[Country Joe's Place]

Peace On Earth

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Peace On Earth Cover

  1. Live in Peace
  2. Sunshine (8:45)
  3. Let it Rain (4:08)
  4. You Can Get It If You Really Want
  5. War Hero
  6. Feeling Better
  7. The Girl Next Door
  8. Darlin' Dan (The Rocket Man) (2:54)
  9. Pledging My Love
  10. Garden of Eden
  11. Space Lovin'
  12. Peace On Earth

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Live in Peace

Today may seem hopeless filled with war and fear
But we can change the darkness if we but persevere
And if we seize this moment and cling to our belief
Then I know that we can live in peace

This world is such a wonder filled with so much life
The land the air the ocean could be paradise
And if we open up our hearts the truth is plain to see
That we can all live together in peace

Care for all the animals they need our help
Care for all the children stop thinking of ourselves
And if we work together to try for harmony
Someday we will live in peace.

CJM--acoustic rhythm guitar, lead vocal
Greg Douglass--lead electric guitar
Chris Kovacs--acoustic piano, Hammond organ
David Hayes--electric bass
Tom Donlinger--drums
"Lady Bianca" Thornton, Pauline Lozano--background vocals

Sunshine

I can see clouds drifting over the bay
Looks like its gonna be another one of those days
I can see fog rollin' over the hills
I've got to find a cure for some of my ills
I can feel spring changing into fall
Leaving me here with nothin' at all
I can hear voices from my past (my past, my past, my past)
Calling me, pulling me back

Chorus:
Sunshine, I'm lookin' for some sunshine to come in my life
One more time again
Sunshine, I'm lookin' for some sunlight to brighten up my days
One more time
Sunshine, I'm lookin' for some sunshine to come in my life
One more time again
Sunshine, I'm lookin' for some sunlight to brighten up my days
One more time

The seasons change and change
But my blues are always the same
The world spins 'round and around
No sooner I'm up and then I'm down
Friends they come and they go
Maybe they last, I don't know
First here and then they're gone
I feel like I just can't go on

Chorus

CJM--lead vocal
Chris Kovacs--acoustic piano
Tom Coster--Memory Moog
Greg Douglass--lead electric guitar
David Hayes--electric bass
Tom Donlinger--drums
Raul Rekow--congas
Mike Herbick--syndrum

Let It Rain

Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain, let it rain
I don't care 'cause I got you here
Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain, let it rain
I don't care 'cause I got you here
Even if the sun won't shine I don't worry I know you're mine
And I got you here
Honey, I got you here

Let it rain (etc.)
Even if it starts to snow I don't worry because I know
That I've got you here

Bridge:
The seasons change and change
But my love for you stays the same
The seasons change and change
But my love stays the same

(lst rap)
"Boy, look at that weather out there. Isn't that somethin'? Sure is nice in here, isn't it? Yeah, let it pour, I don't care, it feels so nice just being here with you.

(2nd rap)
"Sure looks cold outside--It's nice and warm in here. Yeah, let's just forget about that cold weather, we've got each other, ummm yeah."

CJM--electric rhythm guitar, lead vocal and rap
Chris Kovacs--acoustic and Fender Rhodes piano
Grey Douglass--slide electric guitar
Gene Stuart--tenor saxophone
David Hayes--electric bass
Tom Donlinger--drums
Mickey Hart--South American rainstick
CJM, Mike Herbick--thunder and rain collage

You Can Get It If You Really Want

Chorus:
You can get it if you really want
You can get it if you really want
You can get it if you really want
But you must try and try, try and try
You'll succeed at last

Persecution you must bear
Win or lose you got to get your share
Got your mind set on a dream
You can get it though hard it may seem

Rome was not built in a day
Opposition may come your way
But the harder the battle you see
Then the greater the victory

(Rap)
"Hey, don't get discouraged. You know perseverance furthers. Just put one foot in front of the other. Try a little bit harder, and pretty soon you'll get what you want. It's all in your mind"

Words and music by James Chambers
© Island Music, BMI. Used by permission.

