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S10 E1007 | FULL EPISODE

Willy Tea Taylor & The Harmed Brothers

Based out of Portland, Oregon, the Harmed Brothers perform “indiegrass” music with Northern California folk artist Willy Tea Taylor. Songs from the performance include “Adopt a Highway,” “A Lovely Conversation,” and “California.”

AIRED: December 21, 2019 | 0:56:46
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(upbeat blues folk music)

(audience applauding)

(electricity crackling)

(audience applauding) (audience cheering)

Ladies and gentleman, please welcome to the stage,

The Harmed Brothers.

(upbeat rock music)

♪ Go on hit the road

♪ Hit it while its worthwhile

♪ Let it swallow you whole

♪ Like you are an aspirin

♪ Go out and hug

♪ Hug the great wide open

♪ Like it's a friend

♪ Like a friend you know is passing ♪

♪ Our minds and memories are pigeons ♪

♪ Dirty and diseased

♪ They never tired of drifting

♪ Oh, let it all flatten you into its twin ♪

♪ Oh yeah, we'll be broke, but we'll never be broken ♪

♪ Oh yeah, we'll be broke, but we'll never be broken ♪

♪ Go on hit the road

♪ Like a rug pinned to a clothesline ♪

♪ You'll go with the dust

♪ In the morning looks awful but it belongs to us ♪

♪ And we will gawk

♪ Alzheimer's stare into the sky ♪

♪ And the sky looks back

♪ Like a caring relative

♪ Our minds and memories are pigeons ♪

♪ Dirty and diseased

♪ They never tire of drifting

♪ Oh, let it all flatten you into its twin ♪

♪ Oh yeah, we'll be broke, but we'll never be broken ♪

♪ Oh yeah, we'll be broke, but we'll never be broken ♪

♪ Oh, let it all flatten you into its twin ♪

♪ Oh yeah, we'll be broke, but we'll never be broken ♪

♪ Oh yeah, we'll be broke, but we'll never be broken ♪

(audience applauding)

Thank you very much, everybody.

- Musical background, I'm basically just self-taught.

All I really wanted to be able to do was play a guitar

and sing other people's songs on a porch.

(upbeat acoustic guitar music)

My name's Ray, and I'm a Harmed Brother.

I just ended up writing a song, and I liked it enough

that I just kept doing it.

♪ And if you come when you spread your wings ♪

My name is Alex.

I play keyboards and banjo,

and I sing for the Harmed brothers.

♪ The earth is running out of truth ♪

♪ It's running out of truth

- The name comes from myself and a buddy, Billy Reed,

who at the time was going through a divorce,

and I, at the time, was head over heels in love

with some girl that I barely knew (laughs),

and I was like, in my mind, I was like,

I'm gonna chase this person across the country

and we'd have these phone calls, and it's like,

"Oh yeah, I'm gonna see you, it's gonna be awesome."

I think maybe she and I had kissed once or something.

Billy was super sad, he's like, "We're the Harmed Brothers."

And I was like, we are.

And that's where it comes from.

♪ If you still love me tomorrow ♪

♪ When everything's gone wrong

- I started playing music when I was about 11.

My dad noticed I was dancing around

to music videos and what not, I always loved to sing,

and my dad bought me this really cheap garage sale guitar,

and left it on the bed.

From there, I would, just learning a bunch of Dave songs,

a bunch of Radiohead songs, and eventually

I met some friends a couple towns over.

They liked how I played and sang,

and they bought me a guitar, and so, from there,

I started my journey writing really bad teenage songs.

(dreamy piano music)

Keys, I started playing keyboards or piano in high school.

Started messing around in the choir room.

I just had a lot of friends there, and just would

hang out and skip class and just kinda noodle around

on that thing, start trying to write songs

and figure out other covers and what not,

try to impress girls.

- He skipped school to go the choir room. (laughs)

- Well, I skipped class. - That's good, though.

- I skipped class to go to choir.

- Ah, me and my friends, we just skipped school

and went to the choir room.

