Robert Jon of Just For Today

Robert Jon of Just For Today

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We are a versatile band that plays both original compositions and cover songs within the bluegrass, country, reggae, adult contemporary and rock genres.

Biography

Strengths:

versatile
original music and lyrics
acoustic and electric sets
three part harmonies
danceable

Lyrics

Mountain Path

Written By: Robert Jon

Mountain Path

Words and Music by RJP

(intro)
G, C, D

(verse)
C G D
A mountain path can lead to beauty
C G D
You and I would both agree
C G D
Take your time, take it easy
C G D
The higher up gets hard to breath
C G D
On the road and open highway
C G D
Let the trouble pass you by
C G D
Speeding up just to stand still
C G D
How quickly life will pass you by

(chorus)
C G D
What I am and what I’m made of
C G D
Ain’t always what I’d like to be
C G D
Looking forward’s getting easier
C G D
At least as far as I can see

(verse)
C G D
Money makes the world go round
C G D
Only love can set you free
C G D
So put your arm around a loved one
C G D
And see how better it can be
C G D
From the cradle to grave now
C G D
Gotta prove what you’re worth
C G D
Don’t forget the meek and humble
C G D
For only they will get the earth

(chorus)
C G D
What I am and what I’m made of
C G D
Ain’t always what I’d like to be
C G D
But looking forward’s getting easier
C G D
At least as far as I can see
(repeat)

(verse)
C G D
Life is but a single moment
C G D
You’re either in or you’re out
C G D
And only you have the answer
C G D
What this whole thing’s all about
C G D
Life is but a single moment
C G D
You’re either in or you’re out
C G D
And only you have the answer
C G D
What this whole thing’s all about

(chorus)
C G D
What I am and what I’m made of
C G D
Ain’t always what I’d like to be
C G D
But looking forward’s getting easier
C G D
At least as far as I can see
(repeat)

(outro)
C G D
We say hey now, hey now, hey now
C G D
We say hey now, hey now, hey now
C G D
We say hey now, hey now, hey now
C G D
We say hey now, hey now, hey hey!

Human Understanding

Written By: Robert Jon Peterson

Tonight, tonight it will be all right
‘Cause I’ll be with you by your side and baby its alright
Tonight, tonight it will be all right
‘Cause you’ll be with me by my side and baby it’s alright

We come to check this culture
This is a cultural war
To educate the people
Upward lift the poor
Got to feed the hungry mouths now
And protect the weak
Got to heal the hurt and sickness
And stand up for the meek…
…‘cause you’re alright
And I’m alright
And we’re alright, oh…whoa-oh

I don’t need no more war in this heart of mine
It’s been broke down and beaten and in need of your affection
I don’t need no more war in this heart of mine
What I need is love and a just little, a little understanding hey-e-yeah
Some human understanding hey-e-yeah

I say raise your voice
Shout it from the mountaintop
Run it through the river
Down into the valley
I say raise your voice
Shout it from the mountaintop
Run it through the river
And down into the valley below…
…’cause you’re alright
And I’m alright
And we’re alright, oh…whoa-oh

We don’t need no more war inna Babylon
Religious contradiction when we’re needin’ no more friction
We don't need no more war out in Babylon
Political illusions when we’re needin’ real solutions.
We don’t need no more war
What we need is love and a just little, a little understanding hey-e-yeah
Some human understanding hey-e-yeah
A little understanding hey-e-yeah
Some human understanding hey-e-yeah yeah…say-e-yeah!

Say-e-yeah!
Say-e-yeah!
Say-e-yeah!

Feel this with your body
Sense it from your soul
See it in your mind’s eye
Not all that glitter’s gold
We are a single heartbeat, oh yeah
And we are one soul, oh no
See this with, both eyes open
What is it all for?
You’re alright
I’m alright
We’re alright, whoa whoa-oh-oh I say

Move your feet, move it to the
music
Move it to the rhythm and the beating of your heart
I say move!
I say move!
Move it to the rhythm of this human understanding
Feel it in the beating of this human understanding
See it in the eyes of this human understanding
And feel it in the music of this human, human understanding yeah-e-yeah
This human understanding yeah-e-yeah
This human understanding yeah-e-yeah
This human understanding yeah-e-yes.

Human Understanding

Written By: Robert Jon

Tonight, tonight it will be all right
‘Cause I’ll be with you by your side and baby its alright
Tonight, tonight it will be all right
‘Cause you’ll be with me by my side and baby it’s alright

We come to check this culture
This is a cultural war
To educate the people
Upward lift the poor
Got to feed the hungry mouths now
And protect the weak
Got to heal the hurt and sickness
And stand up for the meek…
…‘cause you’re alright
And I’m alright
And we’re alright, oh…whoa-oh

I don’t need no more war in this heart of mine
It’s been broke down and beaten and in need of your affection
I don’t need no more war in this heart of mine
What I need is love and a just little, a little understanding hey-e-yeah
Some human understanding hey-e-yeah

I say raise your voice
Shout it from the mountaintop
Run it through the river
Down into the valley
I say raise your voice
Shout it from the mountaintop
Run it through the river
And down into the valley below…
…’cause you’re alright
And I’m alright
And we’re alright, oh…whoa-oh

We don’t need no more war inna Babylon
Religious contradiction when we’re needin’ no more friction
We don't need no more war out in Babylon
Political illusions when we’re needin’ real solutions.
We don’t need no more war
What we need is love and a just little, a little understanding hey-e-yeah
Some human understanding hey-e-yeah
A little understanding hey-e-yeah
Some human understanding hey-e-yeah yeah…say-e-yeah!

Say-e-yeah!
Say-e-yeah!
Say-e-yeah!

Feel this with your body
Sense it from your soul
See it in your mind’s eye
Not all that glitter’s gold
We are a single heartbeat, oh yeah
And we are one soul, oh no
See this with, both eyes open
What is it all for?
You’re alright
I’m alright
We’re alright, whoa whoa-oh-oh I say

Move your feet, move it to the
music
Move it to the rhythm and the beating of your heart
I say move!
I say move!
Move it to the rhythm of this human understanding
Feel it in the beating of this human understanding
See it in the eyes of this human understanding
And feel it in the music of this human, human understanding yeah-e-yeah
This human understanding yeah-e-yeah
This human understanding yeah-e-yeah
This human understanding yeah-e-yes.

Set List

Originals:

The Way It Is
Mountain Path
Bullfrog
Barrel of the Gun
Piece of Life
Heart of the Matter
Bad Goodbye
Thanks and Praises
Helpless
Tomorrow and Today
Let Love Live Life
Human Understanding
We Can Make the Peace
Me to You
Rise Up
Save a Place

Covers:

Wagon Wheel
Tell It To Me
Long Black Veil
Hurt
Can't You See
So Lonely
No Woman No Cry
La Bamba