Jubal

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Bill Payne

One of the new songs with Robert Hunter lyrics performed by Bill Payne. This is a first shot at the lyrics - any help gratefully received.

Stranded in the forests of heartfelt lies
Where the sun don't set, 'cause the sun don't rise
Where the stars don't shine, because they never fall
Promises go broken, ten for a dime

Baby, where do we go from where we been
It's a time for the mountain and back again
Bottom of the ocean so dark and deep
Searching for a promise that's worth its keep

Jubal, ways of the wailing wind
Jubal, back to the brink again
Jubal, what is it all depend
Jubal, heart of a long lost friend

You find answers where answers are found
Pay so much for the little we've got
So lie down with dogs in a [septural?] lot
Risking it all on a ten to one shot

Something inside says we could do better
Praying for pain and fiercer weather
Sometimes asking for whatever it is
Sweeter than hers, better than his

Jubal, ways of the wailing wind
Jubal, back to the brink again
Jubal, what is it all depend
Jubal, heart of a long lost friend

Wish upon a star, or a satellite
Beaming overhead in the dead of night
If all your wishes were to come true
Would you share the wealth like you think you do

Wish for to know where it all came from
Something as you do and then some
Reason you're standing to live and to mend
Nothing till the birds again

Now in your search, your sorry [lots]
Strike at you, you're all we've got
[?] a chicken, a dog and a cat
Top of the ninth and nobody at bat

I remember a win, it was otherwise
For a moment or two and how it flies
Tell me your life when your future is bright
Give one more kiss before we say goodnight

Jubal, ways of the wailing wind
Jubal, back to the brink again
Jubal, on what does it all depend
Jubal, heart of a long lost friend
Jubal, heart of a long lost friend

 


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