Grateful Dead

Franklin's Tower

Lyrics By: Robert Hunter

In another time's forgotten space
Your eyes looked from your mother's face (note a)
Wildflower seed on the sand and stone
May the four winds blow you safely home

Roll away the dew
Roll away the dew
Roll away the dew
Roll away the dew

I'll tell you where the four winds dwell (note b)
In Franklin's tower there hangs a bell
It can ring, turn night to day
It can ring like fire when you lose your way

God save the child who rings that bell (note c)
It may have one good ring, baby, you can't tell (note d)
One watch by night, one watch by day
If you get confused, listen to the music play

Some come to laugh their past away
Some come to make it just one more day
Whichever way your pleasure tends
If you plant ice, you're gonna harvest wind

In Franklin's tower the four winds sleep (note e)
Like four lean hounds the lighthouse keep
Wildflower seed in the sand and wind
May the four winds blow you home again

(a) Robert Hunter's lyrics in "Box Of Rain" are "Your eyes looked through your mother's face"

(b) the lyrics in "Box Of Rain" are "You ask me where the four winds dwell"

(c) the lyrics in "Box Of Rain" are "God help the child ..."

(d) the lyrics in "Box of Rain" are "It may have one good ring left ..."

(e) this is the lyrics in "Box Of Rain" and the studio recording, but Jerry mostly sang "I'll tell you where the four winds sleep." Thanks to Dan Franzen for pointing this out.

Franklin's Tower