Song: Yellow
Artist: Coldplay
Album: Parachutes

look at the stars, look how they shine for you, and everything you do
yeah they were all yellow
i came along, i wrote a song for you, and all the things you do
and it was called yellow
so then I took my turn, oh what a thing to have done,
and it was all yellow
 
your skin, oh yeah your skin and bones, turn into something beautiful
and you know, you know I love you so, you know I love you so
 
i swam across, i jumped across for you, oh what a thing to do
 cos you were all yellow
i drew a line, i drew a line for you, oh what a thing to do
and it was all yellow.
 
and your skin, oh yeah your skin and bones, turn into something beautiful
and you know, for you id bleed myself dry, for you id bleed myself dry
 
its true
look how they shine for you, look how they shine for you, look how they shine for
 
look how they shine for you, look how they shine for you, look how they shine
 
look at the stars, look how they shine for you, and all the things that you do
 
look at the stars

look how they shine for you

and everything you do

yeah they were all yellow



i came along

i wrote a song for you

and all the things you do

and it was called yellow



so then I took my turn

oh what a thing to have done

and it was all yellow



your skin

oh yeah your skin and bones

turn into something beautiful

and you know

you know I love you so

you know I love you so



i swam across

i jumped across for you

oh what a thing to do

'cause you were all yellow



i drew a line

i drew a line for you

oh what a thing to do

and it was all yellow.



and your skin

oh yeah your skin and bones

turn into something beautiful

and you know

for you i'd bleed myself dry

for you i'd bleed myself dry



it's true

look how they shine for you

look how they shine for you

look how they shine for

look how they shine for you

look how they shine for you

look how they shine



look at the stars

look how they shine for you

and all the things that you do

 

 

Song: Bohemian Rhapsody
Artist: Queen
Album: Queen Greatest Hits

Is this the real life
Is this just fantasy
Caught in a landslide
No escape from reality
Open your eyes
Look up to the skies and see
I'm just a poor boy,I need no sympathy
Because I'm easy come,easy go,
A little high,little low,
Anyway the wind blows,doesn't really matter to me,
To me
Mama, just killed a man,
Put a gun against his head,
Pulled my trigger, now he's dead,
Mama, life had just begun,
But now I've gone and thrown it all away
Mama ooo,
Didn't mean to make you cry
If I'm not back again this time tomorrow
Carry on, carry on, as if nothing really matters
 
Too late,my time has come,
Sends shivers down my spine
Body's aching all the time,
Goodbye everybody-I've got to go
Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth
Mama ooo- (any way the wind blows)
I don't want to die,
I sometimes wish I'd never been born at all
 
I see a little silhouetto of a man,
Scaramouche, scaramouche will you do the Fandango
Thunderbolt and lightning-very very frightening me
Galileo, Galileo,
Galileo Galileo
Galileo figaro-Magnifico
But I'm just a poor boy and nobody loves me
He's just a poor boy from a poor family
Spare him his life from this monstrosity
Easy come easy go-, will you let me go
Bismillah! No-, we will not let you go-let him go
Bismillah! We will not let you go-let him go
Bismillah! We will not let you go-let me go
Will not let you go-let me go
Will not let you go let me go
No, no, no, no, no, no, no
Mama mia,mama mia,mama mia let me go
Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me, for me, for me
 
So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye
So you think you can love me and leave me to die
Oh baby-Can't do this to me baby
Just gotta get out-just gotta get right outta here
 
Nothing really matters,
Anyone can see,
Nothing really matters-, nothing really matters to me,
 
Any way the wind blows....

 

 

Song: Staring At The Sun
Artist: Offspring
Album:
Americana

Maybe life is like a ride on a freeway
Dodging bullets while you're trying to find your way
Everyone's around, but no one does a damn thing
It brings me down, but I won't let them
 
If I seem bleak
Well you'd be correct
And if I don't speak
It's cause I can't disconnect
But I won't be burned by the reflection
Of the fire in your eyes
As you're staring at the sun
 
When I ran I didn't feel like a runaway
When I escaped I didn't feel like I got away
There's more to living than only surviving
Maybe I'm not there, but I'm still trying
 
Though you hear me
I don't think that you relate
My will is something
That you can't confiscate
So forgive me, but I won't be frustrated
By destruction in your eyes
As you're staring at the sun

 

 

Song: Wannabe
Artist: Spice Girls
Album: Spice

Yo, I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want,
So tell me what you want, what you really really want,
I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want,
So tell me what you want, what you really really want,
I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna really
really really wanna zigazig ha.
 
