Keepin' on smoking, Lord I keep on joking
Keepin' on moving a round
Leaving everything behind until at last
I find what no one's ever found

Feeling kind of lonely on the telephone
To day I must keep moving on
Leaving everything I know I really need
And so I guess I'll move a long

It doesn't matter if the sun don't shine
It doesn't matter if the rain don't fall
I could think about you all the time
Do you ever think of me at all

Keepin' on yearnin', keepin' on learnin'
Lord I keep turning it on
Leaving everything I know I really love
And so I guess I'll move along

It doesn't matter if the sun don't shine
It doesn't matter if the rain don't fall
I know I could make you mine
You know I wouldn't mind at all

Keepin' on smokin', gotta keep on joking
Gotta keep moving around
Leaving everything behind until at last
I find what no one's ever found

It doesn't matter if the sun don't shine
It doesn't matter if the rain don't fall
I could think about you all the time
Do you ever think of me at all

Keepin' on yearnin', gotta keep on learnin'
Gotta keep turning it on
Leaving everything I know I really love
And so I guess I'll move along

It doesn't matter if the sun don't shine
It doesn't matter if the rain don't fall
I know I could make you mine
You know I wouldn't mind at all




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    General CommentIt's surprising to me how very few Gord's songs are commented upon. I know a lot of his songs are pretty self explanatory, but come on people - you know you love some Lightfoot - represent.

    Anyway - i could have sworn he says "Keepin' on smokin', lord i keep on CHOKIN" which made a lot of sense to me, but i'm actually listening to it right now - and i think he does say jokin. I don't know if the Songbook had lyrics - i took the CD's by themselves from my mother - guess i'm the jerk.

    Pretty straight forward song here from the Gordfoot - guy doesn't felel content and he's gotta keep of doin' what he's been doing - yearning for that thing no one else has found. Which is apparently a girl who makes the sunshine and the rain no longer important - though taken quite literally - this is foolish. No matter how much i love her, it won't make a drought more tolerable - nor would it sustain all the life on this planet should the sun blink out of existence.

    And yes, i understand, and appreciate the romanticism of such a line - however i do like to have fun with the romantics. For, if it were not for such romantic sentiments, you wouldn't have a woman in "If You Could Read My Mind" all disappointed by her dime store romance hero when he failed like men in the real world do. That same real world where you still need sunshine and rain to survive, much less give you old lady the high hard one.
    StickityWicketon July 07, 2008   Link

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