- Yeah, or journalists.

- We showed up, but we just didn't go.

- Yeah, I wasn't the coolest kid.

I would skip class to go to the journalism room

or the choir room or the band room.

(audience applauding)

(upbeat rock music)

♪ Watching it all unwind

♪ The story of my life

♪ Asking myself why, oh why

♪ The trouble I found in you

♪ The things I thought I knew

♪ Finally came true in time

♪ The sky isn't always blue

♪ Always someone sadder than you ♪

♪ And everything looks green on the other side ♪

♪ You wish on a falling star

♪ And park your broken heart

♪ Out back by the limousines

♪ And if it's all a dream

♪ A moving picture show

♪ A slow motion drive

♪ Up the coast

♪ The failed loves of mine

♪ On the side of the road

♪ Will I ever find

♪ What I'm looking for

♪ Finally, I see your face

♪ Stay strong across the waist

♪ Marvel in your golden shine

♪ A long lost love of mine

♪ I spent so many lives

♪ Turning over space and time

♪ The happiness I've found

♪ But in love I've always drowned ♪

♪ But now I know I'll be okay

♪ But if it's all a dream

♪ It's just a picture show

♪ A Sunday drive

♪ Down a country road

♪ Then we'll take our time

♪ And move real slow

♪ And hold on tight

♪ I won't let go

♪ And if it's all a dream

♪ Just a picture show

♪ A Sunday drive

♪ Down a country road

♪ Then we'll take our time

♪ And move real slow

♪ And hold on tight

♪ I won't let go

(audience applauding)

- This is a song about an old man somewhere,

who's just trying to live out the ride as best he can.

He wants to sit in his chair, he wants to do his puzzles,

whatever he likes, whatever.

I think everybody knows this old man, somewhere, wherever,

and this is just about death with dignity.

This is called "Funnies"

or "The Earth is Running Out of Truth."

(sticks clicking)

(mellow, funky rock music)

♪ Joey, won't you bring me my cane ♪

♪ I need to see the sky again

♪ I don't care if it's all just steel and smog ♪

♪ It's mine forever long I've got ♪

♪ So Joey, won't you bring me my cane ♪

♪ Oh, Joey won't you bring me my drink ♪

♪ Don't let me see you steal a sip ♪

♪ Your grandma's ghost is watching, boy ♪

♪ She'll give me

♪ Now don't let me see you steal a sip ♪

♪ Bring me the morning news

♪ I'll take the funnies and the crossword ♪

♪ And I'll leave the rest for you ♪

♪ The Earth is running out of truth ♪

♪ It's running out of truth

♪ Oh Joey, won't you bring me my grass ♪

♪ I know your parents and the government make it sound bad ♪

♪ Here kid have some fun, but don't get so dumb ♪

♪ You forget how to laugh.

♪ Oh Joey, won't you take my cane ♪

♪ Thank God, I saw the sky again ♪

♪ It's all steel and smog

♪ And godawful, I'm gonna miss you one day ♪

♪ Oh, Joey won't you take my cane ♪

♪ Bring me the morning news

♪ I'll take the funnies and the crossword ♪

♪ And I'll leave the rest for you ♪

♪ The Earth is running out of truth ♪

♪ It's running out of truth

♪ Bring me the morning news

♪ I'll take the funnies and the arts and the crossword ♪

♪ And I'll leave the rest for you ♪

♪ The Earth is running out of truth ♪

♪ It's running out of truth

♪ The Earth is running out of truth ♪

(audience applauding)

(audience cheering)

Thank you very much.

These days I think we just wanna be

just a good old rock and roll band.

- We've had a lot of different incarnations,

like when I joined, we ended up being kind of

like what I call a manic mariachi folk bluegrass thing

where, strap on a guitar, strap on a banjo

and start from one end of the room

and just kinda work around and just put on a show.

- Yeah, we did.

- But since growing as people and songwriters and musicians

and just growing through different kinds of line-ups,

we've just grown into our own as just a rock and roll band.

