Blogathon #18 – Ain’t No Time to Hate

I need a song… In keeping with the Soulforce theme, you might imagine it as “Uncle Mel’s Band.”

Uncle John’s Band
by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter

Oh, the first days are the hardest days, don’t you worry anymore
‘Cause when life looks like Easy Street there is danger at your door
Think this through with me, let me know your mind
Whoa-oh, what I want to know-oh, is, Are you kind?
It’s a buck dancer’s choice, my friend, better take my advice
You know all the rules by now, and the fire from the ice
Will you come with me, won’t you come with me?
Whoa-oh, what I want to know-oh, will you come with me?

God damn! well I declare, have you seen the like?
Their walls are built of cannonballs, their motto is “Don’t tread on me”
Come hear Uncle John’s band playing by the riverside
Got some things to talk about, here beside the rising tide

It’s the same story the crow told me, it’s the only one he knows
Like the morning sun you come, and like the wind you go
Ain’t no time to hate, barely time to wait
Whoa-oh, what I want know-oh, where does the time go?

I live in a silver mine and I call it Beggar’s Tomb
I’ve got me a violin and I beg you, call a tune
Anybody’s choice, I can hear your voice
Whoa-oh, what I want to know-oh, how does the song go?

Come hear Uncle John’s band by the riverside
Got some things to talk about here beside the rising tide
Come hear Uncle John’s band playing to the tide
Come on along or go alone, he’s come to take his children home

Come here Uncle John’s band playing to the tide
Come on along or go alone, he’s come to take his children home
Come hear Uncle John’s band playing to the tide
Come on along or go alone, he’s come to take his children home

The 27-hour blog continues: Please give your support to Soulforce by sponsoring this blog. during Blogathon 2009 – I’ll be here ’til 9am. All donations go directly to Soulforce.

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