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Songs, Play & Poems  by UNCLE JOHN

except "Jordan" Traditional, by NRPS & Grateful Dead

& "Rainbow" by Uncle John & Tobey Stein

The Stranger (Two Souls In Communion) by Ron McKernan

PINK ROSES
 

The love of my life comes with roses
SWEET SONG OF LOVE POPS UP IT MUST BE THE ROSES
WRITING ABOUT THE BLUE ROSE OF LOVE
REALLY ROSIE SOMETIMES WHITE LIKE A DOVE
SISTER A CHAMELEON OF ROSES OF A GOLDEN RAINBOW TOP
LOOK FOR THE HEARTS OF MY HEART FOR A YELLOW ROSE COUNTING HOURS
TRAITS TO RICHAS FIT LIKE A GLOVE OF PINK ROSE FLOWERS

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CAFÉ EYES

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Autor: John Patenaude

Traductor: Tania Carrasco

 

 

BUTTERFLY EYES

You can change

Like your clothes

Develop a new range

Satisfy your soul

Caterpillar with butterfly eyes

Like a bee to a rose

 

By the native cool stream

On the mountain in your dream

Walking the valley along the road

Looking so horny & acting in bold

 

Walking through the front of the street dock

Gather to watch the squeeze game & see the batter rock

Listening to jazz and the fog bell

Looking up at the gleam in his eyes through the crack of his shell

 

Put on your blue jeans and best dark shirt

Look into your spirit with a heart to flirt

Be grateful that they said don't let it go to your head

From your heart to your pants

In your dreams of romance

 

We break the cycle of hate by the strength of love

In the center of attention of our mind

Sleeping and waking born to say

For greater love as we pray

Another night to reach a new day

 

Will you rise or be born again

Rotate and turn a ramp or a rocky bend

Caterpillar with butterfly eyes

Smile singing growing up to be wise

 

 

BIG DIPPER

Look in the night sky after sunset see the big dipper
Look out at the river and view the ships
Wave to the skipper
 Heading home by sea or train sky or road by satellite location

The north star always points in the right direction

There are carpet patterns beneath my feet
Form to shape with intricate hues
You come out at night when we meet
Play in our dancing shoes
I can get as close to you as a star can be so far
I wonder what you're thinking about
As you contemplate who you are
You can dream of where you want to be
Until you show up under the stars

There is gladness in my heart
When you dream I think of you
As I love to see the stars
Listen for the interview
There's a coterie surrounding you
Watching you do your best
Now I improve my relations
Gracious to see each guest

Peering through the oriel at the diorama
Working with pastels behind the marina
Stargazing in the castle on the isle of Catalina
Gonna leap ahead and sing in the cantina
Look up over the trees and see
 The big picture in the sky
You remind me
Of a small butterfly
Make your mind hold on
Smile for the next picture
In an age of lost innocence
For a word found in Scripture
Filuted pilasters and flower lapels
Beautiful pictures & clean she smells
Politeness is a virtue among the nouveaux riche
Not out of reach
Life can be a beach

I wander from yonder to this - pen
My thoughts they scatter - then
Like mind over matter - when
If you don't mind - then
It won't matter

Blessed by the Star of Orion
Guarded by an enchanted lion
And a tree with flexible limbs
That hold and protect you and them

He rings the bell in the citadel
 & calls upon the queen
And asks her when she'll be making the scene
He's not really staring he's stargazing you know
Is this another feeling that will come and go
Listening softly following slow
Anyone can be an inspiration
Not everyone can put on a show

Look in the night sky after sunset see the big dipper
Look out at the river and view the ships
Wave to the skipper
 Heading home by sea or train sky or road by satellite location

The north star always points in the right direction

 

He's not really staring he's stargazing you know
Is this another feeling that will come and go
Listening softly following slow
Anyone can be an inspiration
Not everyone can put on a show

Look in the night sky after sunset see the big dipper
Look out at the river and view the ships
Wave to the skipper
 Heading home by sea or train sky or road by satellite location

The north star always points in the right direction

 

 

 

 

 

The Stranger (Two Souls in Communion)

by Ron McKernan

 

What are they seeing, when they look in each other's eyes?
What are they feeling, when they see each other's smile?
Is it a love I've never known - or an emotion that I've outgrown?
 

