"Make Your Own Kind Of Music" as written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil....
Nobody can tell ya;
There's only one song worth singin',
They may try and sell ya,
'Cause it hangs them up to see someone like you.
But you've gotta make your own music
Sing your own special song,
Make your own kind of music even if nobody else sings along.
You're gonna be knowing
The loneliest kind of lonely,
It may be rough goin',
Just to do your thing's the hardest thing to do.
But you've gotta make your own music
Sing your own special song,
Make your own kind of music even if nobody else sings along.
So if you cannot take my hand,
And if you must be goin',
I will understand.
But you've gotta make your own music
Sing your own special song,
Make your own kind of music even if nobody else sings along.


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"Make Your Own Kind of Music" as written by Cynthia Weil Barry Mann

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    General CommentBeautiful. I dunno why, but since hearing this on the 2nd season premiere of 'lost', it has been stuck in my head, so i can't stop playing it!
    glennbasson September 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLike the member above me said, i saw it on the first episode of 'LOST'. I had to download it because it was stuck in my head. I think it speaks for itself. Just go your own way and make your own path. Dont follow others and if no one else follows or agree then it doesnt matter.
    rio_girlon August 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHahha, I'll give this song the 3rd Lost shout out. Loving Desmond
    Foundation4lifeon October 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWow. LOST has done wonders for this song! It's where I first heard it too. I must have had it stuck in my head for about 1 and a half months after that.

    I found an old Mamas and Papas record the other day in a second hand place. I freaked out because I had totally forgotten about this song.

    It's about being different and how other people look at you, but you have to keep on doing your thing no matter how hard it is. At least that's how I see it.
    Foxwingon November 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe actual meaning I get from this song (non-Lost), is that maybe the record executives wanted her (or them) to keep making hit singles... the kind of songs they knew would sell. But Mama Cass just wanted to make "her own kind of music", the songs she wanted to make...even if nobody else sang along.
    Foundation4lifeon January 14, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningMy mother used to cry to this song while she vacuumed… Lol… I love Damon Lindolf, he’s got the best taste on music. I confess I hadn’t heard this song before Lost. Foundation4life, you’re probably right on. The meaning I get from the song though is that you need to go ahead and do the things you like, that you think is best for yourself. Even if nobody wants to do it with you, you’ll might get lonely, but at least you’re doing what you want!
    ddcasaleon September 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt was the 60s when our generation was shaking off the shackles of conformity and finding voice through music, politics, expressive fashions. before the war, what was before the war? The great depression and dust bowls in the USA, mass unemployment in the UK, the rise of fascism in Europe. Then came the war, huge loss of life and suffering. After that came peace, a new optimistic politics, high unemployment and a desire to shake off all the bad things that went before. the baby boomers were perhaps the luckiest generation in history.
    NWNmoonon April 06, 2014   Link

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