From the recording What Makes A Man (Unmixed)
The title song for the album. Both a reflection and a projection.
This early version features Doc on rhythm guitar and 3-part unmixed harmonies by Doc and Tom Bishel.
Currently being recorded.
You were with me near and far, up and down this Golden Coast.
High up in Topanga, to the rocks on Redwood Shore.
You were the one….I chose to take…….. everywhere.
You’ve been my one good friend, but you’ve been my better voice,
Through the haze that we’d defend, when we thought we had no choice.
You were the one, who played my songs…………sweet and clear.
Can’t go back to ‘68, couldn’t if we tried.
Hippie Dippy fell from grace, and not so gracefully died,
So the last thing standing is truth,
Has been since time began.
A lesson we should get as youth,
And it’s still …….what makes a man.
Now, I never quite expected, to cross this way again.
But we have reconnected, been a long, long road, my friend.
You are the one, whose voice still sings….. in my ears.
Is California just a myth, I don’t know if that’s true.
I’m just an agin' wordsmith, without that much to do.
You are the one, who’s waited by….all these years.
(Maybe peace has a chance after all these years)
Can’t go back to ’68, wouldn’t if we could.
We’re getting’ on rather late, but we still can do some good.
Echo: (We still can do some good.)
Cuz the last thing standing is truth, has been since time began.
A lesson we should get as youth, and it’s still……what makes a man.
And it might not be like it once was, those days have surely passed.
We dream the dreams of yesterday, today is gone so fast.
So the last thing standing is truth, has been since time began.
It’s a lesson we should get as youth, and it’s still……what makes a man.
And the last thing standing is the truth, has been since time began.
It’s a lesson we should get as youth, and it’s still what makes a man.
Originally written 2006
©Robert L. Waltz, 2009
Waltz Songs, ASCAP