing-girl-case?pc=25&sp=25#discussion_nav
     
  4. chimpanzee

    chimpanzee New Member

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    There is a LOT of angst being expressed, & people are severely depressed. Here & elsewhere. Hopefully, music can provide some "healing". On the eve of the upcoming Zahra Baker memorial (private only).

    solo violinist = Hilary Hahn, composer = James Newton Howard

    The Village Soundtrack- "Will You Help Me"
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uF_fiaTVT_U[/ame]

    The Village Soundtrack - "The Gravel Road"
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJEk824VIas[/ame]

    The Village Soundtrack- "What Are You Asking Me"
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyUwUW-lRjY[/ame]


    "The more details that come out in this case, the more depressingly wretched and humanly uncomprehensible. Cases like this are so heinous that it is hard to read about them without shedding tears for the little innocent victim."
    -- Michigan Mother
    http://world-news.newsvine.com/_new...c-missing-girl-case?pc=25&sp=0#discussion_nav


    "This crime defies description in its cruelty. No one that could properly fit the definition of''human'' could have done what has come to light so far in the death and desecration of Zahra. NO punishment is harsh enough for whomever is ultimately convicted in this girls death. It was pointed out that Zahra wished to remain in her native Australia, only to be dragged to the backwoods of N.C. where she was allegedly abused and murdered all the while suffering from cancer.Unbelievable and add to the fact that the perp(s) will probably cop a plea deal since it was reported that N.C. has put the death penalty on the back burner indefinitely."
    -- erwache
    http://world-news.newsvine.com/_new...-missing-girl-case?pc=25&sp=25#discussion_nav

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    "Art imitating Life"
    "Life imitating Art"

    There are some eerie/CREEPY parallels between the Zahra Baker case (backwoods of North Caroline) & the fictional movie "The Village" (psychological horror film).


    The Village (2004 film)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Village_(2004_film)

     
  5. chimpanzee

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    Josh Ritter - "Girl In The War"
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqLssKusGzM[/ame]

    This is a continuation of the above post, couldn't edit it due to 60 min limit.

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    Interpreation of "Girl in the War"

    http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/3530822107858586566/1/ASC/#comment


    "Sorry guys....this song is obviously not a war song or any sort of political reference. Its simply a beautifully poignant lyric about a woman fighting cancer and her loved one questioning his faith while watching her suffer. He is looking for some divine intervention to save her and 'if they can't find a way to help her they can go to Hell'. "
    -- KingBillyScotland


    "1. Assuming weakmorals is not a dirty liar, the Iraq war two has something to do with this- but there's a lot more.

    2. Regardless of what Ritter's religious beliefs are, i think the realigious references are symbolic, but mostly a way to tell the story

    3. I think the story is about a messed up world that has forgotten "the rules." and I think the "girl" is possibly a daughter. There isn't enough about romantic love. "eyes like champagne" are in reference to crying, not merely beauty.

    4. Basically he is scared about a daughter he brought into a world that seems to be falling apart- i hope she makes it through.


    he probably doesn't even have a daughter... anyway, this is what i think, and i'm right because i know everything "
    -- kbriggs2


    "My boyfriend gave me a mix CD of all the songs that remind him of me and this song happened to be on it. So I assume in this song that he is much like the person singing the song and I am much like her.

    I think it might be about a real girl.
    I think the war might just be general turmoil, conflict, or hardship of day to day life. She seems like she's either dying or wanting to die. He wants desperately to see her make it and pull through.


    "Because the keys to the kingdom got locked inside the kingdom
    And the angels fly around in there, but we can't see them
    And I gotta girl in the war, Paul I know that they can hear me yell
    If they can't find a way to help her, they can go to Hell"

    If someone you loved was broken wide open how much would you pray for them? How disappointed would be when nothing changed. When you love someone it kills you to watch them suffer, it hurts you just as much if not more.