CJM--vocal and rap
Greg Douglass--electric guitar
David Hayes--electric bass
Tom Donlinger--drums
Mark Springer--background vocals

War Hero

When I got back to my homeland
I didn't have a thing where my parts used to hang
So they gave me a medal and a fine harangue
And now I'm a bloody hero

Chorus:
Mourn for the dead world-family
If you want to be a hero follow me
Mourn for the dead world-family
If you want to be a hero follow me

Now the boys and girls all envy me
I fought for the military industry
Now I can't walk and l can't see
Now I'm a bloody hero

The cluster bombs and the napalm blasts
Automatic weapons and chemical gas
Technology built to last
Now I'm a bloody hero

All over the world there are spots
Where the war dead corpses lie and rot
And every corpse is a patriot
And every corpse is a hero

Music and lyrics by Joe McDonald and Dave Van Ronk © 1984 Alkatraz Corner, BMI.
Music/Folklore music, ASCAP. From a song by Dave Van Ronk

CJM--background vocal, mouthbow
Jack Lancaster--Lyricon ll (pipes)
Mickey Hart--gourd drum, big drum
Bob Weir--gourd drum

Feeling Better

Life is a journey filled with mystery
Twisting and turning you don't know what tomorrow will
bring
After each valley there is a mountain to climb
Put one foot in front of the other and pretty soon you'll
find

Chorus:
You're feeling a little bit better
You're feeling a little bit better today
You're feeling a little bit better
Than you were feeling yesterday

Yesterday was misery filled with tears and pain
And when I lay down to sleep I didn't care if I ever got
back up again
But while I lay sleeping a voice came in my dream
Said hang on hang on, you don't know what tomorrow
may bring

Chorus:
Feeling a little bit better
Feeling a little better
Feeling a little hit better
Than I was feeling yesterday

Yesterday I was feeling so bad -
Yesterday I was feeling so sad
Yesterday I was feeling so bad
But I'm feeling better today

CJM--acoustic guitar, lead vocal
Greg Douglass--rhythm electric guitar
Chris Kovacs--acoustic piano
Tom Coster--Hammond organ
Jack Lancaster--alto saxophone
David Hayes--electric bass
Tom Donlinger--drums
Raul Rekow--congas, bongos

The Girl Next Door

She grew up in America, just the girl next door
Never thought to question what we were fighting for
They sent her off to war and showed her death and pain
And the girl next door will never be the same

Chorus:
Guarding her patients with a 45
Checking the wounded to make sure they're alive
By day she's in fatigues and at night she's in a dress
She's everybody's savior, the Army combat nurse

She told her girlfriends "I'll see you some old day
I've joined the Army and they're sending me away"
They taught her how to mend a wound and how to tend
the sick
But nothing could prepare her for all this

Bridge:
Women at home waiting all alone
Women in life trying to do what's right
Women in war in the blood and gore
Women in death, they die just like the rest

A jungle ain't a place for a girl to be alone
Surrounded by the enemy with all the soldiers gone
Under attack you know she's got to do her best
Because she's everybody's savior, the Army combat nurse

Back home in civilian life, Army life all done
Childhood friends can't understand why she's not any fun
But a vision of the wounded still screams inside her brain
And the girl next door will never be the same

She's everybody's savior but her own, the Army combat
nurse, but who will save her now?

(Chaplain's rap)
"Before I say grace today I'd like for us to pause for a moment of silence in memory of our friends that were lost this morning , . . let us pray for the food which we are about to receive from your goodness our father we give. . . ."

CJM-lead vocal
Greg Douglas--slide electric guitar
David Hayes--bass
Tom Donlinger--drums
"Lady Bianca" Thornton, Pauline Lozano, David Hayes--background vocals (bridge)
Mark Springer--background vocals (chorus)
Sound collage by Mike Herbick and CJM
(Vietnam War Courtesy of CBS Records.)

