juicy john pink's studio '77 -  the lyrics


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1)   death of a hobo  -                           for lyrics of this song, click here




2)   give me your love  -                       for lyrics of this song, click here




3)   how could i ever leave you  -              for notes on this song, click here




4)   indian summer  -      


i'm leavin' your sweet love behind me
the gentlest love i've ever known
and i'm prayin', by the time the geese fly south
i won't need it to keep me from the cold

who know where i'll be this year in Indian summer
or when the snows begin to fall
by time the leaves have turned to color
maybe i won't have no home at all

God keep you safe and warm in California
i hear you're goin' back to school
only think of me kindly sometimes while i'm wanderin'
even tho' i'm content to stay a fool

who know where i'll be this year in Indian summer
or when the snows begin to fall
by time the leaves have turned to color
maybe i won't have no home at all

'cause i've lived my life for myself alone
so many summers come and gone
don't feel cheated, i had nothin' but i loved you best i could
take my leavin' song, it's everything i own

who know where i'll be this year in Indian summer
or when the snows begin to fall
by time the leaves have turned to color
maybe i won't have no home at all



 



5)   jigsaw poet's revenge  -  


        you were prime, you were cherry
        and you were lookin' oh so pretty
        you sleepin', so to speak,
        upon your seat across the aisle

        it was time for the ferry
        and i had hardly begun this ditty
        but you had beaten your retreat
        before we'd gone a crooked mile

        oh, you're a liar, you're a cheat
        you left me stranded on the street
        i can't remember where i'm goin' or where i've been
        ah, but once before you go
        if you've got any love to show
        won't you sing me the chorus of 'Christine' one more time.
        won't you sing me the chorus of 'Christine'.

        you were tawdry, i was gassed
        ah, but your antique Chinese beauty
        would only have driven me,
        as it were, further insane

        still my heart broke, down in Norfolk
        oh, when your sweet ass took it's luggage
        off the bus and stood there makin'
        ugly faces at the rain

        oh, you're a liar, you're a cheat
        you left me stranded on the street
        i can't remember where i'm goin' or where i've been
        ah, but once before you go
        if you've got any love to show
        won't you sing me the chorus of 'Christine' one more time.
        won't you sing me the chorus of 'Christine'.

        "Here's the rain that's to wash you
        And the meadow roots to hold you tight
        Here's robe of earth, and a crown of dew
        For the shining face here's the mask of night.

        And worms to circle the dancing feet
        And a stone for where the wonder was
        Lie quiet, love, here's and end of pain
        And the flowers to bring you back again."

        ( from a tombstone in southern Illinois, courtesy of Thom Bishop )









       




6)   ring of keys  -                                for notes on this song, click here