Arlo Guthrie - I Could Be Singing Lyrics



I could be singing forever
I guess you could say I'm in love
The universe is getting together
You know that I can't say it enough
You and your friends have a party
Welcome your heavenly Dad

Remember the guy by the water
We seen walkin' round on the air
He went and learned for a quarter
He knew that you could see him there
You take your friends to the ocean
Walk on the sand if you can

Spiro stepped out on the door step
He spoke like he had something to say
He said, "I don't want to hear anybody"
I guess he's going to be that way

Even all the elephants hear you, Spiro
Would you believe it at last?
Nobody wants to be near you
The new world is coming that fast

They're beating on you in Chicago
They're picking you up on the coast
They're knocking you off in Ohio
They like sending you to war the most

When will you get it together
Everybody in this land
Helping out your brothers and sisters
Everyone must understand

I could be singing forever
I guess you could say I'm in love
The new world is coming together
You know that I can't say it enough
You and your friends have a party
Welcome your heavenly Dad





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Arlo Guthrie I Could Be Singing Comments
  1. Gilbert Satchell

    Washington County had a profound effect on me and this song struck so deep. I went out shopping for a piano, stuck with the guitar. More portable.

  2. forestsoceansmusic

    This is very much like Harrison's Living In The Material World album music, only 3 years before it! (I suppose George's All Things Must Pass was recorded 1970, but not before, but this one is more like Living In The Material World material [pun discovered], so well done Arlo! Good lyrics in this one too. 5 stars.

  3. Degree7

    I could be singing forever
    I guess you could say I'm in love
    The universe is getting together
    You know that I can't say it enough
    You and your friends have a party
    Welcome your heavenly dad
    Remember the guy by the water
    We seen walkin' 'round on the air
    He went and learned for a quarter
    He knew that you could see him there
    You take your friends to the ocean
    Walk on the sand if you can
    Spiro stepped out on the door step
    He spoke like he had something to say
    He said, "I don't want to hear anybody."
    I guess he's going to be that way
    Even all the elephants hear you, Spiro
    Would you believe it at last?
    Nobody wants to be near you
    The new world is coming that fast
    They're beating on you in Chicago
    They're picking you up on the coast
    They're knocking you off in Ohio
    They like sending you to war the most
    When will you get it together?
    Everybody in this land
    Helping out your brothers and sisters
    Everyone must understand
    I could be singing forever
    I guess you could say I'm in love
    The universe is getting together
    You know that I can't say it enough
    You and your friends have a party
    Welcome your heavenly dad

  4. GL AnnapolisTeam

    Bob Dylan with a better voice !

  5. Laura Lakin

    Back then, it really seemed like it was all coming together in a beautiful way. What happened??

    Gilbert Satchell

    What did happen? I wish I knew. It's still in my heart at 68. Now it just makes me cry. Thanks for asking Laura, it means more than you know.

  6. Steve Goddard

    Loved this song more than four decades but, being a Brit, have no idea what the line 'Even all the elephants hear you, Spiro' is about. Anyone help?

    Beth Chaja

    Steve Goddard elephants...as in republicans.. Spiro agnew....I loved this whole album since I was very young

    Steve Goddard

    Good taste, Beth. There's a transcendence about this album. So much hope and optimism. And Arlo has never lost that hope. Love him so much.

    Beth Chaja

    Steve Goddard what a humanitarian he is! Yes, this is one of my favorite albums, definitely! You Brits have Peter Green! I am reacquainted with early Mac...68-70...I purchased 5 cds a month ago with Sir Green...can't get enough. Good day ♡♡♡

    Pamela Schneider

    The elephants were the Republicans as was Spiro Agnew.

  7. CaillouISTlolTV

    Title Song from Clay Pigeon with Telly Savalas and Robert Vaughn. Thanks a lot

  8. Georg Schuldt

    many thanks! one of my top 10 songs. highly underrated.

    Beth Chaja

    Georg Schuldt ...this album in my top 5

  9. snortfork

    wonderful song. thanks.

  10. faii7h

    Thank you for sharing! It's a great song.