Gong and Pennywhistle

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You can play a cheap tin penny whistle
or beat on a big gold gong
down here on earth in the soft grass or stinging thistle
nobody stays here for long

Those up on high and those way down low
breathe the same bitter air,
we’ll just have to see how it goes
we’ll just have to see how it goes

You can bring down the house
with your gong if you’re not careful

the house can be had for a song
But many a song has been hard and tearful
for both the weak and the strong

So sing for the loss of the high,
sing for the loss of the low—

we breathe the same bitter air
we’ll just have to see how it goes
we’ll just have to see how it goes

The future’s been sold,
the contract more than settled

its clauses clear as a bell
No profit’s to high in the market
of precious metal —
buy everything
you can sell

Those up on high and those way down low
breathe the same bitter air,
we’ll just have to see how it goes
we’ll just have to see how it goes

You can play a cheap tin penny whistle
or beat on a big gold gong
down here on earth in the soft grass or stinging thistle
nobody stays here for long
nobody stays here for long

Jim
2016