All the World’s a Birthday Cake

The song ‘It’s All Too Much’ was written by George Harrison and it was used for the Yellow Submarine soundtrack.  George wrote this while he was under the influence of LSD and the music has little sense of direction, but it was a tribute to his wife, Pattie.  At the time Harrison wrote this, he was still infatuated by his wife Pattie Boyd (who he had married the previous year) and the love that he felt for her is scattered throughout the song.  George felt a “love that’s shining all around” her, which was too much for him to take.  Patti became the center of rock’s most iconic love triangle when George’s best friend Eric Clapton fell in love with her.  Eric was inspired to write ‘Layla’, but ‘It’s All Too Much’ has to be her greatest hit.  When Patti married Clapton in May 1979, George, Paul, and Ringo jammed at the wedding, playing ‘Get Back’ and ‘Sgt. Pepper’ and John called Clapton to complain he hadn’t been invited.

In the Summer of Love, Yellow Submarine captured the flower power era of peace, love and sent a message that love is all you need.  This was the fourth Beatles movie, coming after A Hard Day’s Night, Help!, and Magical Mystery TourYellow Submarine was based on a song by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and it is a fantastic tale brimming with peace, love, and hope, propelled by Beatles songs, including ‘Eleanor Rigby’, ‘When I’m Sixty-Four’, ‘Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds’, ‘All You Need Is Love’, and ‘It’s All Too Much’.  Aside from composing and performing the songs, the real Beatles only participated in the closing scene of the film, while their cartoon counterparts were voiced by other actors.

In Yellow Submarine, Old Friend, captain of the titular vessel, recruits The Beatles to travel to Pepperland, an underwater musical paradise that is 80,000 leagues under the sea, where beauty, happiness, and music reign supreme.  The Beatles were needed because the unearthly paradise of Pepperland had been shattered when the Blue Meanies invaded with their army of storm bloopers, apple bonkers, obese bizarre creatures called snapping turtle Turks, and it is now under siege by a horde of boot-wearing Blue Meanies, along with the menacing flying glove in an attempt to stop the music and drain Pepperland of all color and hope.  They meet the little squat Jeremy Hillary Boob, Ph.D., who is dubbed the Nowhere Man and lives in the Sea of Nothing and they take him aboard on the Yellow Submarine on a journey across seven seas to free Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, make peace with the Meanies, and restore music, color, and love to the world.

The song appears during the climax of the film, following Lennon’s defeat of the Chief Blue Meanie’s enforcer, the Flying Glove, through the power of the word “Love”.  In the sequence for ‘It’s All Too Much’, the Beatles vanquish the evil Blue Meanies and celebrate as the colorful beauty of friendship and music have been restored to Pepperland and this track has been described as the song that really sets the mood of the movie.  The film represented the final episode in the Beatles’ psychedelic period, although the band had already returned to making more roots-based music at the start of 1968.

The Beatles hated the idea of their music being turned into a cartoon and when they wrote songs that they thought were not very good, they reserved them for Yellow Submarine.  The song ‘Yellow Submarine’ came in early 1966 as the band was preparing songs for their seventh album Revolver and Paul wrote this song with a little help from Donavan for Ringo to sing.  The Beatles recorded ‘It’s All Too Much’ in May 1967, shortly after completing their album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.  In 1967, United Artists conceived the idea of making a cartoon film about a Yellow Submarine, and The Beatles still owed them a movie as part of their deal, so it was decided to fulfil the contractual obligation with an animated film.

This song starts out with a short indistinct phrase that is uttered and then it proceeds into a feedback guitar sound which is reminiscence of Jimi Hendrix playing the ‘National Anthem’ at Woodstock, but this was two years earlier.  George said, “I just wanted to write a rock ‘n’ roll song about the whole psychedelic thing of the time.  Because you’d trip out, you see, on all this stuff, and then whoops! you’d just be back having your evening cup of tea!”  This was by far the longest Beatles song until ‘Hey Jude’ was recorded over a year later and a verse was edited out of album version, cutting time from 8 minutes to 6.  The full version appears in film Yellow Submarine.

