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  Whaddaya know.
by Elisabeth Barstowe
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.

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When I wrote this I heard the words like a song, many of the repetitions go with the music I had in mind for it.


Whaddaya know. Whaddaya know.
We've got a bright starry future ahead.
Don't you know? Don't you know?
That's what the preacher man said.
We've got to get on up and get moving.
Straight ahead, straight ahead.
That's what the preacherman said.

And what happens if we don't?
What happens if we don't?
The preacherman says we're going to hell
if we can't, if we can't.
No matter if we're kind
we still will, we still will.

I say get on up!
Get your ass in gear.
Get on up, get moving out of here.
You don't need to listen to empty threats.
That's what I say.
That's what I say.
I guess that means I'm going to hell
either way.

But have you heard? Have you heard?
Some preachermen say we're ok,
we don't need to follow no Golden Way.
As long as we're kind, as long as we're kind.
We still will have our peace of mind,
our peace of mind.

What is hell other than constricted minds
tortured until the end of time.
And I say straight and narrow,
that's just uptight and shallow.
Some preachermen say love is the greatest.
They say don't waste your time being haters.

So whaddaya know,
whaddaya know.
Love's the greatest,
that's right I said
Love's the greatest!

Peace out man!

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Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 10/7/2010
How absolutely bright and filled with encouragement, bet it sounds great to music...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Anthony Rando 10/7/2010
I love how this poem is written!

Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/7/2010
Yes I can hear the music of this one...and the message in the lines...well done
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/7/2010
Indeed, Elisabeth. Love is all! And you express it well within your lyrics here. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 10/7/2010
Lovely writing sweet lady..Hugss
Reviewed by D Johnson 10/7/2010
Cool write...and peace out to you....

Reviewed by Dayvid Graybill 10/7/2010
I sang this all the way through Elisabeth! The words just roll along and off the tongue. You are a wise one! And yes! Love IS the greatest!

Peace out!
Reviewed by Paul Judges 10/7/2010
Very good....I hear the music.

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