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Messing around looking for something else, I came across this gem.  It makes me smile, gave me a new take on an old song.  I was left with the strong, distinct possibility that Jolene listened, that she stepped away.  Jolene’s voice is not heard in this song and we cannot know what she does.  Why do we assume that Jolene carried on regardless?  Why is this seen as the song of a woman who loses out.  I am quite sure that that there are male and femela Jolenes out there who would never ever step between a man and woman, however much power they had, because some things, however you look at them, are right and some things are wrong, and that matters more than anything else.

 

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If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames,but have not love, I gain nothing.

 

 

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