Kozmic Blues

(Janis Joplin, Gabriel Mekler)

Time keeps movin' on,
Friends they turn away.
I keep movin' on
But I never found out why
I keep pushing so hard the dream,
I keep tryin' to make it right
Through another lonely day, whoaa.

Dawn has come at last,
Twenty-five years, honey just in one night, oh yeah.
Well, I'm twenty-five years older now
So I know we can't be right
And I'm no better, baby,
And I can't help you no more
Than I did when just a girl.

Aww, but it don't make no difference, baby, no, no,
And I know that I could always try.
It don't make no difference, baby, yeah,
I better hold it now,
I better need it, yeah,
I better use it till the day I die, whoa.

Don't expect any answers, dear,
For I know that they don't come with age, no, no.
Well, ain't never gonna love you any better, babe.
And I'm never gonna love you right,
So you'd better take it now, right now.

Oh! But it don't make no difference, babe, hey,
And I know that I could always try.
There's a fire inside everyone of us,
You'd better need it now,
I got to hold it, yeah,
I better use it till the day I die.

Don't make no difference, babe, no, no, no,
And it never ever will, hey,
I wanna talk about a little bit of loving, yeah,
I got to hold it, baby,
I'm gonna need it now,
I'm gonna use it, say, aaaah,

Don't make no difference, babe, yeah,
Ah honey, I'd hate to be the one.
I said you're gonna live your life
And you're gonna love your life
Or babe, someday you're gonna have to cry.
Yes indeed, yes indeed, yes indeed,
Ah, baby, yes indeed.

I said you, you're always gonna hurt me,
I said you're always gonna let me down,
I said everywhere, every day, every day
And every way, every way.
Ah honey won't you hold on to what's gonna move.
I said it's gonna disappear when you turn your back.
I said you know it ain't gonna be there
When you wanna reach out and grab on.

Whoa babe,
Whoa babe,
Whoa babe,
Oh but keep truckin' on.
Whoa yeah,
Whoa yeah,
Whoa yeah,
Whoa,
Whoa,
Whoa,
Whoa,
Whoa ...

Discs

  1. 18 Essential songs (1995)
  2. 1969-10-24 Cotillion Ballroom, Wichita, KS (1969-10-24)
  3. 1969-11-30 West Palm Beach (1969-11-30)
  4. 3CD Box Set (1993)
  5. Absolute Janis (1997)
  6. Anthology (1982)
  7. At Woodstock (1969-08-17 [1993])
  8. Blow All My Blues Away (1962/70)
  9. Cry Baby (The Ultimate Collection) (2009)
  10. Get It While You Can (1970-07-06)
  11. Get It While You Can (2LP) (1970-07-06)
  12. In Concert (1972)

    All right. We'll sue you! Oh, it's Sunday, right ? It's Monday now, right ? No ? Well, well, keep on rockin'. It's five minutes past Sunday ? Hey, you're still here, man ? It's Monday, it's legal, right. This is a very strange place you have. And if you ever need a drink that should be on Sunday, man, that's the worst, ha ha! The worst day in the week and they close the bars ? I can't understand it!

    Time keeps moving on,
    Friends they turn away, Lordy Lord.
    Well, I keep moving on
    But I never found out why
    I keep pushing so hard a dream,
    I keep trying to make it right
    Through another lonely day.

    Whoa don't discover it lasts ...
    Honey, time keeps a-moving on, hey yeah, yeah yeah.
    Well, I'm twenty-five years older now
    So I know it can't be right
    And I'm no better baby and I can't help you no more
    Than I did when I was just a girl. Yeah!

    But it don't make no difference baby, no, no,
    'Cause I know that I could always try.
    There's a fire inside of everyone of us, huh-uh,
    I'm gonna need it now,
    I'm gonna hold it yeah,
    I'm gonna use it till the day I die.

    Don't, honey, don't you expect any answers, dear,
    Ah, I know they don't come with ease, no, no, no, no.
    Hey, I ain't never gonna love you any better baby
    'Cause I'm never gonna love you right
    So you better take it now, I said right yes now, yeah.

    But it don't make no difference baby, no, no,
    'Cause I know that I could always try.
    There's a fire inside of everyone of us, huh-uh,
    I'm gonna need it now,
    I'm gonna use it yeah,
    I'm gonna hold it till the day I die.

    Don't make no difference babe, no, no, no,
    Honey, I hate to be the one.
    I said you're gonna live your life
    And you're gonna love, love, love your life.
    I'm gonna need it now,
    I'm gonna hold it yeah,
    I'm gonna use it, say, whoa ...

    Don't make no difference, baby, no, no, no,
    Honey, I hate, I hate to be the one.
    I said every time you're gonna wanna love somebody,
    Every time you're gonna wanna need somebody,
    You're gonna wanna turn around, I'm gonna be there.
    No no no no no, no no no no no, no no no no.

    When you're gonna put out your hand,
    All your want is some kind of lovin' man,
    He ain't gonna be there, I said, not here.
    No no no no, no no no no, no no no no,
    No no no, no no no, no no no no,
    No no no no, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
    Whoa, wah wah, whoa,
    Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
    Honey when I wanna reach out my hand
    I said darling all I ever wanted
    Was for you to understand me now whoa
    Ah baby, I wanna sing about me Lord, honey, every day yeah!

  13. Kozmic Blues (1969-06 [1969-09-11])
  14. Live At the Festival Express 1970 (1970-06-28)
  15. Pearl (Legacy Edition) (2004)
  16. Port Chester Restoration Project #1 (1970-08-08)
  17. Port Chester, New York, 70-08-08 (1970-08-08)
  18. Woodstock Complete 2010 (1969-08-17 [2010])