Hold On It's Coming

Lyrics: Country Joe McDonald
Music: Country Joe McDonald

Played by the New Riders of the Purple Sage in the 1970s.

Hold on it's coming

Picked up a hitchhiker the other day
He said he wasn't going far
He looked so strange I couldn't help myself
I asked, please, tell me who you are
He smiled politely and lit a cigarette
Ypu know the smoke seemed to cast a spell
What happened next I don't understand yet
It was so strange I can hardly tell

He said, hold on it's coming
He said, hold on it's very near
He said, hold on it's coming
He said, hold on it's almost here

My mind seemed to spin and my hands began to tremble
I began talking in tongues
I looked over and his eyes seemed to glow
It was like looking at the sun
I told him everything in just a few moments
As if we had stopped time
I felt the great lightness as if I were floating
It was truly blowing my mind

He said, hold on it's coming
He said, hold on it's very near
He said, hold on it's coming
He said, hold on it's almost here

And I was suddenly a child again
I was holding my father's hand
And I watched it from the beginning
As I grew from child to man
My friends all came and gathered round me once more
And we undid what was done
And when it was over I was driving down the road
I looked around, you know, he was gone

He said, hold on it's coming
He said, hold on it's very near
He said, hold on it's coming
He said, hold on it's almost here

He said, hold on it's coming
He said, hold on it's very near
He said, hold on it's coming
He said, hold on it's almost here
New Riders Recordings
     Date Album
     1977 Who Are Those Guys?