♪ Such a lovely conversation

I would say our sound is a lot of different things,

and I think it's all of those things.

I think at times we're still a manic mariachi bands.

I think at times we're a super calm and sweet folk band.

At times, we're a full on rock band.

At times we're teetering on being a little bit

of a country band.

♪ Rising early in the morning

We're kids of the 90s,

so it's like all of that music before,

and then that era, that angsty period of time

when we were, when we were growing up

and getting all those bands in your head and then,

you can't help but that stuff's gonna come out of you.

If you're listening to it that much

and you're making your own music, that's gonna show.

♪ If it's all a dream

- I'd say Ray's very motivated, motivated in a way that I'm,

well, I'm motivated by music and creating,

but he's got a work ethic that just trumps anything

that I could muster up.

I'm still very much working on getting to that level

of work ethic that he has.

- So you're trying to say that I'm the leader?

- Yes, you are, you're the leader.

(laughs)

He's the guy, every band's got the guy, and he's the guy.

- And he's the talent, and that's what I would say

is like, he's like our ace in the hole.

He could play instrument on this stage

probably better than everybody else on the stage

with him at the same time, and he can sing his own harmony.

That kid could probably sing his own five part harmony.

So yeah, he's the talent.

I'm the leader, he's the talent.

(upbeat rock music)

♪ And let it fall with the ashes ♪

♪ 'Cause yesterday's finally begun ♪

♪ Now we're climbing down the mountain ♪

♪ Riding high like a bullet from a smoking gun ♪

♪ So what if nothing happened

♪ We were out there having fun

♪ Momentary satisfaction

♪ 'Cause we were young and way too dumb ♪

♪ Baby, I know These things change ♪

♪ Yeah, baby I know

♪ That these things change

♪ Feels like I'm running from the police ♪

♪ Like I stole $20 from your mama's purse ♪

♪ Now we're hiding in the shadows ♪

♪ Waiting for the doctor to bring a cure ♪

♪ If you still love me tomorrow ♪

♪ When all the money's gone

♪ Then you'll still love me tomorrow ♪

♪ When everything's gone wrong

♪ Baby, I know

♪ These things change

♪ Yeah, baby I know

♪ That these things change

♪ Such a lovely conversation

♪ But now I wish we never met

♪ Such a lovely conversation

♪ Yeah, I wish we never met

♪ Such a lovely conversation

♪ And I wish we never met

♪ Such a lovely conversation

♪ Yeah, I wish we never met

♪ Baby, I know

♪ That these things change

♪ Yeah, baby I know

♪ That these things change

♪ Yeah, baby I know

♪ That these things change

♪ Yeah, baby I know

♪ Such a lovely conversation

♪ Now I wish we never met

♪ Such a lovely conversation

♪ Yeah, I wish we never met

♪ Such a lovely conversation

♪ Now I wish we never met

♪ Such a lovely conversation

♪ Whew

(audience applauding)

(gentle bluegrass music)

- [Alex] Oh, Willy Tea.

- We've known Will for a long time now, I think.

- Almost 10 years?

- He says 10, but I don't think.

- I think it's nine.

- I think his math's a little off.

(slow soulful music)

Well, we've just been buddies, and it started out

we'd just play this song, "One Yard At A Time" with him.

We'd always be like,

"Yeah, let's this song, "One Yard at a Time.""

Super fun to play, but the dude is like, hands down,

he's one of the best living songwriters,

and if you know his music, you love his music.

♪ It's deep down in the water

- My name is Willy Tea Taylor.

I'm a folk singer.

(guitar strumming)

What is music, that's a crazy question.

Music's life, man, it's blood, it's the water.

It's water for the ears, man, for the ear rivers. (laughs)

It's the water in the ear rivers. (laughs)

(guitar strumming)

I'm not trained at all in music.

I mean, I am in a weird way, it's mostly,

I got my training going to festivals

and watching old timers sit around and play

and how they bounced off each other and how the respect

of the music and not to kill the jam and not to.