Did I take a wrong turning on life's winding road?
Won't somebody help me find the right way to go?
My life need some correction, alteration in direction
Won't somebody comfort me for a while - yes, I'm lost
 

What is the secret of this tie that binds?
Two souls in communion, both body and mind
Is it special magic, or just the nature of things?
Conceived of great spirit, not for beggars but kings
 

You who have found it, please help me along
I'm a man, I'm a man, - I'm not made out of stone
My needs they are simple, I don't want many things,
But I truly want to fly on those wings of love one more time.
 

That's all I need (fly up, fly home)
I want to fly on them wings (fly up, fly home)
I want to fly on them wings of love (fly up, fly home)
I'm a stranger here (fly up, fly home)
Won't somebody help me now (fly up, fly home)
I wake up early in the morning (fly up, fly home)
you know I never saw you babe (fly up, fly home)
I just can't seem to understand
Can't seem to understand what's wrong (fly up, fly home)
What I wanna do is take a little ride with you, on the wings of love
Woh-oh one more time, one more time

 

from RAINDANCE

by Uncle John

 

Storyteller:

Liberty Coruzzo wears roses in her hair

She still attracts a crowd

who all cry out at her & stare

get drunk and laugh out loud

Foxy boys chase young girls & chat with

beautiful women with butterfly hairpins

The old timers cheer at the sight of

Liberty on the back of a terrapin

singing like the leaves blowing in the wind

 

Daniel:

We were at the carnival fair

and noted when the times were so good

We climbed the stone stairs past the turn in the street

where we recalled our childhood

We ran into Ida Red & the queen of the magazine

Michelle & I

among the crowd and smoke

the endless noise and scenes

 

Storyteller:

Freya Chanteur sings with the band

She holds a tarantula painted on a rouge-colored fan

and with  a wave of her hand

sees the face of Jesse in the crowd

and cries with her eyes clear and loud

She falls in love with his gentle stare

Time passes through his fingers in her hair

In a public act of loyal tradition

she marries the gypsy on a terrapin

 

Daniel:

We went to the Tally-Ho tavern

 to see a fiddler's contest held there

We were amused by this unusual lady &

knocked out by the perfume in the air

We watched from the window the wanderin' and weary

in their chameleon webs in the thick of night

In the distance there is the faint sound of misty bells

while they visit the world through slits of their shells

"Daniel Rafael" Michelle introduces me

 

Michelle:

I'd like you to meet pretty Peggy the mysterious lady

She comes from eastern Europe

Her father's an investor

She's got some money & knows what she's after

She plays in the pool parlor in Breakfast Alley

 

Daniel:

One night she drove Michelle & me & Liberty

out to the valley &

led us to a hermit's cave

where he lit a lantern played guitar and sang

 

Hermit:

It's gotta be all or nothing at all babe

 

Michelle:

His hands are as cold as ice

yet I can see sweat pour from his brow

I look at the lines on his face

He survived an ordeal he wouldn't tell now

 

Peggy:

We were drinking wine on Alligator Mountain

I expressed love greater than mine

and he turned to me in perfect mime

 

Hermit:

My heart is an open book to you

Red sails in the sunset are overlooking you

You better know what you're doing

 

Peggy:

Like true love I never felt like this

 

Storyteller:

He's been on live stages and what he practiced was kind

He knew fugitives and sages & found few of similar mind

He walks out of the pages like a knight on the road that winds

and breaks the cages of ephemeral walls to find

 

Peggy:

He went round about the river and didn't come back till he was grey

He retreated inside a palace on the edge of the old highway

 

Hermit:

There's a voice deep inside of the ancient one calling you

The door's not marked but the light shines through

MOUNTAIN TOP

 

He stood upon balanced rock

In the garden of the gods

A mountain peak in a twilight storm

In a castle with rock and rod

Wander into sunlight

 Climbing watching little bear

Sunshine peakin' through the clouds

In the cool big top air

And meet at the summit

Of the pyramid there

Powwow with Red Cloud

In the old roundup you steer

One fresh breath of air

And you know God is near

His handiwork is everywhere

Provides for the birds in the air

 And the feathers they wear

 

