Grateful Dead

Mindbender (Confusion's Prince)

If only I could be less blind
If only I knew what to find
Everywhere and all of the time
It's bending my mind

Confusion's Prince is at my door
The crown I wear is the one he wore
He's here to bring me down some more
And bend my mind

The friendly stranger call my name
He only wants me for his game
But it don't matter just the same
I'll bend his mind

I'll wave my flags into the sun
I've fought my wars and now they're won
And I didn't need nobody's gun
I bent their minds

Recorded by the Grateful Dead as a demo and played a couple of times very early in the Dead's career. In an interview, Bob Weir said "Phil wrote most of the lyrics - we all contributed a little bit." The credits on "Birth Of The Dead" are just to Garcia and Lesh, though.

Mindbender (Confusion's Prince)