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Cloud song / U S of A.
..both sides now. / Mitchell...
.attack on memory./ Cloud Nothings.
...eYe had a dream ..there was A storm Front the coffee.) & The sugar.) and esp. in the cash..
..A R *] ..get off my C l o u d./ R. stones.

*also ran.) actual radio.) All ready...
P o P . Q u i z...professor
.. who's peeking out from under A stair way..
.calling A Name...lighter than A I R.?
..a. Country Joe & the Fish...b. Windy.
C. rainbow.....d. The Association...e. $pace Force
..F. b + a. + d..... { G...all the Above.

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..oft Tyme$ the Incantation [ magic $pell
Precedes the Physics by decades..viz.
. don't think - OBEY ! / Stormbringer....{ 2005
.. Stormtroopin */ Nugent.....1976
Strombringer / deep Purple...1975.
..* the early morning hours..sleep ..there's a din in the Air...mayhems on the loose.) Storm Troopers coming...& You better be prepared...NO time to choose.....G E T . R E A D Y ( x 3.
Storm Troopers coming up that street...
Jack boots steppin high....} standby..
..[ the Original TED talk.]

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People get ready
There's a train a-coming
You don't need no baggage
You just get on board
All you need is faith
To hear the diesels humming
Don't need no ticket
You just thank the Lord

People get ready
For the train to Jordan
Picking up passengers
From coast to coast
Faith is the key
Open the doors and board them
There's room for all
Among the loved the most

There ain't no room
For the hopeless sinner
Who would hurt all mankind just
To save his own
Have pity on those
Whose chances are thinner
Cause there's no hiding place
From the Kingdom's Throne

heart wings
Thank you...wave
The song, "People Get Ready" was inspired by Martin Luther King Jr's march on Washington and his "I have a dream" speech. In writing it the following year (1964), Curtis Mayfield not only captured the spirit of the march but created a song that caught the mood of the times and injected hope: "There's a train a-coming... . You don't need no ticket, you just thank the Lord."

Music critic Stanley Crouch commented that "by saying, 'There's a train a-coming, get ready,' that was like saying, OK, so regardless of what happens, get yourself together for this because you are going to get a chance. Your chance is coming."

The Bible clearly shows that the Second Coming of Jesus is the final answer to whatever issues we face. It has been the hope of Christians since Jesus said to His first disciples, "I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am" (John 14:2, 3).

When Jesus ascended to heaven after His resurrection, two angels told His disciples that, "This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven" (Acts 1:11).

The apostle Peter recorded how we look forward to a new heaven and a new earth (2 Peter 3:13), calling this the "blessed hope" (Titus 2:13).

And in the Bible's final chapter, we find Jesus three times declaring, "Behold, I am coming soon!"; "Behold, I am coming soon!"; "Yes, I am coming soon" (Revelation 22:7, 12, 20).

This instruction isn't about buying your way with a ticket or packing the right stuff; it's about faith and trust in God.

Accept what God offers through Jesus.

Having done that, though, we wait. We're waiting for the train to come. We don't know the schedule. The question is, what do we do while we wait?

Three things to do as we wait: live in expectation; be faithful with what we have; and serve others.

Curtis Mayfield remained socially aware until his death in 1999. The title song "New World Order" from his final album two years earlier called for "a new world order, a brand new day. A change of mind for the human race."

In the song you find recognition again that all is not right with our world. There are still evils to be fought. But he'd already signaled that the ultimate solution is found in the train a-coming-God's train. So, people, get ready.

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