There is a line in this song that says, “With your long blond hair and your eyes of blue” and that was taken from the song ‘Sorrow’, which was originally recorded by the McCoys, the group that did ‘Hang on Sloopy’, but it was also covered by The Merseys in 1966 and David Bowie in 1973.  The Beatles had horn players on this song, and they recorded something that is known as the motif from Jeremiah Clarke’s Prince of Denmark’s March, and also as Trumpet Voluntary.  David Mason and three others played trumpets and Paul Harvey played bass clarinet.  David Mason also performed on ‘Penny Lane’, ‘A Day In The Life’, ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ and ‘All You Need Is Love’.

Paul and John just came up with and sang that lyric of ‘your eyes of blue’.  The song ends with a lot of chanting.  In the beginning of this song either John Lennon or George Harrison says something that sounds like, “To Jorma” and many people feel that this is a reference to Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane, but I always thought it sounded like he said “To your mother”, but I can’t make any sense out of that.  Harrison stopped using LSD in August 1967 when he discovered that he could get the same effects from Transcendental Meditation.  The song features a Hammond organ, which gives the track a drone-like quality typical of Indian music, electric guitar feedback, and an overdubbed brass section.

To Jorma
It’s all too much
It’s all too much
When I look into your eyes, your love is there for me
And the more I go inside, the more there is to see
It’s all too much for me to take
The love that’s shining all around you
Everywhere, it’s what you make
For us to take, it’s all too much
Floating down the stream of time, of life to life with me
Makes no difference where you are or where you’d like to be
It’s all too much for me to take
The love that’s shining all around here
All the world’s a birthday cake
So take a piece but not too much
Set me on a silver sun, for I know that I’m free
Show me that I’m everywhere, and get me home for tea
It’s all to much for me to see
A love that’s shining all around here
The more I am, the less I know
And what I do is all too much
It’s all too much for me to take
The love that’s shining all around you
Everywhere, it’s what you make
For us to take, it’s all too much
It’s too much (ah)
It’s too much
With your long blond hair and your eyes of blue
With your long blond hair and your eyes of blue
You’re too much, ah
We all get too much
Too much, too much, too much
Too much, too much, too much
Too much, too much, too much
Too much, too much, too much
Too much, too much, too much
Too much, too much, too much
Too much, too much, too much
Too much, too much, too much
Too much
Too much
Too much, too much, too much, too much, too much
Too much, too much, too much, too much, too much
Too much, too much, too much, too much, too much
Too much, too much, too much, too much, too much
Too much, too much

Written for Song Lyric Sunday where the prompt is Birthday/Cake/Gift/Party/Surprise.

Limit Gatherings

You say that it is your birthday, well I had mine last month and believe me less than ten people showed up to celebrate it with me.  I did get a cake and a card with a check in it and that was a much-appreciated gift.  There was no surprise and no party, but that is the new normal now.  Worst of all, Marilyn Monroe did not show up to sing “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” to me.  I read that Marilyn’s dress was so tight-fitting that she had difficulty putting it on, so she wore nothing under it, and in 2016, it was sold at an auction for $4.8 million.

Last week we had Senses using Touch/Feel, and that worked out.  This week we have Birthday/Cake/Gift/Party/Surprise and I think that everyone should be able to find a song that uses one of these prompt words.  Make sure that you have fun while you are doing this.  Take some time to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this music challenge, as you will probably find many enjoyable songs and it is quite possibly that you will learn a thing or two.  Share your music with others and post a video, try do some research and let everyone know something about the song that you post.  Show the lyrics, let’s all listen to our favorite songs and explore some new music.  Try to find a song that fits the prompt, then write your post and create a pingback, or you can just place your link in the comments section.  Everyone, please try to stay safe amid this current pandemic!

Here are the “rules”:
• Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not. If it does not fit, then please explain why you chose this song.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
• Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
• Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.