If you want my future forget my past,
If you wanna get with me better make it fast,
Now don't go wasting my precious time,
Get your act together we could be just fine
 
I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want,
So tell me what you want, what you really really want,
I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna really
really really wanna zigazig ha.
 
If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends,
Make it last forever friendship never ends,
If you wanna be my lover, you have got to give,
Taking is too easy, but that's the way it is.
 
What do you think about that now you know how I feel,
Say you can handle my love are you for real,
I won't be hasty, I'll give you a try
If you really bug me then I'll say goodbye.
 
Yo I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want,
So tell me what you want, what you really really want,
I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna really
really really wanna zigazig ha.
 
If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends,
Make it last forever friendship never ends,
If you wanna be my lover, you have got to give,
Taking is too easy, but that's the way it is.
 
So here's a story from A to Z, you wanna get with me
you gotta listen carefully,
We got Em in the place who likes it in your face,
we got G like MC who likes it on an
Easy V doesn't come for free, she's a real lady,
and as for me you'll see,
Slam your body down and wind it all around
Slam your body down and wind it all around.
 
If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends,
Make it last forever friendship never ends,
If you wanna be my lover, you have got to give,
Taking is too easy, but that's the way it is.
 
If you wanna be my lover, you gotta, you gotta, you
gotta,
you gotta, you gotta, slam, slam, slam, slam
Slam your body down and wind it all around.
Slam your body down and wind it all around.
Slam your body down and wind it all around.
Slam your body down zigazig ah
If you wanna be my lover.

 

 

Song: Gear Jammer
Artist: George Thorogood And The Destroyers
Album: Baddest Of The Bad

Running my rig around ninety-five
Rockin' and rollin' in overdrive
My heart's beating like a jackhammer
It's the midnight ride for the gear jammer
 
Nine long days through twenty-three states
I gotta see my baby soon you know I just can't wait
The police catch me I'll end up in the slammer
'Cause the law don't want no gear jammer
 
Running my rig in a mighty high gear
I don't care where I go just long as it ain't here
Something gets in my way you know I'm gonna ram it
Nobody fools around with this gear jammer
 
Running my rig about ninety-five
I'm a-rockin' and a-rollin' in overdrive
My heart's beating like a jackhammer
Don't you get in the way of this gear jammer

 

 


Song: Joy To The World
Artist: Three Dog Night
Album: Best Of Three Dog Night

Jeremiah was a bullfrog
Was a good friend of mine
I never understood a single word he said
But I helped him a-drink his wine
And he always had some mighty fine wine
Singin'...
 
Joy to the world
All the boys and girls now
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
Joy to you and me
 
If I were the king of the world
Tell you what I'd do
I'd throw away the cars and the bars and the war
Make sweet love to you
Sing it now...
 
Joy to the world
All the boys and girls
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
Joy to you and me
 
You know I love the ladies
Love to have my fun
I'm a high life flyer and a rainbow rider
A straight shootin' son-of-a-gun
I said a straight shootin' son-of-a-gun
 
Joy to the world
All the boys and girls
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
Joy to you and me
 
Joy to the world
All the boys and girls
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
Joy to you and me
 
Joy to the world
All the boys and girls
Joy to the world
Joy to you and me
 
Joy to the world
All the boys and girls now
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
Joy to you and me
 
Joy to the world
All the boys and girls
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
Joy to you and me
 
I wanna tell you
Joy to the world
All the boys and girls
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
Joy to you and me
 
Joy to the world
All the boys and girls
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea
Joy to you and me
 
Joy to the world
All the boys and girls

 

 

