NO NUKES - 1979


  • Carly Simon - No Nukes Soundtrack
  • Carly Simon and James Taylor - No Nukes
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Mockingbird with James Taylor

Carly Simon and James Taylor performing live at the MUSE No Nukes concerts in NYC in 1979.

The Times They Are A Changin'

John Hall, James Taylor, Carly Simon & Graham Nash sing Bob Dylan's classic song at Madison Square Garden.

Credits

Release Date: 1979
Label: Elektra/Asylum Records
Album Billboard Peak: n/a

Produced for MUSE, Inc. by Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, John Hall and Bonnie Raitt
Associate Producer: Stanley Johnston
From The MUSE Concerts For A Non-Nuclear Future

Recorded at Madison Square Garden - September 19-23, 1979

Mockingbird
Lyrics & Music by: Inez & Charlie Foxx (Add'l lyrics James Taylor)

Mock, yeah
Ing, yeah
Bird, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Mockingbird

Now, everybody have you heard
He's gonna buy me a mockingbird
And if that mockingbird won't sing
He's gonna buy me a diamond ring
And if that diamond ring won't shine
He's gonna surely break this heart of mine
And that's why I keep on tellin' everybody.....

Hear me now and understand
He's gonna find me some piece of mind
And if that piece of mind won't stay
I'm gonna find myself a better way
And if that better way ain't so
I'll ride with the tide and go with the flow
And that's why I keep on shoutin' in your ear.....

Well now everybody have you heard
She's gonna buy me a mockingbird
And if that mockingbird don't sing
She's gonna buy me a diamond ring
And if that diamond ring won't shine
Yes it will surely break this poor heart of mine
And that's the reason why I keep on tellin' everybody...

Listen all and understand
She's gonna find me some piece of mind
Yeah, and if that piece of mind won't stay
I'm gonna get myself a better way
I might rise above, I might go below
Ride with the tide and go with the flow
And that's the reason why I keep on shouting in your ear...

Vocals: Carly Simon and James Taylor
Keyboards: Don Grolnick
Guitar: Waddy Wachtel
Drums: Russ Kunkel
Bass: Leland Sklar
Guitar: Danny Kortchmar
Percussion: Rick Marotta
Sax: David Sanborn
Background Vocals: Arnold McCuller, David Lasley

© 1963 Unart Music Corp. BMI

The Times They Are A-Changin'
Lyrics & Music by: Bob Dylan

Come gather 'round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You'll be drenched to the bone
If your time to you
Is worth savin' then you better start swimmin'
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won't come again
And don't speak too soon
For the wheel's still in spin
And there's no tellin' who that it's namin'
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin'

Come senators, congressman
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he who gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside
And it is ragin'
It'll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin'

Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don't criticize
What you can't understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
You old road is rapidly agin'
Please get out of the new one
If you can't lend a hand
For the times they are a-changin'
For the times they are a-changin'

Vocals: Carly Simon, James Taylor, Graham Nash
Guitar: James Taylor
Keyboards: Don Grolnick

Power
Lyrics & Music by: John Hall

Just give me the warm power of the sun
Give me the steady flow of a waterfall
Give me the spirit of living things as they return to clay
Just give me the restless power of the wind
Give me the comforting glow of a wood fire
But please take all your atomic poison power away

Everybody needs some power I'm told
To shield them from the darkness and the cold
Some may seek a way to take control when it's bought and sold
I know that lives are at stake
Yours and mine of our descendants in time
There's so much to gain and so much to lose
I'd say everyone of us has to choose

Just give me the warm power of the sun
Give me the steady flow of a waterfall
Give me the spirit of living things as they return to clay
Just give me the restless power of the wind
Give me the comforting glow of a wood fire
But please take all your atomic poison power away

Vocal & Keyboards: Michael McDonald
Background Vocals: Carly Simon, Nicolette Larson, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, John Hall, Graham Nash, Rosemary Butler

Takin' It To The Streets
Lyrics & Music by: Michael McDonald

You don’t know me but I’m your brother
I was raised here in this living hell
You don’t know my kind in your world
Fairly soon the time will tell
You, telling me the things you’re gonna do for me
I ain’t blind and I don’t like what I think I see Takin’ it to the streets
Takin’ it to the streets
Takin’ it to the streets
Takin’ it to the streets

Take this message to my brother
You will find him everywhere
Wherever people live together
Tied in poverty’s despair
You, telling me the things you’re gonna do for me
I ain’t blind and I don’t like what I think I see
Takin’ it to the streets
Takin’ it to the streets

Vocal & Keyboards: Michael McDonald
Background Vocals: Carly Simon, Nicolette Larson, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, John Hall, Graham Nash, Rosemary Butler

© 1976 Tauripin Tunes, ASCAP
No Nukes VHS (never out on DVD)

No Nukes VHSAmazon US

Release Date: September 1, 1980
Run Time: 103 minutes

As Rolling Stone raved, "The MUSE No Nukes Concerts of 1979 were a high-water mark of inspiration and optimism...a stunning testimony to the depth of the shared beliefs of the generation which came of age in the sixties."

Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) is a group of artists and activists working for a non-nuclear future. Their inspriing collaboration to bring five nights of concerts to Madison Square Garden and to organize a 200,000 person rally in Battery Park City has been distilled into an unprecedented film, documenting forever that elusive moment when artist, audience, and important cause were perfectly in sync.

James Taylor and Carly Simon create their unique harmony in ‘Mockingbird’ and ‘The Times They Are A Changing’. Jackson Browne performs two of his most celebrated songs, ‘Running on Empty’ and ‘Before the Deluge’ and Bruce Springsteen brings down the sold out house with ‘Thunder Road’ and ‘The River’. Rounding out the extraordinary proceedings are Bonnie Raitt, The Doobie Brothers, Jesse Colin Young, Crosby, Stills and Nash, John Hall and Gil Scott-Heron.