Yahweh Sunshine

Words and Music by Raccoon (with Phil Swaby on violin)

As recorded on REIGNITE IT! Greatest Hits Vol. 1

 

Mmmm the times are changin' Ė Nothin' ever stays the same, yeah

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

You canít tame a bear and you canít chain an eagle down

And you canít make a river flow upstream

And the dead donít make no sound, no sound, no sound

 

By tomorrow Iím gonna be on the road again my friend

I can hear the wild birds callin' my name

I can hear the wild birds callin' me home

 

Johnís down by the river and he never sets foot in the city

At least not by the light of day, eh, yeah, yeah

Johnís down by the river

He never sets foot in the city

All he wants to do is get high and play, hey - It feels safer that way

 

Singin' Yahweh sunshine, sunshine, light my day

Yahweh sunshine, sunshine light my way

You gotta stand up and stand out Ė Raise your voice and shout

Be a man, make a plan and take a stand Ė Let it all hang out

Singin' Yahweh sunshine, sunshine, fill my heart

Yahweh sunshine, sunshine help me do my part

 

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 Iím 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

 

Johnís by the river and he never sets foot in the city

At least not by the light of day

Johnís 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 way Ė Hey, hey, hey

 

Singin' Yahweh sunshine, sunshine heal my bones

Yahweh sunshine, sunshine light my way home

Yahweh sunshine, sunshine in my soul

Yahweh sunshine, sunshine all day long

 

Kiva, kiva circle star Ė Youíre in a circle wherever you are

Kiva, kiva circle star Ė Youíre in a circle wherever you are

Kiva, kiva circle star Ė Youíre in the larger circle by far

Youíre in the larger circle by far

Youíre in the larger circle by far

Youíre in the larger circle by far