Grateful Dead

The Other One

Lyrics By: Bob Weir

Spanish lady come to me, she lays on me this rose
It rainbow spirals round and round, it trembles and explodes
It left a smoking crater of my mind I like to blow away
But the heat came round and busted me for smiling on a cloudy day

Coming, coming, coming around
Coming around, coming around, in a circle
Coming, coming, coming around
Coming around, coming around, in a circle

Escaping through the lily fields, I came across an empty space (note 1)
It trembled and exploded, left a bus stop in its place
The bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began
There was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of the bus to never ever land (note 2)

(1) the sheet music has this as "While skipping through a lily field ..." That was one of the variants Bobby sang while the song was being developed. Bobby also sang "I was tripping though the lilly fields" on at least one occasion: 14 February 1968 (thanks to Brian Schnapp for this information).

(2) I think Bobby sings "never ever land" rather than "never never land" (as in Peter Pan), but it's not easy to tell. (Thanks to Dan Franzen for pointing this out)

The Other One