Category Archives: Song for Sunday

Song for Sunday – Songs from the Wood

Thursday was Global Overshoot Day and I’m keeping with the environmental theme for this week’s song. It’s actually quite hard to find good songs which talk about looking after the environment. I’ve decided to go with  the title track from … Continue reading

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Song for Sunday – Enola Gay

Thursday was Hiroshima Day – the 70th anniversary of the first use of a nuclear bomb on civilians. Today is the 7oth anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki; the only other use of a nuclear weapon on civilians. In memory … Continue reading

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Song for Sunday – Another Day in Paradise by Phil Collins

She calls out to the man on the street ‘Sir, can you help me? It’s cold and I’ve nowhere to sleep, Is there somewhere you can tell me?’ He walks on, doesn’t look back He pretends he can’t hear her … Continue reading

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Song for Sunday – Teach your children by CSNY

With the start of semester on Monday, I looked for a song with some connection to study or uni. It was pretty hard. There are quite a few negative ones (e.g., Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall”), inappropriate ones … Continue reading

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Song for Sunday – Luka by Suzanne Vega

Released in 1987, Luka by Suzanne Vega is about family violence and child abuse. (It’s worth watching the video.) Yes I think I’m okay I walked into the door again Well, if you ask that’s what I’ll say And it’s … Continue reading

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Song for Sunday – Treaty by Yothu Yindi

As part of my recognition of NAIDOC week (a national celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples) this week’s song for Sunday is “Treaty” by Yothu Yindi from 1991. This land was never … Continue reading

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Song for Sunday – “Tennis Court” by Lorde

I sometimes ask Jasmine and Alexa (my daughters) what I could use for my song for Sunday. This week Alexa suggested “Tennis Court”by Lorde as we had just played a bit of tennis on a lovely winter afternoon. Also, the … Continue reading

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Marriage equality (and a song for Sunday – Same love)

It’s wonderful to hear that the USA Supreme Court has ruled in favour of gay marriage – hopefully Australia won’t be far behind. In some countries (and some states of the USA) Cathy and I wouldn’t have been allowed to … Continue reading

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A song for Sunday – Miserere mei, Deus

In keeping with the theme of the Pope’s encyclical on climate change and the environment (which has been the subject of this week’s Some weekend reading and Saturday Quote, my Song for Sunday is Gregorio Allegri’s glorious “Miserere mei, Deus”. … Continue reading

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A song for Sunday – Don’t pay the ferryman

Last night I went to Star Struck, a wonderful music of music and dance featuring over 3600 students from 170 government schools in the Hunter and Central Coast. There is so much talent. One of the songs they performed was … Continue reading

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