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In 1970 I knew a young lady whose brother moved to Marin County. He frequently heard live music coming from his neighbor's house. One day he decided to investigate. Carlos Santana was his neighbor.
Unbelievable.
I’d have left my windows open year round, just to hear him practice.
 

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I met her in a club down in old Soho
Where you drink champagne and it tastes just like

Coca Cola
C-O-L-A Cola

She walked up to me and she asked me to dance
I asked her her name and in a dark brown voice she said, "Lola"
L-O-L-A Lola, lo lo lo lo Lola

Well, I'm not the world's most physical guy
But when she squeezed me tight she nearly broke my spine
Oh my Lola, lo lo lo Lola
Well, I'm not dumb but I can't understand
Why she walks like a woman and talks like a man

Oh my Lola, lo lo lo lo Lola, lo lo lo lo Lola

Well, we drank champagne and danced all night
Under electric candlelight
She picked me up and sat me on her knee
She said, "Little boy won't you come home with me?"

Well, I'm not the world's most passionate guy
But when I looked in her eyes
Well I almost fell for my Lola
Lo lo lo lo Lola, lo lo lo lo Lola
Lola, lo lo lo lo Lola, lo lo lo lo Lola

I pushed her away
I walked to the door
I fell to the floor
I got down on my knees
I looked at her, and she at me

Well that's the way that I want it to stay
And I always want it to be that way for my Lola
Lo lo lo Lola

Girls will be boys and boys will be girls
It's a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world
Except for Lola, lo lo lo lo Lola


Well I'd left home just a week before
And I'd never ever kissed a woman before
Lola smiled and took me by the hand
She said, "Little boy, gonna make you a man"
Well I'm not the world's most masculine man
But I know what I am and I'm glad I'm a man
And so is Lola
Lo lo lo lo Lola, Lo lo lo lo Lola

[Outro]
Lola, lo lo lo lo Lola, lo lo lo lo Lola
Lola, lo lo lo lo Lola, lo lo lo lo Lola
Lola, lo lo lo lo Lola, lo lo lo lo Lola
Lola, lo lo lo lo Lola, lo lo lo lo Lola
Lola, lo lo lo lo Lola, lo lo lo lo Lola
 

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One more.
Well I started on the whiskey pretty early this morning
That's alright, I was up all night
But I passed out before the sun came up
I really wanted to see one of those
I know that's no way for a man to behave
With a mortgage due and a baby on the way
But somehow I made it to where I'm at
It's been a living as a matter of fact

I get a bad attitude from being tired and running 'round
I never ask for anyone to say they like my sound
I've never been a part of any musical scene
I ain't just talking Nashville, if you know what I mean
They don't write about me in their magazines
And I don't ask for no reviews on the songs that I sing
I never had a lot of friends and I'm alright by that
But people keep on coming back

Raising hell with the hippies and the cowboys
They don't care about no trends
They don't care about songs that sell
Yeah, tomorrow I'll be gone
So tonight everybody just sing along
Raising hell with the hippies and the cowboys

I've been standing on the outside for all of my life
But I like the view, I'm not gonna lie
Yeah, the yuppies and the hipsters and the wannabe scenes
That ain't down home to me
I like two dollar beers, I like three dollar wells
At some old honky tonk bar that I know by the smell
Some old drunk on a bar stool on a Merle Haggard tune
That's my kind of room

Raising hell with the hippies and the cowboys
They don't care about no trends
They don't care about songs that sell
Yeah, tomorrow I'll be gone
So tonight everybody just sing along
Raising hell with the hippies and the cowboys

Raising hell with the hippies and the cowboys
They don't care about no trends
They don't care about songs that sell
Yeah, tomorrow I'll be gone
So tonight everybody just sing along
Raising hell with the hippies and the cowboys
 

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I can’t type out the whole song but as I grow older these lyrics get closer and closer to the bone


“Little boy sits on the corner and cries
Old man passing asks him why?

he says I can’t do what the big boys do.

Old man sat down and he cried too “
 

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Can you tell me Cat Stevens real name???
 
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And later Yusuf Islam at which point he no longer did rock and roll which was something I was not aware of that he had converted to Muslim faith.
 

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Steven Demetre Georgiou
And later Yusuf Islam at which point he no longer did rock and roll which was something I was not aware of that he had converted to Muslim faith.
 

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He sort of came back after several decades. I don't think he has given up his faith, but he has relaxed a little bit---I saw him performing on a TV special a few years back,, even though after his conversion he went really hard-core and said something about never doing that devil-music ever again.

He went to a few really strange places (which I can understand too well) but he never did any harm, and he sort of got recentered, it seems so good for him.
 

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He sort of came back after several decades. I don't think he has given up his faith, but he has relaxed a little bit---I saw him performing on a TV special a few years back,, even though after his conversion he went really hard-core and said something about never doing that devil-music ever again.

He went to a few really strange places (which I can understand too well) but he never did any harm, and he sort of got recentered, it seems so good for him.
I lost all faith in him when he signed on to the fatwa against Rushdie.
 

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Once I rose above the noise and confusion
Just to get a glimpse beyond the illusion
I was soaring ever higher, but I flew too high
Though my eyes could see I still was a blind man
Though my mind could think I still was a mad man
I hear the voices when I'm dreamin', I can hear them say
Carry on my wayward son
For there'll be peace when you are done
Lay your weary head to rest
Don't you cry no more
 

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^Pretty cool.
 
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