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Out-takes from the Terrapin Station album sessions reveal that when the song was being developed, the lyrics after the first chorus were sung in a different order and included additional verses: Jet plane shadows Under the sky Just like the elephant Planning to die What is a man Deep down inside But a raging beast With nothing to hide Passenger Don't you hear me? Destination Seen unclearly Ask me no questions Sing you no names No more mysteries Simple games Notes (1) it sounds to me as if this line may sung as be "Can you measure" (2) Ted Syrett suggests this couplet should be "Seasons had frozen ice into our souls" - that would fit well and it sounds as if it's what the Dead sing in the recording on "Dead Set." But earler recordings definitely sound like "Seasons had frozen us" as in the sheet music. (3) this is the line in the sheet music, but I'm not sure it's right. It sounds more like "Too far in to turn." (4) Ted Syrett suggests that on Dead Set, these two lines are
Lyrics By
Peter Monk
Music By
Phil Lesh
Lyrics

Firefly
Can you see me?
Shine on, glowing
Brief and brightly

Could you imagine (note 1)
One summer day
That same night
Be on your way

Do you remember?
Hearts were too cold
Seasons had frozen us (note 2)
Into our souls

People were saying
The whole world is burning
Ashes were scattered
Too hard to turn (note 3)

Upside out
Or inside down
False alarm, the only game in town
No man's land, the only game in town (note 4)
Terrible, the only game in town

Passenger
Don't you hear me?
Destination
Seen unclearly

What is a man
Deep down inside
But a raging beast
With nothing to hide

Song

  • Passenger
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    Firefly
    Can you see me?
    Shine on, glowing
    Brief and brightly

    Could you imagine (note 1)
    One summer day
    That same night
    Be on your way

    Do you remember?
    Hearts were too cold
    Seasons had frozen us (note 2)
    Into our souls

    People were saying
    The whole world is burning
    Ashes were scattered
    Too hard to turn (note 3)

    Upside out
    Or inside down
    False alarm, the only game in town
    No man's land, the only game in town (note 4)
    Terrible, the only game in town

    Passenger
    Don't you hear me?
    Destination
    Seen unclearly

    What is a man
    Deep down inside
    But a raging beast
    With nothing to hide

    Out-takes from the Terrapin Station album sessions reveal that when the song was being developed, the lyrics after the first chorus were sung in a different order and included additional verses: Jet plane shadows Under the sky Just like the elephant Planning to die What is a man Deep down inside But a raging beast With nothing to hide Passenger Don't you hear me? Destination Seen unclearly Ask me no questions Sing you no names No more mysteries Simple games Notes (1) it sounds to me as if this line may sung as be "Can you measure" (2) Ted Syrett suggests this couplet should be "Seasons had frozen ice into our souls" - that would fit well and it sounds as if it's what the Dead sing in the recording on "Dead Set." But earler recordings definitely sound like "Seasons had frozen us" as in the sheet music. (3) this is the line in the sheet music, but I'm not sure it's right. It sounds more like "Too far in to turn." (4) Ted Syrett suggests that on Dead Set, these two lines are