Bruce Cockburn

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    'Each One Lost' I wrote the day after I got home. My week in Afghanistan was a very short trip, but it was a powerful experience.
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    'Gifts' was just a short little one-verse song that I used to close shows in the '60s.
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    A sane person doesn't think war is a good idea. I'm not a pacifist. I feel that there are situations where fighting is inescapable, but we don't go looking for those things.
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    All I ever thought was, 'I'm going to do this as long as I can, and if I can't get paid at it, I'll be a bum doing it.' And so, here I am.
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    All the diamonds in this world
    That mean anything to me
    Are conjured up
    by wind and sunlight sparkling on the sea
    I ran aground in a harbor town
    Lost the taste for being free
    Thank God he sent some gull chased ship
    To carry me to sea...
    Source: Salt,Sun and Time (1974) All the Diamonds in the World, Track 1
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    Catching the light and falling into dark
    And the world fades out like an overheard remark...
    In the falling dark
    Source: In The Falling Dark (1976) Title track, In The Falling Dark (See also: John M
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    I did a lot of writing for a lot of different kinds of bands that I was in and out of during those five years and that left me with a little body of songs that I liked better when I played alone, so I ended up going out solo and very soon made my first album.
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    I like to think that if it hadn't gone as well as it has, if I wasn't able to make a living off of playing music, I would still be playing the music. But, of course, I wouldn't likely have had the opportunity to travel, and a lot of the places have inspired songs.
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    I want to raise every voice
    At least I got to try
    Every time I think about it
    Water rises to my eyes
    Situation desperate
    Echoes of the victims cry
    If I had a rocket launcher
    If I had a rocket launcher
    If I had a rocket launcher
    Some son of a bitch would die
    Source: Stealing Fire (1984) If I Had a Rocket Launcher, Track 8
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    I wanted to play rock and roll when I started playing. Nobody at that time ever thought about songwriting. You sang songs, that's all. You sang other people's songs. That's all there were.
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    I wear my shadows where they're harder to see, but they follow me everywhere. I guess that should tell me I'm travelling toward light.
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    I woke up one morning with this song in my head, and the opening line of the song is, 'My name was Richard Nixon, only now I'm a girl.'
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    I'd always loved poetry and I'd always loved writing music and composing music, but I hadn't thought of putting the two together until around that time.
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    I'm not a pacifist. I feel that there are situations where fighting is inescapable, but we don't go looking for those things.
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    If I try to understand what it means to be a Christian, I look at the two instructions that were given in the Bible that are paramount, and those are to love God with all your heart and mind, and to love your neighbor as yourself. That's it.
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