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The crops are all in and the peaches are rotting,
The oranges piled in their creosote dumps;
They’re flying ’em back to the Mexican border
To pay all their money to wade back again (more…)

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Where gentle tides go rolling by
Along the salt-sea strand
The colors blend and roll as one
Together in the sand
And often do the winds entwine
To send their distant call
The quiet joys of brotherhood
When love is lord of all (more…)

Do I ever wonder? You don’t know.
You’ll never follow, and I’ll never show.
D’you see the water and watch it flow
And float an empty shell,
And you think that I’m hiding from the island.
You’ve a fault in your senses. Can you feel it now? (more…)

verse 1

spring it came upon us,
every insect filled the air
dropped their wings upon my brother,
cast their shadows on his hair (more…)

San Quentin, you’ve been livin’ hell to me
You’ve busted me since nineteen sixty three
I’ve seen ’em come and go and I’ve seen ’em die
And long ago I stopped askin’ why (more…)