I am writing about the Beatles/George Harrison song ‘It’s All Too Much’ this week.  Next week I will be writing about the song ‘Dark Star’ by the Grateful Dead.  The upcoming prompts will be:
April 12, 2020 – Diamond/Emerald/Jade/Pearl/Ruby/Sapphire
April 19, 2020 – Home Town or City where you were born or once lived in
April 26, 2020 – Alone/Confined/Depressed/Isolated/Restless/Solo
May 3, 2020 – Burrito/Fajita/Mexican/Tequila

I Feel the Wind

The coronavirus has touched everything, nothing will ever be the same.  For everything there is a season, and there comes a time when we have to practice social distancing.  ‘Comes a Time’ came out on Reflections, which is Jerry Garcia’s third solo album, released in 1976 and it was also on Hundred Year Hall which is a two-CD live album by the Grateful Dead, their first album to be released after Jerry Garcia’s death.  The lyrics were written by Robert Hunter and the music is by Jerry Garcia.  This song has several themes, Blindness and seeing, Empty cups and Dreams, which Hunter also used in many other songs.  Blindness and seeing are a dichotomy or a contrast between two things being represented that are ordinarily opposed to each other, and this could relate to light and dark, or day and night, birth and death, as well as to knowledge and ignorance.

In this song it says, “When the blind man takes your hand, says ‘don’t you see?’” along with “I can’t see much difference between the dark and light” and this part comprises the blindness and seeing theme.  In ‘Help on the Way’ some lyrics say, “I was blind all the time I was learning to see” and in ‘Attics of My Life’ several lines say, “Full of tastes no tongue can know, and lights no eye can see, Bent my ear to hear the tune, and closed my eyes to see”.  In Bertha Hunter wrote, “Try to see what’s going down, try to read between the lines I turned round to see.”  In the song ‘Box of Rain’ Hunter has lyrics that say, “What do you want me to do; to do for you to see you through?  Look into any eyes you find by you; you can see clear to another day  A box of rain will ease the pain and love will see you through.”  ‘Black Peter’ has lyrics, “All of my friends come to see me last night  See here how everything lead up to this day  Now let’s come run and see.”  ‘Truckin’ has lyrics, “Other times I can barely see” and in ‘Scarlet Begonias’ it says, “Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.”  Hunter also co-wrote a song ‘None So Blind’ with Ralph Woodson and Pete Sears writing the music and this was on the album Trichromes that was released in 2002 by the Trichromes, a rock band led by former Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann. This song starts out with, “None so blind as will not see”.

In this song it says, “You’ve got an empty cup only love can fill”, and this cup theme is also in ‘Ripple’ where the lyrics say “Reach out your hand, if your cup be empty.”  The line, “Gotta make it somehow, on the dreams you still believe” is repeated three times in this song.  ‘Box of Rain’ has, “It’s all a dream we dreamed one afternoon long ago.”  ‘Help on the Way’ has “Without love in the dream it’ll never come true.” ‘ Stella Blue’ has, “All the years combine, they melt into a dream It seems like all this life was just a dream.” ‘ Mission In The Rain’ has, “Ten years ago I walked this street, my dreams were riding tall Tonight I would be thankful Lord, for any dreams at all.”

This song has regret and pain in the line, “Never in my mind to cause so much pain.”  The best lines in this song come near the end with, “From day to day just letting it ride You get so far away from how it feels inside You can’t let go ‘cause you’re afraid to fall But the day may come when you can’t feel at all.”  This could be about someone that lives their life casually, not willing to reveal their feelings, they hang on to what they have out of fear, but this may not work out for them, as one day they may become so numb from life that that are no longer able to express any feelings at all.

Comes a time when the blind man takes your hand
Says, “Don’t you see?
Gotta make it somehow on the dreams you still believe
Don’t give it up, you got an empty cup
That only love can fill, only love can fill”
Been walkin’ all mornin’, went walkin’ all night
I can’t see much difference between the dark and light
And I feel the wind and I taste the rain
Never in my mind to cause so much pain
Comes a time when the blind man takes your hand
Says, “Don’t you see?
Gotta make it somehow on the dreams you still believe
Don’t give it up, you got an empty cup
Only love can fill, only love can fill”
From day to day just letting it ride
You get so far away from how it feels inside
You can’t let go ‘cause you’re afraid to fall
But the day may come when you can’t feel at all
Comes a time when the blind man takes your hand
Says, “Don’t you see?
Gotta make it somehow on the dreams you still believe
Don’t give it up, you got an empty cup
That only love can fill, only love can fill, only love can fill”

Written for Song Lyric Sunday where the prompt is Touch/Feel.