Darlin' Dan (The Rocket Man)

My daddy lost his life flying jets in World War III
He logged over five million miles for the NATO Air Marines
Myself I spent the last two years makin' interplanetary runs
But no one in my family flies a rocket like my mom

Chorus:
Darlin' Dan the rocket man
Not just one of the guys
Darlin' Dan the rocket man
Slicing up the skies
Darlin' Dan the rocket man
Makes the big rigs fly
Darlin' Dan the rocket man
She's a lady in disguise

My little baby sister won't ever be a fashion queen
She never showed interest in clothes or fancy things
Golden curls fallin' down upon some dirty coveralls
Wants to follow in her mother's footsteps, fly a rocket just like her mom

Chorus

Spoken:
There finally came the day when mama made her last run
Malfunction of the instruments and she crashed into the
sun
Now my baby sister won't came out into the day
She spends all her time in darkness since mama passed away

Chorus

CJM--acoustic guitar, lead and background vocals
John Blakeley--electric rhythm guitars (electric guitar stack arrangement)
Jay Craydon--electric lead guitar
Larry Dunlap--acoustic and Fender Rhodes piano
Tom Coster--rocket blast (Yamaha DX-7)
Jack Lancaster--Lyricon II (trumpet)
David Hayes--electric bass
Peter Milio--drums

Pledging My Love

Forever, my darling, my love will be true
Always and forever I'll love just you
Just promise me darling, your love in return
Make this fire in my soul, dear, forever burn

Chorus:
My heart's at your command, dear
To keep love and to hold
Making you happy is my desire, dear
Keeping you is my goal

I'll forever love you
The rest of my days
I'll never part from you
And your loving ways

Words and music by Betty Washington and Dan Rosey © MCA Music/Wemar Music, BMI

CJM and Maria Muldaur--lead vocals
John Blakeley, Phil Marsh--electric rhythm guitars
Larry Dunlap--acoustic piano
Will Scarlett--harmonica solo
Gene Stuart--tenor saxophones
David Hayes--electric bass
Peter Milio--drums

Garden of Eden

Chorus:
In the garden of Eden
We can start all over again
We'll build a heaven on earth, my friends
In the Garden of Eden, in the Garden of Eden

God made the sea and God made the land
God made woman and God made man
All of the life in the galaxy
Is born of the same tree; is born of the same tree

What a miracle to behold
Life abounds a thousandfold
Opens your eyes and dare to see
What is and what can be, what is and what can be

Bridge:
Who can explain the gift of light
The magic moment that creates life
What a wonder to conceive
Fruit of the tree

Death someday will touch us all
Nothing escapes big or small
But till then let's dare to be
All that we can be, all that we can be

Chorus

CJM--acoustic guitar, lead vocal
Jack Lancaster--flute

Space Lovin'

Don't let this world get you down
There's a much better place I've found
Space lovin' sounds good to me
Come on honey, what say we go
To that secret place I know
Space lovin' sounds good to me

Chorus:
Far above the distant stars
We can find out who we really are
You've got me and I've got you
Space lovin' that's the thing to do, yeah yeah

Pressures of the world are driving you insane
Earthly problems on your brain
Space lovin' sounds good to me
So come on baby, what say we go
To that secret place we both know
Space lovin' sounds good to me

CJM--Ovation guitar, lead vocal
Chris Kovacs--Fender Rhodes piano
Tom Coster--Memory Moog (strings)
Greg Douglass--electric guitar
Will Scarlett--harmonica
David Hayes--electric bass
Tom Donlinger--drums
CJM and Mike Herbick--space shuttlecraft

Peace On Earth

Tell the leaders of every land
Over and over so that they understand
Military madness has gone too far
In our world today there is no room for war

Chorus:
And we want
Peace on earth, peace on earth
Peace on earth in our time

Tell the people of all lands
Let's get together, the future is in our hands
United nations have to agree
To say no to war, and say yes to peace

CJM--Ovation guitar, lead vocal
Greg Douglass--electric guitar
John Allair--Fender Rhodes piano
David Hayes--electric bass
Tom Donlinger--drums
Tom Coster--Yamaha DX-7
"Lady Blanca" Thornton, Pauline Lozano--background vocals

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