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BEATLE BONES AND SMOKIN' STONES
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SIDE ONE


AH FEEL LIKE AHCID

got a letter up this morning
how do you reckon it read?
red and blue and green
and whoo, all through my head
licked the stamps
saw a movie
dropped the stamp
oh, i ain't got noblues no more, i said
put me up thinking a postman is groovy
i ain't, whoo, i ain't got the blues no more, i said
whoo

well, send me with a letter, lord
drop me with a telegram, i said
my baby walked just like she did
walking on hard-boiled eggs with a --
there's a --
she can steal them
oh, i ain't blue no more, i said
lord, one duck jumped up
lord, and an other one quacking
yes, she got those great big drums sticking out, whoooo
big chicken legs beat when she walks
flapping down the street where i live
well, she's slipping along
easy like fried chicken
grew sort of greasy, easy, hmm
oh, i ain't blue no more
i ain't blue no more, i said
yes, she walked along
crazy like kind of crazy
oh, sort of lazy, sleazy, cheesy
you know what i mean, i said

continues further on!


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SAFE AS MILK

my cigarette died when i washed my face
dropped some drops on an ashtray in a wrong place
oh, woman at my blinds to see spiders spinning lines
it's a-safe as milk [2x]
i never heard it put quite that way
the shape i'm in is a-gone away
they called a day [2x]
yesterday's paper headlines approach
radiator teasing rusty cat sneezing
sopping wet hammer dusty and wheezing
lusty alley whining trashcan blues
children running after rainbows - stocking poor
gracious lady's nylon hanging on to line
jumping onto leg looking mighty fine

sorrow's lollipop lands stick-broken on a dark carnival ground
pop up toaster crackling aluminium rhythm and sound
every day pencil lazy and sharp
the icebox inside looking like a harp
electric bulb been out for years
freezer fumes feed the gas tears
cheese in the corner with a mile long beard
making blue bread dog-eared
[several repeats]

i may be hungry but i sure ain't weird


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TRUST US

the path is the mask of love a way a way
the flow is the task above today
there is no other way [2x]
you gotta trust us
when you need a friend
to find us you gotta look within
you gotta trust us [2x]
before you turn to dust [2x]
you gotta see before you see
you gotta be before you be

you gotta trust us
you gotta hear without fear
you gotta feel to reveal
you gotta touch without take
such it is and hate us ain't [2x]

we're for you
love you
with you
love you
just a few

we love you
we tell you
true, we love you
the path is youth
let the dying die
the path is life
let the lying lie
let the dying die
[repeating of parts]

(trust us) [several times]


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AH FEEL LIKE AHCID (continued)

continued from main part:

lord, [unintelligible]
... freight elevator
operating the trashcans
smacking lips, oh, saying:
'the food sure is good', i said
oh, around the corner
up around the alley
half shelled shoes
a-tapping golly golly
shaking like jelly
like heaven, heaven, i said
well, they rolled around the corner
turning up seven come eleven
my lucky number, lord
i feel like i'm in heaven, i said
well i, well i blink my eyes
and i see that movie
lord, it's red, blue and green

continues further on!


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SON OF MIRROR MAN - MERE MAN

mirror [several repeats]
mirror man, mirror me [2x]
mirror man, mirror than
mirror man follow the band
farther than you
oh, farther than me
mirror
mirror day, mirror way
[repeating of parts]
you're a me
[repeating of parts, and free associations]
whoo bop bee boo bop do-be-do


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SIDE TWO

ON TOMORROW

we're all brothers on tomorrow
we won't have to talk
we won't need to talk [2x]
we won't need to talk
rush comes the love
shapes to share shapes
love [3x] on, on tomorrow
baby springs on yellow wings
red skies showing on
lively ivy growing on tomorrow
wish your way around
hair stinging to the ground
silver streams all our dreams
cleansed free of sorrow
love, love, love [2x]
lush skies above
shapes to share shapes
peace escapes to play away
today, tomorrow

mothers graze on grasslands
grazing woman stands
on today's shifting sands
grazing woman stands
and baby springs on golden wings
flies free of sorrow
on tomorrow
[unintelligible background phrases]
woman grazing on grasslands
on which it stands
we're all brothers on tomorrow
[several repeats]


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BEATLE BONES 'N' SMOKIN' STONES

beatle bones and smoking stones
the dry sands fall
the strawberry mouth
strawberry moth
strawberry caterpillar
strawberry butterfly
strawberry fields
all the winged eels slither
on the heels of today's children
'strawberry fields forever'
yeah, roosters
old glass roosters
cling to your race
in a drag queen white wood farmhouse
tractors are clawing
the folks are crawling
trees in a row
climbing a coach
and i grow rich
red, blue, yellow sunset
where i've set and you've set
and i've loved and you've loved
and i've seen and you've seen
salt man has just made his mark
and crumbles
the dark, the light, the dark, the day
porcelain children
see through white lights
soft cracker bats
cheshire cats named
the dark, the light, the dark
the day
blue veins through gray felt tomorrows
celluloid sailboat your old feathered kind
blow it into a pond swaying in circles
red, blue. yellow sunset
where i've set and you've set
and i've loved and you've loved
what i saw and you saw
'strawberry fields forever'


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GIMME DAT HARP BOY

gimme that harp, boy
it ain't no fat man's toy
you hear what he is saying
you hear he's saying today
harp cry, harp smiling
shiny moon, white note
give me room
ain't no time to rock no boat
gimme room
harp sing time and playing ooh
[free associations]
gimme harp, that harp
harp this, harp bite
harp this, harp kiss, harp money
[free associations]

gimme that harp, boy
don't just stand around
gonna blow pure joy
girl, you wear this crown
gimme that harp, boy
gimme that harp, girl [2x]
gimme that harp, boy
harp string, harp ring
harp tome, harp smoke
harp float, harp broke
[free associations]


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KANDY KORN

yellow and orange
well, they look so good i want to eat them
yeah, they taste so good i want to eat them
can-can-can-can-can-can-can-can-candy, candy,
candy corn
[repeating of parts]
be reformed
be reborn
[repeating of parts]
stay, stay, stay warm


(text slightly differs from mirror man version)
 

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AH FEEL LIKE AHCID (continued)

continued from main song and earlier part:

i ain't blue no more
whoo, it's like heaven, i said, i said


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