Change In The Weather

Lyrics: John Dawson
Music: John Dawson

Played by the New Riders of the Purple Sage in the late 1970s.

I used to know the flow of the river
I used to know the shape of the sand
I used to know the face of a winner
I used to trust the shake of a hand

I should have seen the change a-coming
I could have seen the signs in the sky
I should have heard the songs of the women
I could have seen the grown men cry

And there's a change in the weather
Change in the wind
Change in the weather
It's changing again

Now do you remember '63
When Doctor King had that dream
So long ago in Washington
That everyone should be free

Whatever happened to the way we were
And what about the way things should be
What about the times when we were so sure
We could put an end to poverty

And there's a change in the weather
Change in the wind
Change in the weather
It's changing again

Yes now on the horizon
There's a dark cloud rising
It's gathering strength and height
And there's nowhere to ride
So we'll just have to hide it out
When the great storm arrives tonight

And there's a change in the weather
Change in the wind
Change in the weather
It's changing again

Now do you remember '63
When Doctor King had that dream
So long ago in Washington
That everyone should be free

Whatever happened to the way we were
And what about the way things should be
What about the times when we were so sure
We could put an end to poverty

And there's a change in the weather
Change in the wind
Change in the weather
It's changing again

And there's a change in the weather
Change in the wind
Change in the weather
It's changing again
Oh Lord, it changing again
I said it's changing again
New Riders Recordings
     Date Album
     1985 Marin County Line

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