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                               Beginning
                           Prince/Cox '68

beginning, tomorrow
the sun will touch the trees a thousandfold
remember, yesterday
and the things that we could touch but never hold..

forgotten fantasies
a green and golden garden, by and by
envision a melody
as a message from the mountains in the sky..

beginning, yesterday
I found the place of happiness so rare
remember, tomorrow
that peace cannot be found without despair..
Coming
Coming
    Prince/Cox '70


mother nature, she fallin' down
down, down by the river yeah
she underground...

ain't no doubt that it's comin'
when it does I'm runnin'...
the leaves on the trees are fallin'
down down down


get me a mansion, that's on a hill
gimme just a bucket for your love
and I will fill...

Days of our Time
 Prince/Cox '69

in the days of our time, things were better
and the wind and the wine...can't forget her

it got to get better soon
maybe tomorrow in the afternoon
we'll be free of the people who would hassle our kind

tis the time to be wise, and the hour
came the speaking of lies...from the tower
Elizabeth
 Prince/Cox '68


elizabeth wrote me a letter
nailed it to my heart
said she found somebody better...

guess I'll have to let her
go her own way
guess that I will have to
walk alone

elizabeth stood by the water

a poem she then did recite
I saw her, she walked like an angel
she touched me in the dead of night
Elizabeth
Face the Crowd
 Cox '70


I can see things clear through my own eyes
ain't no use in hangin' round
you been tellin me so many many lies
think I'll get up off the ground

I can..hear you callin my name
you don't call it very loud
you're a sissy, baby
how can I go out and face the crowd


I can see things clear through my own eyes
ain't no use in hangin' round
you been tellin me all those lies
how can I go out and face the crowd
Face the Crowd
Gathering of Promises
  Prince/Taylor '67


it's such a gathering of promises
that we made, but the words of yesterday
are forgotten...

it's such a gathering of emptiness
when i see what's become of you and me
and all our promises...

words come back to me, in empty harmony
but it's the destiny of promises
Gathering of Promises
Hot Smokin' Sassafras
 Prince/Cox '68

in the mist of sassafras
many things will come to pass
and the smoke shall rise again
to the place above where it began

time will bring the fire and flame
as surely as it brought the rain
but in the gardens of the moon
time is held within the silver spoon

if you're happy where you are
then you need not look too far
if you've found your place at last
then you need not use the looking glass
Hurry Sundown
Prince/Cox '68


I been lost in the life, i been livin' confused
and my mind's been misused
a thousand faces will watch as i wander alone
but my dreams are unknown...

and though it hurts to know it
i know my face won't show it, come sundown
ah, hurry hurry sundown

water is wine and the wind walks with me
my spirit is free
visions of loveliness touched by the tide
i hold them inside...

because it hurts to know it
i know my face won't show it, come sundown
ah, hurry hurry sundown
Hurry Sundown
Litany
    Prince/Hammond/Hillyer '76



I wrote a love song
Was so sweet...
And the lady beat a hasty..retreat

No surprise, the price of livin'
With your destiny...
Makes you pay all your life
For your litany

Ah, feel the wind blow
Cross the sky...
Wasted, with no reason
But to try...

ain't no doubt that i'm comin'
when I do you better be runnin, hey hey little darlin
runnin for your love, for your love...

chorale
so take the pain away and leave me no...pain...at all

ain't no doubt that i'm comin
when I do you better be runnin, hey hey little darlin
runnin for your love, you better be runnin, hey hey
little darlin, runnin for your love, for your love.....


it's got to get better soon
maybe tomorrow in the afternoon
we'll be free of the people who would hassle our kind

to be free of the man and his claim
on this life that I hold as my domain
to see everyone everywhere free

but in the mansion of gold, sits the shaman
with the things that he stole...not to mention

it's got to get better soon
maybe tomorrow in the afternoon
we'll be free of the people who would hassle our kind


and then I felt the wind...moving in
a silken silent sound...all around
then she touched me as she passed on by my way
but all i can do now is think about the way it was

before elizabeth wrote me a letter
nailed it to my heart
said she found some body better...

guess I'll have to let her
go her own way
guess that I will have to
walk alone

it's such a gathering of loneliness
you and me, in the dim reality
of our obsession...

it's such a gathering of happiness
you and i, with our heads held high
in the morning...

then upon my ears, familiar words i hear
you promise with your heart, give me time
and I'll love you

it's such a gathering of promises
it's such a gathering of promises



perhaps you have seen me, i've walked in the green
of the evening
and in the silence i found, there was no one around but me
come sundown...cause that's the way it has to be

say goodbye to my friends and console them for me
you know where i'll be
come and search for the sun, bring your heart in your hand
then you'll understand...

why it hurts to know it
and why my face won't show it, come sundown
ah, hurry hurry sundown


And survive another season
Of insanity...
Every day of your life
For your litany

I wrote a love song
Was so sweet...
And the lady beat a hasty
Retreat...

But I'll survive another season
Of this infamy...
Till I lay down my life
For my litany

Lonely
 Prince/Cox '68


I have seen the place of
platinum and gold
lonely, I was waiting for your return

sheltered from the dawn's light
hidden all around
lonely, I was listening to hear a sound

in my silent sorrow

I must turn away
lonely now, the debt has been repaid
No Idea
Prince/Hammond '76


It's such a sad time
Sad to love and lose, and now it's done
But I'm not cryin'
I don't need no help from anyone

Guess I was born for trouble
And destined to get high
Can't please anybody
Now I...got no idea


Once I thought I'd
Once I thought I'd found my whole life
But it faded
Faded in the space of just one night

Yes I was born for trouble
And destined to get high
Can't please anybody
Now I....got no idea

Lead..................

