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Truckin

Sometimes the lights are shining on me, other times I can barely see. Lately it ocurs to me, what a long strange trip it's been. My wife had the dj play this song when they introduced our wedding party, SO COOL!!!! Thanks Honey

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"Cassidy!" always a great ride!

The poetry and cadence have always been mesmerizing and we all know of a few shows where it seemed to speed up time to a dead stop that seemed like it was repeatedly approaching knowingly again spinning around. Bob split the night in Boston on one of those hot nights in the late 70's garden with "Flight of the seabirds, scattered like lost words Wheel to the storm and fly." Nothing has ever been the same since!

Lyrics by John Perry Barlow
Cassidy
With Bob Weir
Recorded on Ace (Warner Brothers, 1972)
Cora, Wyoming
February, 1972

I have seen where the wolf has slept by the silver stream.
I can tell by the mark he left you were in his dream.
Ah, child of countless trees.
Ah, child of boundless seas.
What you are, what you're meant to be
Speaks his name, though you were born to me,
Born to me,
Cassidy...

Lost now on the country miles in his Cadillac.
I can tell by the way you smile he's rolling back.
Come wash the nighttime clean,
Come grow this scorched ground green,
Blow the horn, tap the tambourine
Close the gap of the dark years in between
You and me,
Cassidy...

Quick beats in an icy heart.
Catch-colt draws a coffin cart.
There he goes now, here she starts:
Hear her cry.
Flight of the seabirds, scattered like lost words
Wheel to the storm and fly.

Faring thee well now.
Let your life proceed by its own design.
Nothing to tell now.
Let the words be yours, I'm done with mine.
(Repeat)

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Awesome iknowurider. How

Awesome iknowurider.

How bizzare gratefulmom! Otstanding music and lyrics in that song...

At the wedding, everyone just laughed and said that must be one of those Grateful Dead songs they like to listen to. I'm sure no one knew it besides me and my wife!

A dream we dreamed one afternoon long ago...
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BTW

Now what's to be found, racing around
You carry your pain wherever you go
Full of the blues, and trying to lose
You ain't gonna learn, what you don't want to know

So I give you my eyes, and all of their lies
Please help them to learn as well as to see
And capture a glance, whoa and make it a dance
Of looking at you looking at me

black throated wind keeps on pouring in
With its words of a life that could almost be true
Ah, Mother American Night, here comes the light
I'm turning around that's what I'm going to do
Going back home that's what I'm gonna do

There are several for me, but this one just gets me. When Bob burns it up in the end, man it give me chills. It seems I fall into these words, like I need a moment of silence afterwards.

PEACE

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Hey Warlock

My wedding song is If I Had The World to Give also.
And my life changing song is Eyes of the World too After my sister passed,I feel she is the eyes of the world now :)

Wake up to find out that you are the eyes of the world,
The heart has its beaches, its homeland and thoughts of its own.
Wake now, discover that you are the song that the mornin brings,
But the heart has its seasons, its evenins and songs of its own.

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For me...

The Marines may be why I changed lanes as far as thinking and making decisions and to where I've come and maintain direction..., but the lyrics either helped describe me or formed a path...

From Terrapin...
Strategy was his strength, not disaster...

Eyes of the World (me being open minded on some conspiracies!)
Wake up to find out that you are the eyes of the world. (Is there someone in control beyond our Govt? Beyond UN?)

If I had the World to Give -- My wedding song.

A dream we dreamed one afternoon long ago...
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"Ma..a.ma Mama many world's

"Ma..a.ma Mama many world's I've come....."

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Brents words, dreary as they

Brents words, dreary as they are, still are some of my favs. Few though they, far from me syas so much, as sad songs do

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The Bigger Picture

I see all of South East Asia; I can see El Salvador
I hear the cries of children and the other songs of war
It's like a mighty melody that rings down from the sky
Standing here upon the moon I watch it all roll by...

I like the perspective he sees regarding all of the chaos and war we are wrapped up in down here, and the bigger, or "whole" picture is seen from a higher point of view.

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So Glad

It does indeed, Gypsy Soul! Gives me chills every time I hear it.

BIG SMILE!!!

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