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Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Mister Can't You See: Video-Lyrics



Mister Can't You See (Mickey Newberry & Towns VanZant)From Album Moonshot by Buffy Sainte-Marie

I can hear the rivers flowing
And i can see the winds a'blowin
Since the endless marchin' over time
And if you don't know what i'm feeling
Take a look what i'm revealing
Everything that's now running
Through my mind
Tellin' you the time is comin'
You gonna have to start your
Poor legs running
Part of this whole world you
Refuse to call your own
Harm is comin' and it maybe tomorrow
Gonna have to be beggin' to borrow
Sanity from a man


you've never known
And if you don't know what i'm feeling
Take a look, cause i'm revealing
Everything that's now running
Through my mind
And i can see the rivers flowin'
I can hear the wind a'blowin
Since the endless marching over time
Mirrors come from every angle
I'm telling you you're gonna
Have to dangle
You're mind from livin'
My! you're gonna think so small
I swear the day is comin' honey, soon
The troop is gonna bust the balloons
There's gonna be alot of people
Burning control
And if you don't know what i'm feeling
Take a look, cause i'm revealing
Everything that's now running
Through my mind
And i can see the rivers flowin
I can hear the wind blowin
Since the endless marchin' over time


1 comment:

Tim McMullen said...

Such an unusual song from Mickey Newbury, one of the finest country/folk songwriters; Townes Van Zandt, the great outlaw folk poet; and the incomparable, Buffy St. Marie, songwriter/performer extraordinaire, who, despite her own consistently brilliant songwriting, occasionally offers a unique version of other great songwriters like Joni Mitchell, Cliff Eberhardt, or in this case Mickey and Townes. This one has a little bit of Mickey's "Just Dropped In" rock vibe, but it's like nothing that Townes ever recorded. Buffy manages to give it a real "anthemic" quality, and though musically linked to an earlier era, the message is surprisingly appropriate today. "The Greatest Threat to Democracy is Hypocrisy! The Greatest Threat to Hypocrisy is Democracy! Speak Truth! Speak Truth!" Tim McMullen

Thanks for continuing to post all of these wonderful recordings.

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