Repeat bridge, and out....
No More Tenderness
 Prince/Cox '70


no more tenderness
all the laughter's died
ah, how many tears did I have to cry

all for the love of a woman
ah, one just like you...

there came a time
when nothin' more could be said
I looked around
and all the friends that i had were dead

and it was all for the love of a woman
ah one just like you...

people that I've known before
turned their backs on me, and left me nothin more
than the changes i've been through
all for the love...of a woman...ah,like you


and there ain't nothin that I....wouldn't do
for the love... of a good woman like you...yep
Only a Loner
 Prince/Cox '70


rumblin' like a thunder
it fills my heart wih dread
it's written in the constitution
but the streets are runnin red...

comin down from the mountain
I'm a comin down soft and slow
searchin for the revolution
it's a feelin that's startin to grow...but I'm


only a loner, and I fly no country's flag
let the dirt ya feel beneath your heels
be something for ya darlin to ride on into the night

ultimate projection
I can't get me no release
I think about a resurrection
and I fall down on my knees...cause i'm

only a loner, and I fly no country's flag
I'm the broken man with the dirty hands
in the back of every shack on the road down to the promised land

standin on the fifth amendment
but if ya really really wanta know
I want out of the odd damn country
but there's no place else to go...when you're

always a loner, but you stand by yer brother's side
we are one in the same, an' if you forget my name
you will remain on the plain with grain from the seeds you've sown...and you can't go home, no no...

not even a loner can escape the atomic fire
not even a loner..with a burnin, burnin burnin burnin desire
Road to St Stevens
Prince/Cox


Walk in the hills, the trees, down by the river Sunday
We can dream our lives away
Lie in the grass, the wind is blowin' through the meadow
Life's a sunshine shiny, shiny, shiny day
Life's a sunshine shiny, shiny, shiny day....and I'm

On the road to St Stevens
You will see no strangers there
No strangers anywhere...

Follow the green, the mountains stand before you
Lift your eyes up to the sky
The water of life is flowing all around you
You can hear it if you take the time to try
You can hear it if you take the time to try....and I'm

On the road to St Stevens
You will see no strangers there
No strangers anywhere...

Here in this place of peace a golden fountain
Emerald waters flowing down
The lady of life is walking in the crystal courtyard
I am staggered by the happiness I've found
I am staggered by the happiness I've found....and I'm

On the road to St stevens
You will see no strangers there
No strangers anywhere...
Thinkin' 'Bout Thinkin'
Cox '69


I'm thinkin' bout heaven..i'm free
not to live, but to be
I'm thinkin bout lovin..have a world
give it all to a girl
I'm talkin bout livin...

I'm thinkin bout goin..somewhere new
see it all, different view
I'm thinkin bout stayin..where it's strange
work it out, make it change
I'm talkin bout livin...

I was born to make it
I been forced to take it
I wish i could shake it

see the visions play upon my wall
bringing love to me and telling all
leave your body, travel to your goal
find the peace that lies within your soul

I was born to make it
I been forced to take it
I wish i could shake it
 Wakamole Rock n Roll
   Prince/Steel '74


I had a cheeseburger!
I had a chicken fried steak
But it did not do me no good
I musta made some mistake
Cause there ain't but one thing
That can soothe my soul
Like some wakamole...wakamole rock an roll
Ah, and that no lie
wakamole, wakamole rock an roll
If ya wonder how I know
Kozmic Carl, he tol' me so...


I had a Kumback burger from Dirty's
I had a chickenfried Stallion
Ya know I witnessed Roy Cox
When he was in the house of correction
But there ain't but one thing
Makes me lose control
Like a wakamole, wakamole rock an roll
I would not tell ya no lies
Wakamole, wakamole..right between your eyes
If ya sure nuff got to go
Then hear the words of ol' Kozmo...

leads, repeat first verse, and out-
What Do You See
 Prince/Cox '69


what do you see when you look at me?
do you see me, or do you see nothin at all?

I did ev'rything that i possibly could
yes i've done all i can
so do anything that you like to do now
cause it's all in your hands, understand...baby

my life is not empty with you
pray tell it's a world of love

do whatcha like to do, do what ya feel like
is right for your life
live for yourself, for the moment at hand,
and then turn out that light, understand?


what do you see when ya look into my eyes, yeah
what do you see, baby...
Windy City
Cox '68


windy city, soft blue angel
walkin the city streets at night
ain't no good times, for you lady
you're destined to bleed
but it's yer own life you lead...

green men shootin at the people
blue man takes 'em away
black man's cool, the city is cruel
and the children have no place to play
there's crazy women
and they bring it with 'em when they come
they'll never get it any other way, no nono no...

now it's a rusty city
and more than a lifetime seems too long
what I like is the life that I lead
and the shit that I get, I just don't seem to need
one of these days, someone's gonna call me to your side
Ii'll never get it any other way, no nono no...
Lonely
No Idea
No More Tenderness
Only A Loner
Road to St. Stevens
Thinkin 'bout Thinkin
Wakamole
What Do You See
Windy City
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HARD LIVIN' -- R. Prince '71

Ride upon the rhythm hidden deep inside your soul
And it don't matter..... no
And it don't matter.... where you go.
 
I got somethin' for ya darlin', that might open up your eyes
It can make you.... wise
It can make you.... realize
 
That it's a hard life
Gets harder livin' alone (leads, and repeat)
 
Listen to the music, let it take your mind away
If you let it.... play
If you listen.... you might say
 
That it's a hard life
Get's harder livin' alone
Hard Livin'
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