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Posted: 10/21/05 08:38 PM
Author: mski
Location: UK
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song title or artist help
Hiya all,
I wonder if anyone can help with this song, my family think i'm making it up, but I know it exists! The year is between end of 80's - early 2000's I think the latter years,and I don't think the artist had anymore songs, though i'm no expert so not sure.

Ok this song had music, but the guy (American voice)spoke the lyrics rather than sang them. It's all a bit sketchy but I think some of the lyrics were..." If I could give you one piece of advice for the future it would be this" then he kinda went into ways to keep healthy like " look after your heart" "dance" he also said things like "Be kind to others"

I'd be so greatful if anyone can help, I'd also get the bonus of showing my family the correct answer, and it's been bugging me for so long!
Thanks


Posted: 10/21/05 09:07 PM
Author: Dan
Location: Claybricks
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Artist: Baz Luhrmann

Song: Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)

CD: The Sunscreen Song (class Of '99)

Year: 1999

Note: This is a 3 track cd.

1999 Bazmark Inq./Capitol Records/EMI Records release. CDBAZ 001.


1. Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen) - Edit. 5.05.

2. Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen) - Geographic's Factor 15+ Mix. 4.42.

3. Love Is In The Air - Fran Mix. 4.30.



Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)

The supposed chain of events surrounding the creation of the song, Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen), aka "Sunscreen", is an interesting story in itself. In 1998 a student found the 1997 Mary Schmich column in the Chicago Tribune in which she gave advice to her audience in the style of a graduation speech. The student sent it via the internet all over world, gave the authorship credit to Kurt Vonnegut, and said it was a commencement address given by Vonnegut at MIT. Movie director Baz Luhrmann discovered this internet work just when he happened to be doing a remix of a 1992 dance hit "Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)." Luhrmann immediately saw some possibilities and, within one day, he hired an actor to read the text against a remixed musical background and the song was born.


Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of '97, Wear sunscreen
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.
The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience.
I will dispense this advice now.
Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth, oh never mind, you will never understand the power and the beauty of your youth until they've faded. But trust me, in twenty years, you will look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now, how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine. Don't worry about the future or worry that know that worrying is as affective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind. The kind that blindsides you at 4 PM on some idle Tuesday.
Do one thing every day that scares you.
Sing.
Don't be reckless with other peoples' hearts; don't put up with people who are reckless with yours. Floss.
Don't waste your time on jealously, sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind.
The race is long and in the end, it's only with yourself.
Remember compliments you receive, forget the insults.
If you succeed in doing this, tell me how.
Keep your old love letters; throw away your old bank statements.
Stretch.
Don't feel guilty if you don't know what to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't.
Get plenty of calcium.
Be kind to knees, you'll miss them when they're gone.
Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't.
Maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't.
Maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the "Funky Chicken" on your 75th wedding anniversary.
Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either.
Your choices are half chance, so are everybody else's.
Enjoy your body.
Use it every way you can, don't be afraid of it or what other people think of it. It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own.
Dance.
Even if you have nowhere to do it but your own living room.
Read the directions even if you don't follow them.
Do not read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.


Chorus
Brother and sister together will make it through,
Some day a spirit will take you and guide you there,
I know you've been hurting, but I've been waiting to be there for you
And I'll be there just helping you out, whenever I ca-a-an


Get to know your parents.
You never know when they'll be gone for good.
Be nice to your siblings.
They are your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.
Understand that friends come and go.
But a precious few, who should hold on.
Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, for as the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young.
Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard.
Live in northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.
Travel.
Accept certain alible truths: prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old and when you do, you'll fanaticise that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.
Respect your elders.
Don't expect anyone else to support you.
Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse but you'll never know when either one will run out.
Don't mess too much with your hair or by the time you're forty, it will look eighty-five.
Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it.
Advice is a form of nostalgia.
Dispensing it is a way of wishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling for more than it's worth.
But trust me on the sunscreen.


Chorus


Everybody's Free, oh yeah, to feel good, ohhhhh, to feel good.


Dan
Posted: 10/21/05 09:09 PM
Author: mski
Location: UK
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song title or artist help
You are an absolute angel, and so quick too, thank you so so much!
Posted: 10/21/05 09:19 PM
Author: Dan
Location: Claybricks
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You're Welcome!

I added a few more details.

Dan
Posted: 02/23/06 09:26 PM
Author: Almost Human
Location: Australia
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song title or artist help
I have it on CD if you want me te email it to you...

Let me know...

Now I need help...

Song from the 70's - maybe early 80's...
Lyrics go:

"Why didn't ya tell me,
Not leave me this way
Ooh, you shoulda told me,
Not waited for so long..."

Any help on artist or title would be great..
Thanks

Posted: 02/23/06 09:56 PM
Author: pete
Location: planet porphyry
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Almost Human, I think the song you're looking for is 'So Long' by Fischer Z, a hit in Australia in 1980. Lyrics follow...

When I read your letter I couldn't believe that you'd gone.
I dialled your number but no one answered the phone.
I asked your friends to tell me if they knew where you were,
they said they thought you were ill.
I hired a detective to try and find out where you are.
He managed to trace you, I know that you are living in France.
A watchman saw you climb into someone else car and drive off
laughing in the night. Why didn't you tell me? Not leave me this way.
You should have warned me and not waited for so long.

I've tried to forget you but I find myself walking on the street.
I went to the doctor and he gave me something to sleep. I've sent
you telegrams but you haven't answered one. Your mother told me
I best leave you well alone. I hope you're satisfied now you've done
this to me. I hope you're pleased with what you've done.
Why didn't you tell me? Not leave me this way. Oh you could have told
me and not waited for so long.

For so long I never realised just exactly who you are. I never
realised just exactly. I never realised the girl I had before.
I hope you're satisfied now you've done this to me. I hope
you're pleased with what you've done. Why didn't you tell me?
Not leave me this way. Oh you should have told me and not
waited for so long
Posted: 02/23/06 11:13 PM
Author: Almost Human
Location: Australia
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Thank you so so much... It's been driving me nuts all week...
Posted: 03/26/09 01:01 AM
Author: gail bantick
Location: australia
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THE SONG YOU ARE LOOKING FOR IS ON THE END OF THE SOUND TRACK TO ROMEO AND JULIETTE (LEONARDO DE CAPRIO CLAIRE DANES)
I LISTEN TO IT MOST WEEKS IT GOES "DANCE EVEN IF YOU HAVE NOWHERE ELSE TO DO IT BUT YOUR OWN LIVING ROOM" "BE KIND TO YOUR KNEES" I DONT HAVE THE COVER IN THE CAR OR I WOULD TELL YOU EXACTLY WHO IT WAS BY HOPE IT HELPS
Posted: 07/16/09 02:15 PM
Author: Darrell Franklin
Location: Cleveland
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song title or artist help
I would like to know who wrote the song I found love on a two way and what group song it to become a number one hit on the music chart was raygoodman and brown on someone eles. send message to [email protected] that you from Darrell Franklin
Posted: 07/16/09 02:15 PM
Author: Darrell Franklin
Location: Cleveland
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song title or artist help
I would like to know who wrote the song I found love on a two way street this song have to in the late 60 and early 70 matter a fact Tina maries song before she got with the late Rick jame and what group song it to become a number one hit on the music chart was raygoodman and brown on someone eles. send message to [email protected] that you from Darrell Franklin


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