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Please Don’t Go.

Please Don’t Go.

On the eve of its tenth anniversary, Co. Cork singer and songwriter Stephanie Rainey brought her timeless anthem ‘Please Don’t Go’ to a whole new audience when she appeared on the TV series ‘America’s Got Talent’ on Tuesday June 25th, last, 2024.

The song she sung was dedicated to her one-year-old nephew, Fionn, who tragically lost his life to meningitis, when aged just one year old.

I dare our older readers not to shed a tear, as we think back, lovingly, on the hands we have held under similar circumstances in the past.

Please Don’t Go.

Lyrics and Vocals: Stephanie Marie Rainey.

I’ll hold your hand till it goes cold.
I’ll hold my tears until you go,
With all the life that leaves your bones,
It soaks the purpose from my own.
Ohhh, ohh, oh, please don’t go.
I love you more than you could know.
You’ve got a hole inside my soul.
It’s like a mountain soaked in snow.
It’s in the earth the river flows.
Ohhh, ohh, oh, please don’t go.
Ohhh, ohh, oh, please don’t go.
I’ve kept my own side of the bed,
Thinking you’d be home again.
I hold myself so I can sleep,
My pillow holds the screams of me.
Ohhh, ohh, oh, please don’t go.
Ohhh, ohh, oh, please don’t go.
So lay yourself down on my chest,
‘Cause I know how to hold you best.
I’ll keep you through these last few breaths,
And kiss and love you till the end.
Ohhh, ohh, oh, please don’t go.
Ohhh, ohh, oh, please don’t go.
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Mississippi.

Mississippi.

Lyrics: Dutch composer and lyricist Werner Theunissen of the 70s Dutch country music band ‘Pussycat’.
Vocals: ‘Pussycat’ singers Toni Willé, Marianne Veldpaus and Betty Dragstra.

Mississippi.

Where you can hear a country song from far,
And someone play the honky-tonk guitar.
Where all the lights will go out one by one,
The people join the song and the wind takes it away.
Where the Mississippi rolls down to the sea,
And lovers found the place they’d like to be.
How many times before the song was ending?
Love and understanding everywhere around.
Mississippi,
I’ll remember you.
Whenever I should go away,
I’ll be longing for the day,
That I will be in Greenville again.
Mississippi,
You’ll be on my mind.
Every time I hear this song,
Mississippi roll along,
Until the end of time.
Now the country song forever lost its soul,
When the guitar player turned to rock ‘n’ roll,
And every time when summer nights are fallin’,
I will always be callin’, dreams of yesterday.
Mississippi,
I’ll remember you.
Whenever I should go away,
I’ll be longing for the day,
That I will be in Greenville again.
Mississippi,
You’ll be on my mind.
Every time I hear this song,
Mississippi roll along,
Until the end of time.
Every time I hear this song,
Mississippi roll along,
Until the end of time.


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A Song For A Sunday.

Come As You Are.

Vocals: American contemporary Christian music singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and author, David Crowder.
Lyrics: Canadian contemporary Christian music (CCM) artist, songwriter Matt Maher; worship leader American songwriter and producer Ben Glover and vocalist David Crowder,

Come As You Are.

Come out of sadness from wherever you’ve been,
Come broken hearted, let rescue begin.
Come find your mercy, oh, sinner come kneel,
Earth has no sorrow that heaven can’t heal.
So lay down your burdens, lay down your shame.
All who are broken, lift up your face.
Oh, wanderer come home, you’re not too far.
Lay down your hurt, lay down your heart,

Come as you are.
There’s hope for the hopeless and all those who’ve strayed,
Come sit at the table, come taste the grace.
There’s rest for the weary, rest that endures,
Earth has no sorrow, that heaven can’t cure.
So lay down your burdens, lay down your shame.
All who are broken, lift up your face.
Oh, wanderer come home, you’re not too far.
Lay down your hurt, lay down your heart, come as you are,

Come as you are, fall in his arms,
Come as you are.
There’s joy for the mourning, oh, sinner be still,
Earth has no sorrow that heaven can’t heal,
Earth has no sorrow that heaven can’t heal.
So lay down your burdens, lay down your shame,
All who are broken, lift up your face.
Oh, wanderer come home, you’re not too far.
Lay down your hurt, lay down your heart, come as you are,

Come as you are.

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Time Of Our Lives.

Long ago, when we spoke of education we talked about the 3 Rs: reading, writing and arithmetic. Nowadays we strive for something better- the 3 As: arts, academics and athletics.
Here in Thurles we are extremely fortunate to have outstanding schools that all champion the 3 As.

The summer holidays are here for almost everyone. Our students are graduating to new classes, schools and contexts and the song hereunder entitled “Time of Our Lives” sung by Tyrone Wells, captures the feelings of joy and sadness our graduating students often feel, as they look forward to their future; but must say fair well to the security of their past and the wonderful 3As education they received.

We wish the graduating students of the Class of 2024 every success for their future endeavours.

Time Of Our Lives.

Vocals: American singer-songwriter Tyrone Wells.
Lyrics: American musician, singer-songwriter and record producer Tim Myers.

Time Of Our Lives.

This is where the chapter ends.
A new one now begins,
Time has come for letting go,
The hardest part is when you know,
All of these years, when we were here, are ending,
But I’ll always remember.

[Chorus]
We have had the time of our lives,
And now the page is turned,
The stories we will write.
We have had the time of our lives,
And I will not forget the faces left behind.
It’s hard to walk away from the best of days,
But if it has to end, I’m glad you have been my friend,
In the time of our lives.

Where the water meets the land,
There is shifting in the sand.
Like the tide that ebbs and flows,
Memories will come and go.
All of these years, when we were here, are ending,
But I’ll always remember.

[Repeat Chorus]

We say goodbye, we hold on tight,
To these memories that never die.
We say goodbye, we hold on tight,
To these memories that never die.

[Repeat Chorus]

I’m glad you have been my friend,
In the time of our lives.

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Stuck on you.

Stuck on you.

Vocals: Lionel Brockman Richie Jr, who celebrated his 75th birthday yesterday, (born June 20th, 1949)
Lyrics: American singer, songwriter, record producer and television personality, Lionel Richie.

Stuck on you.

Stuck on you,
I’ve got this feeling down deep in my soul that I just can’t lose.
Guess I’m on my way.
Needed a friend,
And the way I feel now I guess I’ll be with you ’til the end.
Guess I’m on my way,
Mighty glad you stayed.
Stuck on you,
Been a fool too long I guess it’s time for me to come on home.
Guess I’m on my way.
So hard to see,
That a woman like you could wait around for a man like me.
Guess I’m on my way,
Mighty glad you stayed.
Oh, I’m leaving on that midnight train tomorrow,
And I know just where I’m going.
I’ve packed up my troubles and I’ve thrown them all away,
‘Cause this time little darling
I’m coming home to stay.
I’m stuck on you.
I’ve got this feeling down deep in my soul that I just can’t lose.
Guess I’m on my way.
Needed a friend,
And the way I feel now I guess I’ll be with you ’til the end.
Guess I’m on my way.
I’m mighty glad you stayed.

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