Yoni Songs

Blues for Memphis Slim

You know, when you are born,
you first see light of day
through the gap between your mother’s legs,
. . . that’s the truth . . .

and from that minute on,
most of us guys,
and some of you girls,
spend our life trying to get into a hole
. . . hhmmm hhmmm . . .

But don’t worry,
because if you make it,
if you don’t make it,
they gonna dig a hole for you eventually in the ground,
and slut you right back to Mother Earth.

Mother Earth is waiting for you,
yes she is . . .

Eric Burdon: Blues for Memphis Slim
from Eric Burdon declares "War", 1970

Mango

She's got a mango in the garden - sweet as can be
She's got a mango in the garden - full of mystery
She's got a mango in the garden - from the original tree
She's got a mango in the garden - shares it with me

Humid gleaming precious well
Love to drink that water
Parallel worlds when the sun goes down
The atmosphere grows hotter

She's got a mango in the garden - sweet as can be
She's got a mango in the garden - full of mystery
She's got a mango in the garden - from the original tree
She's got a mango in the garden - shares it with me

I slip through the glistening gate
Tide began to pound
Tears of light poured over me
And ricocheted all around

She's got a mango in the garden - sweet as can be
She's got a mango in the garden - full of mystery
She's got a mango in the garden - from the original tree
She's got a mango in the garden - shares it with me

Bruce Cockburn: Mango
from Breakfast in New Orleans - Dinner in Timbuktu, 1999

According to the credits on this CD, the song above was inspired by my book The Yoni.