Changing Times, Stubborn Minds

(The Existential Transitional Blues)

Terry Gray May 2017 (Rev Nov 2017)

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D - C - G - D


Uh oh -- I’m really feelin’ down

Please tell me it’ll be OK


Uh oh -- I’m lookin’ all around

Ain’t nobody sayin’ hoo-ray


Tell me, who’s spinning this tale?

-- we got ourselves a really big fail


Well now, we’ve come so many miles

With more than our share of denial


I know, we’re hangin’ by a thread…

so easily buried in this dread

With a very long road ahead

And echoes of hopes now dead


CHANGING TIMES…. STUBBORN MINDS;

THE SPIRIT IS KIND; MAY IT HELP ME TO FIND

A PEACE THAT WON’T KEEP US CONFINED


Uh oh -- our ship has run aground

I guess it’s finally time to pray


Uh oh -- big promises abound

Some truth was lost along the way


Tell me, can we connect… if

we don’t even try for respect?


Well now, what’s it gonna be?

Seeds of anger or humanity?


I know, we need a new goal…

Find the sunshine that makes us grow

Say goodbye to the status quo

Set a course away from the shoals


CHANGING TIMES…. STUBBORN MINDS;

THE SPIRIT IS KIND; MAY IT HELP ME TO FIND

A JOY THAT WON’T LEAVE US BEHIND


Uh oh -- my head is spinnin’ ‘round

I gotta get outta this maze!


Uh oh -- there’s nothin’ to be found

In the ruins of those ugly days


Tell me --where do we start?

Are we coming together; or fallin’ apart?


Well now --we’ve been here before

Only our hearts can win this war


I know, and I think you’d agree

There were things we could never see

And some that weren’t meant to be

As we wonder who gets to be free


CHANGING TIMES…. STUBBORN MINDS;

THE SPIRIT IS KIND; MAY IT HELP ME TO FIND

A PEACE THAT WON’T KEEP US CONFINED

A JOY THAT WON’T LEAVE US BEHIND

A LOVE THAT WON’T ONLY BE MINE