So, I mean, I'm trained in that way,

but I can't read music or write music.

I don't know how to do that at all.

(upbeat folk music)

I started a band with my buddies

called The Hairy Juevo Trio.

That was 1999.

I was 22 or 23 years old.

And that was two banjos and a conga,

and that's when this guy gave us our first gig,

and I started just writing songs that seemed

to work and people liked, and so then,

with all the musicianships that came together,

just started building, so when I was 24 or 25

I was playing all the time.

MY friends started playing music,

and they're my best buddies, so I wanted to be a part of it,

but I didn't know how, so I just.

♪ Yellow gown

You know, just get in there,

and give it a shot.

♪ Met her at a rock and roll show ♪

(upbeat rock music)

♪ And we got down

- I met the Harmed Brothers, I guess it's been 10 years now,

and we've went on some just dirtbag road trips.

We've been through a lot together,

and they're just my buddies I met from Oregon,

and we've just clicked somehow in a beautiful mess of a way.

(chuckles) And we keep going.

Hello friends.

(guitar strumming)

My name's Willie Tea Taylor, I'm from Oakdale, California.

(guitar strumming)

Born and raised.

Gonna sing some songs that I wrote kinda

sitting by the river there.

(upbeat folk music)

This one's called "Wrong Way To Run."

♪ Some mountains in men are bigger than you think ♪

♪ Some rivers so fast, hell, you can't take drink ♪

♪ Burden so heavy, can't help but sink ♪

♪ In that ocean with the chains on one too many link ♪

♪ I'm a laid back one, and I've been one so long ♪

♪ I ain't perfect, you can tell by my songs ♪

♪ Brothers, forgive me for all of my wrongs ♪

♪ Good Lord's a-calling, and it's time to go home ♪

♪ Say what you will and do what you must ♪

♪ That rain's coming soon, boys, gonna clear up this dust ♪

♪ And I ain't had a home in so very long ♪

♪ And I'm heading to the house now ♪

♪ And I'll leave the light on

♪ 'Cause I'm a laid back one and I've been one so long ♪

♪ I ain't perfect, you can tell by my songs ♪

♪ Brothers, forgive me for all of my wrongs ♪

♪ Good Lord's a-calling, and it's time to go home ♪

♪ I wore out my shoes in that wrong way to run ♪

♪ I blistered my skin working hard in the sun ♪

♪ Supper's almost over, and I done cleaned my plate ♪

♪ There's a light shining yonder ♪

♪ Now don't think I'll wait

♪ 'Cause I'm a laid back one and I've been one so long ♪

♪ I ain't perfect, you can tell by my songs ♪

♪ Brothers, forgive me for all of my wrongs ♪

♪ Good Lord's a-calling, and it's time to go home ♪

♪ I hear it calling, and it's time to go on home ♪

(audience applauding)

Ah, thank you very much.

It's real nice being here.

One time, when I was a little kid

I tried out for Sesame Street.

(audience laughs)

I got in the top 10 of my region, got to dance with Susan,

but I didn't make the show, so now I feel

like I'm making the show here on PBS.

(audience laughs)

Mm.

I'm playing this old 1927 Martin Tenor guitar.

She's really...

(guitar humming)

This old, beautiful, ornery thing, so I named her

after my grandma, Beverly.

(audience laughs)

Old and beautiful and always has a buzz.

Yep, yep, yep, that's old Bev.

(guitar humming)

(clears throat)

Here's a song I wrote called "Chickamauga,"

and it's about the Battle of Chickamauga.

It's just kinda from the eyes of a young soldier

who goes off to the Civil War.

I wrote it when my nephew was going off to war.