    "But I gotta girl in the war, Paul her eyes are like champagne
    They sparkle, bubble over, in the morning all you got is rain"

    She cries. She hurts. He wants that to change.
    But what can he do? Appeal to Paul and Peter.
    "
    -- ecanbeforelephant


    "Peter said to Paul
    "All those words that we wrote
    Are just the rules of the game and the rules are the first to go"


    But now talkin' to God is Laurel beggin' Hardy for a gun--

    I gotta girl in the war, man I wonder what it is we done

    Paul said to Peter
    "You gotta rock yourself a little harder;

    Pretend the dove from above is a dragon and your feet are on fire"


    And I got a girl in the war, Paul the only thing I know to do
    Is turn up the music and pray that she makes it through
    Because the keys to the kingdom got locked inside the kingdom

    And the angels fly around in there, but we can't see them


    And I gotta girl in the war, Paul I know that they can hear me yell


    If they can't find a way to help, they can go to Hell

    Paul to Petey "you gotta rock yourself a little harder;
    Pretend the dove from above is a dragon and your feet are on fire"
    But I gotta girl in the war, Paul her eyes are like champagne


    They sparkle, bubble over, in the morning all you got is rain

    Sparkle, bubble over, in the morning all you got is rain
    They sparkle, bubble over, in the morning all you got is rain"
    -- jpw1019


    Eerie.

    "We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams."
    -- Willy Wonka

    Josh Ritter is a philosopher (via music), who describes the general despair (tragedy) of society. Sure enough, all these child-abuse cases are reflected by his poetry. Incredible ballad for Zahra Baker.



    "You can deny Responsibility, but you cannot deny Accountability"
    -- from 9/11 attacks

    People are talking about Accountability & Closure for Zahra Baker. One way is to get a "brand-name" song & singer, to further the cause. Josh Ritter (folk singer/writer) & Hilary Hahn (classical violinist, rising star) are perfect.
     
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    chimpanzee New Member

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    "I don't know what to say. This just leaves me speechless. I really can not believe the depravity of some of those around us. My prayers for this little girl. I pray that she is in the arms of a loving God and will never know hurt ever again."
    -- Dave Smith
    http://world-news.newsvine.com/_new...-missing-girl-case?pc=25&sp=25#discussion_nav


    People are talking about the Legacy of Zahra: societal impact ("there will be change") & her after-life ("in heaven"). How about:

    "may her spirit live on, in all of us"

    which might be a deterrent to future tragedies. I.e., a "re-birth" of Zahra.


    Musical - Cats [ Memory ]
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyIVy73AmWQ[/ame]

    "At rise, the audience finds itself in a huge junkyard. Onstage, a special breed of cats known as Jellicle cats are making their way to the junkyard (Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats).
    ...
    But the most special thing about Jellicle cats is that they are able to have the opportunity to be reborn, which is the reason the Jellicle cats gather together in the junkyard that night. It is the night of the annual Jellicle Ball, where Old Deuteronomy, the eldest Jellicle cat, "through a silence you can cut with a knife announces the cat that is to be reborn." (Invitation to the Jellicle Ball)."


    Eerie.

    The Cats musical has the setting of a junkyard (which was a pivotal area in Zahra's demise). And, the cats are talking about "re-birth".



    I watch this video to memorialize Zahra.
     
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    chimpanzee New Member

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    A Country Music interpretation on Zahra Baker:

    Skeeter Davis - the End of the World
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7nWr31_RXA[/ame]

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    Society failed Zahra, she deserved way better

    A smile hid little Zahra Baker's pain
    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/ipad-ap...ahra-bakers-pain/story-fn6bfmgc-1225956907157

    "IT took Zahra Baker to die, it seems, before she was ever truly loved. That is not her failure, but ours.

    Here was a young girl born to misery. Indeed, when you read the increasing news reports, you wonder if there was a day in her life when she was ever free from pain, ever truly happy. Born to a mum who gave her away, she died under a father who has to declare he did not dismember her body.

    All the while in between she lost.

    She lost her family and she lost her home town, forced to follow her father overseas. She lost her hearing. Lost her leg. She very nearly lost her life - and then she did.

