Post by AquarianM on May 8, 2007 at 9:11amSunshine And Barefoot...
Sweet soft old songs ring through my mind,
A maybe we remember it kinder, simpler time.
Gone fishin' - there's a sign up on our door.
The foundations of hate down low and dug up dirty,
like the roots of a poison vine to burn inside-out.
Gone fishin' - we ain't a-workin' anymore.
There's a whole lot of sun just shinin' cross the country,
And I love to go barefoot where the green grass grows - slow.
Gone fishin' - we're only havin' fun.
Under a shady tree I dream of my brothers being there with me,
Black - white - red - brown - yellow laughin' and tugging on taut string.
Gone fishin' - by a shady-wady pool.
We'll sit and joke and watch big cigar clouds change shape,
That blue sky we share full of visions.
Gone fishin' - glad we're that kind of fool.
I see an image of screaming meanies in the news and point it out,
We stuff their mouths with sweet potato pie as a big blue heron flies from the South.
Gone fishin' - our hound dogs by our sides.
An army of gentle clouds rebuilding everything everywhere together,
Cloud guns raining down to soak away in the ground.
Gone fishin' - the fleas are biting at their hides.
We do it better than before in ways that heal the land,
Side-by-side Mother Nature and every shade of hand.
Gone fishin' - instead of just a-wishin'.
By: Daniel A. Stafford, Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby
Author's Note: The single-line "gone fishin' " refrain is from a duet sung by Louis Armstrong (Satchmo) and Bing Crosby. The rest of the lines with it are mine.