(melancholy folk music)

♪ Down by this creekside is as far as I'll be going ♪

♪ Laying halfway in the water, I can feel the water flowing ♪

♪ Feel my heart pounding and I'm blinded by the smoke ♪

♪ But I swear I see you coming my way in a boat ♪

♪ And you pick me up, and we row down together ♪

♪ You pick me up and we row side by side ♪

♪ Now I'm turnin' the waters red, here at Chickamauga ♪

♪ And it's time that this young man'll die ♪

♪ Your skin was the softest thing I've known ♪

♪ Your face is the prettiest one in Ohio ♪

♪ And your tears fell and mingled with the pourin' down rain ♪

♪ You were my first kiss, my last kiss ♪

♪ Then I hopped on that train

♪ Off to D.C. where the boys go out fightin' ♪

♪ Little Sam and ol' Charlie Watson by my side ♪

♪ Couldn't wait to be absorbed in all that glory ♪

♪ We were too young and we were too swift to die ♪

♪ Kept all your letters right next to my heart ♪

♪ I'd read 'em every day and I could sing them in the dark ♪

♪ But your picture, my darlin', I lost a while back ♪

♪ With little Sam and old Charlie boy there, the Liberty Gap ♪

♪ Oh, that hit they took I just can't describe it ♪

♪ I was the lucky one, I was fightin' right by their side ♪

♪ So I took Chuck's boots, that's how he wanted it ♪

♪ And I put 'em on and I walked away and I cried ♪

♪ Today the sun is shinin', all I feel is your smile ♪

♪ The strength that it gave me every inch, every mile ♪

♪ And this clear blue water and this clear blue sky ♪

♪ For a second, it was almost as pretty as your eyes ♪

♪ And that smoke came right after my ears ♪

♪ Filled with thunder

♪ I saw the tales of brave men took right under ♪

♪ And I knew I'd never see you Bo Laden's daughter ♪

♪ As this water swept away with my heart ♪

♪ Down by this creekside is as far as I'll be goin ♪

♪ Layin' halfway in the water, I can feel the water flowin' ♪

♪ I feel my heart poundin' and I'm blinded by the smoke ♪

♪ But I swear I see you comin' my way in your boat ♪

♪ And you pick me up and we row down together ♪

♪ You pick me up and we row side by side ♪

♪ Now I'm turnin' the waters red, here at Chickamauga ♪

♪ It's time that this young boy will die ♪

(audience applauding)

This next song's called "Everywhere Now."

I lost a good buddy to the fight of cancer,

and they wanted me to sing at his funeral,

and I said, only if you write it.

I told him that, so we wrote it together one morning.

(upbeat folk music)

♪ Now this death ain't gonna hold us down ♪

♪ I'm everywhere now

♪ I'm everywhere now

♪ I'm the pillow for your head, mama ♪

♪ I'm the dreams from your bed, mama ♪

♪ Yeah, I'm everywhere now

♪ Now this death ain't gonna hold us down ♪

♪ I'm everywhere now

♪ Yeah, I'm everywhere now

♪ I'm the salt in your tears, child ♪

♪ I'm that whisper in your ears, child ♪

♪ Yeah, I'm everywhere now

♪ Now this death ain't gonna hold us down ♪

♪ I'm everywhere now

♪ Yeah, I'm everywhere now

♪ I'm the shirt on your back, buddy ♪

♪ I'm wheels on your track, buddy ♪

♪ Yeah, I'm everywhere now

♪ Now this death ain't gonna hold us down ♪

♪ I'm everywhere now

♪ Yeah, I'm everywhere now

♪ I'm the banjo for your strings, brother ♪

♪ I'm that song that you sing, sister ♪

♪ Yeah, I'm everywhere now

♪ Now this death ain't gonna hold us down ♪

♪ Yeah, I'm everywhere now

♪ Yeah, I'm everywhere now

♪ I'm your kiss goodnight, baby ♪

♪ I'm that brave in your fight, baby ♪

♪ There ain't no need to miss me ♪

♪ The good Lord's run with me

♪ I'm everywhere now

♪ Now this death ain't gonna hold us down ♪

♪ Now this death ain't gonna hold us down ♪

♪ I'm everywhere now

♪ Yeah, I'm everywhere now

♪ Yeah, I'm everywhere now

♪ Yeah, I'm everywhere now

(audience applauding)

(upbeat folk music)

Being a solo artist, I'm only relying on me,

and so that's where I can take my own self to the edge

and try some pretty questionable jokes,

but keep it fresh for me and keep every night fresh.

