Soul Has Been Set Free (it’s what
he’d been waiting for)
lyrics contain many references to death and other spiritual themes. Reading
into his lyrics it seems he was looking forward to death after living a hard
life doing the best he could for everyone except himself. There is a sense of
his longing to set his soul free of its physical, earthly container. Raccoon’s
Mountain Top Home is so high there is only one way to get there. Raccoon saw
death as going Home. Raccoon has finally made it Home.
sang, “It won’t be long now before I am gone” and he was right. But Raccoon
tried till he died but he’s now ringing his bell and his spirit is laughing as
his soul was set free to soar with the eagles. Raccoon’s soul is flying to the
sun, flying like the Angels do and will keep on dancing though his body is
gone. Raccoon mended his broken wings, found his directions and let the wings
of melody carry his spirit Home….Home to RainbowMountain…via
the Buffalo Road.
But hey, all around we are flying - we’re heading for our Promised Land.
Raccoon just got there ahead of us.
- J. Pedemonti
It won’t be
long now before I am gone but I hold my head up high and sing a happy
It won’t be
long now before I am dead. Please take my feathers and stick 'em in some
fat rich lady’s head.
distant future, when your time is long since past my spirit will be
laughin' as the farmer’s plow cuts across your ass.
I set my
soul free to soar with the eagles.
that I want is too hard to look for when the world that I need is so easy
to find – kind.
the angels of the mornin' to spread their peace across the land. I want to
fly like the angels do.
If you dance
your whole life long, your soul will keep on dancin' when your body is
gone. So dance, yeah. Let your spirit dance. When your life is done and
you’ve lived it well, you’ll be dancin' on the Mountain Top and ringin' your
bell. And the bell that you ring is the song in your soul. To ring that
bell is your goal so go and dance.
So let the
rhythm rattle your bones. Let the wings of melody carry your spirit home.
Let it carry your spirit home, yeah. No, no, no, carry my spirit home,
yeah. Oh carry, carry my spirit home. Carry, carry my spirit home.
Of The Sixties
The way that
things are times the way that I feel, I don’t want a blindfold – I just
want my last meal.
green of the tree in the spring - In the evening sunshine. I’ve been
tryin' to live this dream - But this dream is not mine.
I reach out
to you - I pray you reach out too then I fly, I fly - I will never land
again. I fly, I fly - I will never land again.
night, you guide my dream. City life ain’t what it seems to be. City
lights, they make my head spin. I’d like to leave off where I came in. RainbowMountain I’m comin' home. I’ve
spent too much time on the road, I’m comin' home. I’m tired of walkin'
I got two
broken wings and I can’t fly. I lost my directions when I fell from the
sky. I need a place to stop and mend my broken bones before I find my way
back to my Mountain Top Home.
The only way
to bring me down is fill me full of holes but you can’t stop my soaring
soul. Here I go – I’m flyin' to the sun and I’m not the only one.
How do you
do, my name’s Raccoon and I came to sing you a song - I hope you got luck
and listen close 'cuz tomorrow I may be gone.
I am old,
soon I’ll die – Please bury me on the hill. Out there where those cars
roll by my stone should read ‘Road Kill’.
N Think N
I think God is my vacuum cleaner and I
am a heavy shag. He sucks all of my cares away and puts 'em in his Hefty Bag. His bag of
wonder, his bag of hope is better than a bottle of booze and it’s better
than a bag of dope. I am a chosen particle. He’s got extra suction power
to take me from this dirty world up to his Ivory Tower, EUREKA!