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Bobby Lindstrom: MUSIC

You Can Get There From Here

(Bobby Lindstrom: Hungry, Cold And Blue)
October 27, 2009
Robert V. Lindstrom

Well, when we hit the road in '06 with our pockets full of nothing but faith, I had been thinking about all the folks who, throughout our lives, kept telling us we would never amount to anything. Then I thought about Steve Prefontaine and how short his legs were compared to those tall guys from Africa, and wondered how many people told him basically the same thing. I don't know if that's true or not but it makes for good music don't you think? Anyway I always think of him when I sing this one. Here's to you, Pre!

Voices all behind my back in the night
Tiny little lips with an evil bite
Well I think I've hung around this place long enough
If nothing else I must have got tough enough
Anyway I'm ready to bust out of this cocoon and fly
With echoes in my head

"You can't get there from here"
"You can't get there from here"
All of my life I've been filled with fear
"You can't get there from here"

Up ahead you can see the light of day (it's always been there)
A friend of mine told me that she knows a way (said she's been there)
Now you can go without, you can go within
There ain't no way to peace I tell you peace is the way
And I'll tell you again to help you understand

You can get there from here
You can get there from here
All of our lives we get filled with fear
But you can get there from here

Caterpillar tries to kill the butterfly ("you don't belong here")
Another one appears and he wonders why ("you won't be long here)
But my sister's on her way and she wants a try
My little brother's coming and I ain't afraid to die for him
And you don't understand

You can get there from here
You can get there from here
All of our lives we've been filled with fear
But we can get there from here
You can get there from here
You can get there from here
(repeat many times until learned)