Song of the Day #2,828: ‘Up Around the Bend’ – Creedence Clearwater Revival

ccr_cosmos_factoryAs I continue my dive into the best albums of 1970, I’m focusing this week on unfamiliar albums by artists I otherwise know pretty well. I own, or at least know, some material by each of these artists but I don’t have these particular records.

First up is Creedence Clearwater Revival with Cosmo’s Factory, the band’s fifth album and widely considered their best.

While I have never heard this album in its entirety, it’s not exactly unfamiliar — six of its 11 tracks appear on the CCR greatest hits album I own. I probably should have just bought Cosmo’s Factory rather than that one.

[Verse 1]
There’s a place up ahead and I’m going
Just as fast as my feet can fly
Come away, come away if you’re going
Leave the sinkin’ ship behind

[Chorus]
Come on the rising wind
We’re going up around the bend

[Verse 2]
Bring a song and a smile for the banjo
Better get while the getting’s good
Hitch a ride to the end of the highway
Where the neons turn to wood

[Chorus]

[Verse 3]
You can ponder perpetual motion
Fix your mind on a crystal day
Always time for good conversation
There’s an ear for what you say

[Chorus]

[Verse 4]
Catch a ride to the end of the highway
And we’ll meet by the big red tree
There’s a place up ahead and I’m going
Come along, come along with me

[Chorus]

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,828: ‘Up Around the Bend’ – Creedence Clearwater Revival

  1. Dana says:

    There was a time when you never would have bought a greatest hits album. Youve changed man!😄

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