I never play the same set over and over.

That's just for me.

♪ We can sit by the sea

When I get a chance to sit in and play with bands

it's just amazing because, when it locks and we all

know the songs really well, it just takes it

to a whole new level

♪ And the rain, it keeps on dumping ♪

♪ Them fish, they keep on jumping ♪

I feel like that sound and my music is just my river

and my town, I don't, that's just what comes out of me,

so I think that's just how I'm interpreting where I live

is whatever I sound like.

♪ And we run to you broken down ♪

I'm definitely inspired by love, death, baseball, and dogs.

(laughs) That's kind of a majority of my songs. (laughs)

Kind of revolve, those are the planets in my solar system.

Music for me is, no matter what anxieties or

when I'm feeling sad, all the emotions,

but it could really distract those dark thoughts,

those sad thoughts and almost pat their backs.

I love the writing process.

When that first comes to you, and it's patting your soul,

when that feels so good, that feeling

right there is, that's tops.

Well, you never even have to show anyone,

but to know that that (sighs).

And that's when you're kinda like,

"Wow, I may wanna show this because that felt nice

"to me and my hurt heart.

"It made me laugh so hard, it's," I dunno.

♪ Let's head out west

We're doing a song called "California,"

which is inspired by John Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath"

and the whole Dust Bowl itself, is how everyone

got to California, and California broke their hearts,

but they stayed there, and the hope of it all.

I think that's an important thing in people's life

is that hope through the struggle.

And I find strength in knowing that that exists.

Well, then it don't matter.

I'll be everywhere.

Everywhere you look.

I'll be around in the night.

Where there's some fight so some hungry folks can eat,

I'll be there.

Where there's a cop beating up a guy, I'll be there.

I'll be in the way that angry yell when they're mad.

Be in the way that a hungry kid laughs

when he knows supper's about ready,

and when the folks start

growing their own food and eating it.

We start building our own houses and living in 'em.

Well, I'll be there, too.

(dramatic folk rock music)

♪ Let's head out west

♪ We can take a breath

♪ That ain't full of dust, Mama ♪

♪ It ain't full of death

♪ Let's head out to California

♪ That we could sit by the sea

♪ We'll all live like kings as we shade in them trees ♪

♪ Oh, the redwoods, they're calling ♪

♪ And the fruit, it keeps falling ♪

♪ And the gold there, Mama, well it shines like the sun ♪

♪ California

♪ Well, your thoughts have torn you ♪

♪ Dreams die on your soil, and they seep down and rest ♪

♪ California

♪ We're still coming for you

♪ 'Cause hope is that newborn babe on your breast ♪

♪ What's it all worth

♪ All our sweat in this dirt

♪ When there's just enough water to turn hope into hurt ♪

♪ So let's pack it all up

♪ And we'll sell what we can

♪ And let the banksters and takers just steal our land ♪

♪ California

♪ Well, your thoughts have torn you ♪

♪ Dreams die on your soil and seep down and rest ♪

♪ California

♪ We're still coming for you

♪ 'Cause hope is that newborn babe on your breast ♪

♪ California

♪ Oh, California

♪ Hope is that newborn babe on your breast ♪

♪ Yeah, hope is that newborn babe on your breast ♪

(audience applauding)

Well, thank you.

