Well the first days are the hardest days, donít you worry any more
íCause when life looks like easy street, there is danger at your door
Think this through with me, let me know your mind
Wo-oh, what I want to know is, are you kind?
Itís a buck dancerís choice my friend, better take my advice
You know all the rules by now, and the fire from the ice
Will you come with me, wonít you come with me?
Wo-oh, what I want to know, will you come with me?
God damn, well I declare, have you seen the like?
Their walls are built of cannonballs
Their motto is ďdonít tread on meĒ
Come hear Uncle Johnís Band, playing to the tide
Come with me or go alone
Heís come to take his children home
Itís the same story the crow told me, itís the only one he knows
Like the morning sun you come and like the wind you go
Ainít no time to hate, barely time to wait
Wo-oh, what I want to know, where does the time go?
I live in a silver mine and I call it beggarís tomb
I got me a violin and I beg you call the tune
Anybodyís choice, I can hear your voice
Wo-oh, what I want to know, how does the song go?
Come hear Uncle Johnís Band, by the riverside
Got some things to talk about
Here beside the rising tide
Wo-oh what I want to know, how does the song go?