    Her life was an uphill road. Too hard, if there was any fairness in this world, for one too young.

    Maybe that is why, on Tuesday, thousands of people in two countries turned out for a little girl they did not know. They all sang. Some wept. They held candles in cups with R.I.P Zahra penned on the side. It would have been her 11th birthday."
     
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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4mbdFOe6V8"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4mbdFOe6V8[/ame]

     
  9. Mountain_Kat

    Mountain_Kat Heca, firimar!

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CIcWrCAl_c[/ame]


    For just one chance to find
    Love with someone that you loved to find
    For just the sense to try
    To walk ahead and leave the pain behind
    If the days aren’t easy and the nights are rough
    When they ask you what you’re thinking of

    Say love, say for me love
    Say love, say for me love


    Your heart says not again
    What kind of mess have you got me in
    But when the feelings there
    It can lift you up and take you anywhere
    But the gravel beneath you and the limbs above
    If anybody asks you where your coming from

    Say love, say for me love
    Say love, say for me love


    Say yes we live uncertainty
    And disappointments have to be
    And everyday we might be facing more
    And yes we live in desperate times
    But fading words and shaking rhymes
    There’s only one thing here worth hoping for
    With Lucifer beneath you and God above
    If either one of them asks you what your living of

    Say love, say for me love
    Say love, say for me love
    Say love, say for me love
     
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    This thread is perfect, I had wanted to post a song for Zahra
    sorry I don't know how to link video here , please take a look.
    http://youtu.be/hKCGBv65w_M
     
  11. Sherbie

    Sherbie New Member

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    Music has always been a huge part of my life. I've turned to it over and over in tough times...such a great way to release emotions and express our feelings.

    Here are a few songs I wanted to post for sweet little Zahra:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5W4RjTW3zQ&feature=related[/ame]

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ8n_Esop5I[/ame]

    Linda Eder - "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (beautiful cover)
    http://new.music.yahoo.com/linda-eder/tracks/bridge-over-troubled-water--928858
    Click the Play button (couldn't find it on youtube).
     
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    I had posted this in another thread a few weeks ago, but thought it might be nice to put it here as well. My own tribute to Zahra and other abused children.


    Universal Child by Annie Lennox
    How many mountains must you face before you learn to climb.
    I'm gonna give you what it takes, my universal child.

    I'm gonna try to find a way to keep you safe from harm.
    I'm gonna be a special place, a shelter from the storm.
    And I can see you, your everywhere, your portrait fills the sky.
    I'm gonna wrap my arms around you, my universal child.

    And when I look into your eyes, so innocent and pure.
    I see the shadow of the things that you've had to endure.
    I see the tracks of every tear that ran right down your face.
    I see the hurt, I see the pain, I see the human race.
    I can feel you, your everywhere, shining like the sun.
    And I wished to god that kids like you could be like everyone.

    How many tumbles must it take before you learn to fly.
    I'm going to help you spread your wings, my universal child.

    I’m gonna help you find a way
    To keep you safe from harm
    We’re gonna build a special place
    A shelter from the storm
    I can feel you
    You’re everywhere
    Shining like the sun
    And I wish to god
    That kids like you
    Could be like everyone

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7kytCzBxd8[/ame]
     
  13. Kimberlyd125

    Kimberlyd125 Softball is for everyone. Fast pitch is for athlet

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtNYA4pAGjI[/ame]

    She walks to school with the lunch she packed
    Nobody knows what she's holdin' back
    Wearin' the same dress she wore yesterday
    She hides the bruises with linen and lace

    The teacher wonders but she doesn't ask
    It's hard to see the pain behind the mask
    Bearing the burden of a secret storm
    Sometimes she wishes she was never born

    Through the wind and the rain
    She stands hard as a stone
    In a world that she can't rise above
    But her dreams give her wings
    And she flies to a place where she's loved
    Concrete angel

    Somebody cries in the middle of the night
    The neighbors hear, but they turn out the lights
    A fragile soul caught in the hands of fate
    When morning comes it'll be too late