Song: When I'm Sixty-Four
Artist: The Beatles
Album: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

When I get older losing my hair,
Many years from now.
Will you still be sending me a Valentine
Birthday greetings bottle of wine.
If I'd been out till quarter to three
Would you lock the door,
Will you still need me, will you still feed me,
When I'm sixty-four
You'll be older too,
And if you say the word,
I could stay with you.
I could be handy, mending a fuse
When your lights have gone.
You can knit a sweater by the fireside
Sunday morning go for a ride,
Doing the garden, digging the weeds,
Who could ask for more.
Will you still need me, will you still feed me,
When I'm sixty-four
Every summer we can rent a cottage,
In the Isle of Wight, if it's not too dear
We shall scrimp and save
Grandchildren on your knee
Vera Chuck & Dave
Send me a postcard, drop me a line
Stating point of view
Indicate precisely what you mean to say
Yours sincerely, wasting away
Give me your answer, fill in a form
Mine for evermore
Will you still need me, will you still feed me.
When I'm sixty-four

 

 

Song: Subterranean Homesick Alien
Artist: Radiohead
Album: OK Computer

the breath of the morning
i keep forgetting the smell of the warm summer air
i live in a town where you can't smell a thing
you watch your feet for cracks in the pavement
 
up above aliens hover making home movies for the folks back home
of all these wierd creatures who lock up their spirits
drill holes in themselves and live for their secrets
 
they're all up-tight, up-tight
up-tight, up-tight  up-tight, up-tight  up-tight
 
i wish that they'd swoop down in a country lane
late at night when Im driving
take me on board their beautiful ship
show me the world as Id love to see it
i'd tell all my friends but they'd never believe me
they'd think that i'd finally lost it completely
i'd show them the stars and the meaning of life
they'd shut me away, but i'd be alright  alright, 
Im alright  alright
i'm just up-tight, up-tight
up-tight, up-tight  up-tight, up-tight
up-tight, up-tight  up-tight
 

 

Song: Hole In The Bucket
Artist: Spearhead
Album: Home

(Money Money Money Money Nothin But Money)
I work 9 to 5 but it starts in the P.M.
and I love the sunrise so I step out in the A.M.
the street is black and shiny from the early
nightly rainin'
the glory of the light it brings evaporation
morning's fresh oxygen cleanest
I take a deep hit help my mind stay the greenest
I'm already wake so I'm not drinkin' coffee
don't wanna cigarrette 'cause it's a form of slavery
walk into the store 'cause I need a few items
the sun heats the blood like a hit of vitamins
needa buy some food and some 'poo for my dreads
can't remember why but I need a spool of thread
Man with dirty dreads, steps around the comer
he asks me for a dime, a nickel or a quarter
I don't have any change so I'm steppin' along
and as I'm walkin' past he sings to me a song...
 
(chorus)
There's a whole in the bucket dear liza, dear
liza...(repeat)
 
The day is pickin' up cause I'm hummin' his song
the buses and the people all keep movin' along
to the shopkeeper I say "was'sup?"
and I'm thinkin' about the man who's holdin' up the cup
I pay for all the stuff and get a pocketful of change
should I give it to the man's the question in my brain
What's gonna happen if I give the man a dime?
I don't wanna pay for anotha brotha's wine
What's gonna happen if I give the man a quarter?
will he find a dealer and try to place an order?
what's gonna happen if I give the man a nickel
will he buy some food or some pork that's been pickled?
I'm not responsible for the man's depression
how can I find compassion in the midst of recession?
How come all these questions keep f---in' with my head
and I still can't rememba why I need a spool of thread.
 
(chorus)
 
He's starin' in my eyes just as I'm walkin' past
I'm tryin to avoid him cause I know he's gonna ask
me about the coinage that is in my pocket
But I don't know if I should put it in his bucket
walk right past him to think about it more
back at the crib I'm openin' up the door
a pocketful of change it don't mean alot to me
my cup is half full but his is empty
I put back on my cap and I start headin' back
I reach into my pocket and I have a heart attack
well as I'm diggin' deep I scream "oh no!"
there's nothin' in the pocket but a great big hole
While I was busy thinkin' if he would buy smack
the jingle in my pocket it slipped through the cracks
no one has the change and it's f---in' up my head
But now I no the reason why I had to buy the thread!
 
