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(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.

Lyrics By
Phil Lesh
Music By
Bobby Petersen
Lyrics

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

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    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.