    Through the wind and the rain
    She stands hard as a stone
    In a world that she can't rise above
    But her dreams give her wings
    And she flies to a place where she's loved
    Concrete angel

    A statue stands in a shaded place
    An angel girl with an upturned face
    A name is written on a polished rock
    A broken heart that the world forgot

    Through the wind and the rain
    She stands hard as a stone
    In a world that she can't rise above
    But her dreams give her wings
    And she flies to a place where she's loved
    Concrete angel
     
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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uUHM8mFKsk[/ame]
     
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    Texas Mist Retired WS Staff

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-jvEdn4smA[/ame]
     
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    Vaya Con Dios "Go with God"


    Time To Say Goodbye Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman.flv
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbN0g8-zbdY[/ame]

    HD - Andrea Bocelli Sarah Brightman Time To Say Goodbye
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR9Nit-3VDg[/ame]

    Time to say goodbye Sarah Brightman Andrea Bocelli
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtivSTZrezc[/ame]


    English Translation:

     
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    chimpanzee New Member

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    James Taylor - "Fire & Rain"

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwugjyeSKx4[/ame]

    "I listened to this song the other day, and cried. I have been listening to this brilliant performer for nearly a year now, and not once welled up, but that time i'd just realised what he was singing about. It's a horrible thing to lose all contact with a friend or a loved one due to your own stupidity and slow thinking. James brings this pain to the fore in this beautiful song, but it's nice to know that someone else understands your pain."
    -- 17hongo

    "Its a fragile thing, this life we carry around day to day. Im a fireman and seen some very final stuff. its random and it always amazes me that we never think it can happen to us X Love and peace to you my friend"
    -- Davyroyal



    from Wikipedia "Fire & Rain"

     
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    Evanescence - My Immortal

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5anLPw0Efmo[/ame]


     
  19. Synaptic Cliff

    Synaptic Cliff Verified health care provider

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    Slow Your Breath Down
    by: Future of Forestry
    ************************
    This chest is full of memories
    Of gold and silver tears
    I’ll give you more to own than all of this
    And I’ll give you more than years
    For you were once a child of innocence
    And I see you just the same
    Your burdens couldn’t win or lose a thing
    Oh, I’d tell you once again
    But you’re always on the run

    Slow your breath down
    Just take it slow
    Find your heart now, oh
    You can trust and love again
    Slow your breath down, just take it slow
    Find your smile now, oh
    You can trust and love again

    If you leave I’ll still be close to you
    When all your fears rain down
    I’ll take you back a thousand times again
    I’ll take you as my own
    I would sing you songs of innocence
    ‘Til the light of morning comes
    ‘Til the rays of gold and honey cover you
    In the sweetness of the dawn
    But you’re always on the run

    You’re not alone
    You’re now a part of me
    You feel the cure
    I’ll feel the toil it brought you
    **************************

    Unfortunately, I cannot post a video clip from this computer. But if you look for it, the song is on You Tube.. and it's quite poignant. Makes me think of Zahra and her struggles
     
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    chimpanzee New Member

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    1995 Gordeeva & Grinkov "Vocalise"
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEngqZv0RRE[/ame]

    "The announcer says something like, "Death separated the couple, but their skating will live always." Absolutely."
    -- ravenel2

    "Everything about their skating was magical. I don't think anyone fully appreciated just what they were watching until it was gone. Such a tragedy that something and someone so much larger than life was here for such a short time. The sport of pairs skating will never see another G and G, I'm sure. Sergei is so missed. What I wouldn't give to watch their love story unfold on the ice just one more time."
    -- mbdsfan611


    Joshua Bell - Vocalise (by Rachmaninoff)
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zpuZbyv8Xw[/ame]
     
  21. sorrell skye

    sorrell skye Well-Known Member

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    "The wounds this world left on my soul will all be healed and I'll be whole..."

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo_DYZ--LVw&feature=player_detailpage[/ame]
     

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