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Recorded by the Grateful Dead as a demo and played a couple of times very early in the Dead's career. In an interview, Bob Weir said "Phil wrote most of the lyrics - we all contributed a little bit." The credits on "Birth Of The Dead" are just to Garcia and Lesh, though.

Lyrics By
Jerry Garcia
Phil Lesh
Music By
Jerry Garcia
Phil Lesh
Lyrics

If only I could be less blind
If only I knew what to find
Everywhere and all of the time
It's bending my mind

Confusion's Prince is at my door
The crown I wear is the one he wore
He's here to bring me down some more
And bend my mind

The friendly stranger call my name
He only wants me for his game
But it don't matter just the same
I'll bend his mind

I'll wave my flags into the sun
I've fought my wars and now they're won
And I didn't need nobody's gun
I bent their minds

  • Mindbender (Confusion's Prince)

    If only I could be less blind
    If only I knew what to find
    Everywhere and all of the time
    It's bending my mind

    Confusion's Prince is at my door
    The crown I wear is the one he wore
    He's here to bring me down some more
    And bend my mind

    The friendly stranger call my name
    He only wants me for his game
    But it don't matter just the same
    I'll bend his mind

    I'll wave my flags into the sun
    I've fought my wars and now they're won
    And I didn't need nobody's gun
    I bent their minds

    Recorded by the Grateful Dead as a demo and played a couple of times very early in the Dead's career. In an interview, Bob Weir said "Phil wrote most of the lyrics - we all contributed a little bit." The credits on "Birth Of The Dead" are just to Garcia and Lesh, though.