Senses

Humans have five basic senses, those being sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch, but for today we are only interested in the last one.  Touch is an act of touching, especially with the hand or finger, while feel is a quality of an object experienced by touch.  Touch means to come in contact physically with something, while to feel means to touch something in order to discover something about it.  You would touch the glass, but you would feel how cold the glass is.  A person may be described as being touchy feely, if they openly express affection or other emotions, through physical contact.

Last week we had Interchangeable using Promise/Vow/Oath, and that prompt worked out.  This week we have Touch/Feel and I think that everyone should be able to find a song that uses one of these prompt words.  Make sure that you have fun while you are doing this.  Take some time to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this music challenge, as you will probably find many enjoyable songs and it is quite possibly that you will learn a thing or two.  Share your music with others and post a video, try do some research and let everyone know something about the song that you post.  Show the lyrics, let’s all listen to our favorite songs and explore some new music.  Try to find a song that fits the prompt, then write your post and create a pingback, or you can just place your link in the comments section.

Here are the “rules”:
• Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not. If it does not fit, then please explain why you chose this song.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
• Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
• Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.

I am writing about the Grateful Dead song ‘Comes A Time’ this week.  Next week I will be writing about the song ‘It’s All Too Much’ by George Harrison.  The upcoming prompts will be:
April 5, 2020 – Birthday/Cake/Gift/Party/Surprise
April 12, 2020 – Diamond/Emerald/Jade/Pearl/Ruby/Sapphire
April 19, 2020 – Home Town or City where you were born or once lived in
April 26, 2020 – Alone/ Confined/Depressed/Isolated/Restless/Solo

Promise of the Glow

Many Deadheads observe the time period from August 1st to August 9th each year, spanning the dates of Garcia’s birth in the year 1942 up till his death in 1995 respectively, and they call this time the Days Between.  To many of the Grateful Dead fans who flocked to concerts, Garcia was seen as a God, although this was never a religious movement, it was just pure rock and roll.  Some of the lyrics may have been spiritual, but being a Deadhead was never about belonging to a cult, it was mostly about having fun.  The Grateful Dead song written by Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia ‘Days Between’ has become a way for every Deadhead to remember Garcia.  The Grateful Dead worked on songs in the early 1990s for an album that was intended to be the follow-up to Built to Last (1989), but it was never completed.  On October 8, 2019, it was announced that a new album entitled Ready or Not would be released on November 22, 2019.  It is a live album containing 9 songs, recorded between 1992 and 1995 and ‘Days Between’ is on this.

Each verse in this song ‘Days Between’ contains thirteen lines, and all five of the verses start with the same two lines, “There were days”.  “And there were days”.  Every verse employs a similar third line of either “And there were days between”, “And there were days besides”, or “And there were days I know”.  This is close to being a sonnet, but every sonnet rhymes and contains 14 lines and this is one line short and it is missing the rhyme.  The verses are seasonal, although these seasons are not in sequence.

The first verse is about the end of Summer where “the world grows dark and mean.”  It depicts a scary existence where things seem to be in their proper place, but nothing that is going on makes you feel safe.  It is a bit like all of the madness that we are going through now trying to deal with the coronavirus Covid-19.  This verse is filled with confusion were a man is singing, people are praying, others are acting reckless, there is a timid plea and no one seems to know, while anyone can see.  Most people see the singing man as being Jerry and the black infested trees were probably devoured by some type of worm, while the moonlight shimmered, but as in most Hunter songs the interpretation of his lyrics are left wide open to every listener.

