The Youngbloods — Get Together
Album: Elephant Mountain
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Released: 1968
Length: 4:31
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Love is but a song we sing
Fear's the way we die
You can make the mountains ring
Or make the angels cry
Though the bird is on the wing
And you may not know why

Come on, people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another right now

Some may come and some may go
He will surely pass
When the one that left us here
Returns for us at last
We are but a moment's sunlight
Fading in the grass

Come on, people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another right now

Come on, people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another right now

Come on, people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another right now

If you hear the song I sing
You will understand, listen
You hold the key to love and fear
All in your trembling hand
Just one key unlocks them both
It's there at your command

Come on, people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another right now

Come on, people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another right now

I said come on, people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another right now
Right now
Right now
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In 1968 when this song came out I was just a little kid, about 7 or 8.  My brother joined the army and went away forever.  It just came over me like a wave, watching him walk out the door in his uniform on his way to Vietnam.  I was just a little kid.
 nomnol wrote:
A classic that will survive forever.

 
I hope this song will last forever.  

Wonderful groove, wonderful sentiment.

Graham
Somewhere in Kuwait
Something that has bothered me since I first saw this album art:

What is that "pile of red stuff" in the foreground of the album cover? Is it a pile of natural-casing hot dogs? What is it supposed to represent?
Nice PSD from u2
Greatest peace song ever. 
             


                                     Ahhhhh, yes. Get together {#Drool}
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 Jeff09 wrote:
The song that should be played for every person in this country (US), every day, for the next four years....

 
I like this song, but I'm not sure if there's any song I'd want to hear every day for the next four years...well, except maybe "Java" by Al Hirt.
 freddyfender wrote:

No Sir.  Now is not a time to blindly follow this snake oil salesman.  It is a time for hyper-vigilance and action to stop him and his ugly policies. 

 
That too...
 Jeff09 wrote:
The song that should be played for every person in this country (US), every day, for the next four years....

 
No Sir.  Now is not a time to blindly follow this snake oil salesman.  It is a time for hyper-vigilance and action to stop him and his ugly policies. 
 {#Notworthy}Jeff09 wrote:
The song that should be played for every person in this country (US), every day, for the next four years....

 


 Jeff09 wrote:
The song that should be played for every person in this country (US), every day, for the next four years....

 
Amen!
The song that should be played for every person in this country (US), every day, for the next four years....
 dragon1952 wrote:
Wait...let me go do a quick bowl first {#Drunk}

 
OK, time to catch up. It's way past 4:20 here. Enjoy.
Wait...let me go do a quick bowl first {#Drunk}
 Boy_Wonder wrote: it almost looks like Richard Hammond standing on a chair behind the Stig.
The Youngbloods from 1968 (thanks Wikipedia) ... so why do they have The Stig with them!!!  Is that early Clarkson and May in the background?

(I realise this may mean nothing to most of the world....)
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The Youngbloods from 1968 (thanks Wikipedia) ... so why do they have The Stig with them!!!  Is that early Clarkson and May in the background?

(I realise this may mean nothing to most of the world....)
The Youngbloods 1968.JPG


G O L D E N.
 
A 10 for me.  So many memories of being 18, ready to graduate, summers on Cape Cod, student deferment, and off to college.  College in Boston.  Thank you Bill.
mellow? no way this is mellow, fool

 
Oh the memories. I get so nostalgic and mellow whenever I hear this.

{#Kiss}Summer of peace and love it was indeed. I wish it never went away.

C'mon people....love one another. Right now.  
A classic that will survive forever.
 Steely_D wrote:
We are but a moment's sunlight, fading in the grass...

This song should be the National Anthem, and shame on the folks who grew up during this but lost track of their/our dreams.

 
didn't the Younbloods or their record comapny or some other group send copies of this single to all members of congress to be the new national anthem?
We are but a moment's sunlight, fading in the grass...

This song should be the National Anthem, and shame on the folks who grew up during this but lost track of their/our dreams.

 
This came on this weekend while I was browsing Ace Hardware. I think I startled the ladies to my right when I suddenly whispered along with the song

if you hear the song I sing you will understand LISTEN 
 jbuhl wrote:
I was ~ 11 when this came out.  My parents burger joint next door, me lying it bed and the juke box playing these 45s next door.  It's like a time machine when I here this stuff.

 
I was 20 when this came out. I was throwing teargas canisters back at the man at MD University. The song never seems to loose it s relavance. 9.2
I was ~ 11 when this came out.  My parents burger joint next door, me lying it bed and the juke box playing these 45s next door.  It's like a time machine when I here this stuff.
 ScottishWillie wrote:

I love this old fashioned stereo when different instrument come out each channels (as against being split between both sides). I’m sorry that this kind of recording/mixing has gone out of fashion.



 
Agreed...  

I love this old fashioned stereo when different instrument come out each channels (as against being split between both sides). I’m sorry that this kind of recording/mixing has gone out of fashion.


 zepher wrote:


Classic Song.... The guitar takes me back to a place long ago in a galaxy far away.... Some things never go out of style.



