Background Vocals: David Lasley, Arnold McCuller, Phillip Ballou
Release Date: 1975
Catalog Number: R2 70867
Well I could be wrong But I swear that I knew you In another life And I could be dreaming but I swear That I knew you in another life Something happened just the other night; I had a vision in the middle of a daydream In a place I'd never been before I couldn't tell if I was still awake or sleeping I saw so many things I barely recognized I thought that I was lost but then I saw you I could be wrong, but I swear That I knew you in another life And I could be dreaming, but I swear That I knew you in another life Certain things affect me certain ways And this isn't just the first time That it's crossed my mind Something happens and the crystal clears And you begin to recognize all of the little signs I wish that I could place every little gesture But it really doesn't matter 'cause we'll never know
Some people say life's like a merry-go-round I think it's more like a ferris wheel 'Cause sometimes you're up, sometimes you're down Sometimes you just don't know what to feel And just when you think you've got the game figured out And you say you've had enough The mysterious mad man with his hand on the lever Don't seem to never ever want to let you off You can't get off this wheel of karma You can't stop the hands of time Now I have a friend, I might have a few Sometimes I think they just don't care But I think sometimes they think the same thing of me, yeah You might say we've got a problem there You know we all got this habit We like to talk too much And that always tends to slow you down But we never change direction We just keep going round and round and round and round And let me off this wheel of karma Let me stop the hands of time Seems like I've been around so many places And I must have learned a lot of things And although I ain't yet come up with a so-called answer At least I think I finally learned how to sing And there's just a few things I ain't got sorted out Sometimes they make my brain get sore Like if kids were left of all devices Would they ever come up with a thing like war Let us off this wheel of karma Let us stop the hands of time
My great grandfather was a satisfied man Contented in every way Such was the course of his everyday life 'Til he heard of the seven rays. Every modern man, in the back of his mind Has a problem to face. He wants security for the home in his head All he needs is the seven rays. And when you think about tomorrow What goes through your mind? Now don't nobody get uptight Do you think that we can put up With this shit one more night All you need is just six more rays Take one beam of light Prism acquire Break the white light down Seven rays appear One - Red, the ruler seeking freedom Two - Rose, the father seeking unity Three - Orange, the thinker seeking understanding Four - Yellow, the poet seeking harmony Take the seven rays Pure as fire Focus anywhere White light will appear Five - Green, the scientist seeking truth Six - Blue, the disciple seeking goodness Seven - Indigo, the artist seeking beauty This may sound like a bunch of trumped up words But we keep no secrets today The only hope for you is in your brothers, my friend All you need is just six more rays All we need is the seven rays
Could be! Who knows? There's something due any day; I will know right away Soon as it shows. It may come cannonballin' down through the sky, Gleam in its eye, Bright as a rose! Who knows? It's only just out of reach, Down the block, on a beach, Under a tree. I got a feeling there's a miracle due, Gonna come true, Coming to me! Could it be? Yes it could. Something's coming, something good, If I can wait! Something's coming, I don't know what it is But it is Gonna be great! With a click, with a shock, Phone'll jingle, door'll knock, Open the latch! Something's coming, don't know when, but it's soon - Catch the moon, One-handed catch! Around the corner, Or whistling down the river, Come on - deliver To me! Will it be? Yes it will. Maybe just by holding still It'll be there! Come on something, come on in, don't be shy, Meet a guy, Pull up a chair! The air is humming, And something great is coming! Who knows? It's only just out of reach, Down the block, on a beach, Maybe tonight...
It's like a normal Times Square day on 42nd Street I feel like trashing some windows and crunching some feet I watch society crumble and I just laugh (hee hee) They soon will see what it's like to be the other half But I'm trying Said I'm trying to forget And it ain't happened yet I musta woke up this morning with a bug up my ass I think I'll just haul off and belt the next jerk that I pass My old man says I'm just a stoned little punk But he keeps himself a pistol and he's always drunk I know Something's gonna give Pretty soon I know it Something's gonna give I wanna live I wanna mess thing whole world around Go on and poison all the water, use up all the air Blow your stupid heads off, see if I could care Put me down but don't blame me for what you did 'Cause inside everyone is a heavy metal kid I was a sweet little kid once Now I'm a full grown crank And when I die I'll probably come back as a Sherman tank I know that I could make this world so peaceful and calm If I could only get my hands on a hydrogen bomb
Well, in this life I seen everything I can see Well I, I've seen lovers flying through the air hand in hand, I've seen babies dancing in the midnight sun, And I've seen sweet dreams that came from the heavenly skies above. I've seen old ladies crying at their own grave sides, And I've seen pigs all sitting, looking at picture slides But I never seen nothin' like you. Do ya, do ya want my love Do ya, do ya want my face Do ya, do ya want my mind Well I, heard the choir singin' out of tune, As they sang Auld Lang Syne by the light of the moon. I heard the preacher bangin' on the drums, But I never heard nothing like you. In the country, where the sky touches down On the field, you lay your head down to rest in the morning sun. They come a'runnin' just to get a look, just to Feel to touch your long black hair, they don't give a damn. Well I, do you understand what I'm trying to say to you all, That is I'd like to save you for a rainy day, yeah, I've seen enough of the world to know baby, That I've got to get it on to get it on tomorrow.
We've been waiting so long, we've been waiting for the sun to rise and shine Shining still to give us the will Can you hear me, the sound of my voice? I am here to tell you I have made my choice I've been listening to what's been going down There's just too much talk and gossip going 'round You may think that I'm a fool, but I know the answer Words become a tool, anyone can use them Take the golden rule, as the best example Eyes that have seen will know what I mean The time has come to take the bull by the horns We've been so downhearted, we've been so forlorn We get weak and we want to give in But we still need each other if we want to win Hold that line, baby hold that line Get up boys and hit 'em one more time We may be losing now but we can't stop trying So hold that line, baby hold that line If you don't know what to do about a world of trouble You can pull it through if you need to and if You believe it's true, it will surely happen Shining still, to give us the will Bright as the day, to show us the way Somehow, someday, we need just one victory and we're on our way Prayin' for it all day and fightin' for it all night Give us just one victory, it will be all right We may feel about to fall but we go down fighting You will hear the call if you only listen Underneath it all we are here together shining still