The Incredible String Band October Song Lyrics
I'll sing you this October song,
The Incredible String Band Track Listing
1 Maybe Someday
2 October Song
3 When the Music Starts to Play
4 Schaeffer's Jig
6 The Tree
7 Whistle Tune
8 Dandelion Blues
9 How Happy I Am
10 Empty Pocket Blues
11 Smoke Shovelling Song
12 Can't Keep Me Here
13 Good as Gone
14 Footsteps of the Heron
16 Everything's Fine Right Now
Oh, there is no song before it.
The words and tune are none of my own,
for my joys and sorrows bore it.
Beside the sea
The brambly briars, in the still of evening,
Birds fly out behind the sun,
and with them I'll be leaving.
The fallen leaves that jewel the ground,
They know the art of dying,
And leave with joy their glad gold hearts,
In the scarlet shadows lying.
When hunger calls my footsteps home,
The morning follows after,
I swim the seas within my mind,
And the pine-trees laugh green laughter.
I used to search for happiness,
And I used to follow pleasure,
But I found a door behind my mind,
And that's the greatest treasure.
For rulers like to lay down laws,
And rebels like to break them,
And the poor priests like to walk in chains,
And God likes to forsake them.
I met a man whose name was Time,
And he said, "I must be going,"
But just how long ago that was,
I have no way of knowing.
Sometimes I want to murder time,
Sometimes when my heart's aching,
But mostly I just stroll along,
The path that he is taking.
Written by: Robin Williamson, Robin D.h. Williamson
Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.