 "Signs, signs, everywhere a sign..." . Even more so these days! And, lovely young women? I'd better not look at them for too long, My daughter and wife would not approve :-)  The world has not become a better place, I fear, despite my youthful hopes and dreams.
 



We are but a moment's sunlight, fading in the grass...

This song should be the National Anthem, and shame on the folks who grew up during this but lost track of their/our dreams.
Listening with headphones and I hear some kind of talking low in the mix? What the hell is that?


Classic Song.... The guitar takes me back to a place long ago in a galaxy far away.... Some things never go out of style.


For me, this is the archetypal '60s song.  It's about peace, love, understanding, with some groovy '60s guitar riffs, from a San Francisco band.  Puts a smile on my face.
If the "civilized world" has, in its blind march toward the future, simply walked on past the sentiment expressed so beautifully by this song I fear that true humanity may all, indeed, be lost forever. 
 
Immortal! We are sunlight, fading in the grass...Yet I swear, there is more to it than that...there is a Quantum Thing to it that defies logic
 JonesJR wrote:
I was Military when Get Together was new, and we needed it then. I thought we would not make those mistakes again; we were a new generation. Well here we are making mistakes again and I am ashamed. It is different now, there is wisdom, but the mean people are loud, I hope it is a minority.
 

 
The next generations forget if they haven't lived it, and today you have a corporate infotainment media pounding them non-stop, owned by sociopaths that have a stake in the wars and fascist insanity for profit. Same shit, different decade. Example: General Electric owns NBC, also makes nuclear power plants and engines for military aircraft. That's the spin we'll get on the idiot box.

I was military in the early 80's but then we had the USSR holding us back. Today's military is not the one I was in, and I'd never support what it's done since the Neo Cons usurped our foreign policy in 2000 and invented "turrurrism" for one-size-fits-all perpetual conflict. They make Nixon look like Little Bo Peep. I'd have to go AWOL.

A Shrub says the Turrur Alert color today is Orange, but don't worry just go shopping while Smooth Black Dude says yeah we tortured a few folks, but hey we hear ya! At least NSA and AT&T does...

There's no draft, but they dreamt up Stop Loss instead. Convenient to keep the middle-class mom's out of the streets and screaming to Congress (what Congress?) that their kids are forced into needless wars. You can bet if there was a draft, the U.S. in the Middle East would have stopped long ago and probably no 9/11 but the Neo Cons learned their lessons from Vietnam: keep the economy fairly bad and you'll have plenty of under-employed cannon fodder for imperialism.

America should be ashamed, and throw the bastards out.


Bums me out that Jesse Colin-Young is hardly known by most of the people I know.  I'll say, "...but remember Jesse Colin-Young's music" and they say..."Who?"   :(  I check on him on the web now and again, know that he is alive, thinking he is still performing, but one just never hears about him anymore.  His work with the Youngbloods and on his own are both great!
I was Military when Get Together was new, and we needed it then. I thought we would not make those mistakes again; we were a new generation. Well here we are making mistakes again and I am ashamed. It is different now, there is wisdom, but the mean people are loud, I hope it is a minority.
 
that's great bev!   just knowing a friend is trying to help gets our positive energies going
I was struggling once, awhile back, and a dear friend put this song on and played it over the phone for me.

"...LISTEN: you hold the key to love and fear ...just one key unlocks them both..."

It was a beautiful gesture and a lovely moment.  And yeah, it made a difference.
This song, many other songs, many rallies, a few dead protesters, it all eventually pushed the USA to withdraw from Vietnam with its tail between its legs.  

The USA continues to kill large numbers of innocent civilians but it is getting increasingly difficult and costly to do so. 
So good
No comments? I think they get erased every so often? I already rated this song and I always look at the comments. Anywho GREAT classic song {#Group-hug}   Hmmm must have abeen a glitch NOW I see plenty of comments lol
Love Jess Collin Young
 
One of the most important songs ever written.....Listen....

­First few times I listened to this on Radio Paradise I assumed it was listening to the Birds. Don’t think this was ever a hit on this side of the Atlantic?

Wonderful wonderful song.


I would support making this our national anthem.
 oldsaxon wrote:

I agree. We can say it won't make a hoot in hell but then that simply ensures it won't. Speak up, tell your associates what you think. What can they say? Peace love and understanding is silly? Do you even want to know them if they think that?

 
Come on, peace, love and understanding are boring.  We need more extremes.  That's cool!  More hate, haters, hater haters, fear, villains, heroes, idols,  "war on ____", actual wars, bombs,...  Sorry for the sarcastic rant, but sometimes the truth is just too boring. 
Interesting... today is Jesse's birthday.
 TerryS wrote:

True. true, but how much is genuine and how much lazy thinking?

 
I agree. We can say it won't make a hoot in hell but then that simply ensures it won't. Speak up, tell your associates what you think. What can they say? Peace love and understanding is silly? Do you even want to know them if they think that?




Terriffic!