James M. Norton, Ph.D.

Professor of Physiology, Emeritus

University of New England 

College of Osteopathic Medicine
     11 Hill's Beach Road, Biddeford, ME  04005

  email: jnorton@une.edu



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Lyrical Wit and Wisdom


Now I'm on my way, I know I am, but times there were when I thought not. - Cat Stevens, "Sitting"
There is a crack, a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in. - Leonard Cohen, "Anthem"
I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then. Bob Seger, "Against The Wind"

Before it gets too frightening, we ought to call a halt, so could we start again, please? - Tim Rice, "Jesus Christ Superstar"

But the tigers come at night with their voices soft as thunder as they tear your hope apart and turn your dreams to shame - Herbert Kretsmer, "Les Miserables"

I used to care, but things have changed. - Bob Dylan, "Things Have Changed"

I've built walls, a fortress deep and mighty, that none may penetrate. - Paul Simon, "I am a Rock"

And the sons of Pullman porters and the sons of engineers ride their fathers' magic carpet made of steel - Arlo Guthrie, "City of New Orleans"

No, I won't be afraid, just as long as you stand, stand by me.  - Ben E. King, "Stand By Me"

That's when I need them, that's when I need my father's eyes.  - Eric Clapton, "My Father's Eyes"

Life is just what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.  - John Lennon. "Beautiful Boy"

We can't return, we can only look behind from where we came.  - Joni Mitchell, "The Circle Game"

And, Pap, I don't think I said "I love you" near enough.  - Dan Fogelberg, "Leader of the Band"

If nobody ever knows the way I feel, that's all right, that's OK.  - Keb' Mo' (Kevin R. Moore), "Better Man"

From the brim to the dregs, it poured sweet and clear, it was a very good year.  - Ervin Drake, "A Very Good Year"

The rocks may melt and the seas may burn, if I should not return.  - Mary Chapin Carpenter, "10,000 Miles"

If you care, don't let them know, don't give yourself away.  - Joni Mitchell, "Both Sides Now"

All I want is freedom, a world with no more night . . .  - Andrew Lloyd Webber, "Phantom of the Opera"

Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind, it's gonna be a bright, sun-shiny day.  - Johnny Nash, "I Can See Clearly Now"

I give you my only-ness, come give me your tomorrow  - Tim Hardin, "If I Were a Carpenter"

If you think that time will change your ways, don't wait too long.  - Madeleine Peyroux, "Don't Wait Too Long"

They sit at the bar and put bread in my jar and say 'Man, what are you doin' here?'  - Billy Joel, "Piano Man"

I could stay young and chipper and I'd lock it with a zipper, if I only had a heart.  - The Tin Man, "Wizard of Oz"

'cause you can look right through me, walk right by me, and never know I'm there.  - Fred Ebb, "Mister Cellophane"

And the songbirds keep singing like they know the score.  - Eva Cassidy, "Songbird"