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Lyrics By
Robert Hunter
Music By
Jerry Garcia
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Please don't dominate the rap, Jack
If you got nothing new to say
If you please, don't back up the track
This train's got to run today

I spent a little time in the mountain
Spent a little time on the hill
I heard some say "better run away"
Others say "better stand still"

Now I don't know but I've been told
It's hard to run with the weight of gold
Other hand I heard it said
It's just as hard with the weight of lead

Who can deny? Who can deny?
It's not just a change in style
One step done and another begun
In I wonder how many miles?

I spent a little time on the mountain
Spent a little time on the hill
Things went down we don't understand
But I think in time we will

Now I don't know but I was told
In the heat of the sun a man died of cold
Do we keep on coming or stand and wait
With the sun so dark and the hour so late?

You can't overlook the lack Jack
Of any other highway to ride
It's got no signs or dividing lines
And very few rules to guide

I spent a little time on the mountain
Spent a little time on the hill
I saw things getting out of hand
I guess they always will

Now, I don't know but I've been told
If the horse don't pull, you got to carry the load
I don't know whose back's that strong
Maybe find out before too long

One way or another
One way or another
One way or another
This darkness got to give
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    Please don't dominate the rap, Jack
    If you got nothing new to say
    If you please, don't back up the track
    This train's got to run today

    I spent a little time in the mountain
    Spent a little time on the hill
    I heard some say "better run away"
    Others say "better stand still"

    Now I don't know but I've been told
    It's hard to run with the weight of gold
    Other hand I heard it said
    It's just as hard with the weight of lead

    Who can deny? Who can deny?
    It's not just a change in style
    One step done and another begun
    In I wonder how many miles?

    I spent a little time on the mountain
    Spent a little time on the hill
    Things went down we don't understand
    But I think in time we will

    Now I don't know but I was told
    In the heat of the sun a man died of cold
    Do we keep on coming or stand and wait
    With the sun so dark and the hour so late?

    You can't overlook the lack Jack
    Of any other highway to ride
    It's got no signs or dividing lines
    And very few rules to guide

    I spent a little time on the mountain
    Spent a little time on the hill
    I saw things getting out of hand
    I guess they always will

    Now, I don't know but I've been told
    If the horse don't pull, you got to carry the load
    I don't know whose back's that strong
    Maybe find out before too long

    One way or another
    One way or another
    One way or another
    This darkness got to give
    [etc]