Family Memories and Moments

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Here's to the power of music and its ability to move and lift you. My dad and I shared a love of music. A little over a year ago, we sat down together to watch Bruce Springsteen perform on Jon Stewart's last episode of "The Daily Show." We cried hearing Bruce sing "The Land of Hope and Dreams." (Listen to it — it's beautiful and its message was particularly touching given the timing of my father's failing health.) My dad has been gone a year now and I'm cherishing that memory. I cried (and also smiled) listening to it a year later. Also, it's a great song to get stuck in your head. This is what Bruce sang: "Grab your ticket and your suitcase Thunder's rolling down the tracks You don't know where you're goin' now But you know you won't be back Darlin' if you're weary Lay your head upon my chest We'll take what we can carry And we'll leave the rest Big wheels roll through fields Where sunlight streams Meet me in a land of hope and dreams I will provide for you I'll stand by your side You'll need a good companion for This part of the ride Leave behind your sorrows Let this day be the last Well tomorrow there'll be sunshine And all this darkness past Big wheels roll through fields Where sunlight streams Meet me in a land of hope and dreams Well this train Carries saints and sinners This train Carries losers and winners This train Carries whores and gamblers This train Carries lost souls I said this train Carries broken-hearted This train Thieves and sweet souls departed This train Carries fools and kings This train All aboard I said this train Dreams will not be thwarted This train Faith will be rewarded This train Hear the steel wheels singin' This train Bells of freedom ring.” Springsteen ended the song, "Land of Hope and Dreams," with a refrain from "People Get Ready." "People get ready There's a train coming You don't need no ticket You just get on board."

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