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EIGHT HUNDRED AND SEVENTY ONE TIMES TABLE
EL ENTRECEJO
EMPTY VESSELS, NOISY BOYS
ENDURANCE TEST
EPAULETTES AND ESCUTCHEONS
EVERLASTING KISS
EXCEPTIONS TO THE RULES
EXISTENCE IN THE GALAXY
EXPEDIENCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

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EIGHT HUNDRED AND SEVENTY ONE TIMES TABLE
Song lyric 160

One times eight hundred and seventy one equals eight hundred and seventy one
Twice equals one thousand seven hundred and forty two.
Thrice equals two thousand six hundred and thirteen.
Four times equals three thousand four hundred and eighty four.

Five times equals four thousand three hundred and fifty five.
Six times equals five thousand two hundred and twenty six.
Seven times equals six thousand and ninety seven.
Eight times equals six thousand nine hundred and sixty eight.

Nine times equals seven thousand eight hundred and thirty nine.
Ten times equals eight thousand seven hundred and ten .
Eleven times equals nine thousand five hundred and eighty one.
Twelve times equals ten thousand four hundred and fifty two.
Copyright 2005 Arthur J.P. Strand
Song lyric 160

 

 

 

 

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EL ENTRECEJO Song lyric 092

Amigos, hay no trabajo este semana
El futuro esta al otro lada de la montana.
Amigos, nuestra zona esta una desierto.
Sabemos que el puerto es abierto.

Amigos, hay no dinero este semana.
No he visto provisiones fuera de la ventana..
Amigos, nuestra cuenta es como un arroyo seco.
Sabemos que hay no historia al camino greco.

 

Amigos, hay no esperanza este semana
Todo el mundo esconda atras la bandana
Amigos, nuestro futuro es como una comedia.
Sabemos que hay el entrecejo todavia.
Copyright 2006 Arthur J.P. Strand
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EMPTY VESSELS, NOISY BOYS. Song lyric 116

Can you hear that lively noise?
That must be some teen-age boys.
What must most adults think?
Together, noise and boys make a link

Empty vessels make most noise
Listen to those rowdy boys.

Parents long for a vacation
Juveniles, the next generation,
Love sounds going round their heads,
Listening nightly in their beds.

Empty vessels make most noise.
Listen to those rowdy boys.
Copyright 1965 Arthur J.P. Strand
Song lyric 116

 

 

 

 

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ENDURANCE TEST Song lyric 054

This endurance test called ’’ living ’’
Means it’s a struggle to survive.
All the capable people
Are happy to remain alive.

This endurance test of labour
Keeps everybody occupied.
Each task allocated
Means management is satisfied.

If I fail in the effort to succeed,
I’ll laugh it off, my heart won’t bleed.
I had little choice but this thankless task.
Confined to one trade, there’s no need to ask.
Copyright 1973 Arthur J.P. Strand
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EPAULETTES AND ESCUTCHEONS Song lyric 072

Epaulettes and escutcheons
Converging in torchlight,
Usherettes and electricians
Tremble with delight.

Silhouettes of infidels
Deceiving stage royalty,
Cigarettes in citadels,
Retain troops’ loyalty

Officers in uniforms,
Standing on parade,
Command the regiments
To play the next charade.

Ribbons and medallions
Displayed on every breast,
Heraldry emblazoned on
Shield and badge and crest.
Copyright 1989 Arthur J.P. Strand

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EVERLASTING KISS Song lyric 028

Here’s a letter, in you I confide.
I’m writing to ask what we should decide.
Although we might not always agree every day
I’m sealing it with an everlasting kiss anyway.

When it’s been delivered, you must read every word.
If you are interested, the results should be heard
By every friend and neighbour on the estate.
An everlasting kiss will seal our fate.

There’s a lifetime that we must endure,
Both sharing private thoughts as we mature
You’ve got time to think my proposal over.
If you’re superstitious, here’s a four-leafed clover

Copyright 1965 Arthur J.P. Strand

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EXCEPTIONS TO THE RULES Song lyric 143

Conditions may deteriorate and attitudes may vary.
Social comments may be forthright or veer to the contrary.
Regulations and codes of practice evolve as tools
But there are always exceptions to the rules.

Insipid mediocrity and inclement weather
Bring the most intolerant socialites together
And the stars in the sky are very precious jewels.
Then there are always exceptions to the rules.

Subtle shades combine to co-ordinate and blend
In with the environment, following the latest trend.
Complimentary colour schemes taught to us in schools
But nature finds exceptions to the rules.

Copyright 1992 Arthur J.P. Strand
Song lyric 143

 

 

 

 

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EXISTENCE IN THE GALAXY Song lyric 065

No form of mortal could endure a space-flight
Spanning a half-century time-zone.
No form of fuel could propel a space-craft
At known velocity, the fastest ever flown

So visits from Proxima Centauri
Sky’s neighbouring star to our own sun
|Are unlikely, according to scientific data,
Astronomical evidence, collated and run.

The time and distance factor over-rules
Reports of aliens seen on earth.
No organisation could be sustained on a
Trip, millions of miles from place of birth.

Space spirits in orbit
Their existence in the Galaxy
Space spirits in orbit ,
Their existence in the Galaxy

Copyright 1974 Arthur J.P. Strand
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EXPEDIENCE Song lyric 136

For the sake of expedience
But lacking significance,
We supply the ingredients
For social expedience.

You’re as dull as ditchwater,
In garments of non-descript design,
In contrast to fashion conscious,
Who are about to resign.

Expedience is a virtue
To the boring geeks.
Expedience is a buzz-word
Of urban control freaks.

Copyright 1992 Arthur J.P. Strand
Song lyric 136

 

 

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