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    RIP Richie Havens

    so many songs but this onehas always touched me

    Follow
    Words by Jerry Merrick
    Let the river rock you like a cradle
    Climb to the treetops, child, if you’re able
    Let your hands tie a knot across the table.
    Come and touch the things you cannot feel.
    And close your fingertips and fly where I can’t hold you
    Let the sun-rain fall and let the dewy clouds enfold you
    And maybe you can sing to me the words I just told you,
    If all the things you feel ain’t what they seem.
    And don’t mind me 'cos I ain't nothin' but a dream.
    The mocking bird sings each different song
    Each song has wings - they won’t stay long.
    Do those who hear think he's doing wrong?
    While the church bell tolls its one-note song
    And the school bell is tinkling to the throng.
    Come here where your ears cannot hear.
    And close your eyes, child, and listen to what I’ll tell you
    Follow in the darkest night the sounds that may impel you
    And the song that I am singing may disturb or serve to quell you
    If all the sounds you hear ain’t what they seem,
    Then don’t mind me ‘cos I ain’t nothin’ but a dream.
    The rising smell of fresh-cut grass,
    Smothered cities choke and yell with fuming gas;
    I hold some grapes up to the sun
    And their flavour breaks upon my tongue.
    With eager tongues we taste our strife
    And fill our lungs with seas of life.
    Come taste and smell the waters of our time.
    And close your lips, child, so softly I might kiss you,
    Let your flower perfume out and let the winds caress you.
    As I walk on through the garden, I am hoping I don’t miss you
    If all the things you taste ain’t what they seem,
    Then don’t mind me ‘cos I ain’t nothin’ but a dream.
    The sun and moon both are right,
    And we’ll see them soon through days of night
    But now silver leaves on mirrors bring delight.
    And the colours of your eyes are fiery bright,
    While darkness blinds the skies with all its light.
    Come see where your eyes cannot see.
    And close your eyes, child, and look at what I’ll show you;
    Let your mind go reeling out and let the breezes blow you,
    Then maybe, when we meet, suddenly I will know you.
    If all the things you see ain't what they seem,
    Then don’t mind me ‘cos I ain’t nothin’ but a dream .
    And you can follow; And you can follow; follow…
    Kindly,

    The Ketamine Kitty

    All the tears, all the pain, all the rage through the night (apolgies to the rewrite) RR

    Next time I die make sure I'm gone,
    don't leave 'em nothing to work on JT

    And I ain't nothin but a dream JM

    #2
    you tube of follow

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjefIsixrfU
    Kindly,

    The Ketamine Kitty

    All the tears, all the pain, all the rage through the night (apolgies to the rewrite) RR

    Next time I die make sure I'm gone,
    don't leave 'em nothing to work on JT

    And I ain't nothin but a dream JM

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      #3
      He was one of my favorite artists - a glorious musician and a humane voice in the world.
      MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

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        #4
        First star of the Woodstock Nation. He turned the word "Freedom" into a song.

        RIP Richie.
        Just another tricky day. C5/6 incomplete, 43 years out.

        You'll get through.

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          #5
          We have been loosing too many of the greats...RIP.

          (KLD)
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            #6
            One of the great voices of our generation! Will miss his music! RIP Richie. :-(

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