More Potlucks

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A rollicking rendition of a way to save the world!

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More Potlucks © Steven Beck 2011

Met a young guy on the bus, on my way back from a gig
Looked at my guitar case and asked me what I did.
Said he didn't play, he was a dj,
And just mixed up the music that other people make.
He was kind of drunk, nostalgia setting in;
As he began to reminisce about when he was a kid.

Chorus:
He said, I was raised in a place where old hippies go to die
He said it with a smile.
There's plenty good to be said for that country life-
Lots of shared meals around the campfire at night;
Guitars, violins and more and lots of good wine.
Now I don't do that so much.
It seems the world is going to hell- what we need are more potlucks.

He grew up on an island off the Washington coast.
Back-to-the-landers mixing with the local folks.
Everyone knew everyone; everybody knew your name.
Winter night around the fire, long lazy summer days.
Friends would just stop by with instruments and food.
Only took one hat to drop to get in a party mood.

Chorus

I asked him how he came to be here
He said politics in my country's kind of weird.
This is a different kind of free
And if they start bombing North Korea
I've got a Canadian girl who'll marry me.

I suggested he invite his girl and a bunch of friends
over for a meal, maybe start a new trend
He said but they're all dj's and though I'd do my best
they'd all play their music loud at once and it would be a mess
Maybe I should think about just my girl and me;
find some hippy haven,and raise a family.

He said, I was raised in a place where old hippies are still alive.
He said it with a smile.
There's a lot of good to be said for the country life-
Lots of shared meals around the campfire at night;
guitars, violins and more and lots of good wine.
Now I don't do that so much.
It seems the world is going to hell- what we need are more potlucks.

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from Kissing Buddha's Daughter, released December 23, 2011

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