(chorus)

 

 

Song: Hallelujah Land
Artist: Noah Budin
Album:
Hallelujah Land - Songs of Faith & Freedom

(Lyrics not available)

 

 

Song: Mesopotamia
Artist: The B-52s
Album: Time Capsule

Turn your watch, turn your watch back,

About a hundred thousand years.

A hundred thousand years.



I'll meet you by the third pyramid

I'll meet you by the third pyramid

Ah come on, that's what i want, we'll meet

In mesopotamia. 



(we're goin' down to meet) i ain't no student,

(feel those vibrations) of ancient culture

(i know a neat excavation) before i talk

I should read a book.

But there's one thing i do know,

There's a lot of ruins in mesopotamia.



Six or eight thousand years ago

They laid down the law. 

Six or eight thousand years ago

They laid down the law. 



I'll meet you by the third pyramid

I'll meet you by the third pyramid

Ah come on, that's what i want, we'll meet

In mesopotamia. 



(we're goin' down to meet) now i ain't no student,

(feel those vibrations) of ancient culture

(i know a neat excavation) before i talk

I should read a book. (mesopotamia, that's where i wanna go)

But there's one thing that i do know, (mesopotamia, that's where i wanna go)

There's a lot of ruins in mesopotamia.



Six or eight thousand years ago

They laid down the law. 

Six or eight thousand years ago

They laid down the law. 

In mesopotamia. 

They laid down the law. 

In mesopotamia. 

 

 

Song: All I Can Do
Artist: Jump 5
Album: Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Music Awards CD Vol.3

It's like I got nothin' to do but think about you

Every day is a new day
And I don't have to pretend
All my friends think I'm crazy
But I don't want this to end

When I have the chance I want to say to you
Wishing I could take back what I put you through
I'll never do it again
We're like oil and water still we somehow mix
And what used to be broken is somehow fixed
It's hard to explain

I know some people say
That opposites attract
if thats the truth then we
we will be togeter forever

It's like I got nothing to do but think about you
I've got all the time in the world
If you look at my heart, you'll know from the start
That it's all I can do not to think about you

I gave you a good reason
To walk out that door
Let me tell you I've learned a thing or two
And I'm so amazed at the things you do
Now don't let me go
Oh, no

I know some people say
That opposites attract
if thats the truth then we
We're meant to be together forever

It's like I got nothing to do but think about you
I've got all the time in the world
If you look at my heart, you'll know from the start
That it's all I can do not to think about you

I know some people say
That opposites attract
if thats the truth then we
We belong together forever

It's like I got nothing to do but think about you
I've got all the time in the world
If you look at my heart, you'll know from the start
That it's all I can do not to think about you

 

 

Song: Lola
Artist: The Kinks
Album: Non Album Tracks

I met her in a club down in North Soho
Where you drink champagne and it tastes just like Cherry Cola
C-O-L-A Cola.
 
She walked up to me and she asked me to dance.
I asked her name and in a dark brown voice she said, "Lola"
L-O-L-A Lola, lo lo lo Lola
 
Well, I'm not the world's most physical guy,
But when she squeesed me tight she nearly broke my spine
Oh my Lola, lo lo lo Lola
 
Well, I'm not dumb but I can't understand
Why she walks like a woman and talks like a man
Oh my Lola, lo lo lo Lola, lo lo lo Lola
 
Well, we drank champagne and danced all night,
Under electric candlelight,
She picked me up and sat me on her knee,
She said, "Little boy won't you come home with me?"
 
Well, I'm not the world's most passionate guy,
But when I looked in her eyes,
I almost fell for my Lola,
Lo lo lo Lola, lo lo lo Lola
 
I pushed her away. I walked to the door.
I fell to the floor. I got down on my knees.
I looked at her, and she at me.
 
