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Link In The Chain   (John Sebastian)

Well the caveman carried the wood to the fire
And never gave a thought to sendin' power through a wire
He raised up his head and he winced from the pain
And said, "Lord, have mercy, I'm a link in the chain!"

Just another link in the chain
Just another link in the chain
I'll pass this world on to my daughters and sons
Just another link in the chain

Now the whale he sings at the bottom of the sea
But he comes up to breathe like you an' me
And that's when he meets the whaler with the deadly aim
Now I wish just once in the time that remains
That he could speak right up in a voice so plain
Slap his tail on the water like a hurricane
And cry, "Don't kill me, I'm a link in the chain."

Just another link in the chain
Just another link in the chain
I'll pass this world on to my daughters and sons
Just another link in the chain

Now it's the same in this world as inside you and I
The little cells live and the little cells die
And they pass information on down to the next in line
And the one at the end learns everybody's song
And he makes another link and he passes them along
And we got to keep the chain together till the end of time

Just another link in the chain
Just another link in the chain
I'll pass this world on to my daughters and sons
Just another link in the chain

1992  John Sebastian "Tar Beach"
Shanachie Entertainment Corp.