Janis Joplin – Kozmic Blues (Studio)

Janis Joplin – Kozmic Blues (Studio) | Society Of Rock Videos

Lady Joplin Sings the Blues

Janis Joplin sings ‘Kozmic Blues with a world weariness only seen in people twice her age. In fact, she was only 25 when she recorded it for her album, I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again, Mama! Most people lament her not making the top 10 charts during her career due to voice that seemed too big for the pop charts, but after hearing tracks like ‘Kozmic Blues’ you end up being thankful that she stayed true to her sound – there really was nothing quite like that powerhouse voice!

Fun fact: Despite a lackluster performance at Woodstock, her live performance of ‘Kozmic Blues’ is one of her most famous of her entire career and was released on The Essential Janis Joplin.

She may not have been at her best that day, but Janis live was always electric and always memorable! Check out this studio version of ‘Kozmic Blues’ – even if you’re feeling blue yourself, we promise you’ll feel better after!

+ Kozmic Blues lyrics +

Time keeps moving on,
Friends they turn away,
Well, I keep moving on
But I never found out why
I keep pushing so hard a dream,
I keep trying to make it right
Through another lonely day

Whoa don’t discover it lasts
Twenty-five years, uh honey just one night, oh yeah
Well I’m twenty-five years older now
So I know it can’t be right
And I’m no better baby and I can’t help you no more
Than I did when just a girl

But it don’t make no difference babe, no, no,
‘Cause I know that I could always try
It don’t make no difference baby, yeah
I’m gonna hold it now,
I’m gonna need it yeah,
I’m gonna use it till the day I die

Don’t, expect any answers, dear,
Well, I know that they don’t come with age, no, no,
I ain’t never gonna love you any better baby
I’m never gonna love you right
So you better take it now, right now, ohh

It don’t make no difference baby,
I know that I could always try
There’s a fire inside of every one of us
You’d better need it now,
I get to hold it yeah,
I’m gonna use it till the day I die

Don’t make no difference, babe, no, no, no,
And it never ever will, eh,
I wanna talk about a little bit of loving, yeah,
I get to hold it, baby,
I’m gonna need it now,
I’m gonna use it, say, aaaah

Don’t make no difference, babe, yeah,
Ah honey, I’d hate to be the one
I said you’re gonna live your life
And you’re better love your life
Or babe, someday you’re gonna have to cry.
Yes indeed, yes indeed, yes indeed,
Ah baby, yes indeed.

I said you, you’re always gonna hurt me,
I said you’re always gonna let me down,
I said everywhere, every day, every day
And every way, every way
Ah honey won’t you hold on to what’s gonna move
I said it’s gonna disappear when you turn your back
I said you know it ain’t gonna be there
When you wanna reach out and grab on

Whoa babe,
Whoa babe,
Whoa babe,
Oh but keep truckin’ on
Whoa yeah,
Whoa yeah,
Whoa yeah,

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