There are several kinds of love. One is a selfish, mean, grasping, egotistical thing which uses love for self-importance. This is the ugly and crippling kind. The other is an outpouring of everything good in you – of kindness and consideration and respect – not only the social respect of manners but the greater respect which is recognition of another person as unique and valuable. The first kind can make you sick and small and weak but the second can release in you strength, and courage and goodness and even wisdom you didn’t know you had.
Have You Ever Seen The Rain performed by Conor Oberst, The Lone Bellow, Laura Marling, The Felice Brothers, Suzanne Vega, Jonathan Wilson and Natalie Merchant at the The Beacon for Holiday Cheer for FUV.
River - Natalie Merchant A song written about River Phoenix. It was released in 1995 on Natalie’s Tigerlily album. It is as beautiful as Candle in the Wind, it’s really such a touching song. From the music to the words. Starting with the loss and heartbreak then going into the anger at the treatment River got in death… with the horrible intrusion, the media circus. But you don’t need an explanation it speaks for itself.
Young & strong Hollywood son In the early morning light This star fell down On Sunset Boulevard Young & strong beautiful one One that we embraced so close Is gone Was torn away Let the youth of America mourn Include him in their prayers Let his image linger on Repeat it everywhere With candles with flowers He was one of ours One of ours
Why don’t you let him be? He’s gone We know Give his mother & father peace Your vulture’s candor Your casual slander Will murder his memory He’s gone We know And it’s nothing but a tragedy
Lay to rest your soul and body Lay beside your name Lay to rest your rage Your hunger and amazing grace With candles, with flowers You were one of ours One of ours I saw cameras expose your life I heard rumors explode with lies I saw children with tears Cry and crowd around the sight Of where you had collapsed that day Where your last breath & word Had been sighed Where your heart had burst Where you had died I saw how they were lost in grieving All half-believing you were gone The loss and pain of it Crime and the shame of it You were gone It was such a nightmare raving, “how could we save him From himself?”