JORMA KAUKONEN


Genesis Lyrics

The time has come for us to pause
And think of living as it was
Into the future we must cross (must cross)
And I'd like to go with you
And I'd like to go with you

You say I'm harder than a wall
A marble shaft about to fall
I love you dearer than them all (them all)
So let me stay with you
So let me stay with you

And as we walked into the day
Skies of blue had turned to grey
I might have not been clear to say (to say)
Lord I never looked away
I never looked away

And though I'm feeling you inside
My life is rolling with the tide
I'd like to see it be an open ride
Along with you
Going along with you

The time we borrowed from ourselves
can't stay within our vault to dwell
And living turns into the lender's well
So let me come with you
And let me come with you

And when we came out into view
And there I found myself with you
When breathing felt like something new
Along with you
Going along with you

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these lyrics are last corrected by msc on October 8, 2016

Record Label(s): 2003 BMG Heritage
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Meaning to "Genesis" song lyrics (4 meanings)
Brad Mathews 05/02/14,18:50
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My meaning of this song is one of love that you hope can last. Then when it doesn't and you realize all of the things you neglected you just hope that the person who once loved you can see you in the same light again one day.
Paul Stevenson 04/19/14,20:32
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The meaning is pretty clear but I wanted to say, I'm pretty sure the lyric here in the second to last verse. "can't stay within a vaulted well" should read "can't stay within our vault to dwell"...not only because I don't think he'd rhyme 'well' with 'well' but because it sounds like that to me.
J. Sampson 01/19/16,18:31
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I am over 60 now but I seem to remember from long ago that this song was about leaving Jefferson Airplane and that arena touring lifestyle and moving forward with his future wife. He wants her to believe that he has regrets from that period and that he is aware that she harbors doubts about him and their possible future together. I agree w/ Mark above - it is a love song
Mark John Paul Lussier 01/29/15,22:24
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This song, beautiful as it is, has some real and deep conflict, both in words and melody. Men always want things to go along with there views and ways, but here Jorma realizes we have a short time together. There is resentment , yes, but a real understanding of love. Truly a great poet!
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