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Old 28-08-2013, 07:04   #1
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Inspirational song - LRB Cool Change

I was listening to some old Aussie classic music from my younger days when I came across "Cool Change" by Little River Band

The lyrics are just perfect for anyone sitting in a dull office and dreaming of tossing in the job to go cruising.

http://youtu.be/Ltr50pYS7JA

I am a little surprised that no Aussie posted it in one of the song threads (at least my quick search failed to find it)



LITTLE RIVER BAND
"Cool Change"

If there's one thing
In my life that's missing
It's the time that I spend alone
Sailing on the cool
And bright clear water

Lots of those friendly people
They're showing me ways to go
And I never want to
Lose their inspiration

Time for a cool change
I know that it's time for a cool change
Now that my life is so prearranged
I know that it's time for a cool change

Well, I was born in the sign of water
And it's there that I feel my best
The albatross and the whales
They are my brothers

It's kind of a special feeling
When you're out on the sea alone
Staring at the full moon like a lover

Time for a cool change
I know that it's time for a cool change
Now that my life is so prearranged
I know that it's time for a cool change

I've never been romantic
And sometimes, I don't care
I know it may sound selfish
But let me breathe the air

Yeah, yeah
Let me breathe the air

If there's one thing
In my life that's missing
It's the time that I spend alone
Sailing on the cool
And bright clear water

It's kind of a special feeling
Out on the sea alone
Staring at the full moon
Like a lover

Time for a cool change
I know that it's time for a cool change
Now that my life is so prearranged
I know that it's time for a cool change

(Time for a cool change)
It's time, it's time
It's time, it's time
For a cool, cool change
(Time for a cool change)
I know it's time for a cool change
(Time for a cool change)
Now that my life is so prearranged
Well, I know, I know
I know, I know
(Time for a cool change)
It's time for a cool change
Yes, it is, yes, it is yes, it is
You know it's time for a cool change
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Old 31-08-2013, 18:32   #2
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Re: Inspirational song - LRB Cool Change

Hoppy, great song. I've lived on boats since I was 19. Moved off to go to nursing school. I remember getting in my car after work and this song was on the radio. It was like a hammer hit me in the head, the ocean girl in me demanded to be back on the water. I was back aboard within 6 months . I still remember the complete joy when I realized I was going to be on the water, amazed I had held out so long. Kinda like I'd been holding my breath the whole time I was on land.
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Old 31-08-2013, 19:01   #3
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Re: Inspirational song - LRB Cool Change

Good one Hoppy. Will need it to add it to my MP3 player.

Boats To Build is the song that did it for me back on a chilly November afternoon with the sun setting behind the western hill of the harbor back in 1999. It was while listening to the song I decided to give up a pretty good full time job and spend more time on the water. One of the best decisions I ever made. Took a few months to make it happen but, so glad I did:

Boats to Build- Guy Clark & Verlon Thompson - YouTube

It's time for a change
I'm tired of that same ol same
The same ol words the same ol lines
The same ol tricks and the same ol rhymes

Days precious days
Roll in and out like waves
I got boards to bend I got planks to nail
I got charts to make I got seas to sail

Chorus

I'm gonna build me a boat
With these two hands
It’ll be a fair curve
From a noble plan
Let the chips fall where they will
Cause I've got boats to build

Sails are just like wings
The wind can make em sing
Songs of life songs of hope
Songs to keep your dreams afloat

Chorus

Shores distant shores
There’s where I'm headed for
Got the stars to guide my way
Sail into the light of day
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Old 31-08-2013, 19:53   #4
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Re: Inspirational song - LRB Cool Change

I already had "Cool Change" on my mp3, now I have "Boats to build" Thanks Capt Mike!

Here's a couple more:
Into the Mystic - Van Morrison
Sailin' Around - John Prine or Maria Doyle Kennedy(I have both)
Sail Away - David Gray

Cheers,
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Re: Inspirational song - LRB Cool Change

LRB, that song and others of theirs, have been favorites of mine for years, I had the Vinyl LP, CD, now on MP3s.
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Re: Inspirational song - LRB Cool Change

"Sailor" off the new Sounding Rick album Never be Famous. Great sailing tune!
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Old 20-10-2013, 17:10   #7
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The greatest sailing song of all time -Southern Cross - CSN&Y version!
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Re: Inspirational song - LRB Cool Change

I really like "Cool Change" also.

For an inspirational song that truly changed my life it would be Nickleback's "If Today Was Your Last Day". There isn't a line that doesn't make me think - wow. It's a rock song so not everyone would like it and it doesn't have anything to do about sailing.
Video : Nickelback


My best friend gave me the best advice
He said each day's a gift and not a given right
Leave no stone unturned, leave your fears behind
And try to take the path less traveled by
That first step you take is the longest stride

If today was your last day
And tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have?
If today was your last day
(If today was your last day)

Against the grain should be a way of life
What's worth the prize is always worth the fight
Every second counts 'cause there's no second try
So live like you'll never live it twice
Don't take the free ride in your own life

[Chorus]
If today was your last day
And tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have?
Would you call old friends you never see?
Reminisce old memories
Would you forgive your enemies?
Would you find that one you're dreamin' of?
Swear up and down to God above
That you finally fall in love
If today was your last day

If today was your last day
Would you make your mark by mending a broken heart?
You know it's never too late to shoot for the stars
Regardless of who you are
So do whatever it takes
Cause you can't rewind a moment in this life
Let nothin' stand in your way
Cause the hands of time are never on your side

[Chorus]
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Re: Inspirational song - LRB Cool Change

If you go to the herding cats webpage, I have my top four, Calypso, Southern Cross, Sailing, and Cool Change.

I keep thinking of doing my version of a video for Year of the Cat,
replace the woman with the catamaran.
If it wasn't so much work I would.
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