Green Tea Of Your Mind

the rain in the morning, the bright afternoon
the days of our lives that are over too soon
the ripples of incident rise up and fall
it’s so much to know you can’t measure it all

goin’ to the city somewhere there to find
a way out of this great big impossible bind
an old man and a dog, and a woman in a chair
you never know what you’ll find till you get there

the eyes of tomorrow, the arrow of time
if you can’t take it with you, you leave behind
like a jewel in the ocean awash in the brine
seen through the green leaf tea of your mind

she said if “I could just get up away and fly
I’d write my name like a bird in the sky”
he said “the sky isn’t big enough for what you have to say
and you speak another language anyway”

it was a good town for music and they found a little bar
where there were people in the mix and there was whisky in the jar
where the music was medicine to help how you feel
maybe that’s the way that we all have to heal

the eyes of tomorrow, the arrow of time
if you can’t take it with you, you leave behind
like a jewel in the ocean awash in the brine
seen through the green leaf tea of your mind

some people have everything handed on a platter
some people don’t care and what does it matter
you face up to your burden or you turn tail and run
it’s the hand that you’re dealt and everyone gets one

you did a lot of drinking’ in your way back when
and one of these days you might do it again
but for now its the green tea that suits you just right
away in the morning, good luck and good night

the eyes of tomorrow, the arrow of time
if you can’t take it with you, you leave behind
a jewel in the ocean awash in the brine
seen through the green leaf tea of your mind