Filibuster vigilantly

Hiddensee lighthouse, Germany, from Pixabay
By pgn
@pgntwo (21996)
Derry, Northern Ireland
November 19, 2017 10:54am CST
No, not me - a line from the lyrics of a zany song, "Birdhouse in your Soul", by the band "They Might Be Giants". It's a pretty upbeat song, great for a listen if things are getting you down - I have added a link to a version of it below if you haven't recognized the song from the title or partial lyric in my title. It tells the tale of a little blue nightlight, which, whilst being a point of focus and comfort for anyone sleeping in a darkened room at night, has no less of an important job to do than any huge lighthouse that blinks silently in all weathers, alerting sailors to impending danger from rocks should they venture too close... Meantime, take heart and a tip from the song: keep all the good things that provide light in your soul protected.
Group: They Might be Giants ?Congrats to TMBG: 1 + Million Views Birdhouse In Your Soul (Official Video) - They Might Be Giants?: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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@MALUSE (42719)
• Uzbekistan
19 Nov
The photo could have been taken at the Baltic Sea coast, on the Isle of Rügen, for example.
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@pgntwo (21996)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
19 Nov
It is the Dornbusch lighthouse, on Hiddensee island, in the vicinity - well spotted, @MALUSE!
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@MALUSE (42719)
• Uzbekistan
19 Nov
@pgntwo Mich laust der Affe! I wanted to mention Hiddensee because I thought of it at once but then thought you might not know it. My husband and I went there for a day when we spent two weeks on Rügen.
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@pgntwo (21996)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
19 Nov
@MALUSE Well I'll be a monkey's uncle! I remember you've written about Rügen before, I've not been there alas - the closest I have been, on that coast, is Lubeck (or Travemunde, to be precise). My late father-in-law's family came from Ostpreußen, so there's a bit of the Baltic Sea in my children, I imagine ;)
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• United States
19 Nov
Oh now, excellent PGN Thanks so much ..cheered me up
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@pgntwo (21996)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
19 Nov
That's good. Life's too short to be miserable!
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• United States
19 Nov
@pgntwo Tis indeed..thanks again dear pal xo
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@rebelann (42509)
• El Paso, Texas
19 Nov
cute. I liked those plaid shirts but no body wears bonnets anymore, do they? I won't lie, I didn't get it even if it was cute.
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@pgntwo (21996)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
19 Nov
Oh. Well, this might help - given the lyrics are reasonably clearly sung and audible...
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search "Birdhouse in Your Soul" Single by They Might Be Giants from the album Flood Released 1989 Format 7", cassette, CD single, 12" Recorded 1989 Length 3:19 Label Elektra (US) Elektra / WEA (EU)
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@rebelann (42509)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Nov
I never would have guessed it was about a night light @pgntwo well, that clears that up
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@pgntwo (21996)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
20 Nov
@rebelann A genuine light bulb moment?
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@JudyEv (130708)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Nov
That's a great song. I haven't heard it before nor have I heard of the group.
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@pgntwo (21996)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
20 Nov
It certainly gets you humming along! There's a Canadian band, The Arrogant Worms, that have similarly catchy music with simple, memorable lyrics.
I was playing with video software, trying to get used to it since I'm relatively new and this was the result. I'm a huge fan of Arrogant Worms, so stands to ...
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@JudyEv (130708)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Nov
@pgntwo That's probably one earworm I can do without.
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@pgntwo (21996)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
21 Nov
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@xFiacre (4829)
• Ireland
19 Nov
@pgntwo I take my hat off to the man who can include the line 'filibuster vigilantly' in a song.
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@pgntwo (21996)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
20 Nov
Sounds like something one might have to do in a public restroom...
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@xFiacre (4829)
• Ireland
20 Nov
@pgntwo Ah, so that explains what was going on in the facilities in Queens students union this afternoon.
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@pgntwo (21996)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
20 Nov
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• United Kingdom
5 Dec
Always liked that song but never noticed the line 'Filibuster vigilantly'! Its a bit like having the bluebird of happiness in your soul!
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@pgntwo (21996)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
5 Dec
Most uplifting, even with the filibustering ;)
@MarymargII (10421)
• Toronto, Ontario
30 Nov
Great little ditty and I love night lights- I could never sleep in a totally dark environment.
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@pgntwo (21996)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
30 Nov
Definitely a catchy piece.
@bluesa (14412)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
25 Nov
Weren't they just happily hopping about, lots of pretty light bulbs, quite an interesting tune.
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@pgntwo (21996)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
25 Nov
A real ear-worm too!
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20 Nov
One of my favourite songs. I don't think I ever really knew what it was about though!
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@pgntwo (21996)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
20 Nov
They have a few that jog memories, as I found out when I let YouTube play on after the link above. Wonder what happened to them?
@Corbin5 (113475)
• United States
19 Nov
There is a lot of happy in that song!!!
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@pgntwo (21996)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
19 Nov
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@RasmaSandra (19168)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
19 Nov
Interesting. Thanks for sharing. Never heard it before.
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@pgntwo (21996)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
19 Nov
You are welcome.
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@YrNemo (14414)
25 Nov
A nice song, I like the music! (Thanks for explaining the lyrics. Save me the time .)