My cousin has great changes coming
One day he'll wake with wings
Cousin Caterpillar, seven pairs of legs for you
Cousin Caterpillar, can you tell me what they do?
Well, all that I can say
Is that they seem to help some way
To pull my little body along
Well first I didn't know their use
But worrying you only lose
So I said I love you and I love what you do
Come on do your thing
Cousin Caterpillar, white and silky threads for you
Cousin Caterpillar, can you tell me what they do?
My cousin as you see
Takes his changes easily
O happy we
Could we take each change so easily
Then all that we could say
Is that it would seem to help some way
To pull our little bodies along
So we say I love you and I love what you do
Come on do your thing

~Cousin Caterpillar~Incredible String Band
I was a young man back in the 1960s.
Yes, you made your own amusements then,
For going to the pictures;
Well, the travel was hard, and I mean
We still used the wheel.
But you could sit down at your table
And eat a real food meal.
But hey, you young people, well I just do not know,
And I can't even understand you
When you try to talk slow.
There was one fellow singing in those days,
And he was quite good, and I mean to say that
His name was Bob Dylan, and I used to do gigs too
Before I made my first million.
That was way, way back before,
before wild World War Three,
When England went missing,
And we moved to Paraguayee.
But hey, you young people, I just do not know,
And I can't even understand you
When you try to talk slow.
Well, I got a secret, and don't give us away.
I got some real food tins for my 91st birthday,
And your grandmother bought them
Way down in the new antique food store,
And for beans and for bacon, I will open up my door.
But hey, you young people, well I just do not know,
And I can't even understand you
When you try to talk slow.
Well, I was a young man back in the 1960's.
Way Back in the 1960's

~The Incredible String Band


It takes both sunshine and rain to make a rainbow.
~Anon.


for my dad, Ed; today is the 8th anniversary of his passing...
I used to search for happiness,
And I used to follow pleasure,
But I found a door behind my mind,
And that's the greatest treasure.
I met a man whose name was Time,
And he said, "I must be going,"
But just how long that was,
I have no way of knowing.
Sometimes I want to murder time,
Sometimes when my heart's aching,
But mostly I just stroll along,
The path that he is taking.

from October Song, By the Incredible String Band


Jimi Hendrix said "I'm the one that's got to die
 when it's time for me to die,
so let me live my life the way I want to."


Everybody is a star
Who can rain, chase the dust away
Everybody wants to shine come out on a cloudy day
'Til the sun that loves you proud
When the system tries to bring you down
Every hand to shine tonight
You don't need darkness to do what you think is right
Everybody is a star
I can feel it when you shine on me
I love you for who you are
Not the one you feel you need to be
Ever catch a falling star
Ain't no stopping 'til it's in the ground
Everybody is a star
One big circle going round and round

Everybody is a Star- Sly and the Family Stone


Out Into the Fields
(Warner Chappell/Carlin)
Out into the fields
I will go flying
Lovers of the trains
Will watch my tracks
Lonely in their boxes
Me I'm raising the smile
Out over the moon
I will go running
Lovers of the stars
Will watch my trails
Lonely in their boxes
Me I'm raising the smile



Where is the ritual
And tell me where where is the taste
Where is the sacrifice
And tell me where where is the faith
Someday there'll be a cure for pain
That's the day I throw my drugs away
When they find a cure for pain
Where is the cave
Where the wise woman went
And tell me where
Where's all that money that I spent
I propose a toast to my self control
You see it crawling helpless on the floor
Someday there'll be a cure for pain
That's the day I throw my drugs away
When they find a cure for pain
When they find a cure find a cure for pain

From Cure For Pain by Morphine



Instant karma's gonna get you
Gonna look you right in the face
Better get yourself together darlin'
Join the human race
How in the world you gonna see
Laughin' at fools like me
Who in the hell d'you think you are
A super star
Well, right you are
Well we all shine on
Like the moon and the stars and the sun
Well we all shine on
Ev'ryone come on
Instant karma's gonna get you
Gonna knock you off your feet
Better recognize your brothers
Ev'ryone you meet
Why in the world are we here
Surely not to live in pain and fear
Why on earth are you there
When you're ev'rywhere
Come and get your share
Well we all shine on
Like the moon and the stars and the sun

From Instant Karma-John Lennon


Each drop of rain
Falls a million times its own length
To crash upon earth's floor
And with its pain causes life to start anew
Each second lights its way magically through your entire life
Like a salmon travelling upstream to its final destination
And with its goal in sight
Life ends to start anew

Each man lives far beyond his span
And rides the life of all mankind
And not until his kind is past will he
And not until you die
Will each second of your life conclude
And not until it crashes against the earth
Will a drop of rain have fallen
Not until all men are dead will you die
And life will start anew
And you will have travelled
A million times your own time

And magically
And magically
Salmon falls
Magically

Salmon Falls By Harry Nilsson-Klaus Voormann


Friends do not live in harmony merely,
as some say,
but in melody.

Henry David Thoreau


Give some people an inch
and they think they're a ruler

Anon.


You must understand the whole of life, not just
one little part of it. That is why you must read,
that is why you must look at the skies, that is
why you must sing and dance, and write poems,
and suffer, and understand, for all that is life.

~J.Krishnamurti


Like a bird on the wire,
like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.
Like a worm on a hook,
like a knight from some old fashioned book
I have saved all my ribbons for thee.
If I, if I have been unkind,
I hope that you can just let it go by.
If I, if I have been untrue
I hope you know it was never to you.
Like a baby, stillborn,
like a beast with his horn
I have torn everyone who reached out for me.
But I swear by this song
and by all that I have done wrong
I will make it all up to thee.
I saw a beggar leaning on his wooden crutch,
he said to me, "You must not ask for so much."
And a pretty woman leaning in her darkened door,
she cried to me, "Hey, why not ask for more?"
Oh like a bird on the wire,
like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.

~Leonard Cohen


When the power of love overcomes the love of power,
the world will know peace.

~Jimi Hendrix



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