The second verse mentions Springtime and it is filled with more confusing images of “phantom ships with phantom sails set to sea on phantom tides.”  The third verse mentions snow, so this could be associated with Winter and the last two verses both mention Summer.  Robert Hunter said that him and Jerry wrote ‘Days Between’ while they were in the pool house of Jerry Garcia’s former Stinson Beach Home in Marin County.  Hunter gave Garcia the first verse and there was a little electric piano there that Jerry used to work out the melody, while Bob started writing the second verse and the song progressed like that verse by verse with its strange and irregular construction.  This song became an agonizing cry from the heart every time Jerry Garcia sang it.

There were days
And there were days
And there were days between
Summer flies and August dies
The world grows dark and mean
Comes the shimmer of the moon
On black infested trees
The singing man is at his song
The holy on their knees
The reckless are out wrecking
The timid plead their pleas
No one knows much more of this
Than anyone can see anyone can see

There were days
And there were days
And there were days besides
When phantom ships with phantom sails
Set to sea on phantom tides
Comes the lightning of the sun
On bright unfocused eyes
The blue of yet another day
A springtime wet with sighs
A hopeful candle lingers
In the land of lullabies
Where headless horsemen vanish
With wild and lonely cries, lonely cries

There were days
And there were days
And there were days I know
When all we ever wanted
Was to learn and love and grow
Once we grew into our shoes
We told them where to go
Walked halfway around the world
On promise of the glow
Walked upon a mountain top
Walked barefoot in the snow
Gave the best we had to give
How much we’ll never know we’ll never know

There were days
And there were days
And there were days between
Polished like a golden bowl
The finest ever seen
Hearts of Summer held in trust
Still tender, young and green
Left on shelves collecting dust
Not knowing what they mean
Valentines of flesh and blood
As soft as velveteen
Hoping love would not forsake
The days that lie between lie between

There were days
And there were days
And there were days between
Polished like a golden bowl
The finest ever seen
Hearts of Summer held in trust
Still tender, young and green
Left on shelves collecting dust
Not knowing what they mean
Valentines of flesh and blood
Still tender, young and green
Hoping love would not forsake
The days that lie between lie between

Written for Song Lyric Sunday where the theme is Promise/Vow/Oath.

Interchangeable

A vow is merely a personal promise, whereas an oath is a promise made before some institutional authority.  Wimpey loves eating hamburgers, but he is too cheap to pay for them, so he is always making the promise, “I’ll will gladly pay you on Tuesday for a hamburger today”, but the thing is that Wimpey never comes around on Tuesday.  An oath is a promise that you make where you affirm that you will do something and this would normally invoke God, like saying that as God is your witness, or may God strike you down, so help you God, even if you are not a religious person.  A vow can be seen as a solemn promise, a pledge, an obligation, or a personal commitment that you will achieve a goal, or be faithful to your spouse and this should only be made while you are sober.  God said to Abraham, “As for you, you must keep my covenant, you and your descendants in every generation.”  The Mayflower Compact was a set of rules for self-governance established by the English settlers who traveled to the New World on the Mayflower.

Last week we had Cash and Flowers using Give/Get/Take/Receive/Send, and that prompt worked out well.  This week we have Promise/Vow/Oath and I think that everyone should be able to find a song that uses one of these prompt words.  Make sure that you have fun while you are doing this.  Take some time to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this music challenge, as you will probably find many enjoyable songs.  Share your music with others and post a video, try do some research and let everyone know something about the song that you post.  Show the lyrics, let’s all listen to our favorite songs and explore some new music.  Try to find a song that fits the prompt, then write your post and create a pingback, or you can just place your link in the comments section.

Here are the “rules”:
• Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not. If it does not fit, then please explain why you chose this song.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
• Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
• Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.

I am writing about the Grateful Dead song ‘Days Between’ this week.  Next week I will be writing about the song ‘Comes A Time’ also by the Grateful Dead.  The upcoming prompts will be:
March 29, 2020 – Touch/Feel
April 5, 2020 – Birthday/Cake/Gift/Party/Surprise
April 12, 2020 – Diamond/Emerald/Jade/Pearl/Ruby/Sapphire
April 19, 2020 – Home Town or City where you were born or once lived in

