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Wake up to find out that you are the eyes of the world, Right outside the lazy gate of winter's summer home, wond'rin' where the nut-thatch winters, wings a mile long just carried the bird away. She spends her time About the time the door knob broke | Man Smart, Woman Smarter. Althea told me upon scrutiny. People watch the blind commissioner Althea This song is by Grateful Dead and appears on the album Go To Heaven (1980). Althea told me better cool down boy, settle back, easy jim. And you the watch Romeo, he's moanin' And she also keeps the cards that read The love is the thing. Don’t have an account? I look to see eternity. Althea told me upon scrutiny. And remember that the only time is now”. Now his nurse, some local loser To desolation row I told althea I was feeling lost, lacking in some direction. View Grateful Dead song lyrics by popularity along with songs featured in, albums, videos and song meanings. Released January 20, 1972 Recorded July 1971 Sugaree 1972 Studio Version (solo album: Garcia) Bill Kreutzmann, Jerry Garcia. But all his sexless patients Lyrics submitted by Grateful Dead Lyrics. And it is surely dead. I had to rearrange their faces They're a nice Yin to balance to the fanatic Yang rave of the other songs, such as Estimated Prophet. If you lean your head out far enough Althea told me, "Now cool down, boy. Grateful Dead Lyrics This site is no longer maintained. you ain't got time to call your soul a critic no. Watch the clouds go by. Yes, I received your letter yesterday That my back might need protection. Was that some kind of joke? She's in charge of the cyanide hole I am at a loss . That was an intense brand of fun though, right? The Grateful Dead performed the song 272 times, and it was in heavy rotation in 1980 (fifty-nine performances) and 1981 (forty-four performances). It was released on their studio … Are fixed upon Noah's great rainbow And fishermen hold flowers To make sure that nobody is escaping That knows more than they do And then the kerosene mighty fine analysis and gorgeous poem there sugaree. "Althea". And reciting the alphabet Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc. Log in now to tell us what you think this song means. Everything about him was sculpted to appeal to as many people as possible, "the norm", "the masses". For playing the electric violin These days, I take a bit of pride in the fact that, for almost 25 years, my musical tastes have been so selective that most people have never heard of the bands I like. Lacking in some direction. Music:Jerry Garcia. Well Cinderella, she seems so easy Althea told me upon scrutiny that my back might need protection. Althea. As I was walkin' 'round Grosvenor Square Not a chill to the winter but a nip to the air From the other direction, she was calling my eye It could be an illusion, but I might as well try, might as well try Search for words or phrases in Grateful Dead lyrics Songs played by Phil & Friends. As we rowed out to Fennario, As we rowed out to Fennario, Our captain fell in love With a … Sweet William he is dead Pretty Peggy-O Sweet William he is dead Pretty Peggy-O Sweet William he is dead and he died for a maid And he spent the loot he had in the country-O. After the ambulance's gone The Hamlet references have always stuck out most notably to me although, I've always thought it was Ophelia who mused about death before her own suicide and used the phrase, "To sleep, perchance to dream". Columbia by any chance? After poisoning him with words The Evolution of "Ophelia"Song Writing. Thinkin' it like time. Oh, you would think to look at him Song Title: Song Type: Originally played/ Sung with P&F by: sung by: $1000 Dollar Wedding ... Ophelia Non-Dead song The Band Mark Karan? starts and ends within the same node. By insurance men who go Lyrics. Is brought down from the castles The band was known for its unique and eclectic style, which fused elements of rock, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, country, improvisational jazz, psychedelia, and space rock, and for live performances of long musical improvisation. 50 Cent is a studio created product that ad execs use to sell merchandise and ad time. Althea. Grateful Dead - Desolation Row Lyrics. It may be the fate of Ophelia, but it may be the fate of Hamlet or both. Right now I can't read so good Bette Davis style They're getting ready for the feast From desolation row And no one has to think too much Thank you so much. And the superhuman crew And the riot squad they're restless Grateful Dead. My back might need protection. Everything you put makes complete sense. I told Althea that treachery. I think you nailed the general story line, themes and shakespeare of course. About desolation row 'cuz the village idiot is always fun for a time....I remember recently, 50 cent bought a Mcmansion near me in ct......within a year it was trashed, and he moved out after he couldn't hack the ct. winter.....its sad photos are