Speaking of the mind.....
(Federal City College, 1974)
In the interim we caught a jones on education
Relevant and irrelevant facts we learned
And learned to deal with the man
And not for him
Again and again we found just causes
Were no longer necessary.
The guitars played
The people tripped
We all found a party stimulus
Had fun and went to school
Education really tripped us out like
The more we got
The more we wanted
Joneses coming down harrrrrddddd.....
Isley Brothers at the stadium tonight who got the herb?
But then brains began to reek of alcohol and why oh why
Didn't they ever set us free?
Realizing is a nice thing to do but they say
We must forget the past and even if it is
A very effective reminder and very present we must try
To learn and speak fluent English and act as
If you're speaking of the mind from the mind
Then it's all right but don't go out in space seeking answers
Cause that's out of bounds.
This may be questionable but some say education is
And knowing is
And maybe if you lay ten on reverend ike he might just
Tell you what the number will be tonight
It's nice the way you sat there when no one was there
And I could have cared less cause you were so
Educated well beyond my grasp and
I couldn't give a good hot damn but
I do care
Cause it was me who was lost and as for you
We found that stone thing that lay waiting there
And before now we'd never lost but
I've learned so much in my days
And I've surpassed suppressing feelings
Cause I no longer feel deep like when we caught a jones
On learning and
Found the party stimulus and the more we wanted
The more we got and the more we got the more we lost
And eventually I come to this point and
I lose now