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Thursday, November 11, 2004

cat stevens awarded peace prize in rome

story here.

" Yusuf Islam was awarded the "Man for Peace" prize in Rome at the opening of a meeting of Nobel Peace Prize laureates. He last made headlines in September, when he turned up on Washington's no-fly list for having suspected ties to terrorists — a claim he has strongly denied."

I loved Cat Stevens, loved his beautiful lyrics and his beautiful music, back in the 70s, back when I was a teen. Among his many beautiful songs was Peace Train and this bit of lyric is stuck in my head tonight:

"Now I've been crying lately, thinking about the world as it is
Why must we go on hating, why can't we live in bliss

Cause out on the edge of darkness, there rides a peace train
Oh peace train take this country, come take me home again"

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