We climb a mountain to its elevation

Look to the center core of the eluviation

All along the wall of rock up and down the stairs

Cool wind whistlin' mountain top blowin' her hair

 

We can go back four centuries

Follow three rivers through the mountains and trees

Two sides of reality

One bright light of an idea suddenly

It is the cool of nighttime beat

The earth rose until the moon set under our feet

 

The bees and birds and butterfly

All know what to do

 Work and stay busy

Always be true

Willing to change for the best you can do

 

Red rocks and roses

Forever family bustin' poses

Who seen the sun set over the ocean

And the red rising sun in motion

 

Looking out round and rounder windows

On a ship sailing around the world

With an original creative and wise

 Independent girl

Able and mature

Kind to all nature

Paint a picture of her

 

We rode up and around and around

And around the mountain

And up and around and around

And around hula up

To where you can't climb any more stairs

You can't elevate to the caves in the rocks that are there

Peaceful and aware

Among the tree tops we feel in the cool mountain air

 

"O star of wonder star of light
Star with royal beauty bright
Westward leading still proceeding
Guide us to thy perfect light"

THE ODYSSEY

I

THE BEAT OF LOVE

 

Dreams of love are made like this

At night she remembers her last kiss

As he was getting back from the dusty down under

With sand in his ears and heart full of wonder

 

One day you show

Grateful to get

The moment pressing forward

 Weather follows the set

A meteor shower oh what a sight

The moon is sweet and forthright

Not hidden like the fortnight

Makes the stars shine bright tonight

Showing us the sights

 

In a music band marching

Watching rifles being twirled

Drinking a cup of coffee

In the vacuum capital of the world

Frank is on the marquee

Welcome to the windmill girl

Rainbow fog light shining heaven

Showing us each gate and pearl

Down the road the wagon wheel

Rolling into the forest of gnarly burl

 

Everything we experience

 Under the moonlight in our time

On the beach and from above

 By the horizon sign

Over the hill & under the rainbow

 Past bedtime in your prime

 

Star of light

The heartbeat of love & true

Beauty bright

When they discover you

God gave each of us a soul and spirit too

Free to change the old familiar can become wonderful and new

First we believe & worship God & no other

Then show service in the love we have for one another

 

Heading for the sea of time to see fulfilling prophecy

You always think you're right then you're made aware & set free

Change the way you think you see

Like a caterpillar transforming life

 From the ground to the sky

Returns home in the bye and bye

What can we do for you to open your soul heart's eye

A question burning with light

The answer is truth with insight

 

Generations & millenniums hand down love to overflow the cup

Rock 'n roll starts up

Big tides and forest green show up

Small seeds planted on the scene grow up

 

JORDAN

Traditional

 Acoustic Arrangement by the Grateful Dead & The New Riders of the Purple Sage

 

Oh sinner as you tread on life's journey

Take Jesus as your daily guide

Though you may feel pure and saintly

Without Him walking by your side

But when you come to make the crossing

 At the ending of his pilgrim's way

If you ever will need your Savior

You will surely need Him on that day

 

Now look at that cold Jordan

Look at its deep water

Look at that wide river

Oh hear the mighty billows roll

You better take Jesus with you

He's a true companion

Oh I'm sure without Him that you never will make it home

 

That awful day of judgment is coming in the by and by

We'll see our Lord descending in glory from on high

Oh let us keep in touch with Jesus &

In the special love of God

And may we ever be called ready

When He calls us over Jordan's tide

 

Now look at that cold Jordan

Look at its deep water

Look at that wide river

Oh hear the mighty billows roll

You better take Jesus with you

He's a true companion

Oh I'm sure without Him that you never will make it home

 

Now what you gonna do

Oh what you gonna say

Oh how you gonna feel

When you come to the end of the way

 

Now look at that cold Jordan

Look at its deep water

Look at that wide river

Oh hear the mighty billows roll

You better take Jesus with you

He's a true companion

Oh I'm sure without Him that you never will make it home