Grateful Dead

New Potato Caboose

Lyrics By: Phil Lesh
Music By: Bobby Petersen

Last leaf fallen, bare earth where green was born
Above my doorknob, two eagles hang against a cloud (note 1)
Sun comes up blood red
Wind yells among the stone
All graceful instruments are known

When the windows all are broken
And your love's become a toothless crone
When the voices of the storm sound
Like a crowd
Winter morning breaks, you're all alone

The eyes are blind
Blue visions are all a seer can own
And touching makes the flesh to cry out loud
This ground on which the seed of love is sown
All graceful instruments are known

(1) the lyrics in the "Anthology" songbook are "Black Madonna, two eagles ...". But all the recordings sound like "Above my doorknob ..." - and it seems this may be a reference to a stained glass panel of two eagles and a cloud set in a door in the Dead's house.

New Potato Caboose