Well that's the way that I want it to stay.
I always want it to be that way for my Lola.
Lo lo lo Lola.
 
Girls will be boys, and boys will be girls.
It's a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world,
except for Lola. Lo lo lo Lola. Lo lo lo Lola.
 
Well I left home just a week before,
and I never ever kissed a woman before,
Lola smiled and took me by the hand,
she said, "Little boy, gonna make you a man."
 
Well I'm not the world's most masculine man,
but I know what I am and that I'm a man,
so is Lola.
Lo lo lo Lola. Lo lo lo Lola.

 

 

Song: Prayer for the Dying
Artist: Seal
Album: Seal 2

Fearless people,
Careless needle.
Harsh words spoken,
And lives are broken.

Forceful aging,
Help me I'm fading.
Heaven's waiting,
It's time to move on.

Crossing that bridge,
With lessons I've learned.
Playing with fire,
And not getting burned.
I may not know what you're going through.
But time is the space,
Between me and you.
Life carries on... it goes on.

Just say die,
And that would be pessimistic.
In your mind,
We can walk across the water.
Please don't cry,
It's just a prayer for the dying.
I just don't know what's got into me.

Been crossin' that bridge,
With lessons I've learned.
Playing with fire,
And not getting burned.
I may not know what you're going through,
But time is the space,
Between me and you.

There is a light through that window
Hold on say yes, while people say no

Life carries on
It goes on...., whoa

I'm crossing that bridge,
With lessons I've learned....
I'm playing with fire,
And not getting burned....
I may not know what you're going through.
But time is the space,
Between me and you.
There is a light through that window.
Hold on say yes, while people say no

'Cause life carries on....
It goes on....
It goes on.
Whoah.
Whoah.
Life carries on.

When nothing else matters.

When nothing else matters.

I just don't know what's got into me.

It's just a prayer for the dying.

For the dying.

 

 

Song: Halo
Artist: Depeche Mode
Album: Violator

You wear guilt
Like shackles on your feet
Like a halo in reverse
 
I can feel
The discomfort in your seat
And in your head it's worse
 
There's a pain
A famine in your heart
An aching to be free
 
Can't you see
All love's luxuries
Are here for you and me
 
And when our worlds they fall apart
When the walls come tumbling in
Though we may deserve it
It will be worth it
 
Bring your chains
Your lips of tragedy
And fall into my arms
 
And when our worlds they fall apart
When the walls come tumbling in
Though we may deserve it
It will be worth it

 

 

Song: Allstar
Artist: Smash Mouth
Album: Astro Lounge

Somebody once told me
The world is gonna roll me
I ain't the sharpest tool in the shed
She was looking kind of dumb
With her finger and her thumb
In the shape of an 'L' on her forehead
Well the years start coming
And they don't stop coming
Fed to the rules and
I hit the ground running
Didn't make sense not to live for fun
Your brain gets smart
But your head gets dumb
 
So much to do
So much to see
So what's wrong with taking the back streets?
 
You'll never know if you don't go (GO!)
You'll never shine if you don't glow
 
CHORUS:
 
Hey now, you're an allstar
Get your game on, go play
Hey now, you're a rockstar
Get the show on, get paid
And all that glitters is gold
Only shooting stars can break a mold
 
It's a cool place
And they say it gets colder
Your bundeled up now
But wait 'til you get older
But the meteor men beg to differ
Judging by the hole in the satellite picture
The ice we skate is getting pretty thin
The water's getting warm
So you might as well swim
My world's on fire how about yours?
That's the way I like it
And I never get bored
Somebody once asked,
'Could you spare some change for gas?
I need to get myself away from this place'
I said yep what a concept
I could use a little fuel myself
And we could all use a little change
 
REPEAT CHORUS

 

 

Song: Cats In The Cradle
Artist: Harry Chapin
Album: Once Upon a Song (Various Artists)

My child arrived just the other day
He came to the world in the usual way
But there were planes to catch and bills to pay
He learned to walk while I was away
And he was talkin' 'fore I knew it, and as he grew
He'd say "I'm gonna be like you dad
You know I'm gonna be like you"
 
