"Kozmic Blues" as written by Janis Joplin and Gabriel Mekler....
Time keeps moving on,
Friends they turn away,
Well, I keep moving on
But I never found out why
I keep pushing so hard a dream,
I keep trying to make it right
Through another lonely day

Whoa don't discover it lasts
Twenty-five years, uh honey just one night, oh yeah
Well I'm twenty-five years older now
So I know it can't be right
And I'm no better baby and I can't help you no more
Than I did when just a girl

But it don't make no difference babe, no, no,
'Cause I know that I could always try
It don't make no difference baby, yeah
I'm gonna hold it now,
I'm gonna need it yeah,
I'm gonna use it till the day I die

Don't, expect any answers, dear,
Well, I know that they don't come with age, no, no,
I ain't never gonna love you any better baby
I'm never gonna love you right
So you better take it now, right now, ohh

It don't make no difference baby,
I know that I could always try
There's a fire inside of every one of us
You'd better need it now,
I get to hold it yeah,
I'm gonna use it till the day I die

Don't make no difference, babe, no, no, no,
And it never ever will, eh,
I wanna talk about a little bit of loving, yeah,
I get to hold it, baby,
I'm gonna need it now,
I'm gonna use it, say, aaaah

Don't make no difference, babe, yeah,
Ah honey, I'd hate to be the one
I said you're gonna live your life
And you're better love your life
Or babe, someday you're gonna have to cry.
Yes indeed, yes indeed, yes indeed,
Ah baby, yes indeed.

I said you, you're always gonna hurt me,
I said you're always gonna let me down,
I said everywhere, every day, every day
And every way, every way
Ah honey won't you hold on to what's gonna move
I said it's gonna disappear when you turn your back
I said you know it ain't gonna be there
When you wanna reach out and grab on

Whoa babe,
Whoa babe,
Whoa babe,
Oh but keep truckin' on
Whoa yeah,
Whoa yeah,
Whoa yeah,
Whoa,
Whoa,
Whoa,
Whoa,
Whoa


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"Kozmic Blues" as written by Gabriel Mekler Janis Joplin

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    General CommentThis is a song about two people who are in lust but they think they are in love, or at least the singer thinks it's love. It's unrequited love.
    Maagson October 01, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is definitely amazing. It personifies Janis as an optimistic existentialist. No matter what's going on, "You can always try", quintessential Joplin.
    zenwithchaoson January 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't beleive this song has no comments. Such a beautiful song. The lyrics, Janis's voice, everything. And it describes exactly how I feel right now :(
    getluckyon May 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful Joplin-penned song about the search for hope. It's about trying to see the optimism in situations, but always seeming to come up short. It's kind of a hopeless song, but the passion it is sung with makes it so powerful.
    Baked_Potatoon August 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the way it slowly gets more powerfull. It really brings a lot of emotion. It shows how wonderfull Janis's voice is. definetaly one of my favorites
    vinceismeon September 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentStory of my life. Learning to deal with disappointments so early on in life and yet perservering with that unyeilding optimism.

    Where would we be without her?
    krviking1991on June 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmen to that. One of my favorite songs of Janis. God, I love her.
    MadamexxFruscianteon June 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEasily my favorite Janis song! Look up her performances on the Festival Express in 1970. She was arguably at her best! She wrote this about what her father called "The Great Saturday Night Swindle". See Below!

    phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/40/messages/…
    Brohoe22on July 24, 2013   Link
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    General CommentJanis was very lonely , she is just singing about what gets her through the day, makes no difference what it is... to you and to me.
    truetnt1on January 29, 2017   Link

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