• Days, precious days... roll in and out like waves...

  • So often times it happens
    That we live our lives in chains
    And we never even know we have the key

  • Lord, this country’s changed so fast
    The future is the present
    The present is in the past

  • I was searching all the time
    For something that I never lost or left behind

  • I got nothing to do and all day to do it
    I’ve no place to go and all night to get there

  • I've lived long enough to have learned
    The closer you get to the fire
    The more you get burned

  • Nothin' lasts forever but the earth and sky
    And all your money won't another minute buy

  • Can't spend what you ain't got
    Can't lose what you never had

  • You know you got to go through hell
    Before you get to heaven

  • Life is what happens to you
    While you're busy making other plans

  • Nothing survives
    But the way we live our lives

  • What can you do when your dreams come true
    And it's not quite like you planned?

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The Lyrics -- The Words You Don't Hear When You Listen to the Music

The music of the 60’s and 70’s was born out of one of the most turbulent times in America’s history.  As a result, it was music that inspired, music that had a message and music that often protested war, called for social change and racial equality.

Listen To The Music contains over 1100 excerpts from lyrics taken from 750 songs performed by over 160 classic-rock artists.  Many of the lyrics are thought provoking, some are whimsical and humorous, others carry a serious message, and many inspire or motivate. Many classic rock artists were able to combine great music with meaningful lyrics. Not surprisingly, they remain the most recognized and successful 60’s and 70’s artists today – The Rolling Stones, Elton John, The Eagles, Rod Stewart, Billy Joel, James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Jimmy Buffett are but a few who have enjoyed musical careers spanning three to four decades.

Most of us have been listening to this music for years, but we seldom have heard the words.  Take time to really listen to the music.  If you do, you will gain a real appreciation for the artistry, the thought-provoking messages, and the wit and wisdom of this unique group of singers and songwriters whose music remains as popular today as it was 30 to 40 years ago.

P.S. With the purchase of the book Listen To The Music, you will have over 1100 lyric quotes to enjoy.