And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man on the moon
When you comin' home dad?
I don't know when, but we'll get together then son
You know we'll have a good time then
 
My son turned ten just the other day
He said, "Thanks for the ball, Dad, come on let's play
Can you teach me to throw", I said "Not today
I got a lot to do", he said, "That's ok"
And he walked away but his smile never dimmed
And said, "I'm gonna be like him, yeah
You know I'm gonna be like him"
 
And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man on the moon
When you comin' home son?
I don't know when, but we'll get together then son
You know we'll have a good time then
 
Well, he came home from college just the other day
So much like a man I just had to say
"Son, I'm proud of you, can you sit for a while?"
He shook his head and said with a smile
"What I'd really like, Dad, is to borrow the car keys
See you later, can I have them please?"
 
And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man on the moon
When you comin' home son?
I don't know when, but we'll get together then son
You know we'll have a good time then
 
I've long since retired, my son's moved away
I called him up just the other day
I said, "I'd like to see you if you don't mind"
He said, "I'd love to, Dad, if I can find the time
You see my new job's a hassle and kids have the flu
But it's sure nice talking to you, Dad
It's been sure nice talking to you"
 
And as I hung up the phone it occurred to me
He'd grown up just like me
My boy was just like me
 
And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man on the moon
When you comin' home son?
I don't know when, but we'll get together then son
You know we'll have a good time then

 

 

Song: From A Million Miles
Artist: Single Gun Theory
Album: Millions, Like Stars in My Hands, Daggers in My Heart, Wage War

There is an indentation from where she lay.

Her tiny stature is sleek, now she's far away.

Only the thoughts of her remain, 

Despairing, desperate, full of self blame.



Under the water, I saw her lying there,

Creamy skin, lots of flowing golden hair.

It was alive, that I know, 

I saw her gesture to me with the ebb and the flow.



Tormented by the futility of life,

I can see the stars from a million miles. 

Are you out there, somewhere? 

Transposed?



Tormented by the futility of life,

I can see the stars from a million miles. 

Are you out there, somewhere? 



The corpse was dredged from the sea that night.

Hair matted around its body tight.

It was no comfort to identify, 

The pallid flesh, the life, deprived.



The sea, is writhing now, it's like a bed of rising passion.

When something is, that intense, you can never tell,

What will happen next.



Tormented by the futility of life,

I can see the stars from a million miles. 

Are you out there, somewhere? 



Tormented by the futility of life,

I can see the stars from a million miles. 



Tormented by the futility of life,

I can see the stars from a million miles.

 

 

Song: Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)
Artist: Baz Luhrmann
Album: Something For Everybody

Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of '99...
 
Wear Sunscreen
 
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience I will dispense this advice now.
 
Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth; oh never mind; you will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they have faded. But trust me, in 20 years you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You're not as fat as you imagine.
 
Don't worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.
 
Do one thing everyday that scares you
 
Sing
 
Don't be reckless with other people's hearts, don't put up with people who are reckless with yours.
 
Floss
 
Don't waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. the race is long, and in the end, it's only with yourself.
 
Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you succeed in doing this, tell me how.
 
Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.
 
Stretch
 
Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life. the most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year olds know still don't.
 
Get plenty of calcium.
 
Be kind to your knees, you'll miss them when they're gone.
 
Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't, maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't, maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either - your choices are half chance, so are everybody else's. Enjoy your body, use it every way you can. don't be afraid of it, or what other people think of it, it's the greatest instrument you'll ever own..
 
Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.
 
Read the directions, even if you don't follow them.
 
Do NOT read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.
 
Get to know your parents, you never know when they'll be gone for good.
 
Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.
 
Understand that friends come and go, but for the precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography in lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young.
 
Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard; live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft.
 
Travel.
 
Accept certain inalienable truths, prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too will get old, and when you do you'll fantasize that when you were young prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.
 
Respect your elders.
 
Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you have a wealthy spouse; but you never know when either one might run out.
 
Don't mess too much with your hair, or by the time it's 40, it will look 85.
 
Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.
 
But trust me on the sunscreen...