I Give You My Eyes

The lyrics for ‘Black Throated Wind’ were written by John Barlow and the music was written by Bob Weir, and this song first appeared on Bob’s 1972 solo album Ace.  This album came out the same year as Jerry Garcia’s Garcia and Mickey Hart’s Rolling Thunder, however the backing band here is the Dead minus Ron “Pigpen” McKernan plus a few guests, and Keith Godchaux is playing piano.  Mickey Hart the percussionist left the group in February of 1971 after it was discovered his father, who was the band’s manager, had been embezzling large sums money from the group although he did return to the band in October of 1974.  Pianist and harmonica player Ron “Pigpen” McKernan contracted a rare autoimmune disease which in conjunction with his alcoholism eventually took his life.  With Pigpen’s illness, the group added two new members the husband and wife duo, Keith and Donna Jean Godchaux.

The horns on this song are attributed to Snooky Flowers a saxophonist who most notably organized the Kozmic Blues Band for Janis Joplin, Luis Gasca a trumpet player that worked with Carlos Santana, Janis Joplin and played on Van Morrison’s Tupelo Honey album and The Space Rangers who there doesn’t appear to be any information on, although I went through a prolonged search.  Bob Weir and John Perry Barlow’s writing partnership allegedly began due to a fight between Weir and The Grateful Dead’s primary lyricist, Robert Hunter.  Hunter apparently didn’t like when Weir would improvise lyrics on stage, preferring that him and Jerry stick to the lyrics that he wrote.

‘Black Throated Wind’ is a song about breaking off a relationship and hitting the road.  The hitcher is unsuccessfully trying to hitch a ride home cross country, but since no one is picking him up, he has plenty of time to think about his life.  He starts reminiscing about a failed relationship while cars, buses, and semis are all passing him by.  He is out on the edge of an empty highway running away from a relationship where he feels his girl ended up getting the better deal, because he treated her better than she treated him.  He left St. Louis to get away from her after he tried to pretend that it was her fault their relationship ended, because she had changed, but it still came to an end.  She was not the woman he thought she was initially, although he doesn’t deny there were times when he didn’t have any doubts or regrets about her.

The black-throated wind makes him realize that he was the one who has changed and he sees that he ain’t gonna learn what he doesn’t want to know.  The hitchhiker is speaking to himself, about himself saying, “So I give you my eyes, and all of their lies.  Please help them to learn as well as to see.  Capture a glance and make it a dance.  Of looking at you looking at me.”  He wants to give her his eyes so that she can help him to see what he was like.  The song ends with him going back to her because he realizes that she was good to him.  Barlow named his memoir “Mother American Night” after a line in this song.

Bringing me down
I’m running aground
Blind in the light of the interstate cars
Passing me by
The buses and semis
Plunging like stones from a slingshot on Mars
But I’m here by the road
Bound to the load
That I picked up in ten thousand cafes and bars
Alone with the rush of the drivers who won’t pick me up
The highway, the moon, the clouds, and the stars
The black-throated wind keeps on pouring in
With its words of a life where nothing is new
Ah, Mother American Night, I’m lost from the light
Oh, I’m drowning in you
I left St. Louis, the City of Blues
In the midst of a storm I’d rather forget
I tried to pretend it came to an end
‘Cause you weren’t the woman I thought I once met
But I can’t deny that times have gone by
When I never had doubts or thoughts of regret
And I was a man when all this began
Who wouldn’t think twice about being there yet
The black-throated wind keeps on pouring in
And it speaks of a life that passes like dew
It’s forced me to see that you’ve done better by me
Better by me than I’ve done by you
What’s to be found, racing around
You carry your pain wherever you go
Full of the blues and trying to lose
You ain’t gonna learn what you don’t want to know
So I give you my eyes, and all of their lies
Please help them to learn as well as to see
Capture a glance and make it a dance
Of looking at you looking at me
The black-throated wind keeps on pouring in
With its words of a lie that could almost be true
Ah, Mother American Night, here comes the light
I’m turning around, that’s what I’m gonna do
Goin’ back home that’s what I’m gonna do
Turnin’ around
That’s what I’m gonna do
‘Cause you’ve done better by me
Than I’ve done by you

Written for Song Lyric Sunday where the prompt is Give/Get/Take/Receive/Send.