(upbeat folk rock music)

♪ In this town upon a river

♪ Well, you might lose your liver ♪

♪ And a ghost might make you shiver ♪

♪ When you walk alone

♪ Oh, in the water, he's deep down in the water ♪

♪ He sits in the water, mm mm, mm mm ♪

♪ And the wine he keeps on bringing ♪

♪ Them townfolks out here singing ♪

♪ And that church bell keeps on ringing ♪

♪ Trying to get 'em home

♪ Oh, in the water, he's deep down in the water ♪

♪ He sits in the water, mm mm, mm mm ♪

♪ Oh, in the water, he's deep down in the water ♪

♪ He sits in the water, mm mm, mm mm ♪

♪ And the rain, it keeps on dumping ♪

♪ Them fish, they keep on jumping ♪

♪ And the blood that keeps on pumping, pumping, over there ♪

♪ Oh, in the water, he's deep down in the water ♪

♪ He sits in the water, oh, mm mm ♪

♪ Oh, in the water, he's deep down in the water ♪

♪ He sits in the water, mm mm, mm mm ♪

♪ And you keep on running

♪ Them buzzards feed on something ♪

♪ And that death it keeps on coming ♪

♪ Coming, coming, coming, coming ♪

♪ Oh, in the water, he's deep down in the water ♪

♪ He sits in the water, oh mm mm ♪

♪ Oh, in the water, he's deep down in the water ♪

♪ He sits in the water, mm mm

♪ Oh, in the water, he's deep down in the water ♪

♪ He sits in the water, mm mm, mm mm ♪

(audience applauding)

(upbeat folk music)

♪ She moved from Omaha to cousins in Santa Cruz ♪

♪ It was 1981

♪ She had a '69 Malibu

♪ Her daddy never made it back from 'Nam ♪

♪ Even though he said he would

♪ She tried to raise her mama right ♪

♪ The best that good girl could ♪

♪ And she left it all behind

♪ To see what she could find

♪ She rode into town that night ♪

♪ Feeling freer than her red hair blowing in the wind ♪

♪ So when I met her at a rock and roll show ♪

♪ We got down

♪ I never felt so high

♪ Just getting down

♪ We rolled a joint and drove around ♪

♪ I took her to a beach downtown ♪

♪ We lay there till the sun came up ♪

♪ We both couldn't get enough

♪ That summer was a heart attack ♪

♪ She taught me 'bout Kerouac

♪ I taught her 'bout Ramblin' Jack ♪

♪ She taught me how to make love, I taught her how to surf ♪

♪ And I met her at a rock and roll show ♪

♪ And we got down

♪ I never felt so high

♪ Just getting down

♪ Guitar

♪ She told me that her mama got sick ♪

♪ She had to go and move back home ♪

♪ I was a broke down mess

♪ She was a complete mess

♪ It was a long goodbye

♪ We never had something so tight ♪

♪ She rode out of town that night ♪

♪ I just keeping of those blue eyes and never looked back ♪

♪ I met her at a rock and roll show ♪

♪ We got down

♪ I never felt so high

♪ Just getting down

♪ Yeah, I met her at a rock and roll show ♪

♪ We got down

♪ I never felt so high

♪ Just getting down

♪ Yeah, I met her at a rock and roll show ♪

♪ And we got down

♪ I never felt so high

♪ I met her at a rock and roll show ♪

♪ And we got down

♪ I never felt so high

♪ I met her at a rock and roll show ♪

♪ And we got down

♪ I never felt so high

♪ I met her at a rock and roll show ♪

♪ And we got down

♪ I never felt so high

♪ I met her at a rock and roll show ♪

♪ And we got down

♪ I never felt so high

♪ Just getting down

♪ I never felt so high

♪ Just getting down

(audience applauding) (audience cheering)

Thank you, guys.

- Thank you, viewers like you!

- Thanks PBS, for my whole lifetime.

Best babysitter I ever had.

(drum thudding)

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FEATURED PROGRAMS

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WQED Sessions
WLIW21 Specials
We Sing
Under a Minute
UNC-TV Arts
Tree of Life: A Concert for Peace and Unity
Tis the Night with Ben Folds & Friends
The Set List
The Lowertown Line
The Jazz Ambassadors
The Experience with Dedry Jones
Sunshine Blues
State of the Arts
Stage Players