Won't you try
Won't you try
Won't you try
Find a way to need someone
Find a way to see
Find a way to need someone and the sunshine will set you free
Won't you try
Won't you try
Won't you try
With love before we're gone

Saturday afternoon
Saturday afternoon
When your head is feeling fine
You can ride inside our car
I will give you caps of blue and silver sunlight for your hair
All that soon will be is what you need to see, my love
Won't you try
Won't you try
I do care that you do see
Is it time to leave, my lady
Yes it is I know
Round about and everywhere sunshine instead of snow
Times can't change that what I say is true

transcribed by Johnny Blasi

Lyrics submitted by rachel lauren

"Won't You Try/Saturday Afternoon" as written by Paul L Kantner

Lyrics © Spirit Music Group

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  • +2
    General Commentit's not cliche 60's with the lyrics if it's about a monumental, defining event of the time. The Human Be-In is a beautiful concept. the meaning of it is lost on the youth of today though. every one says "oh those crazy hippies, boy they were a wild bunch. they tripped on acid uhh whatever that means. ma and pa, and my teachers said don't do it so it must be bad." coming from a 19 year old, i wish something like this would happen in my lifetime but even the hippies are half assed these days. don't wanna do the drugs, or don't wanna look too freaky. c'mon now "all the freaky people make the beauty of the world." =). we've got artists like michael franti gettin the message out there in a totally new funky, fresh way, other jam bands, furthur (so exciting)!! but theres no one like the Airplane. Recently seen some legitimate psychedelic music get released, still doesn't quite compare to pioneers, but maybe it's happening. who knows. all i know is there's a Human Be-in every day in my mind my soul and my body.
    FreeJigsawEarthon January 15, 2010   Link
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    General Commenthighlight of one of the most sorely underappreciated albums in history. pretty much about setting yourself free from your ego and pleading the listener to try too. maybe a little cliche 60's with the lyrics, but great message and brilliant song.
    scottjefferieson March 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWritten about the Human Be-In which took place on a Saturday afternoon in January 1967 in Golden Gate Park. The beginning of an era. A time for growing and a time for knowing love, if only for a brief period. Perhaps it will happen again, but you have to try to make it so.... when the time is right.
    brumuson November 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIncredibly catchy, what a great song, listening to it right now!
    DCBA25on November 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationTune in
    Turn on
    Drop out
    MrsHippyon May 21, 2019   Link

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