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Kozmic Blues

Janis Joplin, Gabriel Mekler

Time keeps movin' on
Friends they turn away
I keep movin' on
But I never found out why
I keep pushing so hard the dream
I keep tryin' to make it right
Through another lonely day, Whoaa.

Dawn has come at last
Twenty-five years, honey just in one night, oh yeah.
Well, I'm twenty-five years older now
So I know we can't be right
And I'm no better baby
And I can't help you no more
Than I did when just a girl.

Aww, But it don't make no difference babe - no, no
And I know that I could always try.
It don't make no difference babe, Yeah
I better hold it now
I better need it, Yeah
I better use it till the day I die - whoa I

Don't expect any answers dear,
For I know that they don't come with age - no, no.
Well ain't never gonna love you any better babe.
And I'm never gonna love you right
So you'd better take it now - Right now.

Oh! But it don't make no difference babe, Hey-yeah
And I know that I could always try.
Well-there's a fire inside of everyone of us
You'd better need it now
I get to hold it, yeah
I better use it till the day I die.

Don't make no difference babe - no, no, no
And it never ever will, hey
I wanna talk about a little bit of loving ya
I get to hold it babe
I'm gonna need it now
I'm gonna use it - Say aaaah

Don't make no difference babe, yeah
Ah hon I hate to be the one.
I said you're gonna live your life
And you're gonna love your life
Or babe, someday you're gonna have to cry.
Yes indeed - Yes indeed - Yes indeed
Ah baby, yes indeed.

I said you - you're always gonna hurt me
I said you're always gonna let me down
I said everywhere - Every day - Every day
And every way - Every way.
Ah honey won't you hold on to what's gonna move.
I said it's gonna disappear when you turn your back.
I said you know it ain't gonna be there
When you wanna reach out and grab on.

Whoa babe,
Whoa babe,
Whoa babe,
Oh but keep truckin' on.
Whoa yeah,
Whoa yeah,
Whoa yeah,
Whoa... ¥Ç¥

As recorded at Columbia Studio E (New York City) on 25 June 1969 and first released on the vinyl album "I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!" (track 2 side 2) Columbia 9913.


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