Help me make a LC maternity T shirt!

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Help me make a LC maternity T shirt!

Post by ubertotty » Wed May 28, 2008 10:33 pm

Hello,

I'm going to one of the Leonard Cohen concerts next month, when I will be 6 months pregnant (yay, baby will be able to hear too!). I want to get a maternity T shirt printed with a lyric from Leonard Cohen that is suitable for a maternity t-shirt ie baby related or something. HOWEVER I'm totally stuck thinking of one. Anyone got any ideas???

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Re: Help me make a LC maternity T shirt!

Post by secretchord » Wed May 28, 2008 11:42 pm

All your children here
In their rags of light

if it be your will
...that David played and it pleased the Lord...


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Re: Help me make a LC maternity T shirt!

Post by Sophia » Wed May 28, 2008 11:59 pm

...or

Dance me to the children who are asking to be born

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Re: Help me make a LC maternity T shirt!

Post by Judy » Thu May 29, 2008 12:02 am

or ...
Hallelujah
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Post by Sophia » Thu May 29, 2008 12:09 am

..or just

I have tried in my way to be free

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Re: Help me make a LC maternity T shirt!

Post by Davido » Thu May 29, 2008 12:11 am

Dance me to the children who are asking to be born - Dance me to the end of love

just some Joseph looking for a manger - Stranger Song

you who are kings for the sake of your children's story- The Old Revolution

Myself I long for love and light - Joan of Arc

may the spirit of this song,
be a shield for you
against the enemy.- Lover,Lover,Lover

Through windows in the dark
The children come, the children go
Like arrows with no targets
Like shackles made of snow - True Love Leaves No Traces

"Welcome, welcome" cries a voice
"Let all my guests come in." - The Guests

Gentle this soul - The Window

"Whither thou goest
I will go" - Ballad of the Absent Mare

I'll be with you
My shawl wrapped around you
My hand on your head when you go - The Night Comes On

Your father's gone a-hunting
He's deep in the forest so wild
And he cannot take his wife with him
He cannot take his child - Hunter's Lullaby

And draw us near
And bind us tight
All your children here
In their rags of light - If It Be Your Will

I'm aching for you baby
I can't pretend I'm not
I need to see you naked
In your body and your thought
I've got you like a habit
And I'll never get enough
There ain't no cure,
There ain't no cure,
There ain't no cure for love - Ain't No Cure For Love

Baby, I've been waiting,
I've been waiting night and day...
for the miracle to come. - Waiting for the Miracle

That I am not the one who loves –
It’s love that chooses me.
When hatred with his package comes,
You forbid delivery. -You have loved enough

So come, my friends, be not afraid.
We are so lightly here.
It is in love that we are made;
In love we disappear. - Boogie Street
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Re: Help me make a LC maternity T shirt!

Post by imaginary friend » Thu May 29, 2008 12:16 am

How about:

'Baby I've been waiting, I've been waiting night and day...'

... but not the one from Secretchord:
All your children here
In their rags of light
...that will describe ALL of us at the concert – not just the baby :D
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Re: Help me make a LC maternity T shirt!

Post by imaginary friend » Thu May 29, 2008 12:40 am

Dang! You beat me to it Davido!

Anyway, my vote is still 'Baby I've been waiting...'
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Post by ubertotty » Thu May 29, 2008 1:16 am

Wow guys, what a response, thanks so much for taking the time to help me with this.

I'm tempted to go with a slight variant on that and have: 'Waiting for the miracle to come'. What do you think?

Ie baby is a miracle. Too corny?

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Post by friscogrl » Thu May 29, 2008 8:38 am

Davido's suggestion of "Dance me to the children who are waiting to be born" I think is the best.
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Re: Help me make a LC maternity T shirt!

Post by schmedler » Thu May 29, 2008 6:00 pm

ohhhhh i think

"baby, i've been waiting....."

i work labor & delivery, this would be perfect on a t-shirt =)
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Re: Help me make a LC maternity T shirt!

Post by ubertotty » Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:49 pm

Hi again,

In the end I went with 'Waiting for the miracle' and the T shirt has arrived and looks fab! Thanks for all your help. Really looking forwards to the concert now.

UT
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Post by Keelvin » Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:27 am

I just re-read your post and noticed you said "knitted!" That's where being a mommy will get you (I scan over sentences and miss things a lot!).
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Re: Help me make a LC maternity T shirt!

Post by MaryB » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:52 pm

Waiting for the Miracle is a great choice, but for a concert, Dance Me To the Children Who Are Asking to Be Born is my favorite. Best case scenario - to have a whole wardrobe with all the aforementioned lines ;-) :D !

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