"Live And Let Live" as written by and Elmer/leigh Bernstein....
Oh, the snot has caked against my pants
It has turned into crystal
There's a bluebird sitting on a branch
I guess I'll take my pistol
I've got it in my hand
Because he's on my land

And so the story ended
Do you know it oh so well
Well should you need I'll tell you
The end-end-end-end-end-end-end-end
And

Yes I've seen you sitting on the couch
I recognize your artillery
I have seen you many times before
Once when I was an Indian
And I was on my land
Why can't you understand

And so the story ended
Do you know it oh so well
Well should you need I'll tell you
The end-end-end-end-end-end-end-end
And

Served my time
Served it well
You made my soul ascend

Write the rules
In the sky
But ask your leaders
Why why

Oh, the snot has caked against my pants
It has turned into crystal
There's a bluebird sitting on a branch
I guess I'll take my pistol
I've got it in my hand
Because he's on my land

And so the story ended
Do you know it oh so well
Well should you need I'll tell you
The end-end-end-end-end-end-end-end
And

Served my time
Served it well
You made my soul ascend


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"Live and Let Live" as written by Arthur Taylor Lee

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    General CommentWell, you just have to love a song that begins with the line, "Oh, the snot has caked against my pants..."
    Bluewaveson May 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentascend.
    minkawaon October 22, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the title is a clue as to what this is about!
    sugarbabydollon September 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's generally about land rights and wrongs being done to people (specifically the North American native Indians?) in the past. I'm not sure if their asking the Indians to forget the brutalities they experienced and just forgive, or the European settlers to admit they did wrong, apologise and move on etc.
    ThomYorkeGuyGarvey92on October 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe chorus in which Arthur Lee sings "Served my time/Served it well" is actually followed by "You made my soul a cell" (as in prison cell) It's not entirely clear as he sings it, but that's pretty definite as the correct wording, not what is shown in this lyrics version where it says "You made my soul ascend" which is not what he sings.
    tjphotoon June 10, 2018   Link
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    General CommentI couldn't help myself from thinking that is has a premonitory feeling to it.
    richardve3on November 28, 2019   Link

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