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There’s No Getting Around It

It must be true:  the more things change, the more they stay the same.  Everyone says so.

Rock on! Photo by: all that improbable blue.

The feeling might be sentimental or cynical.  It can refer to private pleasures or shared sorrows.  Poets make it rhyme, and songsters put it to music, whether it’s pure country or full throttle rock ‘n roll.

“It’s a smile, it’s a kiss. It’s a sip of wine, it’s summertime. Sweet summertime.  The more things change, the more they stay the same,” Kenny Chesney sings of summers past and present.

“Now I hear all about your running around. Man, you’re a legend all over town. The more things change, the more they remain the same,” Mary Chapin Carpenter criticizes a cheating ex.

On their album Strange Times, Moody Blues recites, “Nothing changes, and nothing stays the same. And life is still a simple game.”

But to the glam heavy metal band Cinderella, life is anything but a game. “You gotta go for the throat. 
You gotta fight for your life.

 The more things change, the more they stay the same.  Everyone’s your brother till you turn the other way.”

Bon Jovi observes, “The same sunrise, it’s just another day.  If you hang in long enough they say you’re comin’ back.  Just take a look, we’re living proof and, baby, that’s a fact.  You know the more things change, the more they stay the same.”

“You know what I’m talking about,” Jon Bon Jovi shouts in concert in the middle of his song, “Right?” Right!

© 2012 Susan Marg – All Rights Reserved

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Like a fine wine, baby.  See Jon Bon Jovi rock it out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlfwVyaFEyc

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