"Mud Slide Slim" as written by and James Taylor....
Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon
Oh, Mud Slide, I'm dependent on you
I don't know but I've been told
There's a time from time to time
I can't eat, I can't sleep
But I just might move my feet
'Cause there's nothing like
The sound of sweet soul music
To change a young lady's mind
And there's nothing like a
Walk on down by the bayou
To leave the world behind
Mud Slide I'm depending upon you
Mister Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon

I've been letting the time go by
Letting the time go by
Yes, I'm letting the time go by
Letting the time go by

I'm gonna cash in my hand and
Pick up on a piece of land
And build myself a cabin back in the woods
Lord, it's there I'm gonna stay
Until there comes a day
When this old world starts to changing for the good
Now the reason I'm smiling is over on a island
On a hillside in the woods where I belong
I wanna thank Jimmy, Jimmy, John, Nick and Laurie
The No Jets Construction for setting
Me down a homestead on the farm

Mud Slide, I'm depending upon you
Mister Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon

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"Mud Slide Slim" as written by James V Taylor James Taylor

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    General CommentThis is the Title track of the album Mud Slide Slim. I heard it as a young lad of 10 the year it was first released (1971). My older brother got it as a Christmas present, but only listened to it once or twice. When he was out of the house I played it at least a 100 times, usually on sunny Sunday afternoons! Like most music of the era, this track is a protest song... but it's a different kind of protest. It's about refusing to get caught up in the fast-paced urban lifestyle. It's about re-tuning your life into enjoying simple pleasures... taking it easy and stopping to smell the flowers. This song evokes powerful feelings of a lifestyle I can strongly identify with. The simple life, but one that's full of satisfying work - close to the land, growing your own food, etc. Almost like being Amish, but not quite. I've often dreamed about that "cabin back in the woods" that James Taylor sings about. I know exactly what it looks like. Be honest, don't you see it to?
    RayManon January 19, 2006   Link

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