John F. Kennedy Class of '74

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Memories/Music - JFK LIVES 70s Tunes

JFK School Song

In 1974, JFK had for the 1st time a school song. It's very inspiring...Anna Del Balso
From the Kennedian '74 Yearbook (p.92)


Words and music by Moira Mullin Roch
Arrangement by Renee Esquerra

SCRIRE, AMARE, SERVIRE, this is the emblem of our school
To know the secrets of our world, to love, our golden rule,
To serve in any way we can, is the goal we have in school,
God help us with our work, to make this world anew,
Keep our patron's name alive, and show "We Care" is true.


John F. Kennedy died in sixty-three,
He had given nearly three years of his life to make men free,
His words will give us all the help we need to reach our goal,
'Tis not what your country does for you, but what you can do for your country.



JFK LIVES 70s Tunes

Here are some of my favourite tunes that may bring back some fond memories                                         ...Frank Reda nka Francesco


Do you love
And then how am I to know
If you don't let your love show for me
C'est la vie

YES: And You And I

And you and I climb over the sea to the valley,
And you and I reached out for reasons to call.
And you and I climb, crossing the shapes of the morning.
And you and I reach over the sun for the river.
And you and I climb, clearer, towards the movement.
And you and I called over valleys of endless seas.

CAT STEVENS (Yusuf Islam): Father And Son

All the times that I cried, keeping all the things I knew inside,
It's hard, but it's harder to ignore it.
If they were right, I'd agree, but it's them They know not me.
Now there's a way and I know that I have to go away.
I know I have to go.

GENESIS: The Cinema Show

Take a little trip back with father Tiresias,
Listen to the old one speak of all he has lived through.
I have crossed between the poles, for me there's no mystery.
Once a man, like the sea I raged,
Once a woman, like the earth I gave.
But there is in fact more earth than sea.

GENTLE GIANT: Proclamation

You may not have all you want or you need
It can change, it can stay the same,
The situation we are in at this time
Neither a good one, nor is it so unblest
It can change, it can stay the same,
I can say, I can make my claim.

JETHRO TULL: Thick As A Brick

So you ride yourselves over the fields and
You make all your animal deals and
Your wise men don't know how it feels to be thick as a brick.
Come on ye childhood heroes!
Won't you rise up from the pages of your comic-books
Your super crooks
And show us all the way.
Spin me back down the years and the days of my youth.
Draw the lace and black curtains and shut out the whole truth.
Spin me down the long ages: let them sing the song.


Shawn Phillips: "Woman" (Actual Title: She Was Waiting For Her Mother At the Station in Torino and You know I Love You Baby But It's Getting Too Heavy To Laugh)

It's hard to fall out of love completely
It's harder to find a way to come back discretely
To speak of things anew

...and this crazy tune I remember listening to in Nick Brizzi's "densely affumicato basement"; I swear to God I never (willingly) inhaled any of that stuff! (Where IS Brizzi anyway?) 

FOCUS: Hocus Pocus                                                                                            




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