on flikr, and my favorite one is the couch in the pool...how derivative, and 50 cent is/ was no Brian Jones...just a low- life drug dealer that got lucky somewhere along the way, Thanks Sugaree for that great insight. With his memories in a trunk The endless rolling sky. I told althea that treachery was tearing me limb from limb. The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California. These are some of the best-loved songs in the modern American songbook. Cinderella sweeping up I told Althea I was feeling lost, lacking in some direction. I told Althea, I was feeling lost Lacking in some direction Althea told me upon scrutiny That my back might need protection I told Althea t. ... You may be the fate of Ophelia Sleeping and perchance to dream Honest to the point of recklessness Self-centered to the extreme He looked so immaculately frightful "Have mercy on his soul" In The Grateful Dead song "Althea" lyricist Robert Hunter references Hamlet in a near-quote from the famous soliloquy: "To be or not to be...To sleep, perchance to dream," The line in the song reads, "Yours may be the fate of Ophelia, sleeping and perchance to dream." To her, death is quite romantic And though her eyes Not unless you mail them Make sure your selection But he was famous long ago Dead Man, Dead Man Do You Wanna Dance Don't Blame Your Mother Don't Think Twice It's All Right Easy Rider Every Time You Go Away Fire In The City Flibberty Jib Forever Young Gotta Serve Somebody Green River Heart Of Mine Help Me Rhonda Heroes Gone see Sgt Pepper's Band Highway 61 Revisited I Got A Mind To Give Up Livin' I Want You Thank you Sugaree !, That was my favorite dead song 95-99, and I never even realized how much it actually applied to my life. It takes an advanced ear to appreciate the music of the Grateful Dead and an advanced mind to appreciate Hunter's lyrics. From desolation row, Grateful Dead Lyrics provided by SongLyrics.com. On desolation row As he bummed a cigarette "It takes one to know one," while she smiles Let us put men and women together, see which one is smarter, Some say men, but I say no, women got the men like a puppet show.”. You try to think, you try to count. When you asked how I was doin' An annotation cannot contain another annotation. Althea told me upon scrutiny that my back might need protection. They're fighting in the captain's tower "Which side are you on?" Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. All these people that you mention (I’ll consider requests for particular songs—just private message me!) On her twenty-second birthday You belong to me I believe They've got him in a trance With Grateful Dead lyrics, there’s always a new and different take on what they bring up for each listener, it seems. And Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot Ain't Superstitious (Meet Me on the Bottom), Lyricapsule: The Surfaris Drop ‘Wipe Out’; June 22, 1963, Lyricapsule: The Byrds Drop ‘Mr. They're paintin' the passports brown Cannot annotate a non-flat selection. They all play on the penny whistles, whistles “Only you and me at the edge of an endless sea. This is just a preview! A perfect image of a priest From desolation row The Other One GD Original Bob Weir Phil Lesh, Tim Bluhm, Bob Weir, John Kadlecik Pack Fair And Square Producers Grateful Dead & Steve Barncard Writers Bob Weir , Jerry Garcia , John Dawson & 3 more Arranger Bill Kreutzmann , Bob Weir , Grateful Dead & 4 more She wears an iron vest Peeking it on desolation row Now at midnight all the agents It’s super easy, we promise! ...Now when you get a chance, Could you explain to me the first few lines of eyes ? Right outside this lazy summer home. And give them all another name The beauty parlor is filled with sailors Casanova is just being punished for going ... Now Ophelia, she's neath the window For her I feel so afraid On her twenty-second birthday She already is an old maid The Phantom of the Opera It doesn't matter. Lyrics and video for the song Me And My Uncle by Grateful Dead - Songfacts ... Pa This song was played live 605 times between 1966 and 1995 making it the Grateful Dead's most performed song. Between the windows of the sea Single (Ophelia/ Hobo Jungle), The Band, 1976 The Best of the Band, The Band, 1976 The Last Waltz, The Band / Various Artists, 1978 The Band Story, The Band, 1983 To Kingdom Come, The Band, 1989 The Capitol Years, 1968-1977, The Band, 1990 Across the Great Divide, The Band, 1994 The Shape I'm n: The Very Best of the Band, The Band, 1998 Passed this way an hour ago Don't send me no more letters no Althea told me better cool down boy, settle back, easy Jim. And everybody's shouting And someone says Was tearing me limb from limb. Grateful Dead Lyrics, Songs, Albums And More at SongMeanings! They need somewhere to go Puts her hands in her back pockets Dr. Filth, he keeps his world One hand is tied to the tight-rope walker I told Althea I was feeling lost. You can hear then blow They are at the genius level of the curve - so, obviously there will be far less people that "get it". Greatest Story Ever Told: The title here is the same as a 1949 book: The Greatest Story Ever Told: A Tale of the Greatest Life Ever Lived. I'm lookin' out my window. And the Phantom's shouting to skinny girls The other is in his pants I told Althea that treachery was tearing me limb from limb. And he went off sniffing drainpipes Now Ophelia, she's neath the window "It may be the fate of Ophelia, Sleeping and perchance to dream...". They're selling postcards of the hangin' They're paintin' the passports brown The beauty parlor is filled with sailors The circus is in town. With his friend, a jealous monk Where the heart-attack machine Note: When you embed the widget in your site, it will match your site's styles (CSS). -The Only Time Is Now. While calypso singers laugh at them "You're in the wrong place, my friend you better leave" It's not a song well suited to improvisation and was mainly performed in the first set. Think about the classic bell-curve that describes norms. Her profession's her religion Then they'll kill him with self-confidence For me the song was also about all of that good intense stuff nobody ever really talked about, mass mind and all, at the risk of being honest to the point of recklessness or loose with the truth. She already is an old maid For her I feel so afraid To desolation row Her sin is her lifelessness The band was known for its unique and eclectic style, which fused elements of rock, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, country, improvisational jazz, psychedelia, and space rock, and for live performances of long musical improvisation. Lacking in some direction. Grateful Dead. Lyrics:Robert Hunter. The Titanic sails at dawn “Althea” was first performed on August 4, 1979, and last played July 8, 1995. “There’s a lot there to enlarge you. These lyrics display a healthy awareness of the limits of the Grateful Dead experience. itsmyownmind, edited by wdemoss1, "Althea" as written by Robert Hunter Jerry Garcia. Ain't nobody messin with you but you your friends are getting most concerned - loose with the truth maybe it's your fire but baby...don't get burned When the smoke has cleared, she said, that's what she said to me: Come out and round up everyone As lady and I look out tonight I'm gonna guess you're right about that, but but it would jive with the line from the song. Be sure to check out David Dodd's Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics (Here are some additional sources for lyrics.) Non-lyrical content copyright 1999-2020 SongMeanings, Javascript must be enabled for the correct page display, Dick's Picks, Vol. Einstein disguised as Robin Hood You may be the fate of Ophelia sleeping and perchance to dream-honest to the point of recklessness self centered to the extreme. Oh, praise be to Nero's Neptune song lyrics, song meanings, albums, music and more. We have 83 albums and 363 song lyrics in our database. The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California. Where lovely mermaids flow "Get outa here If you don't know" Inside of a leather cup Then they take them to the factory Across the street they've nailed the curtains On desolation row Is strapped across their shoulders Tambourine Man’; June 21, 1965, Lyricapsule: Nirvana Drop ‘Bleach’; June 15, 1989, Lyricapsule: Derek and the Dominos’ First Gig; June 14, 1970, Hey Jude - Live at Sullivan Stadium, Foxboro, MA 7/2/89, Sing Me Back Home - Bickershaw Festival, Wigan, England 5/7/1972, Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York 3/29/90 ; Live, When I Paint My Masterpiece - Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York 3/29/90 ; Live, Around And Around - Live Boston Music Hall, Boston 6/9/1976. Grateful Dead - Althea Lyrics. Althea is a classic Hunter/Garcia ballad and is one of my favorite Grateful Dead songs. I just love the base line. It debuted in concert in 1979 and was played 272 times appearing regularly until the end in '95. 6: Hartford Civic Center. They're selling postcards of the hangin' And the only sound that you can here You cannot think of eternity. Thank you, that's beautiful and useful... the mythological and philosophical tips and the personal context. This is a collection of lyrics for songs performed by the Grateful Dead (and a few performed by the Jerry Garcia Band). It may be my fav this Spring for the meaning of the lyrics.....and the base line! Grateful Dead Songs - Althea. How four songs portray Shakespeare's character Ophelia. To get him to feel more assured They're all trying to blow it up Yes, I know them, they're quite lame Top Grateful Dead Lyrics Caution Uncle John's Band Casey Jones Mr. Charlie France Dire Wolf Shakedown Street Jack Straw Big Boss Man Easy Wind. The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics is an authoritative text, providing standard versions of all the original songs you thought you knew forwards and backwards. 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