woodstock lyrics – james taylor

well, i came upon a child of god
he was walking along the road
and i asked him, tell me, where are you going
this he told me:

said, i’m going down to yasgur’s farm
gonna join in a rock and roll band
got to get back to the land
and set my soul free

{refrain}
we are stardust
we are golden
we are billion-year-old carbon
and we got to get ourselves
back to the garden

well then, can i walk beside you?
i have come to lose the smog
and i feel myself a cog
in something turning

and maybe it’s the time of year
yes, and maybe it’s the time of man
and i don’t know who i am
but life is for learning

{refrain twice}

by the time we got to woodstock
we were half a million strong
and everywhere was a song
and a celebration

and i dreamed i saw the bomber jet planes
riding shotgun in the sky
turning into b*tterflies
above our nation

we are stardust
we are golden
we are caught in the devil’s bargain
and we got to get ourselves
back to the garden

/ james taylor lyrics