Yahweh Sunshine

Words and Music by Raccoon who is

singing and backed by the band Jello**

as recorded on Nature’s Cathedrals
and
Relix Bay Rock Sampler, Vol. 3***

 

 

Ooooh, the times are changin' - Nothing ever stays the same, yeah, yeah

Ooooh, the times are changin' - The bear and the eagle are to blame

You can’t tame a bear and you can’t chain an eagle down

You can’t make a river flow upstream

And the dead don’t make no sound, no sound, no sound

 

By tomorrow, yeah tomorrow I’ll be on the road again my friend

John’s down by the river and he never sets foot in the city

At least not by the light of day

John’s down by the river and he never sets foot in the city

All he wants to do is get high and play

It feels safer that waaay aaaay aaaay aaay

 

Singin' Yahweh sunshine, sunshine fill my heart

Yahweh sunshine, sunshine – help me do my part

Yahweh sunshine, sunshine – light my day

Yahweh sunshine, sunshine – light my way

 

I can feel the beat beneath the city street – poundin' in my head

Makin' me wish I’d never done the things I did

Ah, by tomorrow, yeah tomorrow

I’m gonna be on the road again, my friend

I can hear the wild birds calling my name

I can hear the wild birds calling me home

Doo do doot do doot doot do doot

Doo do doot do doot doot do doot

Doo do doot do - do doot doot do

 

John’s down by the river but he never sets foot in the city

At least not by the light of day

John’s down by the river and he never sets foot in the city

All he wants to do is get high and play

It feels safer that waaay aaaay aaaay aaay

 

Singin' Yahweh sunshine, sunshine fill my heart

Yahweh sunshine, sunshine help me do my part

Yahweh sunshine, sunshine – light my day

Yahweh sunshine, sunshine – light my way

 

Kiva, kiva circle star – You’re in a circle wherever you are

Kiva, kiva circle star – You’re in a circle wherever you are

Kiva, kiva circle star – You’re in a circle wherever you are

Kiva, kiva circle star – You’re in the larger circle by far

 

Yahweh sunshine, sunshine, sunshine, sunshine

(Kiva, kiva circle star – You’re in a circle wherever you are)

Yahweh sunshine, sunshine, sunshine, sunshine

(Kiva, kiva circle star – You’re in a circle wherever you are)

Yahweh sunshine, sunshine, sunshine, sunshine

(Kiva, kiva circle star – You’re in a circle wherever you are)

Yahweh sunshine, sunshine, sunshine, sunshine, sunshine, sunshine, sunshine, sunshine, sunshine, sunshine

 

 

** Jello is Greg Gabor’s band.

*** This version of Yahweh Sunshine was produced by Greg Gabor in 1990 and originally released on Relix Bay Rock Sampler, Vol. 3.