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Dear Board,

My wife and I put pen to paper and wrote down all our favorite songs, but

there's two we can't recall. Will you please help?

The first song I believe was around 1980/81 (about the time Steve Winwood's

"When you see a chance" was popular) and all I can remember was that it had a

long, dramatic (prog rock/rock) beginning and stated something about the 'flood

waters rising' or 'tides rising' (something about weather/storms).

The second song (a dance/electronic song) was around 1984 and all can remember

were lyrics that roughly said: "how would you like it if I came over to your

house with a board and we drank Coca-Cola"

Anyway, I realize that's vague, but hopefully it will jog your memory and I can

close this chapter.

Thanks so much!

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The second song (a dance/electronic song) was around 1984 and all can remember

were lyrics that roughly said: "how would you like it if I came over to your

house with a board and we drank Coca-Cola"

That's probably "Why don't I come over with the board, and drink coca-cola and make it?", which is a quote by William S Burroughs...

after a bit of googling I found that bands like Cabaret Voltaire and Joy Division were quite the fans of him, but I couldn't find anything about it being used in a song...

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The first song I believe was around 1980/81 (about the time Steve Winwood's

"When you see a chance" was popular) and all I can remember was that it had a

long, dramatic (prog rock/rock) beginning and stated something about the 'flood

waters rising' or 'tides rising' (something about weather/storms).

Yes released a song that fits your description on their 1991 album, Union and Trevor Rabin of Yes also released it on his 2003 solo album, 90124.

Even though the time frame is way off, I added links for you to check them out anyways.

"The Miracle Of Life" - Yes

"The Miracle Of Life" - Trevor Rabin

Here are the lyrics:

Hold on to the miracle of life...

Secret lives of oceans been washed away like mud.

You don't want my devotion;

You'd rather be washed in blood.

Can we turn away from this open anger?

Counting all the prey

Don't you feel the danger to the miracle of life.

Sing when open hearts are calling,

Shout with open eyes (To the miracle of life)

Far below the deepest treasure

To the miracle of life

Living in times of luster, waiting for the flood.

We don't agree with your concepts;

You'd rather be washed in blood.

Is it any wonder? (In my lifetime)

Cold depth of blue water...

Is it any wonder? (In my lifetime)

Rising tides of slaughter - shoulda been washed in blood

Sing when open hearts are calling,

Shout with open eyes (To the miracle of life)

Far beyond your deepest pleasure

To the miracle of life

Pacifica...Indian...Atlantica...

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First of all I want to thank everyone for replying! I knew this was going to be a tough one...

Brad M & Lucky: Thanks. I don't think I was descriptive enough. The sond did have a dramatic intro with what sounded like a ominous (female?) newscaster voice talking about the tides/flood rising (maybe a dam was mentioned?), etc. but what the song was about I can't recall. Hope that helps...

Farin: Yes, that is the correct quote (progress!) - I'll keep googling!

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Hehe, that's really tough one. However when i read your explanation of the video first thing that pop's up in my mind is "Bad Day" by R.E.M

Unfortunately i don't recall any voice of female newscaster. We'll keep digging :)

This tool may help you locate the song better then youtube:

There are some words stuck in your head but you have no idea about the song or the artist?

Try Songfacts Lyrics Search!

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[quoteThe first song I believe was around 1980/81 (about the time Steve Winwood's

"When you see a chance" was popular) and all I can remember was that it had a

long, dramatic (prog rock/rock) beginning and stated something about the 'flood

waters rising' or 'tides rising' (something about weather/storms).

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