It's Only Music

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: David Freiberg

As Robert Hunter notes in "Box Of Rain":

"This tune, music by David Freiberg, appears on Grace Slick's 1973 solos album Manhole and is set to the same changes as I Heard You Singing, which song appears on both Tales Of The Great Rumrunners and Quicksilver's final album Solid Silver. Freiberg and I got value for money out of these flexible changes."
Lyrics:
Don't look too far
You can find it everywhere
You can lose it without a warning
If you grab on too tight
Or try to read too much into it
You know it's only music

That song - that song
The one your hear at night
It can set you reeling - that song
Is just your own heart beating
But it can sound like a symphony

You hear a voice so clear
You can't tell what it's saying
Well maybe you know
That tune you hear
Might never end

I thought that I heard you singing at night
You know I had the feeling
That I have heard that song
Way beyond this life without beginning

Who knows the name of that song?
Go broke come back singing
Since the world appeared
Can't write it down
'Cause it doesn't spell
And it doesn't end

In the still - in the still of the night
When the wind is quiet - quiet and still
I sit inside the empty room
And wait to hear the tune
That comes stealing through the mazes
Writ on empty pages

Well I know we'll never get that song quite right
But still we're singing
Well I know ten thousand tunes are captured there
That much I know

Blue sun under the clouds
The smoke of wrack and ruin
Someone waits beneath the roses
Playing guitar - playing for me
Where I don't see

Don't look too far
You can find it most anywhere
But you can lose it without a warning
If you grab on too tight
Try to read too much into it
You know it's only music
Don't try too hard
It will come to you
Yes it will
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1973 Manhole Grace Slick