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5. The Baptism of Jesse Taylor (The Oak Ridge Boys) / Social Responsibility, Self-Management, Authenticity
From now on Nancy Taylor can proudly speak to neighbors and tell them how much Jesse took up with little Jim. Now Jimmy’s got a Daddy, and Jesse’s got a family, and Franklin County’s got a lot more man.
6. Rhythm Guitar (The Oak Ridge Boys) / Interpersonal Skills, Teamwork
He’s written a song about what’s gone wrong, and I’m singin’ it to you now. Nobody wants to play rhythm guitar behind Jesus, Everybody wants to be lead singer in band. It's hard to get a bead on what's divine, when everybody's pushin' for head of line.
7. He’s Gonna Smile on Me (The Oak Ridge Boys) / Resilience, bouncing back and retaining hope and trust through adversity
I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth. Often there were times when I had to go without. I’ve been called a fool, and used just like a tool, but I still believe in Golden Rule. And right now I’m so happy as I can be.
8. Tell Him (The Exciters) / Communication, Verbal and Nonverbal
Take his hand in yours and tell him that you’re never gonna leave him. Tell him, tell him, tell him, tell him right now.
9. Rose-Colored Glasses (Jon Conlee) / Learned Optimism, which is not always reality-based
These rose-colored glasses that I’m lookin’ through, show only beauty, ‘cause they hide all truth, and they let me hold on to good times, good lines, ones I used to hear when I held you. And they keep me from feelin’ so cheated, defeated, when reflections in your eyes show me a fool … these rose-colored glasses …I’ll just keep on hopin’, believin’ that maybe by counting many times I’ve tried, you’ll believe me when I say I love you, and I’ll lay these rose-colored glasses aside.
10. Come a Little Bit Closer (Jay and Americans) / three Fs – fight, flight or, canoodle ? (from reptilian brain comes those powerful ones -- territorial defense, aggression, violence, lust and fear)
She was sitting there giving me looks that made my mouth water, so I started walking her way. She belonged to that man Jose, and I knew, yes I knew, I should leave, but then I heard her say, “Come a little bit closer, you’re my kinda man, so big and so strong, come a little bit closer, I’m all alone and night is so long." We started to dance, in my arms she looked so inviting, and I just couldn’t resist just one little kiss so exciting. Then I heard guitar player say "Vamoos, Jose'’s on his way," and I knew, yes I knew I should run, but then I heard her say ...
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