Lyrics for the Day – Goin’ Up the Country

And here I always thought it was “It’s a brand new game and I don’t want to play”.

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I’m going up the country
Babe don’t you wanna go?
I’m going up the country
Babe,don’t you wanna go?
I’m going to some place where I’ve never been before
 
I’m going, I’m going where the water tastes like wine
Well, I’m going where the water tastes like wine
We can jump in the water
Stay drunk all the time
 
I’m gonna leave this city
Got to get away
I’m gonna leave this city
Got to get away
All this fussing and fighting
Man, you know I sure can’t stay
 
Now baby, pack your leaving trunk
You know we’ve got to leave today
Just exactly where we’re going I cannot say
But we might even leave the USA
‘Cause there’s a brand new game that I want to play
 
No use of you running
Or screaming and crying
‘Cause you’ve got a home as
Long as I’ve got mine
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Lyrics for these days – What’s So Funny About Peace Love and Understanding?

Certainly applies to today

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As I walk on through
This wicked world
Searching for light in the darkness of insanity
I ask myself
Is all hope lost?
Is there only pain and hatred and misery?

And each time I feel like this inside
There’s one thing I wanna know
What’s so funny ’bout peace love and understanding?
What’s so funny ’bout peace love and understanding?

And as I walked on
Through troubled times
My spirit gets so downhearted
Sometimes
So where are the strong?
And who are the trusted?
And where is the harmony?
Sweet harmony
‘Cause each time I feel it slipping away
Just makes me wanna cry
What’s so funny ’bout peace love and understanding?
What’s so funny ’bout peace love and understanding?

So where are the strong?
And who are the trusted?
And where is the harmony?
Sweet harmony
‘Cause each time I feel it slipping away
Just makes me wanna cry
What’s so funny ’bout peace love and understanding?
What’s so funny ’bout peace love and understanding?
What’s so funny ’bout peace love and understanding?

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Lyrics rounding out instrumentals — Morning is the Long Way Home

A classic Kottke

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I heard your voice at midnight
By the river shore
I saw your child sleeping
Behind an open door
The moon was in the river
Shining up from the floor
And the fish swam like moonlight
Through your child’s closing door
And morning is the long way home

The fisherman was drowning
By his broken heel
His screams were tiny bubbles
And his tongue made of steel
When he died his teeth made stones
For your lonely child to feel
And his eyes like prayers were quiet
When you heard his tongue of steel
And morning is the long way home

The ghost of ghosts was passing
And the grasses waved like hair
I knew I’d die forgotten
I’m the whisper of your care
The water would surround me
And my body would despair
But my heart would understand
The door that’s closing there
And morning is the long way home

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Lyrics from instrumentals… One Step Beyond

The rock-steady beat of Madness…

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Hey you
Don’t watch that
Watch this
This is the heavy heavy monster sound
The nuttiest sound around
So if you’ve come in off the street
And you’re beginning to feel the heat
Well, listen buster
You better start to move your feet
To the rockinest
Rock-steady beat
Of Madness
One step beyond

One step beyond

One step beyond

One step beyond

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Theme for today – TOGETHER

We could use it.

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We’re All In This Together – Sam Roberts Band
Join Together – The Who
Come Together – The Beatles
Gettin’ Together – Tommy James & The Shondells
Together – The Box Tops
Together – James Maddock
Together Again – Emmylou Harris
Happy Together – The Turtles
Let’s Spend The Night Together – The Rolling Stones
Let’s Work Together – Canned Heat
Let’s Go Together – Jefferson Starship
Get Together – The Youngbloods
Love Will Keep Us Together – Captain & Tennille
Someday We’ll Be Together – Diana Ross & The Supremes
Can We All Come Together – Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Let’s Stay Together – Pat Benatar
We’re Gonna Get Together – Buck Owens
We Gotta All Get Together – Paul Revere & The Raiders
Workin’ Together – Ike & Tina Turner
All Together Now – The Beatles
Lost Together – Blue Rodeo

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Lyrics – Forgotten Years

He could be talking about today.

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Few of the sins of the father
Are visited upon the son
Hearts have been hard
Hands have been clenched in a fist too long
Our sons need never be soldiers
Our daughters will never need guns
These are the years between
These are the years that were hard fought and won
Contracts torn at the edges
Old signatures stained with tears
Seasons of war and peace
These should not be forgotten years
Still it aches like tetanus
It reeks of politics
How many dreams remain?
This is a feeling too strong to contain

The hardest years
The darkest years
The roarin’ years
The fallen years
These should not be forgotten years
The hardest years
The wildest years
The desperate and divided years
We will remember
These should not be forgotten years

Our shoreline was never invaded
Our country was never in flames
This is the calm we breathe
This is a feeling too strong to contain
Still it aches like tetanus
It reeks of politics
Signatures stained with tears
Who can remember
We’ve got to remember

The hardest years
The darkest years
The roarin’ years
The fallen years
These should not be forgotten years
The hardest years
The wildest years
The desperate and divided years
We will remember
These should not be forgotten years

I said it’s the hardest years
The darkest years
The roarin’ years
The fallen years
These shall not be forgotten years
The hardest years
The wildest years
The desperate and divided years
We will remember
These should not be forgotten years

Forsaking aching breaking years
The time and tested heartbreak years
(unintelligible)
The blinded years
The binded years
The desperate and divided years
These shall not be forgotten years
Remember

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Lyrics — When The Levee Breaks

Probably should follow Creedence’s Who’ll Stop The Rain?

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If it keeps on rainin’
Levee’s goin’ to break
If it keeps on rainin’
Levee’s goin’ to break
When the levee breaks
I’ll have no place to stay
 
Mean old levee
Taught me to weep and moan
Mean old levee
Taught me to weep and moan
It’s got what it takes
To make a mountain man leave his home
Oh well, oh well, oh well
 
Don’t it make you feel bad
When you’re tryin’ to find your way home
You don’t know which way to go?
If you’re goin’ down South
They got no work to do
If you’re going down to Chicago
 
Cryin’ won’t help you
Prayin’ won’t do you no good
Now, cryin’ won’t help you
Prayin’ won’t do you no good
When the levee breaks
Mama, you got to move
 
All last night
Sat on the levee and moaned
All last night
Sat on the levee and moaned
Thinkin’ about my baby
And my happy home
 
Going
I’m going to Chicago
Going to Chicago
Sorry but I can’t take you
 
Going down
Going down now
Going down
Going down now
Going down
Going down
Going down, going down
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